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Happy 1st Birthday to My Blog!


On May 10th 2013 I published my first blog post, with the intention of just seeing how it goes and if I like it enough to keep blogging. A year and 74 blog posts later I still enjoy it, so hopefully there will be a 2nd birthday! However, I decided from the start not to put any pressure on myself and only blog because I enjoy it. I wouldn’t want it to start feeling like a job – I do enough blogging at work already!

So, to celebrate my blog’s  birthday we all went out for lunch on Saturday…Just kidding, it was actually Matthew’s brother’s birthday 😀 We had a late lunch at a cute little pizza place on Leith walk, Origano – would definitely recommend the pizza and the desserts!


Afterwards we went for a cocktail to Treacle on Broughton street – the Adams siblings were in a good mood 🙂


The birthday celebrations went on very late, so was not feeling too fresh yesterday…At least we managed to get out of the house – for a nice walk to a second hand furniture shop to see if there would’ve been anything for our very empty flat. Didn’t get much help from this guy though:

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All we found was a mirror, but as we already have two (and that’s all we’ve gotten for the flat so far – how vain are we?!) we decided to leave it there. Our moving in date should be this Friday, but as we can’t get a reference from our landlord who is on holiday we don’t know if that will happen or if we’ll have to wait for when he comes back. So for now we’re still at Casa Adams cluttering the house with all our stuff!

Oh well, I’m sure it’ll all work out somehow. Hope you all have a good week!

x Nina x

PS. Didn’t watch the Eurovision, but must say I was disappointed to find out the beard woman came first. I really wish we could relive the whole thing – but with the Wurst having shaved before getting on stage. Pretty sure the song wouldn’t have won.

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Monica Äikäs

    Grattis till bloggen! Skönt att du tyckte lika som jag om den skäggiga damen från Österrike. Finlands gossar klarade sig helt bra, och sången var inte alls dum. Sverige hade en bra sång som vanligt. – Saknar min dotter när jag ser bilder av familjen Adams. Fick dock se alla mina söner på morsdag, och Nicole överräckte en blombukett efter en mycket lååång tvekan.

    May 13, 2014 at 8:57 am
    • ninaaikas

      Ja-a, Eurovisionen ar tydligen ett annu storre skamt an vad jag trodde…Matthew sager att Lordi vann av liknande orsaker, men det gar jag inte med pa. Tyckte Finlands sang var for bra for att vara i Eurovisionen, och tippade pa att Holland skulle vinna – var inte langt ifran! Bra att du fick se alla soner, Nicole far representera mig ocksa! Ville hon behalla blommorna sjalv eller? 🙂

      May 13, 2014 at 9:12 am
  • shazzarob

    Happy Blog Birthday. Glad your still enjoying it. 🙂 For me it will be two years in July.How time flies.x

    May 13, 2014 at 10:02 am
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks, it’s amazing how quickly they grow 🙂 2 years is a good achievement, worth celebrating 🙂 x

      May 13, 2014 at 10:18 am
  • Monica Äikäs

    Jag tror Nicole bara hade svårt att göra slag i saken. Fast vad vet man vad som rör sig i huvudet på en sån liten dam. – Måste säga att jag är böjd att hålla med Matthew i fråga om Lordi. Knappast skulle låten ha vunnit om sångarna hade sett normala ut …

    May 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  • annika b

    Don’t you dare to ever stop writing! Your blog is perfect and its important for us abroad to know “wagwaan” with you!

    May 20, 2014 at 4:25 am
    • ninaaikas

      You mean for ‘us a t home’? 🙂 I wish all my friends had blogs, just so I’d know what’s going on in their everyday lives. So when are you starting a blog??

      May 20, 2014 at 11:48 am
  • annika b

    I still wanted to say that have you thought about what a great mindfulness practice blog writing is? In order to be “mindful” (=better human, happier human, no stress, little negative thoughts etc.), you need to “ACCESS YOUR THOUGHTS AND THINK THEM THROUGH”. While writing your blog for 1-2h you only focus on yourself in you head and by that you become better on accessing deeper thoughts and recognizing the sources of your feelings. Enough about that.. I’m still about to open a longevity or happiness blog one day. If I move abroad I would prob also start a blog about myself. Fortunately I’m pretty good at telling about myself when we chat or meet 🙂

    May 21, 2014 at 3:56 am
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