Versatile Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!



As said earlier, we're not celebrating it here that much, we just gather together with friends and family, have a cup of coffee and a good bun, some bake cakes and others buy chocolates. In my family some cards were sent and received, yes, and for the smallest of the family there will be a little surprise. So nothing major, really.



Instead of love-filled theme (which I actually got into a few weeks early here), I wanted to thank Zoe for awarding me the versatile blogger award! I received it some time ago already, but somehow missed to talk about it here.



I must confess I am pretty much hopeless participating these, yet it always makes me happy to receive one. This one had quite simple rules so here we go:

1. Tell 7 facts about you that you haven't told earlier
2. Give the award to 15 other blogs

I will bend the rule 2. here immediately as I think quite many of my favorite blogs have received the award already, but if not, please take it from here and start sharing! You all deserve it so. And then the 7 facts:

  1. I love flowers. But I also kill them just like that. Give me any pretty flora (even cacti) and before no time it's just a distant memory. It's a shame but I blame the missing green gene
  2. I watch same movies and TV-series many (many) times. I have to have them on DVD so I can see them when I want. And that's often, and even longer TV-series (welcome seasons 1-7) get more than one round
  3. Book-wise A.Christie, J.Collins and some Finnish authors may easily get more than five reads. And those English ones I tend to read in both languages, English and Finnish (and some I have in my bookshelf in both languages so I can choose)
  4. I hate winter. It's not that I haven't moaned about it earlier, but I hereby officially announce that I hate it. As a Finn it's a little problematic, but I just can't help it. My dislike has grown over the years and is now on state of "hate". If it get's any worst, I'll move to Spain. The language gets better each week btw
  5. I really would love to bake these (for my birthday), but given the instructions and some blog-posts about them, it seems like a rocket-science. Anyone tried making macarons? Any useful tips for someone who lacks the flour-gene also?
  6. My worst "vice" is to keep hoping it was an another time already, mostly summer. I refer to fact 4, but it actually makes everyday life harder when I keep moaning "if only it was summer" with not that many reasons except my hate for winter. And the worst part is that when summer actually arrives, I keep worrying it'll been over too soon (if not already)
  7. My latest addiction is pinterest. Anyone else hooked already?
Happy Valentine's Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

14 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Haha you have me laughing Mia, you're missing a few genes then?? lol :)
Well you already know I want it to be summer all the time too, I might move to Spain with you!!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and don't eat too much cake!
V x

Mia said...

Dear Vivienne,

I would love to you to move with me to Spain but just if that Mediterranean Villa we've ordered from your rock star-son doesn't get finished first ;) - in that case we'll visit each other often!

Have a happiest Valentine's and oh, you're too late, I already had too much... As usual!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations on the well deserved award, Mia. Lovely to read a bit more about you. All your treats today look delicious.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you, Helen!

And I always write these "facts" little tongue-in-cheek but truthfully still :)
But it's nice to receive these awards anyway.

I wish you wonderful Valentine's Day too!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Dear Mia, Happy Friend's day as we also use to say in Finland! You have got lovely cards and I LOVE that doggie paper!
Congratulation for the award!
Have a wonderful week!
x Teje

Mia said...

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää, Teje!

I liked that doggy-paper a lot too, I found it some years ago and this package took the very last of it. It was so colorful and springly, just perfect for ystävänpäivä :)

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Happy Valentine's day dear Mia. What a lovely bright post. You did make me chuckle with your facts but come on you cannot hate all of winter as that wonderful time of Christmas appears at the beginning of it! I am fascinated that you can read the same book in 2 languages...how clever you are with English!
Jane x

Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

I was waiting you, the Christmas-queen, to come and defend Christmas :) and I agree with you, dear: Christmas belongs to winter, but still... If only our winter would end on New Year, that would be fine with me. But it's almost spring no so no (too much) complaints...

Happy Valentine's Day dear, and the usual smooch to Billy again!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Love your cards and cake. Is there some coconut under all the little sweets??

Fun to know more about you----spring is coming!!

Happy Valentine's Day, Mr and Mrs N

Anne
PC22

Mia said...

Dear Anne,

Happy belated Valentine's Day! And that's white chocolate under the sweets (sweets were chosen for L, and they were much liked!), and the cake was very tasty. I hope your Valentine's was wonderful too!

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Emer said...

Congrats on your award. I was thinking of moving to Spain also, due to the rainy weather here. Like your Valentine treats.

Mia said...

Wonderul, Emer, there will be a blog-friends community in Spain soon :) I was thinking Costa del Sol area, anything else in mind?

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Hello Mia,

Yes you do live in the wrong country with your hatred of winter! I always love reading people's random facts, always fun and I love the look of the cake with all those bright chocolate buttons! Roll on Spring :) Bethx

Mia said...

I know, Beth, and I have always thought that it's the country not me who should change ;)

Happy and (hopefully)springly week!

Yours,
Mia