Friday, 5 May 2017

Hi! ✌



It's been a hot second since I've been here. Again. This is becoming a pattern, and I'm sorry. Instead of blogging, I like to sit for hours in front of the computer, thinking about writing, surfing the net "for inspiration" (which is BS), then procrastinating by buying stuff online I don't need, and feeling guilty about it. It's great fun!
But seriously, how could I say no to Chrissy Teigen (I'm obsessed with her, OBSESSED!), or new bed linens (I also ordered these and these), and  a protective suitcase cover?

The suitcase cover is for something very special: I'm going to Paris next month with my sister! It's a chore, but somebody's got to do it.



Naw, kidding!! I'm so excited, you have no idea!! We booked this Airbnb, and we keep texting each other how many more sleeps (50!), and I'm agonizing about what to wear. While my silly grin, taking photos non-stop and not speaking French will give me away as tourist in a split-second, I'm determined not to dress like one. I'm planning on sharing the outfits I'll take before the trip, but if I can't get it together (which is likely), you'll get to see them in the bazillion photos I will share after!


Other very important news from my life: I'm on Instagram stories now. I think I joined two weeks ago, but it could be longer - times flies when you're having fun!
A typical story of mine includes dogs, messy hair, quite a bit of angst and "Hi guys!"
I seem to say that at the beginning of every story, but I can't stop. While I never really took to Snapchat, IG stories are strangely addictive, and I'm on it every day right now. Come and say hi!


I'm still reading like a fiend (I counted, and I think I've read 20 books this year already), which is only possible because I cut waaaay down on watching TV/Netflix. I know, who would have thought?!

I have also discovered a few new favourites: The blog Advice I Needed Yesterday, which, first of all, has the best name ever, right? Nova Halliwell, the writer behind the blog, quit her job in February of 2016 and has since been travelling the world, supporting herself as a writer. Talk about a dream life! I would be insanely jealous, if she wasn't such a funny writer with a wonderful sense of (self-deprecating) humour. I've also started to stalk follow her on Instagram, and I highly suggest you do the same. That girl is amazing!

Speaking of Instagram: Have you heard of Celeste Barber? Omg, if you haven't, check her out NOW!!!! I'll wait.

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Did you see her account? Isn't she hilarious?? I know.
Just in case you didn't go to her page, here are some of her posts:


It's a feature she calls "challenge accepted", where she imitates poses or videos of famous people. They are gold.

Well, that's basically it! Writing a book is deadly boring to talk about, and even worse for you guys to listen to. But that's what's been taking up my brain space this year, and that's why I'm a pretty sporadic blogger. I'm pretty confident that I will blog a lot more once I've finished the first draft of my book. I set the end of June as my deadline, which is cutting it close - but I'm determined to do it! I want Paris to be my reward, so that's a pretty sweet incentive.

Before I go, here's a little video from my practice yesterday - I'm heading to the same spot now for another round.

Happy weekend!




xoxo Miriam

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6 comments

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for the shout out! You're sweet. I appreciate it! I'lll be returning the favor in my next post... which just so happens to be about why Canada is so awesome. :) Enjoy Paris!!

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    1. Aahh, you read it! I wanted to tag you, or message you, but then I felt awkward and didn't - and you read it anyway. I'm honored! (Also embarrassed for not messaging you. Is that a breech of blogger etiquette?)
      Anyway. Thanks! And I'm glad you're enjoying my country. I was a stranger here once, but Canada was so welcoming, she made me feel like one of her own! Where are you off to next?

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    2. Hi again! Of course I read it! I don't think there are any rules about tagging or messaging first... I think most people just appreciate the shout out, which I very much do! In any case, you picked a fantastic place to settle down... I just love it here. (Although I think you're from Germany and I loved it there too!) I'm off to Vancouver for a bit then visiting home then probably back to Helsinki... I have to see what happens with good old Ice Bath! :) Thanks again... and stay tuned for my next post - I'll be linking to you!

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    3. Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to it!
      I hope you'll keep us posted about Ice Bath - I'm so curious to find out if things are going to work out with him!

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  2. Hi doll! So happy that you are so happy these days! Oh, and I cannot WAIT to see your Paris pics. I was just perusing mine from last June and I am dying to return! You're gonna have a blast. :) xoxo

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    1. I caaaaaan't wait!!!
      My sister and I want to do our trip like you and Lina did, by not just hitting the tourist hot spots, but also soaking up the atmosphere of a normal Parisian neighborhood. We're staying in the 17th arrondisement, and we're both most looking forward to strolling the streets of "our" neighborhood, trying different restaurants and exploring the shops and parks there. Aahh, I can't wait!!

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