Still alive!

Hey Folks,

I know it has been silent for here for a long long time but I have been in a reading slump basically  since November and don’t seem to get out of it. It’s so annoying. And I kinda stressing myself about it and I guess that makes it eve worse. But I really want to read all these review copies I requested. Duh, I hate situations like these. Do you have any tips on how to overcome reading slumps?

Otherwise, it got super wintery here in Helsinki. I was so sad when there wasn’t any snow for Christmas but shortly after the temperatures finally dropped and we got very little snow. Then after the new year, it got really cold. I mean…freezing cold…temperatures were between -20 to -27 Celsius (-4 to -16 Fahrenheit). Last night and this morning there was heavy snowfall but it’s getting warmer now…and I guess it will be plus something next week. Kinda annoying…never really pleased with the weather…too much of everything. Just kinda grumpy about it.

All in all, it really seems that my time in Finland is really coming to an end. I’m not willing to really go through snow and coldness and darkness for over and over again. It’s nice for 2…or 4 weeks…if I feel like it but I simply don’t wanna live it any longer.

One thing I look forward too, I will go to Germany in March to see my family. Can’t wait to see them – it’s been more than a year.

xoxo,
Fhina

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Coffee Chit-Chat #4 – Essentials for coffee lovers

Drinking coffee is so much more that just drinking coffee. We humans are very visual and we use our other senses like smell, taste and touch, too.

Therefore, there are, in my very humble opinion, a few things that are essential for every coffee lover. Please note that these are no must or a rule, but things that can improve drinking and enjoying coffee.

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First of all and most important is the coffee. Preferably a high-quality coffee and bought as beans and ground just before consuming. Alone this will improve your coffee experience by 80% already. I never thought that spending a few Euros more would make such an improvement. But already with good quality ground coffee that you can get from the store, you will notice a change. But getting good beans and grind them yourself at home makes it even better! Continue reading “Coffee Chit-Chat #4 – Essentials for coffee lovers”

Sorry!

Hi!

I’m so sorry that it’s currently so silent here but life is pretty crazy here. Good and also bad things are happening and I need to sort some things out before I can fix again 100% on blogging.

Tomorrow, Thursday, I will have an all-day business event that will be part of my thesis and it will be a very long, exhausting day, from 5 am where I need to wake up till 2-3am when I will get home and to sleep. The worse point is, that I have been sleeping really bad lately. I can’t fall asleep in the evening and often lay awake for hours until 3am or so. During day time I’m super exhausted and actually can fall asleep easily. I suppose my sleep rhythm is somewhere in LA time zone.

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Anyway, I got some Melatonin pills yesterday and they helped a litte and I fell a sleep a little earlier last night although I woke up at 2am and was awake for a little while.

I hope I will get this little sleeping problem back on track and then I’m probably fit to blog more regulary.

I hope you understand!

❤ Fhina

Fhina’s Weekly Recap #14

So, finally back with

Fhina’s Weekly Recap – Sunday Funday

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I’m so sorry I didn’t manage to post a weekly recap last week, but I was super tired last Sunday. I mentioned that my friend from Germany was visiting and it was so nice seeing her again. We spend super boring most of the time at home, watched Harry Potter and ate junk food. Saturday (last week) we went to this Meri Rock Cruise which was fun. So nice to see some bands live again.

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Where do I buy my books?

Hello and happy Monday! Today I want to show you where I buy my books.

Most of the paperbacks I have bought during the last year I got from the Academic Bookstore in Helsinki. It’s the largest bookstore in Finland (or probably even Northern Europe) and it’s huge, not to say massive! It has a large collection of English books, as well as books in Finnish, Swedish, Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Estonian. And probably other languages too.

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It also has a coffee on the second floor and Starbucks on the ground floor, and currently it holds an exhibition of Jean Sibelius on the top floor.

Books can be found on the ground– and second floor. In the basement, you have stationery supplies and a passageway to the Stockmann Department Store of which the Academic Bookstore used to be a part. Now the bookstore has been bought by a Swedish company and therefore, there will probably be some major and minor changes during this fall.

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