February 21, 2010

New Blog

Just to let any old readers, or those that stumble across this dead blog, that I have a new blog set up at thelifeandtimesofkeira.blogspot.com if you want to keep updated on my goings on now I'm back in the UK

August 03, 2009

Back in the UK

So I arrived safely back home with my mother after a 2 day long jaunt across Europe (my mother doesnt like to fly anymore, so we went by boat and train and eurostar). I say home, although it doesnt feel much like it. It hasnt done for a few years now though, and I'm confident when I get back to Guildford I'll start to feel more normal again. I'm not sure I'll have much to say on here for now, or if I'll even carry it on. We'll see when I get back to Guildford. Of course you might still get the odd post from me, but given the title of the blog, it seems a bit silly to carry it on.

I'll leave you with a pretty Finnish song that I listened to over and over on the journey home. A certain special someone translated their whole album for me, so I now know exactly what they are singing about. I'm not going to tell you though. You'll have to listen to my radio show to find out, hehe. Talking of which, on a side note, I got around to emailing the manager today to ask to have the show back so fingers crossed.

In the meantime, here is
Vieläkö Soitan Banjoa? by Scandinavian Music Group

July 29, 2009

Final 3 Days

I return from a lovely trip to Russia. Honestly, I wasn't that fussed about going again, but my mum was so keen to go that I agreed, but now I glad I did go again. I did more shopping than sight seeing this time. I bought a big Russian nesting doll, along with a porcelain one (in the dance outfit with rabbit hair and stuff... dont know the proper name, but I'll put a pic up eventually), and a couple of CDs (Ani Lorak and Bis). So I'm happy enough with that :)

As for this week though, I have just 3 days left in Turku. I cant even begin to gather my thoughts well enough to put it into words how I'm feeling right now.

Edit: Here's the pic as promised...

July 22, 2009

Die Tränen sind aus Eis

While in Tallinn, I spent a lot of time browsing the many music channels provided in the hotel, one being German channel Viva. I got to quite like this song, called Stadt by Cassandra featuring Adel Tawil (from German Prison Break Anthem fame). The official video wont embed, but here's the song for now...

Crazy Busy Week

Last night was the first night I slept in my own bed in about 10 days! Crazy busy couple of weeks. Firstly, we went to Rovaniemi, which was just brilliant. The scenery was beautiful, we met Reindeer, Husky dogs, Santa Claus, and swam in the huge river up there. We also went to the museum (Artikum) and did a spot of shopping. Along with the open boat trip that we took to get to the Reindeer farm. Then it was back to Turku for one night before heading off to Helsinki. Then it was an early start to get the ferry for Tallinn, where we spent one night, got very sunburnt, and then came back to Helsinki to meet the brother. We then did the touristy bus tour in Helsinki (mother wanted to see the Sibelius Monument, and the Rock Church, both a bit out of the centre, and it was pouring of rain, so walking wasnt an option). Then we headed back to Turku, where I immediately ran off to the boyfriends yet again. I'm not very hospitable it seems. Anyway, yesterday we saw the catherdral, the observatory hill, and the beach at Ruisalo. Nice day. Today we are heading off to the Castle (again... eugh), and a few other spots round town (university etc). Then tomorrow is the Baltic Sea Tall Ships Race. Or something like that. Which means there will be lots and lots and lots of tall ships lining the river down to the harbour, so that will keep us occupied for a while I expect. Then on to St Petersburg at the weekend!

July 16, 2009

You Spin Me Right Round

So, as promised, my picture of the Moomin souvenir...

Its a spinning top! How retro. I havent seen these in years. I used to have one as a kid. And well, when I saw it, I knew I had to get it. Has most of the moomin characters on it too, you see...

July 13, 2009


I finally saw a Reindeer. More than one in fact. We wasted no time apon arriving in Rovaniemi this morning, and booked ourselves onto a boat trip to a Reindeer farm, where we got to mingle with the horned creatures. Beautiful weather here today as well, so the boat trip itself was also very nice. Just thought I'd let you all know :p
I'm sure there will be pictures to follow once I'm back.