Share Your World – week 50

This week’s photos take you all the way to Kenya. But my answers to the questions may take you elsewhere!


What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?

I love the smell of lemongrass which transports me instantly to Bangkok. Maybe it’s the lotion that they use for foot massage? However, I’m not really into the lemongrass drink, have you tried that? I also love the smell of Finnish cinnamon buns right out of the oven. My mom used to make cinnamon buns quite often when I was a child. I like bake them less than my mom though, my mom’s ones look burnt to me!


What type of pet do you have or want to have?

I don’t have any pets, unless you count the little shrimp we have inside our EcoSphere. It might sound crazy to you but the EcoSphere is a sealed glass ball with water, shrimp and a small plant inside. One doesn’t need to do anything to it, as it’s an ecosystem that takes care of itself. Truthfully, I’m not a pet person at all, so that’s all I need. I don’t see myself getting a pet ever. But if I were to imagine having a pet, it would be a dog and the only one possibility there would be a bichon frise.

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Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I’m late quite often. I have been having trouble making it to work before nine for over a year now. I’d rather sleep than get up 15 minutes earlier. However, I don’t have such problems catching the bus if I have an early morning aquabic to go to, LOL! But I’m not always late – sometimes I’m painfully early.


For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?

I have many different ways of recharging. Aquajogging is excellent for exactly that. I usually go early in the morning and the day turns out so much better because of it. I also like to walk but truthfully I haven’t been doing so much of that since we moved, I really have to step up. Blogging is great for recharging. And so is reading but for some reason I’ve only read 13 books this year. I really have to find a book that I can’t put down… so if you have a recommendation, I’d love to hear about it!


Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I’m grateful for the Christmas concert I attended on Sunday, as there’s nothing better to get you into the holiday mood than some Christmas tunes. I loved the fact that there were a couple of modern and fun songs to even out the more traditional and sombre songs Finns tend to love.

I’m looking forward to Saturday and a visit from our daughter’s godparents and their children. Instead of going with the Christmas theme, I’m going to make a tex-mex buffet and try a Tres Leches Cake for the first time in my life. If you have a sure-fire recipe for this cake, I’m interested!


These photos were taken from a drive to Kenya Childrens’ Home’s Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Center at Suswa in the Rift Valley Region in Kenya. You can read the story about how we came upon the giraffes here!


Do write your own post for Cee’s Share Your World challenge, I’d love to read your answers!


12 thoughts on “Share Your World – week 50

  1. for reading: I recommend anything by Bryn Greenwood. “all the ugly and wonderful things” is her biggest success to date but I’m also a huge fan of “Last Will”, her first published book.

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  2. HI Suvi,
    I loved reading through this and checking out the photos. Thanks for sharing.
    I mainly read non-fiction and am enjoying Tim Harfords: “Messy”. Highly recommended as a thinking book.
    Hope you enjoy what’s left of the week!
    Best wishes,

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  3. I love the smell of cinnamon too… cinnamon and ginger are my two fav smells actually…
    I don’t have the slightest idea what a Tres Leches Cake is, hopefully you will report after you make it :))
    if that will make you feel better, Suvi, I’ve read less than 13 books this year, waaaay less lol 🙂 I’m now reading Dita von Teese’s Your Beauty Mark, maybe next I will want to read The Girl on the Train… 🙂
    hope you are having a lovely day 🙂

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    1. I managed to read Girl on the Train. I haven’t seen the movie yet though, it’s on my list of things to do too. Hmm.. I will have a look at the book you’re reading, maybe it could be something for me too!


    1. That sounds wonderful. I’ve been to an Indian wedding in Malaysia when I was a kid. I don’t remember much, the glitter and color has stuck to my mind though. Thank you for your visit and comment 😀

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