Advent calendar - answers 2/2

Helsinki, 1 degree



The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before.

About a week ago I asked for your help in the form of questions as I wanted to realize my blog Advent calendar through a Q & A. I was happily surprised by the amount of questions I received and here come the second part of the answers! Enjoy!

Noin viikko sitten pyysin teiltä lukijoiltani apua koska halusin, että joulukalenterini tänä vuonna olisi Q & A -tyyppinen, jossa saisin vastata lukijoiden toiveisiin. Olin iloisesti yllättynyt kysymysten määrästä. Tässä tulee toinen osa vastauksista. Toivottavasti opitte minusta lisää!

One of you readers suggested that I would share with you my wishlist for this Christmas so here it comes: sequin pants, white tops, marble cutting boards, stud earrings, jewelry organizers, fluffy clothing, tulle skirts and vases! You'll find my wishlist for last year's Christmas here. The funny thing about last year's wishlist is that I can recognize some pieces that I have actually received during the year - and I didn't even remember that I had wished for them about a year ago!

Yksi teistä lukijoista toivoi, että jakaisin kanssanne oman henkilökohtaisen joulutoivelistani. Tältä se näyttää: paljettihousut, valkoisia toppeja, tyllihameita, marmorileikkuulauta, nappikorvakoruja, korulaatikko, pörröneuleita sekä vaaseja! Viime vuoden toivelista löytyy täältä


How do you feel about the current Finnish economy, are you affected by that? // Mitä mieltä olet Suomen taloudesta, vaikuttaako se sinuun?

I think everybody in Finland and the world right now is affected by the worldly economic situation. I think that I'm lucky because I have a permanent position at my workplace, and that has been one of the things that I have been most grateful for this year. However, since I have been studying this year, I used a lot of my holiday days for school so in that sense I sacrificed many of my paid holiday days for school. It was a conscious choice so I do not regret it. That did mean nevertheless that we did not travel as much as usual during this year. In general, I think the local current economic situation can be seen in more careful shopping and Finns nowadays strive to buy quality goods instead of a big quantity of goods.

Mielestäni kaikki suomalaiset ja oikeastaan maailman kansalaiset tuntevat taloustilanteen vaikutuksia. Olen omasta mielestäni onnekas koska minulla on vakituinen työpaikka, ja se onkin ollut yksi niistä asioista joista olen ollut kiitollisin tänä vuonna. Tästä huolimatta, koska opiskelin töiden ohella tänä vuonna, niin käytin palkallisia lomapäiviä kouluun joten menetin lomapäiviä tämän takia. Tämä oli kuitenkin tietoinen valinta, jota en kadu. Olemme kuitenkin matkustelleet vähemmän tänä vuonna tämän seikan takia. Yleisesti koen että suomalaiset käyttävät tällä hetkellä vähemmän rahaa shoppailuun ja tekevät vastuullisempia ostopäätöksiä: satsaavat entistä enemmän laatuun eikä niinkään määrään. 

Do you collect something? // Keräätkö jotain?

I used to collect postcards, and I still have a collection of hundreds of postcards that I received during my years in Postcrossing. What else? Besides dragonfly items, I also collect beautiful photos that I make into photographs and add to our photo wall in our living room. I have also started to collect Moomin books and one day I hope to own all of the books!

Aikaisemmin keräsin maailmalta postikortteja, ja minulla on edelleen satoja postikortteja tallessa niiltä ajoilta kun olin mukana Postcrossing-toiminnassa. Mitä muuta? Kerään myös kauniita valokuvia, josta teetän silloin tällöin valokuvia joita lisään olohuoneemme valokuvaseinälle. Tänä vuonna aloitin myös Muumi-kirjojen keräämisen ja toivon että jonain päivänä minulla on koko Muumi-kirjasarja!

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What do you think about getting a pet? // Mitä mieltä olet lemmikkieläimen hankkimisesta?

I would love to get a tricolored Jack Russell terrier dog. If only I could convince my better half about it! Hints?

Minulla on kova koirakuume: toivoisin kolmeväristä Jack Russell terrieriä. Jos vain saisin paremman puoliskoni ajattelemaan samoin...vinkkejä?


12 comments

  1. I love your Christmas wish list - and I think it is so cool that you used to collect postcards. You should do a post on that!
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    1. Thank you Shannon, I'm glad that you liked the list :) and I promise to think about making a post about the cards...

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  2. I have a tri colored Jack russel terrier dog that's over ten years old. She was a great puppy, but they can be wild, fearless and very strong. But they're very people friendly and very sweet.

    They do well health-wise, except vision. They are prone to developing cataracts at an early age. It was painful for me to see her blind as a bat, but she's gotten used to it over the years.

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    1. Really? You're so lucky! I'm sorry to hear that she's blind now.

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  3. Love to read your answers.

    I did postcrossing before but then I didn't have much time and space to catch up with keeping cards. It was a fun activity though

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I'm happy to hear that there is another post-postcrosser out there!

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  4. Hi, Elisabeth! Dear Tina, always so beautiful and elegant! You see, as I see you on facebook I neglected coming to blogs, but now I am here again :) And that is amazing, cause I loved the questionnaire and the answers! I loved your wishlist and the little dog, so sweet! I also don't have pets, but I love them! Hints... mmm... that it brings joy? That they are very loyal? I hope you you get your wishlist items!
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    1. I've answered you in the comment below.

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  5. Oh my God, Elisabeth, I just noticed one thing and I apologize, I am really very ashamed of myself! As I sometimes lose comments, and have to type all over again, I always copy the comment before pressing the "publishing" button. So when I left the comment here, I realized part of a comment for another blog was still here. I am so so sorry! It was when I tried to leave a comment on the next blog that I realized I was pasting the one for you, and I saw it! Anyway, pls forgive me, I am sorry, and this is what I wanted to say :)
    Hi, Elisabeth! You see, as I see you on facebook I neglected coming to blogs, but now I am here again :) And that is amazing, cause I loved the questionnaire and the answers! I loved your wishlist and the little dog, so sweet! I also don't have pets, but I love them! Hints... mmm... that it brings joy? That they are very loyal? I hope you you get your wishlist items!
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    1. Don't worry Denise, it happens. Happy holidays!

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  6. I actually read that post already days ago but now I finally have some time in my hands to leave you my notes. I think that you can't change someone's mind when it comes to getting a puppy. one either wants a puppy or she/he doesn't want it. of course there are also issues like money, space, time and such but usually when people really really want a pet they solve those issues because dogs for example are wonderful friends. and I really hope your wish will come true and a puppy will find its way to your boyfriend's heart as well. good luck, Elisabeth!

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    1. Thank you Maiken for your kind comment. Yes, of course, you are right about the dog. When the time is right, I'll get a dog. But a girl can dream!

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