A day trip to Guildford

Okay, here I am again! We had quite a few problems with the internet, but now it's working nicely enough so I am finally able to publish this post. So today we're going to take a look to Guildford. On Wednesday we took a bus from Woking and headed to the university town next to it. I've visited Guildford a couple of times before and it's a nice city I have to say.
Traditional English landscape can be seen, old buildings next to new ones. A relatively big place with a feeling of a small town. Nice shopping possibilities and simple city structure. You won't get lost even though you'd just walk around aimlessly. And it's not too far away from London! I advise anyone visiting London to make a short trip to some smaller city around. There's a lot to see outside the city as well. Even though London still is the most awesome city I've been and it has a whole load of things to do and see, you won't see what it's like in England if you just stay in London. 
So yeah, back to the business. In Guildford, we didn't really shop that much (even though I heard that I spent over an hour in Primark again... But it's bigger than the one in Woking!). We took a look at the shopping center, then just walked around the rest of the day before heading back home. 
As said above, Guildford is a beautiful city in my opinion. If you climb up to the hill, you can see quite a nice view over the town center and all to way to more countryside area. We also walked to the ruins of a castle of Guildford. I find the castle and the gardens pretty as well!
So there's nothing much to tell anymore, basically we just did a small sightseeing around and enjoyed the nice, sunny weather. Let the pics talk! And really. Anyone visiting London or Surrey area, I recommend you to give Guildford a chance. It really is a nice place to go!

I have materials for a post from London, or then I could tell a bit about the first week in Germany. What would be more interesting? How's your summer going?

Greetings from Germany!

Hello folks!

I'm sitting in a nice house, in a small village somewhere in the countryside of Baiern. I do apologize the fact that I haven't been posting - it's only because I've been either too tired or too busy. The time in England was so short, that I didn't really even think about opening a laptop and writing something. Now we've been in Germany from Saturday, even though it was Sunday when we were able to go to bed and so on - the flight was delayed a bit and we had to drive an hour from the airport to get here. I planned to write on Sunday, but then it was gone (I slept until 12 o'clock...) and pretty much the same happened with Monday even though we woke up at eight. But anyway, now I'm here and I have a few posts to be published!

I have a lot to be told from England, but I decided just simply start with a post about what I bought. As said, it's cheaper to buy clothes in England than in Finland - at least it used to be. Now pound is quite strong and prices are a bit higher, so it's not so cheap anymore. However Primark still is the cheapest (and most probably also the most unethical) clothing store I've ever been. And shoes are still cheaper in general!
This shirt I bought from Primark - it was only 4 pounds. I love it, and it has been useful already - I didn't take so many shirts actually and it's been quite hot. It's impossible to wear the same top for many days...
These nail polishes I bought from Poundland - 1£ each. In Finland you easily pay over 10 euros of these, and I really truly hope that the one in left works as well - I already tried the white one and it was nice!
The bikini-top is also from Primark, 8£. I've been searching a nice bikini for a while now and I think this one is quite pretty!
And underwear of course. Every time I visit England I buy some, as they totally are cheaper than in Finland. Bra was 2,5£ and panties were 1,7£ each. And I also noticed that lingerie is cheaper also here in Germany than it is back home. Some more shopping scheduled!

I also bought shoes, but I don't have a pic at the moment + the internet is so slow that I have no patience to load it if I took one. So that's it, next time I'll post something maybe more interesting. I have planned to post at least three posts from England, so there's something coming soon.

ps. If you want to follow my journey in real time, check out my instagram!

pps. Sorry if there's some awful mistakes. For some reason English has escaped and been replaced by Finnish and pieces of Swedish and German. I really don't speak the last one, but I've been trying to understand it. At least I know what is to hoover and to get drunk auf Deutsch :D

What do I have in my cabin bag?

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I'll be flying! Now I'm slowly starting to realize that it really is summer. The weather haven't been so nice, so it just feels like ordinary spring weekend, not like the summer. Compared to last spring it's been awful. A year ago we wore shorts and tops in the school for a couple of weeks. Now those kind of warm days have been hiding most of the time. But anyway. Tomorrow I'll be leaving home for two months! Exciting, thrilling, wonderful and a bit sad. I'll miss my best friends birthday and I will miss all the horse-related-things. Summertime is the best time for horses. And at some point I will be missing my family, friends and life here. But in the other hand, travelling is what I really truly wanna do. Going to England is always awesome, I can't wait to get to know Germany better (even though my very first job abroad is making me nervous) and then Cyprus - a totally new place to discover. 

But anyway. My luggage has already gone to Helsinki with my boyfriend and his family as they drove there earlier. I'll be flying there tomorrow and I'll only have a carry-on luggage with me - even though I don't know yet which bag should I take... And I think now it's the perfect time to show you guys what I would recommend to pack into your cabin bag!

1. All the important papers and money. Passport and a copy of it, purse with some cash and cards (including e.g. European Health Insurance Card). I also always print my tickets even though they could be found from the email or so. I still don't trust technology that much. A pen is always needed, and I couldn't live without my calendar.

2. Cosmetics. I always carry my make-up in the hand luggage as I need them at some point of travelling day. Some most important things related to personal hygiene (such as deodorant and toothbrush) travel with me in case my main luggage is left behind. When flying, remember the one litre rule - liquids should fit in to a one litre plastic bag and they should be maximum of 100ml each!

 3. Clothes. I always have socks and clean underwear with me in the cabin bag, quite often also a top or a t-shirt. I like to have woolen stockings with me no matter what time of year it is. They are so easy to put on if I feel cold or if I want to take of my shoes at some point. And now I probably should admit that I didn't plan to take this much stuff, but I totally forgot to pack some of my clothes (that we're drying over night before I gave my bag to my boyfriend) to the main luggage...

4. Entertainment. Phone is of course also one of the most important things, but it also is for entertainment. Charger is needed as well. I usually carry my old MP3 with me, so I don't have to use the battery of phone when listening music. Headphones and diary are also always with me. The memory stick in this case is for school things. This pile is missing a book, as I have a tradition of buying some book from the airport!

5. Small useful things. Tissues, sunglasses, bubble gum, hairbrush. You will certainly need those. I also took some medicine with me as I'm still a bit ill and there's nothing as awful as flying when you have a flue. But I know those pills are working nicely - it was proven last summer when I also had a flue when we left to Norway... I have also used to carrying around a small box containing everything useful (pins, plasters, nailfile, painkillers etc.) and it also goes abroad with me.

I will also take an empty bottle with me so I can fill it with water then in the airport, as well as I will take some snack.

So, there's what I have with me in the hand luggage! As I already explained - some clothing and some cosmetics are needed in case of luggage getting lost or being delayed. I wouldn't like to be in a situation where I have nothing to wear or wash my face with. Of course you can always buy some necessities, but there's no always shops open near by or so. I also take at least one copy of my passport (now I have one in the cabin bag and one in the luggage) as it's the most important document proving that you actually exist. Even though the copy isn't valid really, it's more than nothing. Passport, some money and phone - with those three you can go a long way! 

What are the things you have in your cabin bag? 

Random facts

Written 31.1.2015
I got inspiration for this post from Jenni's blog and decided to make my own version with 10 random facts of me!

1. I'm loud. Especially in Finnish - when I get really exited to explain something, or when I get upset. Sometimes I notice it by myself, but usually someone says to me that my "speaking" is not speaking anymore. But it runs in the family - all women in the mother's side are really noisy.

2. I'm obsessed with nail polishes. I can't remember when was the last time I didn't have any nail polish on my nails. I own dozens and dozens polishes and this and that somehow related to nails. I also update my another blog related to nail art!
3. I'm a night owl. I'm most creative between 22-24 and I'd like to do homework and other stuff then, but I really can't as I'm forced to wake up seven at the latest during the school week.

4. I hate waking up late. Even though I like to do things in the evening, I can't stand it if I sleep longer than until nine o'clock. It feels like the whole day was just wasted and I'm angry at myself.

5. I get frustrated and angry really easily. I really have temperament and sometimes it almost annoys me. People who know me really well utilize this character of mine to tease me.
Just a random pic from autumn 2013.
6. I'm really selective what comes to clothing. I see lots of nice clothes when I'm shopping, but few that I would wear myself. And when I find a nice piece of clothing, the price is the second thing - I'm really not spending lot of money. So according to that; sales and secondhand stores are my best friends!

7. When I was little, we had an aquarium. As it was old and it broke at some point - all the fishes we're saved and transferred to our friends aquarium, but we never had a new one. Now we have a dog and that's all the pets that I've ever had.
8. I talk to myself. When I'm alone I might explain everything I'm doing, or then I talk with my dog. I talk to my laptop (and other electronics) and sometimes I notice when I'm waiting for a bus that I just muttered something random (and hope that no-one else noticed...)

9. My laptop has a personality.  She totally is a bitch. She can be nice if you're nice to her, but when she has a bad day, everyone can feel it. She's really great at annoying me, and we kinda have a dramatic on-off relationship. But in the end we have so many shared memories and she knows me so well, that I can't be mad at her too long.

10. I don't like tea. I've learned to drink coffee and nowadays I enjoy drinking it - especially different lattes are my favourites. And chococcino from the coffee machine in our school! But tea, I just find it a bit disgusting and I don't even know why.