Friday, 26 October 2012

Winter has arrived, at least for a day :)

Hello my buddies!

When I woke up this morning I saw the ground was white of snow. It's the first time that it has snowed since the last winter/spring.  I really like winter and snow, but there are people who absolutely hate it. hah. The snow is going to melt away during the weekend, which is ok. I just hope we would have white Christmas because the last Christmas it wasn't even cold out side. 'm fond of Christmas, and during the last weekend I already put two Christmas lights; one to my room and one out side of our house. I call the one out side ''fall light'' because mom doesn't let me to put Christmas lights before November. x) Well, it's soon going to be November, so I can finally put most of the lights. :) For me Christmas lights and other lights are very important to create the atmosphere. Christmas is my favourite celebration, and I love everything about it: The food, decorations, Christmas tree, songs, movies, candles, gifts, postcards and ALL. Well, that's all about it for now as I'm sure I'll be talking/writing much more about Christmas when it gets closer.

Here is one of the most normal Christmas songs. I listen to it every year, at least when I'm baking Christmas cookies. ;) It's called 'Jollei jouluna ole lunta.'

Now to the mail update. Sorry guys, but I have been a bit lazy in writing letters lately, so this week I sent out only three letters, which went to:
- Korina, USA
- Mari-Liis, Estonia
- Christine, Austria

I guess that's alright, because I didn't receive so many letters either. They arrived from:
- Mathilde, France
- Nastya, Ukraine
- Abdülkadir, Turkey
- Romy, France

a stamp from France

a stamp from Turkey :)

a lovely card from France

a great postcard from Turkey

See how amazingly the Ukraine is written! :>

from Ukraine again

I just love this tea bag!! I haven't tried the tea yet, but  the bag
 made me glad because it's so Christmas-y. :))

This magazine is from France.

That's all this time! I'm going to start baking cinnamon rolls now. Let's see how they'll turn out to be. ;) I know some of you have asked for to get the recipe in English, and I try to translate it as soon as I can. 
Have a lovely weekend, as always! 

- Tiia

Saturday, 20 October 2012

It's a time for a mail update

Although I'm on a vacation I seem to have so little time. I have been busy, so the time has just flown by. Tomorrow will be the last day of this vacation. I'm going to enjoy it as much as I can. :) I hope you are all enjoying this weekend, even though you may not have a holidays.

Letters were sent to:
- Demetria, USA
- Dora, Hungary
- Umama, Sri Lanka
- Ilona, Latvia
- Ah Hyun, South Korea
- Daphne, Hong Kong
- Emilia, Finland

and received from:
- Emilia, Finland
- Korina, USA
- Christine, Austria
- Silvina, Argentina
- Iines, Finland
- Mari-Liis, Estonia

a lovely picture that my Argentinean pen pal sent me. :))

Then I also received three postcrossing cards. And guess what? - One came from Kazakhstan, how cool is that! :) 
- Stamps first this time. :p



That's all for now. See you again next week! :)

- Tiia

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Used stamps, mostly Christmas

This fall break has been great so far. I spent the last few days in a town called Hamina. It's located in the South-East of Finland, and it's quite near of the Russian boarder.
I bought some used stamps, and used postcards because they had lovely stamps on them. :)

I hope you liked them. I'm very excited about them myself. ;) 
Have a nice week! :) 

- Tiia

Friday, 12 October 2012

Fall break began today!! Jayy!

Well hello there! :)

I'm on a very good mood at the moment. ;) I had history, maths and English at school, and at 0:30 pm the fall  break started!!! Today we'll go to Hamina, to spend some time with my grandparents. I think I'll bake and write some letters there. I don't really have any plans for the rest of the break. I guess I'll spend a day or two at our summer cottage, although the weather is getting quite cold.

On Wednesday I bought a new cooking book. :p

I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, though. Hopefully I could try one next week. :) 

Then the LETTERS
Sent to: 
- Nastya, Ukraine
- Yanan, China 
- Hyun Jeong, South Korea 
- Emilia, Finland 
- Briana, USA 

Received from: 
- Daphne, Hong Kong 
- Dora, Hungary 

Hungarian stamps :)

a lovely postcard from my Hungarian pen pal <3
Two postcrossing cards,
a Chinese stamp 
and one card from my father. 

a stamp from Belgium

Have a lovely weekend, and enjoy life!! 
- Tiia