I was going to write this earlier, like last Friday evening but since I was so awed and also tired I try to write something now.
Last Thursday I met my friend Mirva. She lives north of Helsinki, in a city called Jyväskylä which is near our summer cottage. We first met and became friends some years ago when we were studying Information sciences in an Open Uni web course and met on the first live study group-day as I sat next to her and we begun chatting like old friends. Some people just are like that and it’s wonderful.
Mirva was here on a work business and we had dinner and then went to the AmosRex Museum to see the Ars Fennica finalists. Mirva had not visited the museum before and liked it a lot. The exhibition was awesome too, I especially liked the painting of a forest which took up a whole wall and also Aurora Reinhard’s little dolls were awesome. Afterwards we had coffee and a long and nice chat about all things at a nearby cafe and it was lovely.
Friday morning we woke with a downpour, it rained so heavily that the Main railway station’s underground stop flooded and still the lifts are unavailable. Helsinki got about 6-7 cm of rain. I had my red wellies and a raincoat plus umbrella with me so I didn’t mind. At my work we got some of it right inside at the 4th floor too, the caretaker guys were furious. Last time 4th floor was flooded in spring when the snow begun to melt on the roof.
On Friday evening me and my friends Heidi and Kristiina went to see the latest Tarantino movie ’Once upon a time in Hollywood’ and I must say it was very good. None of us is a great fan of neither Brad nor Leo but we all agreed that they did good roles and I personally think that Leo is quite a talented actor. The story was also very though provoking as in ’what if..’ sort of scenario. I loved the little details and photography, and I really liked Margot Robbie ans Sharon Tate. I think it also shows how much Tarantino loves movies as an art form.
The weekend passed.. On Saturday I had terrible migraine. I haven’t had one in about six months and this one was really awful, I didn’t know if I should throw up or not or faint or not and it made me a cry-baby too. Not nice. Luckily after two pills I managed to even vacuum the house and read but I still felt dizzy and sweaty. On Sunday I felt all right and managed to sew new curtains to the kitchen, I really like them.
We are having a late summer and lovely nice and warm weather so on Monday morning I biked to work. My biking route is 14km from door to door and it goes via the University cow pasture which is quite nice. I really love cows 🙂 What I don’t like are the two or three hills I have on my route, they are loooong and slow and drag all my juices off.I almost fell at one point as I accidentally gripped the front brake and did a really short stop and now I have a deep bruise on my left calf from the pedal. I was lucky not to go over the handle bar.
Yesterday evening I finished reading ’Fools fate’ (Tawny Man trilogy part 3) by Robin Hobb and I think I need to have a short break of the Six duchies and River Wild for now since I tend to drown into them and forget everything else.
I took the bike also today and now I must say I’m exhausted now but I have biked 113 km which is good. Tomorrow We have the new teacher’s night at my work and I’ll do a longer work day and Thursday we have the all teachers meeting night. They are always fun happenings and it’s nice to meet old and new people.
3 vastausta artikkeliin “Culture and cows”
Susanna, gosh I am tired just hearing about everything you did in a week. I can feel for your migraine Saturday night. Sunday I had a horrible headache and tummy issues all day. Laid on the couch with the three pups like dead weight..
That exhibit at the museum with the forest taking up a whole wall must have been wonderful! So great that you and Mirva could meet and keep in touch like old friends just is super!!
I confess I’m not a Leo or Brad fan and Tarantino is hit and miss with me but I am glad that you liked the movie. I may catch it on PPV. I’m holding out hope My Zoe hits American cinema in the fall.
Your biking is awe inspiring although I hope your bruise heals fast. I love cows too. Where I go horseback riding there are cows along the trail and they are so docile and just hang out…
thank you for sharing your week with us and always your pictures are beautiful to look at!!!
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Headaches and migraine really draw all your energy, it’s horrible.
You can see the exhibition art in the link. It was awesome.
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Susanna, yes thank you for the link!! Love your art/museum trips.
I am glad you are feeling better. It is sooo draining and no amount of medicine helped me on Sunday. The pups were in heaven but I was very silent all day….
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