Oct 21, 2016

A food and hair experience

It feels good to be back home in Kokkola. Have been busy doing all kinds of fun stuff. Tried out two of Kokkolas well known restaurants and thought I might write a bit about them for you guys.  

Yesterday we paid Tilli a visit. It is a fairly new restaurant in town. I have been there once before and loved the reindeer dish, so naturally I chose the same one once again. It was delicious, but unfortunately a little bit to rare for my taste. Too much blood is just too much blood. I know, I know, all the food experts are banging their heads in the table, but that is just the way I feel. I usually say I need my meat "very dead".  Loved the food anyway. The mushroom soup was to die for. And not to mention the triple chocolate dessert.
Sadly the whole place was empty and we were the only ones there. I sure hope they will have enough customers to stay opened. We came there two hours before closing time and the place was empty. It felt a bit stupid that the waiter had to go and ask the chef if they would serve us or not even though they still had two hours left. Well, still a great experience even though we felt a bit unwelcome. We will absolutely be going there again. Hopefully to try out their brunch on Sundays and Saturdays. 

Today I went to hairlekiini to have my hair done. It surely was about time. The split ends were taking over big time. Had some highlights and a nice cut. The nice girl also did my hair very prinsessalicious with amazing curls. So happy with the result!


With new nice hair and hungry as lions we decided to go and have dinner at Wanha Lyhty in neristan. 
Such a cosy restaurant in the basement of the heart of Kokkola. Wanha Lyhty has been there for as long as I can remember, and I am not surprised at all. I have never left the place disappointed. Great food and great service. They sure know how to make you feel welcome. 
The food was so tasty! Had the peppersteak (very well done) just as I like it. For dessert I had the best white chocolate mud cake ever. It just melted in my mouth and left me wanting more. 
They have just put up a new instagram page, so go follow them here.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Oct 19, 2016

Traintalk vol.2

Now I am on my way back to Kokkola. Sitting here on the train, once again watching the world swoosh by the window. I had a great couple of days in Helsinki. Had time to catch up with so many friends, and of course time to pay a visit to my favorite place; aussie bar. 
Stayed at friends and also treated myself to one night at a hotel. 
I kinda miss Helsinki, even though I like living in Kokkola. It is a nice change of pace. But still Helsinki will always be close to my heart. And I will not even start comparing the shopping possibilities in these two cities. Haha. It would make me cry.
While in Helsinki I also had to go have my nails and eyelashes done. So now I am sparkly like the princess I am.

Oh how i love my new nails. 

Had a lot of coffee.. I miss living just a few minutes from starbucks. Also tried a new place called "Steam" in Kaisaniemi, was not disappointed. The baguettes they sell there has an asian twist. Thumbs up.

Stocked up on bath soaps and beautiful glittery bath bombs from LUSH. Love that place. 
And Victorias Secret of course. Love love love.

With love,

Oct 16, 2016


Sitting here on the train watching the beautiful Finnish landscape swooshing by my window. I am on my way to Helsinki. Yey! Haven't been back there since I moved, it's gonna be great to see all my friends again. I have a lot of fun things planned. 
I have watched what feels like a million episodes of Friends on the train. It is always boring to travel alone. And then it suddenly came to me; a perfect time to do some blogging and check in on how you guys are doing? What's up? :)
My weekend was slow in a good way. Yesterday I went to brunch with my good friend Hade, and then we ended up spending the whole day together just laughing and talking. We also did some shopping and I manage to find some nice stuff. I also started my christmas shopping. Wohoo. 

Sending you all a milloin kisses. 
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Oct 5, 2016

Snap it hard

Hey everybody!

Hope you all had an awesome day. Just checking in to say a quick hello. Wanted to say that I am so happy that so many of you are following me on Snapchat, I have become quite of a regular there now. It is a good way to keep up with what everyone is doing at the moment. 

I remember a few years ago when my sisters stepdaughter told me "auntie you have to get snapchat" and I was like "snapchat? what is that?" (and felt a million years old). Well anyway she downloaded it for me and showed me how the thing works, and I thought to myself that I am NEVER gonna learn this. Well, miracles happen and slowly I figured it out. Now I bet she is proud of me. 

So for those who want more frequent updates of my princessalicious life, you can find me on "prinsessavaness"

Oct 3, 2016

Farwells, and staying alive.

It has been a busy week. The first part of it I was busy being sick. the flu hit me hard. Thankfully I recovered pretty fast and had the chance to attend my friends farewell party. We had so much fun. Dinner at Hästöskata. They had a hamburger buffet on Saturday, so yes, we ate.. A lot. Afterwards some drinks at our place and then off to the dance floors of the Kokkola nightlife. Or should I say the dance floor of Kokkola. Haha. Not much to choose between down here.
We had so much fun and I will miss my friend dearly. Thankfully there is always the possibility of visiting. And before we know it summer will be here again and she will be back in town. Wish you all the best on your journey Tanja. 

Perfect opportunity to wear my new dress from Odd Molly
Love love love

Love these guys!
Thank you for a lovely evening!

Sadly the whole weekend was not all fun. For those who follow me on other social media might know that we had an accident in our home on Sunday. For a moment I thought I had lost my best friend, little Nando. 
A big glass window fell on top of him and cut his stomach up pretty badly. Thankfully he is a strong little fellow and was strong enough to stay alive. 
Thank you guardian angels for keeping my baby safe. It was a rough day. 
Now he is all patched up and on his was to recovery. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. 

The champion resting after a rough day

Sep 23, 2016

Odd Molly, cosy for all of us

Found new beautiful things 
from Odd Molly today.
Nando also seems to find them very comfortable and cosy.


Sep 18, 2016

Sunday trip

SUNday, thankfully not cloudday. We jumped in the car, went and picked up my dad, and headed off to the cottage to enjoy the great weather. It is wonderful to live this close to the cottage. Only a short drive for some peace and quiet in the nature.
I had packed with me some goodies. The only downside was that the sugar woke up what seemed like a million wasps (ok there were three, but still..) and they would not let us eat in peace. A lot of running around screaming while eating.
Otherwise, just a lovely way to spend the day.

Laughed at the label on the doughnuts. It said "perusmunkki" with means like "basic bun".. Haha.

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