Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday is my day: Morrgan

Hello again Friday peeps. This is the last Friday post on year 2010 and also my last post, I'm going to have a long break. we are having a baby in the beginning of March (I hope she comes in time). I'll be back probably in summer. But no worries, Maria our todays Friday guest is going to continue to collect Friday is my day posts. She has a shop called She knits the most funny and cute animal creations and knitted accessories to warm your hands, feets and head. Enjoy your trip to Finland and Happy holidays! ★

Hello everyone! I'm Maria, also known as Morrgan in many parts of the
internet, and I like to knit all sorts of things. I hope you'll enjoy
sharing a day with me.

7.30: The first alarm goes off and Mr. Morrgan (my husband) wakes up. I
don't. I'm too busy dreaming about driving around in giant super robots
disguised as cars, à la Transformers.

8.00: The second alarm goes off, finally waking up the Morning Monster
Morrgan. Rawr. I'll spare you from seeing photos - the Morning Monster
me might give you nightmares.

8.05: Fortunately Mr. Morrgan is wise and shows up with a huge cup of
coffee to placate the Morning Monster. Ahhhhhhh. What would I do without
this man. Mr. Morrgan gets ready for work while I have my coffee and
focus on trying to keep my eyes open.

8.30: Mr. Morrgan is off to work and I reluctantly get out of bed to
shower, feed the fish and shrimp of 3 fish tanks, and make breakfast for
myself. The fishies seem to be quicker to wake up than I am, judging by
their feeding frenzy.

8.50: I have toast with cheddar while catching up on the internet:
emails, my Etsy and other shops, the European Street Team forums, a few
blogs, job ads... (I'm a biologist and my last "day job" project ended
some months ago. I'm looking at jobs and trying to figure out what to do

11.00: Right, that's enough computer time for now! There's only a few
hours of light per day this time of year, better make the most of it. I
pack a few orders that need to be taken to the post office. A bit of
music makes this task more fun - today I listen (and dance) to Jamie
Cullum's jazzy tunes.

11.30: Looks like it snowed a lot this morning! Once again I'm happy we
don't need a car - wouldn't want to dig it out from under all that snow.
The post office is a 10 min walk away and the queue isn't too long, so
soon I have everything shipped.

11.50: I continue my walk and go across the river. The river boats are
actually popular restaurants and bars. Some are open for business in
wintertime too.

The Turku Cathedral. I couldn't resist taking a photo to show you, it
looked so pretty in the snow and against the blue sky. My walk
continues, not too far now from my goal...

12.15: Lunch time! Mr. Morrgan and I try to meet up for lunch once a
week. It gives me an excuse to take a longer walk and get some exercise,
as his work place is about 3 km from home. After all, there's no better
reward for a bit of exercise than a delicious lunch! In this case,
Chinese food.

13.30: Home again and in the mood for knitting! In summer I often sit in
the balcony and knit, but in winter this is one of my fave places to
work: beside my pride and joy, the biggest aquarium that's almost as
long as I am. It's nice to have a green landscape and pretty fishies to
look at when the outdoors is covered in snow.

14.30: Yep, everything seems to be under control here! My brother comes
by to use the ironing board for a bit, in order to look good at a
Christmas party this evening. I think he uses that thing more than I do.
Once the shirt has been sorted out, we chat over a cup of tea and make
plans to go see the Rare Exports movie next week. (A creepy Finnish
Christmas tale with dark humor? Clearly a must-see for us!)

16.00: Time to go out and meet Mr. Morrgan for grocery shopping. It's a
pretty day, so we take the scenic route. This Christmas tree is in front
of the Turku Art Museum. Check out the decorations, they're vinyl records!

16.10: Uh oh. The scenic route takes us past an Apple store and Mr.
Morrgan stops to gaze wistfully upon all the goodies inside. This might
take a while. In the end I lure him away with the promise of pie.

16.50: After shopping, we walk home past a hairdresser that always has
something fun going on in the window. Gotta love that plush dog Santa in
a pink cowboy hat!

17.30: As promised, there's pie! With whipped cream! I baked a pumpkin
pie yesterday for dessert and there's some left over. Since we're still
pretty full from the big lunch, we skip dinner and go straight for the pie.

17.45: This is a suitable time for me to check what's been happening on
the internet and knit some monster scarves. Mr. Morrgan does some
programming on his shiny Macbook, working on his pet project called
Boxer. I guess programming all day at work just isn't enough!

20.30: At this point in an evening we often play a game or watch a DVD,
but tonight it's time to bring out the fancy high-heeled boots! (And the
not-so-fancy bag, ahem.) We're off for a drink or two at our local fave
pub. They have a nice selection of delicious beers, hopefully we can
find something new to try. Maybe we'll see some friends too!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday and happy weekend!


  1. What a fun visit this was, thanks for sharing Maria! :)

  2. Many thanks to both of you for sharing!

  3. That sounds like the perfect day :)

  4. Nice to meet you, Maria :)
    Heli enjoy motherhood!!

  5. So nice to read about Maria's day! *a long admirer of her knitting skill*

    Heli... motherhood? Oh wow, I miss a lot, I guess. Congrats, Heli! :)

  6. What a nice day, and beautiful city ;)

  7. Lovely to meet you here Maria ! You have a bit more snow than we here :))

  8. That was really a pleasure to read! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Maria.

    I did enjoy reading about your day!
    I'm happy to read that you will take over until Heli is back.
    This blog is a favorite of mine.
    Good luck to both of you!
    Have a great weekend.

  10. I enjoyed this very much ! Beautiful surroundings with all this snow !

  11. Thank you Maria for sharing your friday :)

  12. I enjoyed your post a lot Maria! Thanks for taking us with you this day!
    The fishtanks are beautiful! I can imagine it must be wonderful to sit and watch all those beautiful fishies swim! Mr. Morrgan is a fun personage in this story too! Hope you had a lovely evening.

  13. :=) Enjoyed every moment of getting you know better - thanks so much for sharing :)