The universe, life and everything… 14-15. June 2017

14. June

 Pistachio macarons and coffee

 Cheese roll

 Oshee vitamin water magnesium + B6

 Bread pudding with milk

 Pasta with salmon

 Triple chocolate cake 8D So delish!

In the evening, we went to listen to Professor Brian Cox with Indrek and Loviise. It was really fascinating, I learned quite a few interesting things about the beginning of the universe and life itself that I hadn’t even known to be curious about before. It was also a fun show, because a comedian named Robin Ince came and poked fun of Professor Cox and science itself as interludes. After the show, we went home and had cake. Good day.

15. June

 A banana and minced meat-egg pastry

 Kinder Pingui caramel

 A pancake with bacon and a fried egg + some water kimchi

 Baked spaghetti casserole with broccoli and mozzarella

End of the trip… 26-27. May 2017

26. May

 Breakfast at the hostel: waffles with peanut butter and Nutella, sausage sandwich, some cheese, a boiled egg and a cup of coffee

 More waffles and some fruit

 Iced lattes

 Chocolate-coffee cake

 Some sandwiches for dinner

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Second day in Uppsala. We did more walking around the town and visited The Uppsala University Palaeontology Museum, which was awesome. All these old animal and dinosaur bones and fossils were fascinating… and also really really scary to me xD History frightens me and I get scared in museums, even though I absolutely love visiting those places.

In the evening, we caught another overnight boat back to Estonia. It was a great trip, I loved it a lot. Sweden is a beautiful country and I am absolutely in love with their nature and landscape.

 Birdie caught a wormie

 Mummified cat O_O

 How cute is that depiction of the fossil?

 This is why I am afraid of the water

 A dragon skull from Russia

 What dinosaurs actually looked like

27. May

 A banana and a coconut bar in milk chocolate

 Porridge with honey and some coffee

 Pelmeni in chicken bouillon with some sour cream

 Delicious raspberry juice I bought in Sweden

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We got back home and unpacked. I took a long nap and then I spent the rest of the evening baking some cakes for the open gardens café event during the Pelgulinna street festival the next day.

 Also, Loki helped me unpack

Going to Uppsala… 24-25. May 2017

24. May

 Cocoa pudding and some orange juice

 Jäämari chocolate ice cream

 Chicken soup and some bread

 A slice of blueberry-banana cake we shared with Loviise and Indrek

 Baked fish and some salad

 Vanilla kohuke

 Some salted potato chips

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I was at work half the day and then we drove to Paldiski with Loviise and my boyfriend to take an overnight boat to Sweden.

 Sunset

 Travel companions

 Windmills

25. May

 Cocoa pudding

 A couple of sandwiches with cheese and sausage

 Chocolate croissant

 Hamburgers and sweet potato fries @ Bastard Burgers

 Plopp and coffee

 Persian food @ Kadbano

 Nomnom. Sadly, I have no idea what most of this was as I didn’t order it myself and I couldn’t read the menu anyway. It was delicious though!

 Baked tomatoes, chicken and other meats on a stick

 Rice with butter and some sauces. The salad was sadly very bitter 😦

 Cake and ice cream

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We took Loviise to her horse clinic near Uppsala and then proceeded to just hang out in Uppsala with my boyfriend. We went to Ikea where we bought a bunch of unnecessary stuff with a few useful exceptions xD Then we just walked around the city centre for a long while and visited Museum Gustavianum where they had a lot of ancient Egyptian artefacts on display. I had never seen a real mummy before… it was so cool and it also freaked me out a lot. I mean, one day you die, you get buried and then thousands of years later you end up as a museum exhibit. How fucked up is that? I felt weird taking a photo, because it used to be a real person once, so I didn’t.

Anyway, I had a great time walking around and in the late evening we had dinner at a Persian restaurant together with Loviise and her clinic people. It’s odd to me that horse training sessions are called clinics xD

 Neighneigh

 Another neighneigh

 Local dwarves

 In Uppsala

 Church fragment

 Ancient Egyptian figurines

 Sarcophagus

 Burial mask

 Viking glass beads

 A Viking helmet

 And another one

 Goats in the middle of Uppsala

 Big church

 Cannon

 Park

 The tiniest sculpture

 Petal snow

 Lost bicycle in the river

 *derp*

 More lost bikes

 Me posing with my avocado mayonnaise

 Daki-san

 Lots of walking

Fish harbour, water park and a day with shopping and games… 29-30. April 2017

29. April

 A banana and a cup of coffee

 Oatmeal porridge with chia seeds

 Omelette with buckwheat

 More coffee and a cinnamon roll

 Chicken spring rolls @ Spice

 Beef and spinach curry with rice and some salad

 Cheesecake with blueberries from Killuke Kooki that was delicious

We had planned to go hiking with Ly, Loviise and the rest of the bunch, but the weather was dreadful, so we decided to go to a water park instead. Before that, however, we took a quick detour to a fishing harbour to check out an event held there. Sadly, it was super windy, so we only took a quick look around and then escaped to the water park.

 Windy and cold

The water park was fun, I even dared to slide down some rides. At first I went together with my boyfriend, using floaty boats meant for two people, but later I went down alone. Unfortunately, on one such occasion, my floaty thingy flipped over at the end of the ride and I hit my head hard against the tunnel. After that it was enough water park for me, so I just sat in a bubble bath for the rest of the stay.

After the water park, we had dinner together and then ate cake at our place to celebrate my own, Loviise’s and Ly’s birthdays that all were in April.

30. April

 A banana and oatmeal porridge with butter and honey

 A pear

 Ham and mushroom pizza

 Rice with tuna, cabbage and eggs + some salad

 Realist ginger-peppermint lemonade

 Japanese snacks: Big Katsu, squid snacks and Yakiniku-san. None of them were particularly good.

I went shopping in a second-hand store with Loviise and got myself a new pair of trousers, a scarf and a blouse. In the evening, I had a raid night with the guild, which was great fun as always. Lately, I’ve hardly had any time to play at all due to my suddenly busy schedule.

Coconutty…1. April 2017

 Buckwheat porridge with butter

 Jeriska’s Chips with tomato and basil flavour. Yummy stuff.

 Spinach pasta with nuts and seeds

 I tried making this Coconut Bread Pudding. It’s not a type of bread pudding I am used to, as the kind we make in Estonia is made using white bread, usually has some sort of jam in it and is generally served in a bowl of milk. However, puff pastry, nuts and coconut sounded simply delicious, so I gave it a try. I would call the final product a coconut cake though :p

 It was super delicious 😀

A day at work, our anniversary and another day at work… 27-29. March 2017

Oh boy, adult life is tiring. I am still getting used to working again, so I have been even more tired lately than usual, so I have either been busy doing stuff or napping and haven’t found a moment to update my blog xD I am a weak human being compared to so many people, whom I know, who get so much more done in their days without a fuss.

Anyway…

27. March – Just a regular day at work. It’s tough waking up 6:30 in the morning, but at the same time I love the morning atmosphere in the café.

 Coffee, an apple and a Sakupan Choco Monaka which was cute and yummy.

 Fried egg, some bacon, sweet potato fries and salad @ Koloniaal

 Chicken soup with sour cream, rye bread with a slice of ham

28. March – I had work in the morning and in the evening, we went out on a date to an Asian fusion restaurant with my love, because it was our 7th anniversary. Lovely times were had and great food was nommed and hopefully we will have many more amazing years together 😀 Some onigiri (with feta cheese, tuna and mayo) and a cup of coffee

 Feijoada with minced meat and rice @ Koloniaal. Feijoada is a Portugese style bean stew 🙂

 Dinner @ Tai Boh. Pictured are my coconut mojito and boyfriend’s passion fruit mocktail

 Appetizers: dim sum (shrimp flavoured) and ming kham (aka one bite wraps with shrimp, peanuts and other stuff)

 Boyfriend had a lamb rack with pistachio that was absolutely delicious.

 I had tender deer bonsu which was really yummy. I’ve never eaten deer meat before properly, so it was quite an experience. I liked the taste a lot. Also, apparently bonsu refers to the part if the deer I was eating idk.

 Dessert was “silk cake” which was divine.

 I also had a cappuccino

 Camera wars 😀

 The place had a really cool wacky atmosphere

 Moosivarga nägu 😀

 ♥♥♥

 Mandatory bathroom selfies :p

 Oppan Moomin style 😀

29. March – I was working the evening shift, so I got home maybe around 11pm xD Bf was sweet enough to come and pick me up from work, so I didn’t have to commute back home alone ♥

 Coffee and two cherry pastries

 Pasta Bolognese and complimentary bread @ Da Vinci

 Coffee and some zefir

 Feijoada with vegan wieners and rice @ Koloniaal. The vegan wieners tasted exactly like the real stuff to which I was surprised xD