The one about how we celebrated Estonian independence this year…

This year is the 100 year jubilee of Estonian independence, and today just so happens to be the actual party day – “Head iseseisvuspäeva!”

I got out of bed at around 9:45, walked into the kitchen where I was greeted by a waterfall flowing down from our ceiling (through the lamp to be more precise).

After a couple of phone calls and knocking on doors we finally got the “sort of head of the apartment complex” to keep more water from emerging, but the waterfall was (and is) still present, but has now calmed down to a drip-drop-drip-drop.

This couldn’t have happened at a worse time; no firm that could otherwise have come to dry up the mess is open, our landlord is bedridden…
Actually, the only time worse than today would be during summer, because God knows what might have happened had we not been home (this happened once before we lived here; the ceiling had come down during summer and no one had noticed, the floor had to be redone, it was an all-around mess!)

Despite this today has turned out to be a pretty okay independence day (much thanks to the lovely horses at Ado (especially my dear Adorette) and a pretty successful riding lesson). Now it’s back to the books and studying, but not for long 😉



The one about my first week back


The first week back at uni is over  (yes, we have most Fridays off – thank God for that!) and I couldn’t be happier.

I always have a hard time with new things energy-wise (I get super tired), and although I’m used to attending lectures, practicals and so on, I still get exhausted whenever I return to the “uni routine”.

This week has been no exception. After Monday’s 3-hour practical at the university farm I was absolutely knackered! After 3 hours! Geez…

I’m really excited for the surgery course (or well, the first part of it 😛 ), as well as the “clinical and laboratory diagnostics of small animals”, which I’m hoping will be similar to the courses we had for production animals and horses. These courses (I imagine) will be very helpful for the practical training and working at the clinic this summer. Fingers crossed!!

Now I’m going to return to my pre-weekend celebration (read: watching Forensic Files), and tomorrow there will be hamburgers!! Hopefully the weekend won’t quite fly by…


The one about a year that passed, and a year that’s just begun

Wow… I have posted nothing since my 22nd birthday way back in August!

Reason being? The same excuse I always make; I’ve been way too busy.
Always sounds pathetic, but it’s true!

What have I been up to, then? Well

  • I went to London (and Norwich ^^) in October
  • Uni… (it’s always uni, isn’t it?)
  • Exams, projects, deadlines, panic…
  • Christmas “break” and New Year’s – family time!!!
  • Some more exam stress and panic
  • Potato (aka le boyfriend) came to Tartu
  • Some more panic over the same bloody exam as earlier
  • Success!! (I got an A on my pharmacology exam today ^^ Woop!)

Oh, also, I’ve been knitting like a crazy person! I’ve lost track of how many pairs of socks I’ve made (must be nearing 10 soon!), 2 cardigans, 2 pairs of mittens, baby mittens, two beanies, a sweater for Tinka the cat, three neck warmers/cowls… You get the point – I’ve turned into a granny!

Let’s take a look at some of the things this year will bring;

  • More stress and panic
  • More knitting
  • Summer internship at a clinic
  • A visit to Norwich again in June, hopefully for at least a week before my internship
    and last but not least
  • I’m going on a cruise in October! How exciting!! 😀

Now I’ll get back to knitting – I’m currently working on the “Midsummer socks” (picture below, design by Niina Laitinen – you can find the pattern right here) Currently about halfway done with the first sock 🙂

midsummer socks

Hopefully your year will be full of exciting adventures and new challenges – if you need more challenges you should start knitting 😉



2016/17 Spring Playlist

After a few days of doing nothing too exciting I figured I should share the playlist for spring term 16/17 (much like the playlists I’ve shared before 🙂 )
A bunch of random songs I’ve listened to during this past spring/early summer, nothing major 🙂

Of course we watched the ESC as well, and I fell in love with Ireland’s entry ❤

I also reallyreallyreally liked Belgium’s song 🙂

Obviously there have been completely brain-dead moments too…

… and more “religious” moments 🙂

Slowly, very slowly, it’s starting to feel like I’m actually on holiday – ah, sweet feeling 😀



My brain has left me for an early holiday…


Only one exam left! Yes, I’ve made it this far (don’t know how, but I’ve survived).

Currently my brain seems to be taking an early leave for summer holiday, so I’m left feeling somewhat empty-headed.

Actually, no, I feel like the space that is normally occupied by my little brain has been filled with mucus produced by my body in defense against all of this flipping pollen that’s flying around at the moment. Thanks body, so nice of you to look after me (and make me feel like I have a cold…).

Anyway, only one exam left! Yay!
I’m so done. There is no way my brain can take any more information at this point (which is probably why it decided to leave early). Luckily I’ve already gone over the material once before (we had two tests already, and the last one is sort of a recap of everything – yay… not).

This is pretty much what has been going on in my head for the past few days – thank you information overload! (it has lyrics, please sing along 😛 )

I will try to push through these last few days of torture and then enjoy my well-deserved holiday! I’m sure ice cream and chocolate will be my best friends as I try to survive 🙂 😉 😛

To those who are still struggling: You can do it!
To those lucky bastards who have already successfully escaped to holiday land: Good job, please don’t rub it in 😉
To myself: Soon… very soon.