I love every single Instagram post which instructs me to kill time by curling up with a good book after having lit a mood-enhancing scented candle for maximum hygge. I soak up every heavily filtered photo of a long-limbed influencer splayed on an animal hide (cow/sheep/zebra) in their perfectly curated home, pondering which sheet mask she shall try on next while attending a web-based calmness class.Continue reading “When Home Is Not Safe”
Me, My Laptop And I
Hello world! I hope you are keeping well, keeping your distance and keeping your spirits up. My body has reacted to this situation in the most peculiar way: I am constantly eating. Honest to god I’ve finished every quarantine treat before I’ve emptied the shopping bags at home. Anyone else have similar experiences?Continue reading “Me, My Laptop And I”
When Finnish Lifestyle Reigns Supreme
The video-clips of quarantined Italians gathered on their balconies to make music had just about gone viral when a concerned Finn demanded immediate preventative national measures on Twitter, asking whether “us Finns could jointly agree right now that there shall be no rampaging on balconies“.
Finland is a country where pandemic lifestyle has forever been the norm. To make the most of your social distancing, herewith the best from the Finnish Playbook of Self-Isolation.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat
The skin on my hands is starting to resemble filo, or phyllo, pastry because of all the washing. Apart from anxiously reading the updates there seems to be little else to do to pass the time. Except possibly moisturising. Current favourites on an extremely heavy rotation:Continue reading “Wash, Rinse, Repeat”
Sunday Grey Edition
After about a year of solid grey skies and rain the weather shows no intention of changing. It’s not yet warm enough to ditch the woollen winter coat, which means everything smells like a damp sheep. To further dampen the spirit, Elizabeth Warren stepped down and after years of predictable everything, it seems the whole world is in a weird turmoil which no longer can be blamed on mercury on retrograde.Continue reading “Sunday Grey Edition”
March Media Detox
It’s March in two days and I have already forgotten whatever New Year’s resolutions I made. I’m looking into freshening up and updating some of the more stale practises of mine a bit, on several fronts in fact, but that shall be a separate TED-talk. Now, my plans for March media detox.Continue reading “March Media Detox”