Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum

Last Saturday I went to the Estonian Open Air Museum with a few of my friends to very belatedly celebrate my birthday (that was back in April). Since I fell ill almost right after my birthday, I didn’t have the time nor the will to celebrate, so I did some late celebrating now when I am healthy again. We did a lot of walking around enjoying the historical houses and other exhibits and had a plentiful picnic on the seaside with a variety of foods that everyone had brought along.

The Estonian Open Air Museum is a fantastic place. It has houses (actual old houses taken to pieces and reassembled in the museum) from different parts of Estonia, showing the living conditions and lifestyles of people across history. One would think that a tiny country like Estonia would have mostly similar architecture and living conditions across, but the fact is that people in different areas had quite different lifestyles and living conditions. It was super interesting to peek through windows and doorways into history.

A kitchen of an old school house.

In a colonial store.

Dried mushrooms.

A friendly neighbourhood goat 😀

A sleepy neighbourhood cat 😀

A spinning wheel at the window.

I would live here.

Here not so much.

Is she asleep or dead?

Wooden toys.

Bliss.

Family photos.

A doll.

Sweets and other goodies.

Country view.

Unwillingly sharing all our food with wasps.

Only the sick and the dead lie down to sleep.

This looks like the scarecrow from “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

A fence.

Windmills.

A bit of colour.

Wedding garb.

Who left the gate open?

The wasps seemed to enjoy the kvass.

Bottoms up!

Who lives there?

An old smithy.

A buckwheat plant! My mind was blown. I had never actually seen buckwheat growing before.

Is this ripe buckwheat or over ripened and useless buckwheat? Hmmmmm…

Anyhow, I had a fantastic day with my friends 😀 Thank you, everyone who spent the day with me and thank you for all the silly jokes!

11.08.2018

Vegan experiments at work… 7. March 2018

 Vegan cheese roll. It tasted like bread with mayo, so not so sure about this.

 Chicken katsudon from Washoku Story.

 Some kiwifruit.

 Pelmeni with sour cream.

 Coffee and kit-kats I shared with my boyfriend. One of the matcha ones was super potent and bitter. It was cool in it’s own way, but I am not completely sure I liked it xD I enjoyed the mild matcha one better. Starwberry and sweet potato ones were kind of meh to me… The black tea one was okay and the tiny berry and almond one was the best one of the bunch.

Vet… 1. February 2018

 Quinoa cereal with milk.

 Boiled egg, rye bread with butter and ham.

 Tomato and red rice soup with sour cream. Also drank some kombucha.

 Okinawa style brown cane sugar flavoured potato sticks. Shared wit boyfriend, they tasted okay.

My poor kitties have been to the vet several times for the past two weeks for a check-up and some procedures.

Loki had surgery on the left side of his neck and behind his ear. He had a strange lump on his neck that seemed to be growing over the years. We did try to get a sample from the growth some time ago to determine what it was, but failed, so the doctor decided that the best option was to remove it just in case. During the surgery it turned out that there were altogether three strange lumps on his neck, plus a tumour behind his ear D: Poor Chernobyl kitty! The growths and the tumour were sent in for further analysis.

He was groggy for the first couple of days but seems to be doing better now already. He managed to scratch open the stitches behind his ear at some point though, so we had to take him back in. This time they clamped the wound shut with metal clasps D: He is the Terminator kitty now. Anyway, he is healing now as well.

Kohuke needed her first vaccines and then she got sterilised. No kitty babies for her. There are way too many unwanted kitties out there already, her having been one of them at some point, considering she was thrown out of a car to a farm yard. She is doing fine already, recovering quick and being her usual little rascal.

Totoro went in for a check-up, because she has licked away so much fur from her legs and tummy. The doctor got a blood test done for ailments that could cause this, but all was clear. We would need to send in a urine sample, but that is just mission impossible… we have her locked up for the second day in a row in the bathroom with the special kitty litter and a bowl of water, but she just refuses to go and pee D:

If we manage to get a pee sample and nothing wrong is found with it, then it’s either a) the food she is eating or b) stress. In any case, I hope we will figure out the cause, because SHE UGLY right now and of course, I don’t want my sweet cat to be in distress in general.

Fragments of Stavanger

 Mountains in the distance

 A local kitty

 Legs

 Anna and the ‘vengers

 Coffee

 Modern troll lass

 Troll grampa

 Batsy

 Lovely

 Cutest doggo

 Ook?


My favourite barista ❤

 Hearts

 Pidgies

 Viking art

 Listening how Thor went fishing

 An amber fetus

 Ready to pillage and plunder

 Indrek with his new chums

 In an art museum

 Christmas bling

 Going back home

29.Nov-3.Dets 2017

Kohuke… 22. October 2017

 Coffee and sandwiches for breakfast

 Chocolate cheesecake. Yum!

 Coffee and nuts-seeds in dark chocolate

 Pelmeni with sour cream and some carrots

 I spent most of the day sleeping away my exhaustion. At some point my boyfriend came and dropped a small cat on top of me and straight into my heart. Apparently, about a month ago, some asshole had thrown several kittens all over the village. One kitten got dropped near our relative’s farm. Unfortunately, the dog scared the kitten, so it fled up a tree and then they couldn’t catch it for almost a month. The poor thing was so dirty, hungry and scared. Our relatives couldn’t keep her, so there was talk about a pet shelter, but these places only keep the cats a certain period and then put them to sleep. I felt really bad for the kitten, so I talked my boyfriend into taking her with us back to Tallinn and trying to find her a home there. He agreed, so now we have a small house guest. I named her Kohuke.

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