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It's my birthday!
Since I wasn't absolutely dead tired after finishing up our last assignment today I decided to take some birthday portraits.
+ I really wanted to use the absolutely lovely carnations I got as a present as props in something.
Last day of school tomorrow before autumn. Just feels so surreal to be honest.


Birthday Cake

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Had my birthday party today (though few more days still till the real one eek). Ate a lot of good food, played badminton and twist and blew soap bubbles with the kids. This was my "special" birthday cake for myself and wow I really really liked it.

Got the recipe for the base from Gluten Free Vegan Girl's(click) blog, just halfed the recipe to fit my  new 18cm  baking tray, filled and topped it with avocado chocolate mousse (2 avocados, 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder, 3-4 tbsp coconut milk and 1tsp honey) and fresh strawberries. Completely gluten free and vegan and really yummy especially if you're not too keen on very sugary desserts. Most if it is well gone and I'm saving myself the last pieces for tomorrow (if I don't end up craving it during the evening heheh).

It was an extremely hot day as it was a week a go but the weather cast says it's going to cool down (yes thank you!). I don't enjoy the hot weather at all and all the pollen that's flying around is making me so sick and I've already been dead tired since I spent almost everyday last week at school from 9am till 6pm finishing my school assignments with minimum breaks (which are all done and dealt with apart from one animation add I still need to wrap up for our "add campaign"). Three more days till school's over for the spring... weird.


はなみ - Hanami - 18.05. part 2

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After sitting for hours we took a stroll to the nearby Japanese Garden like many others. Different cherry trees than in the Cherry Tree Park, and it was over all just absolutely beautiful. It just felt such a delicate and precious place located in the mids of apartment buildings and parking lots.

はなみ - Hanami - 18.05. part 1

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Attended the annual (since 2008) Hanami-celebrations at Roihuvuori for the first time ever this year. The excruciatingly hot weather really attracted people and when we arrived the park was pretty packed and we we're despite all odds able to find a small somewhat shady spot under one of the cherry trees. And in that spot we sat for around 4 hours, gathering cherry blossom petals in our hair and picnic boxes.