Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday is my day: Happyment

It's friday again and time to travel! So hop in the sledge and let's glide to Latvia and meet Rasa from
She creates all kind of happy art pieces made of felt, polymer clay, yarn, paper mache...
Enjoy your trip and have a happy shopping :)

Welcome to my Friday!
Look who has fallen asleep in my bed while I was drinking coffee, enjoying unhurried morning conversation, browsing through newspaper, planning the day. I usually get up at 7:30am, but my days are very different. Sometimes I get up at 6:00am and run head over feet to catch the bus to the capital. At the moment I’m happy I can work from home most of the time. I enjoy these relaxed mornings, when I don’t have to hurry anywhere. I tried to make a photo of my morning coffee, but lights are bad and I’m not a morning person, so taking decent photo when the day has just begun turned out to be a challenge.
9:00am – Breakfast. Sweet-and-sour bread with cheese. The day has begun.
Morning at the computer. Checking and answering e-mails, logging on Etsy, writing blog etc.
12:00pm - This summer I discovered a cooking method perfect for lazy people. Actually I knew about it before, but didn’t realize how convenient it is. You just put the vegetables and rice in a ceramic pot, add spice and water, then put the pot in a preheated oven and forget about it for about 45 minutes. While lunch is cooking I can do something else like cut some felt for my brooches.

12:45pm - Lunch is ready.
2:16pm - One of the best things about living in a small town is that everything is in a walking distance. For example the post office is just 10 minutes walk from my home. The same about the local bank branch. Today I was coming home from the bank and just couldn’t pass these colourful bathing-robes in a shop window. They look so crazy hanging next to those elegant coats.
2:30pm - It’s time for a walk with our dog Ricky. He thinks it’s his turn after I’ve been out of my own. Today we are going for a walk a little earlier than usually, so that I can take some photos in the park.
Here’s one of our favourite spots and the major attraction of my little town - the medieval castle ruins.
Another view to the castle ruins and the new castle.
Something bright.
Meeting a friend on our way back.

3:30pm - Back home. Drinking hot camomile tea with gingerbread cookies, chatting on the phone and enjoying the last hour of the daylight today.
4:45pm - Sewing felt brooches.
6:00pm - Bread with jam before spending some time at the computer again. Raspberry and blackcurrant jam is classics in our family. Not showing you my dinner here, because it was a little burnt. One shouldn’t do photo editing while cooking dinner.
About midnight – A little reading before going to bed. This book is about Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun and it keeps me wondering why some talented people who have the power to influence the society end up supporting undemocratic ideologies and regimes. Eventually I’m too tired to ponder on that much, it’s time to sleep. Good night!


  1. It's so nice to "meet" you, happyment! :)

  2. Thanks you! Latvia is next to us, some of the story was very familiar :) Not many countries have a bread like us.

  3. Nice to meet you! :) Same here, familiar with the bread :) Love the park with the castle.

  4. What a beautiful day--love that castle! You cat is adorable...and I'm so glad to see the face and person behind the creations! :-)

  5. Great read, nice photos! Now, I'd love to have a gingerbread cookie:)