Who remembers this post about sixth months ago from Stockholm? Week ago I left Finland for London for few days and fell in love with London and I am ready to forget Stockholm. Not really, but London interests me more than Stockholm. I’d never been in London before and that’s why I was so excited about that. London has always been one of those ”I want to visit, but not in my top 5 next destinations” – list, but I always have been sure I will eventually fall in love with the city, and that is exactly what happened. It was my first and definitely not my least visit to London and when I’m honest, and I always am, I might go back there sooner anyone could even think about it (;I went London to take the högskoleprovet(The Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test), the same exam I took last fall at Stockholm which is the admission to apply to higher education to Sweden. I could apply with the results of my finals from Finland as well but my results are not high enough to get me into the university and program I want, so I have to take the högskoleprovet and apply in with it.

So basically I am applying to Sweden but I went to London to take the test confusing, right?

I supposed to go to Stockholm to take the test like last autumn but I saw the exam was possible to take outside of Sweden in other major cities in Europe as well, so I went to London instead of Stockholm. I could have done the test in Finland as well but the location of the exam in Finland were in Åland Islands wich is quite difficult to get. So I flew Thursday morning from Helsinki to the Gatwick airport and left London this Monday so I had plenty of time to explore the city and most importantly to see my friend who studies there. I stayed at her room so I didn’t need to spend a fortune to the hotel. 
I had hardly any plans for the weekend. I had a big list of the things I would like to do but I knew my time was limited and I didn’t want to take any pressures so I went with the flow so I wouldn’t be disappointed about thighs I had no time to do, wich by the way, was a very good idea. One of the absolutely must to do thigs still was a West End musical and I wanted to see the Phantom Of The Opera, wich we enabled to get tickets. I will write an own post for the Phantom later on. There is so many stories to tell but unfortunately, I have no time to tell any of those now but don’t worry, this won’t be the only post from London.

Obviously, I had my camera with me and I took plenty of pictures but there is no photo of me, except the selfie with the Big Ben, because I didn’t feel like shooting outfits. I kind of feel bad we didn’t shoot and kind of not. It would be great to post here and Instagram outfits from London but it was fun not to shoot, just go on and see as much as possible. So the pictures I took is all about the London, Architecture, and food, very tourist, hahaa.

Love,

        Aaro

I thought I wouldn’t publish these pictures but it had snowed during the night again, so it is ok to publish winter pictures, haha. It has been five weeks of shining sun and raining snow.  The spring in Finland is quite early, snow in March isn’t unusual, it just feels terrible when the ground is one day clear of snow and next day full of it.The real thing I wanted to write about was the people. We were on Friday at the restaurant and during our dinner, someone had painted the windows of the restaurant. Actually, they had sprayed half of the block with white paint and I can’t understand why do people do that. The costs of cleaning are humongous. I would understand, totally still not accept if they had something to say like ”don’t eat the meat” or ”fuck the politics” but just trashing the city is something I just can’t get. If someone is in need of paper, please mail me and I will sed you paper and pens to draw with. Just don’t graffiti the city, thank you.// I wrote this article on Sunday but didn’t have time to finish it. Now it has shined whole day and there is no snow left from the weekend.

 

Love,

      Aaro

Since the beginning of the year we supposed to go to the Roux with my papa, for blinis and yesterday, we finally went, mainly because the mini blinis with roes and sour cream were the only blini dish left at the menu. I have ever eaten blinis even tough my mom and her friend make them sometimes. And gosh they were delicious. Crispy but soft inside with tree types of roes and Cava, of course. We ordered few extra blinis and after that were full enough to just order dessert.The legendary Chocolate trilogy has been on the menu since the beginning but I have ever taken it before. Chocolate desserts are not usually my favorites but how could I resist chocolate fondant? The dessert was heaven on earth and I was ready to die. I understand very well why people almost lost their tempers when they tried to take the chocolate trilogy off from the menu. The combo of chocolate fondant, chocolate marquise and white chocolate mousse with strawberry sauce was perfect. The common problem still is you usually don’t have any room for it – the chocolate trilogy is a quite big dessert after serval courses of delicious dishes.

If you like good quality food and the best service you can imagine the Roux is the place to go in Lahti.

 

Love,

       Aaro

I bought this coat about a year ago for my penkkari costume. I dressed up for my version of Cruella de Vil and the fur(faux) was only coat to wear. After that, the coat laid on my wardrobe until last fall I started to use it when I took the dog out. The coat is long and warm and perfect to throw on and go to the midnight walks. I liked how the coat moved and felt so I tried it with few outfits and it worked very well. I started to use it and it was perfect for the cold winter days. It was an easy way to update basic white t-shirt and jeans combo to more trendy look. The coat started many conversations and my friends offered to buy it and I had to say no, hah

Now it is time to say see you soon and pack the Leopard with my other winter coats and clothes and take them down to the basement to wait next fall. Luckily there is a new spring coat to replace the empty spot of the leopard.

 

Love,

                Aaro

It is since forever I last time have written anything. It feels awful, like writing and publishing the first posts for the first time, and kind of I am. If you are on aaroforssell.blogspot.fi this will be the last post you will ever read here. I have finally moved to my domain so click here to switch to the new blog. This is not a fresh start really, I don’t want it to be.  Moving to the WordPress have been on my mind few years now and finally, I made it. I am working with something I started years ago so all the old post will be available and I actually have revealed even more of the old posts for you to read.  I believe starting things again and again will just lead to nothing. We need to make things already existing work like Tim Gun would say -to reach what we want and already have started. There is no reason to hide the past. So if you still are on aaroforssell.bloggspot.fi, click the link, NOW!

You are on aaroforssell.fi, right? Good. Wasn’t that quick? The transforming tough was nor fast or easy at all. Even tough I have installed the WordPress and it works pretty well now on, there is awful lot to do with the layout, categories and archives to start with -the website is not ready yet. I’m sure it never will be. I think blogging is work-in-progress and when the blog reaches the point of the ultimate perfection it is time to stop blogging and start doing something else. I believe that the layout tough can be perfect and mine is not there yet, but I just couldn’t wait it anymore. And why would I?

I’ve been full of inspiration since the December but I haven’t written or published even pictures I have shoot with my friends.  I wanted to manage the move first and then start posting when the website would be perfect. Nothing is ready yet but I just can’t wait anymore. I’m still creating the layout and sites but I want to post and write. And end this break I was not supposed to have. I have been edited this post already few days now. Like I wrote before: it feels like writing the first post. I know this feeling will pass in soon when I get back to the ”normal” posting. Normal in dittos because I don’t have any certain schedule, never have had and probably never will have.

My original plan was to launch the aaroforssell.fi at the beginning of 2017, but I messed it up with the domain registration to WordPress: I created wordpress.com not wordpress.org blog and account (for the ones who doesn’t know, there is a major distance between those two platforms). With hours of sweat and days of fight, I managed to transform everything, including the original blog from blogger to the WordPress.org. I know it wouldn’t be that hard if I would have read more or have asked help from someone to do these easy things and I saved a lot of time and nerves, but I wanted to do everything by myself. I tried even to code the theme few weeks but with my skills, wich are terrible,  it was a bad idea so I ended up buying very customizable theme I have worked with. There is a terrible lot to do,  but for now I am happy with the chaos I have. Later when I have time I maybe will learn to code the website or hire someone to do it, so it could be 100% my own.

Love,

            Aaro