Paramparamparam… 18-19. June 2017

18. June

 Minced meat pastry, spinach pastry and coffee

 Sandwiches with avocado and ham

 Chicken, rice with broccoli sauce and some salad

 Strawberries

19. June

 Pretzels in chocolate, cheese pastry and coffee

 Strawberry-fruit sorbet

 Burrito with cold smoked salmon and avocado

Meh… 30-31. May 2017

30. May

 KitKat Chucky Cookie Dough and a pear

 Two cherry pastries

 Coffee, fried egg, some bacon, sweet potato fries and leafy greens

 Vegetable soup with mushrooms

31. May

 Coffee, sandwich with sausage

 Curried potato and barley soup with sour cream

 Tea and Marabou-Daim mix bonbons

Garden café and a regular working day… 28-29. May 2017

28. May

 Pork marinated with wild garlic, boiled potato with wild garlic butter and some marinated cucumber. I also had a pancake with jam earlier, but forgot to snap a photo.

It was the Pelgulinna Street Festival and one part of the event was people opening one day cafés in their gardens. We went and helped out my mom with hers. We offered grilled lamb, lamb liver and some pork. I also baked some pear-halvah cake and mom sold her homemade jams and salads. We did pretty well 😀 I also managed to sell some of my old books, so yay! Ah and we had live music! My mom’s neighbour lady came and played with her band 😀 It was a good day!

 Nomnoms

 Guests 😀

 Grill-master

 Asjapulk

 Music!

 Welcome sign. I drew the logo girl for mom 😀 It was only an idea sketch initially, but mom already put it in use. It still needs some proper work xD

29. May

 Coffee and a couple of pears

 Beer stewed pork, mashed potatoes and some salad

 Avocado sandwich (had 2 throughout the day)

 An apple

 Fried egg, bacon, sweet potato fries and salad

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

*

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

*

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

“maximum effort”… 17-18. May 2017

17. May

 Cocoa pudding

 Cocoa flavoured candies

 Pasta with chicken and mushrooms

 Pancake with mushrooms and bacon

 Movie night foods: rice with beef, fruit roll-ups, cumin crackers, veggies with crappy hummus dip, some white wine etc.

I was at work during the day and in the evening, we had a movie night with Miss K and Mall. We watched “Deadpool” which was still awesome as ever 😀

18. May

 Coffee, sandwiches with sõir, ham and cucumber

 Chocolate ice cream

 Mulk’s porridge (mashed potatoes with pearl barley) with some salad

 Fritz-limo apple-cherry-elderberry lemonade

I spent most of the day sleeping 😀 I tend to sleep most of my days off away 😀 In the late afternoon, I took out the recyclable trash to the collection site, went and picked up a gift candy box from a sweets store, came back home, made dinner and did all the dishes. I’d say it was actually a quite productive day. For my standards at least 😀

Making Mud Angels… 12-13. May 2017

12. May

 Raspberry kohuke and coffee

 And a couple of rum pastries

 Cherry pastry

 Rice stew with sausage and some salad @ Koloniaal

 Banana-avocado-black sesame seed smoothie

 Eggs and asparagus on kefir bread with some cucumber salad

I had a difficult day at work, because my neck and my right shoulder were hurting a lot when I moved. It was a pain operating the coffee machine and I kept dropping things when my hand went slack from sudden pain. Thankfully it wasn’t a very busy day, so I could sit and rest on one of the couches in the café quite a bit.

13. May

 Quinoa salad with chicken and sun dried tomatoes

 A banana

 A sandwich with elk paté, tomato and chives; another sandwich with feta cheese and beef ham

 Another sandwich with cheese, cucumber and tomato

 Crappy French fries and smoked chicken leg that I didn’t finish

 Kohuke

 Cocoa and a sandwich with ham and fried egg

My boyfriend took part of Oro 4×4 Offroad 2017. I tagged along to hang out with Loviise near the track and to take photos of the event… however, I did bring my camera, but forgot the camera battery at home D: Really lame, because this event would have made some really nice muddy shots. Anyway, here are some crappy phone photos instead:

 Birch grove

 Froggy 😀

 MUD SPLASH

 Brõnn

 Clay figurines

 Little piggy stuck in the mud 😀

 Mud rain incoming!

 More birch trees. I am awful fond of birch trees.

 My boyfriend got “a bit” muddy XD

Speaking of my aching neck and shoulder, they were hurting quite a bit still in the morning, but the pain was almost gone by the evening. So yay, it wasn’t a sign of an upcoming illness at least 🙂