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Happy Midsummer!

Happy Midsummer!

Juhannus

And remember to look for blossoming fiddleheads, it brings good luck to find some!

Julkka’s blog moved to the new hosting

Julkka's blog moved to the new hosting

In the beginning of 2015 Julkka’s blog and www.jullka.com were moved to the new hosting platform http://emaks.net

This movement provides wider capabilities on hosting both blog and Julkka Translations websites.

In order to reflect modern web practices following changes been made to Julkka’s blog on top of the hosting transfer:

  • All registered users except active blog contributors were deleted
  • Email subscription capability is completely removed
  • Users are not allowed to register on Julkka’s blog anymore, comments can be made but captcha protected. RSS subscription is working as previously.

I wish you all the best in 2015 and keep tuned with Julkka’s blog!

Art by Alisa A.

Art by Alisa A.

That’s Mom, i.e. me.

Mina_38let_byAlisa

30.10.2013 General blog update

30.10.2013 General blog update

WordPress core update upto 3.7.1

All plugins are updated to the recent versions.

Minor settings tuning.

 

Bugs found? Please report to admin @ julkka.com

 

Since wordpress version 3.7 blog enigne is autoupdating. I will not publish update notifications anymore, ofcourse following plugin and theme updates time to time.

WWW.JULKKA.COM reloaded!

Finaly!

It took some time to build the site but today it goes live!

Not all the pages are ready but we are working on that together with Julkka.

Welcome, tervetuloa и добро пожаловать на новый сайт www.julkka.com

www.julkka.com

Oblivion movie, like!

Oblivion movie, like!

Quality Hollywood movie, Action + Adventure + SciFi.

Must see in HD.

Julkka’s blog RELOADED

Julkka's blog RELOADED

You may have seen Julkka’s blog was unavailable for quite a time.

Just to make things short: Julkka’s blog is back!

We have switched to a new hosting provider in Finland, this change has dramatically improved the blog speed, especially in Finland, and must also raise page loading speed in Russia and Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

On top of this:

27.07.2013 General blog update

WordPress core update upto 3.5.2

All plugins are updated to the recent versions.

Blog theme updated to the recent version.

Minor settings tuning.

 

Bugs found? Please report to admin @ julkka.com

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11.03.2013 General blog update

11.03.2013 General blog update

WordPress core update upto 3.5.1

All plugins are updated to the recent versions.

Minor settings tuning.

 

Bugs found? Please report to admin @ julkka.com

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People in Denial

People in Denial

 

The main problem with freedom is that the more freedom you grab, the greater survival skills it demands from you.

Vice versa, the more help & support you get from the outside world , the less freedom you can keep.

You cannot ask for both freedom and support at the same time. Accepting the fact is actually the key to achieving balance between the two.

Not many can do it; much easier is to say: “they owe me” or “I cannot cope by my own” . Dead end.

But there’s also hope folks 🙂

My kind of music

My kind of music

Jamala – Find me

Julkka’s blog moved

Julkka's blog moved

Jullka’s blog has been successfully moved to it’s new subdomain http://blog.julkka.com

Please update your Favourites and re-download RSS.

 

Same time general blog update was performed:

WordPress core update upto 3.4.2

All plugins are updated to the recent versions.

Blog theme updated to the recent version.

Minor settings tuning.

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Did she say that about me?… found via FB

Did she say that about me?... found via FB

Tatyana Droubich

I am an amicable person. I hate confrontation and ambiguous contexts. For me, it is simpler to tell things as they are all at once. It seems to me that femmes fatales do not act this way.  Being sly, playing, plotting – no thanks. There’s no bravado here. I rather confess of being primitive. Or, it might as well be a fault of education that women of my generation have received. We were not brought up to be women. Instead, we were trained as sisters of war.  Those who can rescue someone else from the battlefield, stop a horse galloping at full tilt, or at least defend a thesis – anytime, anywhere. Spoilt behavior, driving people crazy, and keeping other very own bees in a bonnet belong to a universe which is unknown to me.

Tatyana Droubich, a Russian actress.

 

“Я миролюбивый человек. Ненавижу конфликты, двусмысленные ситуации. По мне проще сказать сразу все как есть. По-моему, так роковые женщины себя не ведут. Лукавить, играть, интриговать – не для меня. Говорю без всякой бравады. Скорее это признание в собственной примитивности. А может быть, сказываются издержки нашего общего воспитания. Ведь в нас никто не воспитывал женщин. Нас готовили в боевые подруги. Вынести с поля боя, остановить на скаку коня или, на худой конец, защитить диссертацию – всегда пожалуйста. А вот чтобы капризничать, сводить с ума, иметь право на свои маленькие причуды – это уже из какой-то другой, неведомой мне жизни”

(Татьяна Друбич)

 

 

Live history in Rewell Sund

Live history in Rewell Sund

villa Rewell Sund

13.06.2012 General blog update

13.06.2012 General blog update

WordPress core update upto 3.3.2

All plugins are updated to the recent versions.

Minor settings tuning.

 

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No bikinis in Vaasa this summer

No bikinis in Vaasa this summer

Suomen kesä 2012

However it has not been snowing either. Positive thinking yeah 😀

To be honest, this is MY kind of weather, lov’ it.

 

 

Nightwish – Storytime

Nightwish - Storytime

Scary fairytales for grown-ups… Love Anette in this video, ter-ri-fic!

Storytime – Nigthwish

My Lazy Lunch

My Lazy Lunch

today. I did not even make the salad, bought one from K-Supermarket and just added a few cherry tomatoes. The pale pink nanotomato pieces that were in the salad originally did not have a taste.

Lounas

The good news is that full fat milk is back in Finnish supermarkets. Okay, 4.4% is not yet FULL FAT milk but it’s 2% more than average, that does make a difference. In 10 years from now we might be drinking normal 6% milk, yahoo! I even dare forecast that milk consumption will grow rapidly. This does not only look like milk but it smells like milk, tastes like milk and has a thin layer of cream inside the package as regular natural milk would. Makes you want more. We drank 3 packs this weekend only. Outstanding.

When that fashion for low-fat prods goes away I will not have any regrets 😀

 

 

A-la Provence or what it may be – new kitchen curtain

A-la Provence or what it may be - new kitchen curtain

It’s so retro and so very village.

Farmhouse

 

Actually, there’s not much choice between styles when you try to cozy up a 1980s farmhouse kitchen. Metal or glass would have ruined the harmony here, with those wooden floors, wooden ceiling, rustical kitchen cupboards etc.

You either start from zero point by demolishing the whole kitchen and building it, say, in black and white and a bit of grey, rectangular shapes and other things modern – OR go with the flow and only bring in a few details to add to the original decoration. Which I’m doing.

However, a change of floors from wood to cork or stone is an option, really. I simply do not get the idea of having a wooden floor in the kitchen, especially close to the oven and sink. It loses face in a few years from moisture, grease, and heat. I mean, if anybody at all does cook in da house 😀

Happiness, here and now

Happiness, here and now

We’re living through the time of strain.

Too much noise, too much information, too many faces, too many rules and exclusions… by far. Nor even time to think which of this abundance you really need if any.

Sometimes it feels like the energy is going to cut off this very moment and the reality falls apart into pieces. Like a glass window. Yet, the inner source of power keeps running and it keeps you rolling.

A human never knows to which limit he can go to get himself really squeezed out & wasted 😀 And I will never get tired of testing it, woohoo!

However, it makes me happy just to realize that tomorrow this time I’ll be sitting with a glass of spirits (good girls do not say alcohol, right?) and listening to the Kilkennys. Being, hm, normal.

 

Today, I’m looking for a new crazy goal to follow. For me & my little family…

I’m Counting on You

Like a King Midas but a different kind: everything I touch turns into… vintage

Like a King Midas but a different kind: everything I touch turns into... vintage

Alisa’s first ever gala dress.