Books from Berlin

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Let it be stated first that I am horrifyingly bad at remembering to take photographs as proof from my adventures out in the great, big world! With the lack of photographic evidence you’ll just have to take my word for it that I actually stepped out of my home (for once) in order to make a trip to Berlin. Taru and I spent six days there and returned home on Thursday.…

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Goodbye, Old Shoes

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I’m one of those people who find shopping for clothes (and everything related) similar to a visit to the dentist — horrifyingly unpleasant, but necessary at times all the same. Because of this I tend to acquire new additions to my wardrobe only when absolutely necessary. The situation with my shoes has been dire for a long time, and I probably should have replaced them last year already, but I hoped they would last for another summer. They did… kind…

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Introducing the Kitties

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I am a cat owner, and like most cat owners, I, too, love to talk about my cats. It is not unlikely at all that I’ll mention these furry little critters again in the future from time to time, so I believe a little introduction might be in order. Say hello to our trio of little feline poop machines family members!…

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Not Always So Formal

Old Photographs

Two pictures of the same woman: the first one being a portrait of her on hew own, and the second one showing her with (most likely) her husband. I find the poses on the second picture quite unusual for this type of photographs from this era, or at least I don’t remember seeing other photographs quite like this. The couples on the other photographs I’ve seen or that I have in my collection are usually posed very formally: one of…

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Moths

Gallimaufry

These ended up in my possession some years ago. My mother was going through some old boxes and about to throw the contents away, but luckily happened to ask me first if there was anything I wanted to keep for myself. I don’t know which book these pages are from, but I know they’ve come from my father’s bookshop to my mother, who used them for some of her hand-made home decorations. I remember there used to be more of…

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The White Coffin

Old Photographs

Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The photographer and more exact location are unknown. Someone has scribbled a few words in Finnish behind the photograph with a blue pencil:…

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