The smell of smoke

Happy x-mas sales shopping everybody! Christmas was nice and I survived the long days of work leading up to the holiday. At the sales I've only bought myself some yarn and knitting needles and I've started on a new pair of leg warmers. It's been years since I last knitted, and then I didn't really knit anything more complicated than...leg warmers. But you gotta start somewhere, right?

Knitting seems like an nice and stay-warm-under-a-blanket hobby, unlike sewing where you got to get partly undressed every time you're trying your item on, and right now I want to stay warm because out flat is feeling very cold at the moment. For a very interesting reason;

A week ago Mr. Kitten and I went to bed around half past ten in the evening. Roughly an hour later we woke up to the very sureal sound of the fire alarm in the stairway outside our flat door. We could smell something burning, so I grabbed some clothes and my phone and we went outside to see what was going on. There was fire engine outside the house and other residents in pyjamas and wintercoats. We couldn't see any flames or smoke, but were told that there was a fire in the storgage department of our basement, almost directly under our flat...

More fire trucks arrived and hoses were dragged across the snowy lawn and smoke-divers were making their way down into the basement. Around this time the basement window broke or was broken and smoke started pouring out, lot's of it. At this point I was wondering if I should have tried to rescue my computer and camera and thinking things like will all my clothes get damaged from smoke and so on. But, after about an hour the fire was put out and our flat was safe, but too smokey for us to be allowed back in. Finally, at half past one we got to go back into our flats where we did our best to air out the smell of smoke and get some sleep. What a night!

The stairway still smells of smoke, but luckily our flat stayed pretty smoke free so the smell is very faint in here. The fire broke out directly under the flat wall-to-wall to ours, and something must have been damaged as the heating isn't working in the room closest...And in every other room it's freezing as well. Everything in out storage cage is covered in soot and the plastic covering our garden chair cusions has melted. We had mostly camping and skiing equipment in this storage, some of it still needs to be checked for damages...But we are safe.

I wish you a very safe and happy new year! (Don't forget to get home-insurance and fire alarms if you haven't got any!) My new year's eve will be spent and my cousins wedding. See you in 2010!


December 17:th

I'm back from a well deserved long weekend away. Mr. Kitten drove our RV down to Aura on Saturday where we danced the night away to a fabulous big band. Really great music, made me wanna learn to jive and lindy hop and all sorts. I wore my new(=second hand) checked shirt, but with wide black trousers and not a skirt.

The next day we drove to Turku and spent the following two days walking around shopping centres and flea-markets. I didn't really buy much, just a pile of old photos that I may try to scan at some point, a simple top, two slips and a skirt that was way to big for me, which I'll try to alter. And a nice, almost cat shaped candle holder.

At work we're coming up to the busiest time of the year, and I'll pretty much be working non-stop until x-mas eve. Sigh. Oh, well it's only a week out of my life when I will have no life. Maybe I'll survive. Have a lovely holiday everyone if you don't hear from me in a while...!



Sweet Bettie Booh passed this little award over to me;

Thank you! Now I'm suppoed to pass this on to 10 of my favourite blogs, but I'm a little short on time (and terrible at making up my mind) so I'll just do the questions that came along with it. Feel free to do the same if you like! Answers should only be one word.

1.Where is your phone? Here

2.Your hair? Two-toned

3.Your Mother? Caring

4.Your Father? Bearded

5.Your favourite food? Asian

6.Your dream last night? Stressed

7.Your favourite drink? Hot Chocolade

8.Your dream/goal? Happy

9.What room are you in? Hobby

10.Your hobby? Creative

11.Your fear? Driving

12.Where do you want to be in six years? House

13.Where were you last night? Home

14.Something that you’re not? Drugged

15.Muffins? Please!

16.Wishlist item? Time

17.Where did you grow up? Finland

18.Last thing you did? Hoovered

19.What are you wearing? Red

20.Your TV? Seldom

21.Your pets? Plants

22.Friends? Some

23.Your life? Beginning

24.Your mood? Even

25.Missing someone? Him

26.Vehicle? Bike

27.Something you’re not wearing? Skiing boots

28.Your favourite store? Flea-market

29.Your favourite colour? Red

30.When was the last time you laughed? Today

31.The last time you cried? Weeks

32.Your best friend? Boyfriend

33.One place that I go to over and over? Work

34.Facebook? Booring

35.Favourite place to eat? Kitchen

No post without a picture on this blog-so here's a pretty plate I paid 10 cents for and a pretty red Mariskooli-imitation bowl that I bought recently;

This weekend plus monday and tuesday me and Mr Kitten are planning on doing a trip in our motor home, we may go to Turku. Anybody know any good places to find vintage? Now I need to keep packing...


A little bit of light

Yey, I've seen the sun two days in a row now! While it was light I also got a picture of the new skirt I made.

The top is also new - second hand. My new project is making myself an apron, a bit like the pink one in this image from sovintagepatterns.com. Only mine will be blue and white.

This saturday I'm going to my work x-mas party, and I'm just about to start pin-curling my hair. Hopefully it'll still look good on saturday...Have a nice weekend everybody!