So, I was on holiday last week… 

Well, I took a week off from work, it being mid-term and all… And if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been travelling a bit. OK, that was a bit of an understatement… I was ‘on the road’ (i.e. on the plane / train) most of the week. And no, this is not a full report of my travels, just a quick post on what I’ve been up to. 

Madrid Barajas airport

Anyway, I left Helsinki for Madrid on Saturday (note to self: always book a direct flight within the EU. But if you must change planes, avoid Manchester, or any British airport for that matter, at any cost…). Let’s just say I was glad to travel with cabin luggage only, and no, everything did not go to plan…

But about Madrid… it was again one of those quick trips: Professor M was attending a conference for a couple of days, and I went sightseeing shopping. There will be a bit more about Madrid a bit later, once I find time to organise my photos.

So, after Madrid, we spent Wednesday in London (again, hubby had meetings to attend; I was on holiday, i.e. shopping…)

the view from the hotel room window, London

And then we had a chance to spend a day at home in Canterbury before taking the Eurostar to Brussels and heading to Germany for the weekend.

the view from the hotel room window, Cologne

Germany is where Professor M is from, and every time we visit, we are busy seeing his family. Which is absolutely wonderful, of course, but it also means that in the past 20+ years I’ve seen very little of Germany…

weekend style

After Germany it was back to the U.K on Sunday evening. And on Monday morning Professor M went to work, and in the afternoon I left for the airport (yes, again) to return to Finland. I arrived just before midnight, just in time to be back to work on Tuesday morning.

So, was it a relaxing holiday? Hell no! My idea of relaxing is to actually stop the rat race that is life and stay put for a moment. That never happens in our household, though. I wonder why…

Anyway, now it’s back to normal life, and I have about 30 hours of teaching in 4 days and a pile of student essays to look forward to. This is the time of year when things get really crazy busy at work for a few weeks, and all my friends complain that they’re starting to forget what I look like.

So, that was my week. How’s life treating you?



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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    26 October 2016 / 6:28 am

    Pffff, what a busy traveling week! But did you enjoy Canterbury? It is such a lovely City!

    • Tiina L
      28 October 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Yes, it was quite a busy week. Canterbury is where our second home is, and this time I didn't really have much time to do anything (lots of laundry to do, photos to edit, work emails to answer…).

  2. Elegance and Mommyhood
    27 October 2016 / 1:53 pm

    WOW you had a very busy traveling week. Flying out so much and changing places that often is not my idea of relaxing either but at least you did some shopping everywhere. I did not know you and your husband were both professors/teachers. Love that second outfit especially Tiina. Great coat and adorable scarf. You are warm and cozy!Welcome by and join my current brand-new linkup, pretty lady. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Tiina L
      28 October 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Well, it was actually very little shopping… I'm not very good at shopping; I seldom find anything I like, and I only buy something if I know I'm going to wear it a lot.

    • Tiina L
      28 October 2016 / 2:38 pm

      Thanks! It was actually quite exhausting. And getting back to work after that was even more exhausting…

  3. Nicole Mölders
    28 October 2016 / 5:37 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love the look with the puffer jacket. Great mixing of prints and pattern. The blue is very flattering on you!

    • Tiina L
      28 October 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks! It's one of my favourite jackets, it's so incredibly practical. And it weighs nothing and takes hardly any space in the suitcase!

  4. Shelbee On The Edge
    30 October 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Sounds crazy busy, Tiina! I feel like life gets me that way quite often as well. Always going! But at least you got to shop! I am loving both of your coats in this post. The colors are so fabulous. Thanks for linking up with me On the

    • Tiina L
      30 October 2016 / 8:34 pm

      It was crazy busy. And it's been even crazier since I got back…

  5. J. Elle
    3 November 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Ha – you were cracking me up about not seeing much Germany or having a relaxing time away. 🙂 I really like your bright blue trench against your stripes. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    • Tiina L
      4 November 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks! Yes, sometimes life is so hectic that everything seems to just rush by… But we had a lovely time in Germany, seeing family. It was just a very short visit.

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