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Sunny Spring Sunday


Good evening everyone,

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. It’s been a sunny few days here – such an energy boost to the system! Not much going on up here, just the usual work – gym, work – gym, work – gym, weekend routine (we’re one of those annoying couples that go to the gym together). We’ve had a person leave at work and another one start, which means it’s been quite busy and that I’ve had to take on more responsibility. Which I don’t mind as I want to learn as much as I can.

I’ve been doing some more sewing; I’ve made a dress and will start making a jumpsuit soon once I find a fabric I like. I’ve been watching a TV show called the ‘British Sewing Bee’ where sewers compete against each other on different sewing challenges. I find it quite useful as they also explain how you actually sew different things. I really think anyone can learn to sew, you just need to familiarise yourself with the vocabulary and follow patterns and instructions carefully. And if you’re stuck, just google it – there are loads of great sewing blogs out there.

Also looking forward to a weekend in London in a couple of weeks when I’ll get to meet my friend’s little baby that was born only a few days ago! And my friends of course 🙂

As the weather forecast looked amazing for Sunday we decided to do another trip to the Pentland hills regional park just a 30 minute bus-ride  from our house. There are several routes to choose from, but we walked across the whole thing, from Flotterstone Inn to Balerno, which took us a good 4-5 hours. It didn’t seem like much of a trek at the time, but we were both knackered when we got home and still feeling it today. That’s what fresh air and sunshine does to you I guess.

It was a good time to get the camera out too, so here are a few of mine and Matthew’s snaps of sheep, hills, trees and more sheep.

windtree Pentland Hills Edinburgh baa bridge hillsheep takingphoto sun sheep shadows mazza road lake jump

It’s pretty isn’t it? My face is actually burning a little bit today and Matthew was quite pink too, although I was responsible and did wear sunscreen…I guess 4-5 hours of sun is quite a lot for a pale winter face!

Have a great week y’all!

x Nina x

PS. I’m getting a new haircut on Friday – fringe time! =)

Nina Äikäs

<p>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!</p>

  • Monica Äikäs

    Fina foton!

    March 25, 2014 at 7:15 am
  • annika b

    It’s motivating to go to gym with someone else, Mushu and I also go together, but we don’t follow each other’s practice and stand there beside counting pushups, like many friends does in gym. My life is also gym, work, gym, work. But that’s is fine, actually great, cus it adds healthy years to my amazing life. We should be happy to possess a discipline that most people lack. This week in Rome, I will start to learn how to use a pro camera. Btw, it’s 18-23 degrees there.

    March 26, 2014 at 4:17 am
    • ninaaikas

      Yeah we do our own thing whilst in the gym too! Going to the gym is part of the daily routine, so it doesn’t really feel like a chore at all. Good luck with learning how to use a pro camera!

      March 26, 2014 at 10:42 am
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