I actually thought I would never make it to the airport in time as we were stuck in traffic for over an hour. I was getting slightly nervous but I made it to check in very last minute. I said goodbye to my Mom and Grandpa and then I was off to my new adventure: Scotland.
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I met my friend Sophie at London Heathrow. We were on the same flight to Edinburgh and she is also one of my flatmates. Once we arrived in Edinburgh’s city center we decided to get a taxi to our new place and were greeted by our Italian flatmate who offered to carry our luggage all the way up to the top floor. What a gent 😉

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this is our new place from outside 🙂

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wine and our fave TV show “I am a celeb – get me out of here”

As I am a theatre addict I was obliged to go out check out one of my new fave theatres in Edinburgh on our first day in the city. I already ordered tickets to go see a show there last year. My fave show of all times is touring the UK and will stop in Edinburgh in March. It is all about fun songs, awesomeness and bling bling…of course I had to get tickets in advance 😉

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Left: posing with my fave musical actor(who will be singing and dancing in heels and garter belts in Edinburgh soon!) Right: posing with my fave musical Priscilla. 

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Edinburgh Old Town in the back

We noticed quite early that Scottish people have a slight tendency to pronounce their words a bit..let’s call it “different”. So communicating with real Scotsman is always a pleasure haha!

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view from the Scott Monument

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view from Scott Monument

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Sophie and me with our first Scottish friend 😉

Talking about friends…I will be studying with 6 of my other crazy friends from Germany in Edinburgh. We are all doing a double degree at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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free donuts for all of us 🙂

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more Edinburgh

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Sophie and me in the theatre

We went to see our first theatre show last night. It was called New Jersey Nights and was all about the music of the Four Seasons which I absolutely love! It was a great show and we laughed so much! We were all dancing, singing and clapping in the end!

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the boys singing “who loves you”

Our friend Kathi arrived last night so we met up today and went up Calton Hill. We had a beautiful view!

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up on Calton Hill

I can’t wait to explore more of the city! Uni starts tomorrow and once we get our schedule I can start planning trips. So excited! 🙂

Best of 2o12

Posted: January 11, 2013 in concert, family, friends, fun, me, Musical, student life
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I admit. I have not been very good at keeping up with my blog last year. One of my resolutions for 2013 is to blog a bit more often. I am sure I will have enough to tell 😉

The previous year has probably been one of the most challenging years so far so I will start my 2013 blog by listing my favorite things of 2012. So here it goes:

March…Having a great time at the English Theatre in Frankfurt watching “The Who’s Tommy” and enjoying some sparkly “refreshments” 😉

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My colorful birthday party. I do remember lots of booze and even more laughter. Great times!

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Having a fun night out with the girls. We went to an after-work party in Frankfurt and partied among important business people cuz that’s how we roll 😉

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My favorite Dutchie Fleur came to visit in May and we enjoyed some hangovers, lotsa laughter and the first sunbeams 🙂

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Another reunion! I went to Munich. For the first time in my life. Yes, I am that kinda German 😉 I visited my friend Marian and she convinced me that Munich is an awesome place. And now, I am even willing to go back there.

 

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My two lovely Finns Isa and Kata came to visit me in May as well. I haven’t seen the girls since I moved back to Germany last August so it felt really good to see them again as I have missed my Finnish entourage 😉

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I love my house mates in Gießen! We decided to stop traffic and do our own version of Abbey Road. Fun moments.

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We had quite  big house party in June. About 100 people and the police came to party with us. The police must have liked it as they came back after a while 😉

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My inner teenager was so happy in June! I flew to Dublin to see Westlife in concert. It was their farewell tour and I met a few friends and we all went to see it together. It was in Croke Park, the big stadium in Dublin and it was packed!

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We sang, danced, laughed and cried. Awesome concert. Awesome time. Farewell, Westlife ♥

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Made a quick trip to Hamburg in July to reunite with these two lovely ladies! ♥

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Oh summer how I loved you and how I loved the bbq/wig parties on our roof terrace with my house mates.

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Another summer night. Another roof terrace. Another bbq party.

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Even though I do not really follow soccer, it was great to experience the atmosphere in the stadium. As I was working there I could catch everything for free. I liked. But I am still not a big soccer fan 😉

I loved the wine and musical evenings with my friend Kathi. We made ourselves comfy on my bed, drank wine and watched musicals…until we fell asleep.

 

In October I got to see my little Prince again. I love my nephew. A lot.

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Another highlight in 2012 was my trip to Portugal. My friend Isa was on exchange in Lisbon and we decided on a little reunion over there. Best of all: My friend Henna (who I have not seen for over a year) flew in from England and we all spent a lovely, crazy and fantastic extended weekend in this beautiful city. I seriously cannot wait for the next reunion!

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My friend Jess, who I don’t get to see very often, came to visit me in November. Besides shopping, sightseeing, eating out and seeing the Musical “Sweet Charity”, we were in tears laughing…as always. 🙂

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Another trip to Hamburg in Decemeber where I tried to see as many friends as possible. Simone is always one of my fave person to meet there! We were known as “Team Awesome” back in Helsinki…and are probably remembered as “Team Retard” in Hamburg 😉novv

The main reason for my Hamburg trip was a big themed birthday party. The theme: Musicals! What else did you expect? 😉 I decided to dress up as Charleston girl from the musical “Chicago” pretty last minute and had a great time…according to the pictures. Haha!

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Playing Laser Tag with my house mates was another highlight! To regain our energy we had some hot wine at the Christmas market in Frankfurt afterwards.It was the last fun night out before I moved and I really enjoyed it.

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Last reunion with my crazy work colleagues who surprised me that night!

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I will never forget the day I could submit one of my worst nightmares ever….116 pages of sweat, tears and pain.

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Christmas with the family…and a very happy nephew 😉

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In late December, I got to spend a fun day out with my sister. Haven’t done this for years as both of us are usually very busy. We went to Rostock for some shoppping and then we had “Dinner in the Dark” where you are served food in the dark. You do not know what the blind waitors are serving you….you just need to use your remaining senses. It was such a weird but also great experience. Best of all: I did not spill any food…onto my clothes at least 😉

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Cannot wait to see what 2013 brings along! I am hoping for a lot of laughter, fun times and glitter! 😉

 

Wowzers! These last few months have been super busy: work, study, work, study, presentations, work, study, sleep,work,work,work,study.

Few pictures that capture this month and a short story aboout a nice encounter with somebody awesome…

another fair in Frankfurt…kaching! 😉

The company I was working for at the fair this month was pretty cool. They even invited us for a fancy dinner and a nice party afterwards. Next day at work was no fun but who cares. You only live once 😉

sipping champagne in the VIP lounge

“Skinny Jeans” performing

Once the fair was over, I switched clothes and started mixing smoothies again 😉

working at the smoothie bar

Another job: being a test passenger for the new terminal at Frankfurt airport.

working at the airport

When I’m not working I spend my time in the library trying to write my thesis…86 days to go!!

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Back from the library: getting ready for a birthday party.

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One of our friends had a birthday. She is a little hipster with lotsa hipster friends. We decided to “dress up” a little to fit in and took 10 minutes of our precious time to design some nice hipster bags 😉

♥ friends ♥

hangover cure!!!!

We found this new drink that promises to erase your hangover. I really have to say it worked!!!

obligatory pizza in bed on the “day after”

Just came back from the doctor’s as I had to get my blood checked. I’m not a big fan of needles but guess who took samples of my blood today? BARNEY STINSON!!! Ok, not the real one but his brunette doppelgänger. I seriously had trouble “concentrating” and I had to smile the entire time even though there was a needle in my arm! I almost high-fived him when I said goodbye. Awkward!! Can’t wait to go on a second “date” with him 😉

thesis writing at home

Now I changed into my pjs to make thesis writing a bit more “comfortable” before I have to go to work in a few hours. Working at the soccer stadium today as there is some big game and they need somebody to spread some awesomeness throughout the arena.True story!

Just like every year, I do my very own review of the Eurovision Songcontest, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, this year.

Also, I did something very special this year. I went to a public viewing of the show. I had some friends visiting from Finland and we all went to that Eurovision party together which was hosted by a lovely and pretty funny drag queen. I took notes during the show and as I just found them again, I decided to finally share my (belated) opinions of the performances(click on the name of country to open the songs on YouTube).

Let’s get the party/euphoria started 😉

01. England: Last year, Blue represented England. This year they sent their grandfather. It was kinda like Tom Jones meets Johnny Cash. In a bad way.

02. Hungary: The song was called “Sound of Our Hearts”. My heart burped during this performance.

03. Albania: Kinda reminded me of MirandaSings and the evil Queen of Snow White 😉 Thank God there were no fancy glasses on our table. She would have shattered them with her voice!

04. Lithuania: I surprisingly liked the song after he took off his bling-bling scarf.

05. Bosnia Herzogovina: I was desperately waiting for a “Lady Gaga moment” to happen. I am still waiting.

06. Russia: Awesomeness! Those grandmas were sooo cute! I was hoping they all took their medications! One of my faves of the night!

07. Iceland: Nightwish gone Iceland and blonde.

08. Cyprus: ♫♪♫ Lalalalala ♫♪♫ That’s also a good to work out to.

09. France: 10 points for the topless dancer. 3 points for the singer.

10. Italy: This is what Amy WInehouse would have looked like when she used a comb and Posh Spice was her best friend.

11. Estonia: Reminded me of the last song they always play to get rid of the last people in the club.

12. Norway: Adam Lambert meets Abercrombie & Fitch model.

13. Azerbaijan: Very nice voice and I loved the dress and all of the effects.

14. Romania: The moonwalking bagpipe player is awesome!

15. Denmark: Avril Lavigne meets Sheryl Crow. This is a good song to listen to when you are road-tripping.

16. Greece: Apparently, this wannabe Shakira was in a hurry and forgot to put on a skirt, huh?

17. Sweden: Another one of my faves! I expected some awesome dance moves but they only sent a ninja up on stage.

18. Turkey: Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. The dancers in the background looked like bats trying to fly.

19. Spain: She can sing but that does not change the fact that I yawned like 7 times during this song. True story.

20. Germany: I loved it! We were literally dancing on the tables and cheering! Besides, I think the guy is cute(ish)

21. Malta: This song puts me in a good mood. We were still dancing on tables from the song before.

22. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Well…That is all. The only thing that excited me was the electric violin in the back.

23. Ireland: Jedward, here we go again. I think last year’s drugs were still working 😉 Last year’s song was better as well.

24. Serbia: ZzzzZzzz…This is when I ordered more wine.

25. Ukraine: The outfit of the dancers distracted me from the actual song. Not in a good way.

26. Moldova: This song makes me wanna dance….a very stupid dance though.

I am glad that one of my top three won this year’s contest: Sweden!! I really like the song and I am happy that next year’s Eurovision will be in Stockholm, Sweden! Let’s see, maybe I’ll even report live from the arena next time 😉

Taaa!

…I have my life back. At least for a few weeks.

I admit it.I might have worked a bit too much during the last few months considering the fact that my studies should be my first priority. Oh well, I guess money does rule the world. But besides working and studying I’ve managed to have a little fun as well.

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yo momma motto party

We’ve also gone on a few trips. We went to check out Kassel, the hometown of one of my friends, during Christmas time. We had so much fun even though it was freezing cold and very slippery especially on the mountain. But there is nothing hot wine can’t fix 😉

Hercules monument in Kassel

view down from Hercules

Christmas market in Kassel

I also became an aunt. My nephew and little prince Matti was born 10 days before Christmas. I was so happy when I finally could drive up north to see my family and Matti for Christmas.

the little prince

I could have cuddled this smelly angel forever but duty called and I had to leave and go back to Gießen shortly after the new year had started. In January I started a second job. Not the smartest idea considering the fact that the exams and final presentations were coming closer. But hey, money!

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My other job is in Frankfurt so I have to use the trains to get there. And while doing that I also found out that the warning “mind the gap between platform and train” makes perfect sense and should be taken seriously. To my defense I have to say that it was very slippery (and I was in a hurry) so I slipped right into the gap with my entire right leg. I do not recommend that. It is scary and very hurtful. And time-consuming. And I am certainly not one of those people who have lotsa spare time to see doctors. Thankfully the train did not move until I was out of there but I smashed my leg and was not allowed to stress and use it so I could not work any of my jobs: bye bye money. And thanks to the pain: bye bye sleep.

I needed surgery but luckily my puppy eyes worked and I could convince the doctors to wait until after my exams. The pain faded a bit and I could attend the “it’s all over” party. Unfortunately I could not drink alcohol but I still had a good time.

celebrating the end of the exams

our knowledge on the floor 😉

Oh yeah, in between all of the above I also had to move apartments as my contract ended. But the painting and building the furniture had to wait until after the exams.

I finished everything just in time for my long-awaited surgery. I admit I was freaked out, scared and horrified and could not sleep for days. Doctors, needles and hospitals are not really my cup of tea. But the “chill pill” I had to take right before my surgery made the world pretty awesome and sparkly again and I was a bit more relaxed until they totally drugged me with the anesthesia.

time for surgery

First thing I did after I woke up again was to check if they took the right leg. They did but they bandadged the entire leg so the only thing I could see was a disgusting blood-filled tube coming out of my leg. And this is when I fell asleep again. Don’t remember the other stuff that happened that day. Except for the burning injection. Even though I have already been getting those for over a month now it still hurts and stings like a bitch.

Some of my friends came to visit me in hospital the next day. It felt so good to see someone I knew especially since my family could not be there. My friends got me a cute care package which made my eyes all teary. But after a few hours of happiness it was time for boredom, nurses and injections again.

I love my friends

Luckily, I only had to stay in hospital for a few days. Now I’m at home trying to relax and enjoying some time off-work. And next week I’m off to see my family and friends up north for a few days. Life is good…until it’s time for that stupid injection again.

Welcome to Gießen

Posted: September 25, 2011 in fun, me, Party, student life
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Because Karma’s a bitch and the Deutsche Bahn does not know how operate without any delays,  I missed ALL of my train connnections and therefore my entire schedule was messed up and I had to make several detours until I finally arrived in Gießen; my new place of residence for at least one year.

I was pretty exhausted when I arrived at my new appartment. I’m living together with 2 other girls in one of the prettiest streets of Gießen…at least that’s what I’ve been told. I did not have that much time to check out the city yet but from what I’ve seen so far I can say that I will definitely survive the next year.And I think I might even have fun doing that 😉

We already had my first party and I totally forgot how cheap alcohol and going out in Germany is.Fatal mistake. And also having a Döner kebab for breakfast does not make it any better. Good golly did I feel sick yesterday. I guess I have to get used to that feeling again. Being a student (again) really is not as easy as it sounds! 😉

fresh flowers in the kitchen

mhh cheesecake and iced chocolate

me and an old friend and former Lufthansa colleague

my wonderful housemates and I

and again…this time a bit more drunk.

…NOT!!!

Especially if it involves too much stuff, too many too heavy suitcases, too long train rides and too many train connections. Let’s see if I get to do productive things during those 7 hours. Like having a Two and a Half Men marathon. Or annoying the other people on the train by singing Kumba-Ya with my angel’s voice.