I have really missed writing these blog posts and yet for the past 10 months I haven’t written any :). Seems controversal but that’s how life is sometimes. I do have written down several topics and ideas about what I’d like to share my ideas about, now it’s just time to start writing :).
The main “kick” for starting a blog was (as I have mentioned in the first posts) our journey through SE Asia. Most of the content was about our trip with some posts on various subjects and I was quite surprised to see that now, nearly 1 year after our trip, there are still several hundred visitors reading the posts every month. Quite often I find myself thinking about different adventures we had during our travels and as said before I/we definitely want to go back to Thailand at some point but now life has made room for a lot of new challenges. In one of my last posts in April I briefly mentioned taking up a new job so to say. Well, that chapter is currently finding an end in some sense at least. But what a journey it was! There will be a separate post about it for sure.
Meanwhile our dog, Triksi, is already a year and 3 months old. I can honestly say that having a dog was extremely awesome already in the beginning but it just goes even better and better by the day :). Once again, I will write about our adventures in separate posts.
Generally I have learned so much in these pasts 10 months so I don’t even know where to start. There have been many things going on and a lot of plans for the rest of the year to come :).
I also made a new logo for my blog. I was out one night a few weeks ago trying out once again a new experiment photography wise – steel wool photography and one of the pictures just caught my attention. So I modified it a bit and voila! I now have an official logo :)!
If you’re wondering this is the photo where the logo came from
Be sure to check out my photography Instagram, there have been a lot of additions :). You can find it https://www.instagram.com/lauriaarop.photography/ or just at the left of by blog.
That’s it for this time! See you (not literally but as a figure of speech 🙂 ) already tomorrow!
All the best!
It’s been a while since I posted in here but sometimes small breaks can be very refreshing :)! Quite a lot has happened during the last month. Workwise it has been an extremely interesting period doing a lot of things I haven’t done before starting from renting saunas and freezing chambers in order to conduct different tests up to holding a zeppelin on the ground right before the start. I’m eager to see what the next few months will bring!
Secondly Triksi has grown quite significally and from June we will take her to puppy school. First time for her (logically 🙂 ) and for us also! Should be interesting! Luckily for some strange reason the weather in Estonia during the whole May has been great! Basically no rain, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine! It would be awesome if it stayed like that throughout the summer!
I’ve actively continued creating Meetups at least 2-3 times a month from playing boardgames to enjoying the thrill of Ultimate Frisbee. I’ve also met some really great people with whom I also communicate outside Meetup community.
Generally every chance we get we go out for a walk or a picnic. These things were great before but now with Triksi it’s even better :). I’ve also had a chance to play discgolf a couple of times which I really like and many other great adventures from discovering underground tunnels to shooting from a badass shotgun and Desert Eagle! I can say that the latter has quite a kick :).
In the next few weeks we also plan to renovate our kitchen. Most of the things have already been chosen and bought – now we just have to roll up our sleeves and get to work!
All in all it has been an awesome last month and I’ve also written down many great blog post ideas so you’ll hear from me soon!
Enjoy the summer! (Or winter if you’re from Australia 🙂 )
All the best!
Triksi has been with us already for a month and a half and we’re gotten used to the happy life of being dog owners :). Everywhere you go you’ll meet other people walking their dogs and of course we want Triksi to socialize with as many other dogs as possible so she would get used to it. But while our furry friends are doing their business (and by that I mean playing 🙂 ) it’s just natural that at the same time you’ll be talking with the other owners. And you can really meet many nice people like this :). Quite often we’ve also went to the nearby dog playing grounds (ok, mostly it’s Anna who’s done that 🙂 ) and in there you can sometimes find even groups of people with their dogs. We also try to bring her with us whenever we can. Luckily she really likes driving with a bus/train/car and she just sits quietly in our lap waiting for the arrival. Also she is rather small so if needed we can just pick her up or place her in a special bag with windows. In that sense it’s much easier with a smaller dog, I wouldn’t imagine bringing for example a St Bernard everywhere, although they are also really awesome as are actually all dogs! They are just so loyal, loving and all they ask in return is some attention and of course food and water. It sometimes really seems that we don’t deserve them.
Triksi sending some sunshine vibes 🙂
It’s now been a week since we have our 5 year old cat and our 3 months old puppy living together under our roof. At first we were scared that our huge 7kg cat would do something to the puppy but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case :). At first he was actually scared of her but by now he’s just looking at her like some sort of crazy Duracell bunny, only occasionally raising his paws to give a few kung-fu strikes. But they are playful, not angry :). Triksi just wants to play with him so much, but Sipsik is most of the time just sitting still like a Sphinx statue. Honestly – if perhaps you can imagine what is going on in your puppy’s or dog’s head then in case of cats it’s just impossible to comprehend what they are thinking about. I think there’s a good explanation for this 🙂
In addition, being a puppy as she is, it’s quite difficult to leave her unattended even for a little while (except when she’s sleeping). Only within moments you can see your socks, slippers, shirt, towel and anything else that you leave lying around being dragged away by a little ball of fur :). At first few days she was pretty scared but now she’s already used to her new place of living and her family so each day is a new opportunity to discover the world, chew new things and just be awesome :)!
It’s just unbelievable how much happiness they bring even if sometimes your home feels like a war-ground and a kindergarten at the same time. Even right now while I’m writing this post I have Triksi sleeping in my lap (yes, it’s rather difficult to type 🙂 ) and Sipsik sitting on the window sill gazing at the world outside. Feels good 🙂
All the best!
By now we’ve been back for roughly a week and it already feels like it was so long time ago when we were traveling through SE Asia. At some times it almost feels like dream. But what a dream it was :)! The first couple of days we just got used to Estonian climate and the time difference. We went to bed around 9 in the evening and woke up 5 AM :). and it was pretty weird. But by now we have acclimatized quite nicely and back to our normal rhythm.
I can’t say that we don’t miss the beautiful weather, warm seas, paradise beaches and all the greenery. Quite often I find myself thinking about all the different adventures we had but the life goes on and there’s so many new things to await for! Regarding this we already have some big changes in our lives. 5 days ago we took home a small little furry friend :). A 3-month old puppy that we named Triksi. So now we have the joy and the challenge to grow a happy and healthy member of the family out of her :)! Since we already have a 5 year old cat called Sipsik we also have another challenge of making them good friends with each other. So far so good, you’ll definitely hear more about them in the future posts :)!
Although this blog was mainly started because of our trip to SE Asia I’ll definitely plan to continue writing posts about different topics, my ideas and much more. Every day I just have so many new thoughts and interesting things I come across that I instantly feel like sharing. I guess that writing a blog has become a part of my everyday life 🙂