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Weekend Fun

Hey folks!

Hope everyone’s had a good weekend! My weekend somehow just whizzed by at the speed of light – again. On Saturday we celebrated Matthew’s parents’ 32nd anniversary as well as his dad’s birthday with a long lunch at La P’tite Folie. (It was such a nice lunch that I completely forgot to take photos.)

After the lunch we finally made it to the Starflyer, which I’ve been waiting for for weeks – I love all sorts of rides that go high, fast and upside down. (Perfect thing to do after a 3-course meal as well…) I think Matthew’s brother and I were the only ones who didn’t believe we were going to die up there – and the ride only took a few minutes…Don’t think I’ll ever be able to talk Matthew into anything like that again…Would you do this?





I was too scared I’d drop my phone to take any photos from further up where the view over Edinburgh was even more incredible. Such a weird feeling sitting in a “swing” so high over the rooftops.

After the ride we went to a friend’s place to play some board games and chilling. A perfect Saturday, followed by a super lazy Sunday. I do think it’s good to have days when you literally don’t do anything – and don’t feel guilty about it!

x Nina x

PS. We watched a documentary about Nelson Mandela yesterday, and I’m embarrassed to admit how little I actually know about his life and how much he means to his country. And most of all that apartheid was ended as late as 1994! That is only 20 years ago.

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!

  • sugarfreelee

    I love this! I can’t wait to go on the Starflyer next year-moving to Edinburgh early next year, so I love reading all about your Edinburgh adventures, makes me so excited!

    December 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Oh, well welcome to the Burgh – it’s a beautiful place! 🙂 What’s your reason for moving?

      December 11, 2013 at 11:17 am
      • sugarfreelee

        Oh thank you! I was living in Ireland in 2011 and visited Edinburgh for Christmas-fell in love with it!

        December 12, 2013 at 7:20 am
        • ninaaikas

          Well that’s a pretty good reason to move to the other side of the world 🙂 Hope everything goes well and let me know if you need a guide to show you around!

          December 12, 2013 at 11:53 am
  • Annika B

    That Starflyer looks amazing, I mean the colors. I usually avoid doing things that make me start planning the color and material of my coffin. But maybe I change my mind when I’m there. Its great to hear that some people celebrate their every anniversary with their whole family. Congrats, you learnt very well to modify pictures, I’m talking about the first pic in this blog where you modified the color of the sky. About apartheid. The fact that black people were considered animals still in 1994, made me want to do an internship in that country. I had to go and check that WTF is going on there… Nice to hear you learnt something about Nelson, I think he can teach something to all of us…

    December 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • ninaaikas

      That first photo is actually from last summer on a sunny day, so we do get blue skies here sometime! The Starflyer isn’t that awesome after all – a few weeks ago one of the red “shells” covering the seats fell down during a ride…Luckily there were no people underneath!

      January 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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