Time Out

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After past weeks change of apartment while attempting to maintain the same work and social life rhythm (and the sun shining with its abcense) my body have been screaming to get some rest. And if you are anything like me (can’t really sit still) it can take a real effort to make sure that actually happens.

Although a home environment can be the perfect option for a time out, I always find something I need to do and in a matter of minutes I am back to not sitting still. Hence, the change of strategy. My latest mantra that I am attempting to apply on every aspect of my life is to do what you love, so when I can’t sit still at home I need to find a place I love to sit still at.

I passed Pontus a week after I had dropped off a bag of cloths from cleaning my closet at my friends Viktoria who works at Red Cross store. Big wide windows, marble tables, large variation of different bakery with a cosy ambiance that looked welcoming while passing by. And it was, perfect ‘fika’ spot so I took the opportunity to indulge in a saffron bun.

I took a two hour time out, read a news paper and looked at the people passing by as the rain poured down. Not only did I sit still for those two hours but I also enjoyed it. As the people passed by, so did my thoughts and I felt more cleared afterwards. With me, as always I carry my Olympus Pen camera I managed to capture the beautiful ‘fika’ moment on the marble table as memory of my little time out.

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Photos: Linda Juhola, edited by me

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Christmas Gift / Day 3

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Its about the little things, and what I love about giving gifts or even receiving them is that its clear that there’s a thought behind it. So if you know anyone who loves coffee, or just a coffee drinker? A nice coffee mug can actually add to the coffee experience. If its a person who drinks coffee on a daily basis, the person will most likely think of you every time he/she drinks from the mug.

I have picked out a few options for him and her, as well as tea drinkers in various price ranges so click away and let me know if you see something you like.

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Emotionally Constipated

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Maybe its because its December, its generally dark outside. The hours of sun hours have decreased to around five hours of daylight, and if you have a nine to five you’re missing out of those valuable hours. Tonight I met up with a friend after work, we sat down at the restaurant and she asked ‘how are you, Sara?’. Maybe it was the tone of her voice, the question sounded so sincere so I replied with a sincere answer.

‘I’m good, but a little emotionally constipated’, my friend had a amused look on her face so I started to explain what I was meaning. Its sounded something like: I don’t know what it is but I am not feeling very inspired, however the inspiration I have is somewhere within, yet I can get it out. There’s a lot on my to-do list, yet not feeling its translating into actions in the natural matter that it usually does. I know constipated isn’t a cute words, I’m sorry for giving you any unpleasant visuals but the word was just spot on.

Is it the weather? The lack of sun hours? That everyone is wearing dark colors and adding more darkness to our oh so dark city? I don’t know. I cant help but dream away, the wanderlust in me is screaming loud, yet not loud enough to make me take action. Instead I take the subway home, put on some cosy clothes and serve myself a cup on ginger and lemon tea. Cuddle up in the coach in my new apartment, fire up the computer with a content feeling that something (big) is around the corner.

So maybe its fine to give yourself a break, and just do whatever you feels right for the moment, the inspiration will catch on. Truth be told, its been one busy year on many levels and life has taken many interesting turns. So maybe, I’m not really emotionally constipated but inspirationally constipated (hahaha) (its good to laugh at yourself).

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Christmas Gift / Day 2

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You’ve seen them in my apartment, on my bed, on beruo, table, floor and probably everywhere else you can possibly put them (well almost haha). I have three, they are very dear to me because they were a gift from a good old friend of mine. And ever since, I’ve had them with me. They’re a source of inspiration, a place I take a break from the real world, a memory of a good friend as well as a decorating piece I cherish.

My coffee table books are very dear to me, but most of all because they come from a person who’s dear to me. You shouldn’t underestimate a coffee table book. Just make sure the topic is aligned with the persons interest and you’re good to go.

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Gift Guide / Day 1

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It’s gift season! Throughout December I will present and share my gift tips. For him, for her, for the home and much more. Not only will I share my gift tips, but also give away some gifts. Its my way of saying thank you for all your love and support.

And first up, candles. Think candles are boring? Think again. I would happily accept any of these, anytime of the year. I love to decode my place with candles, its such a easy decor that adds that extra touch of coyness.  What do you think? Tell me below.

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