Last day of June and summer is in full bloom. I’m at the cottage where I spend most time during summer and life here is wonderful. My mind has been off duty for a couple of weeks already, and I’m enjoying it to the fullest. I wake up late, eat healthy, walk a lot, swim in the lake multiple times a day and go to bed early. Time passes slowly, but I never lack something to do. You see, everything I do I do much slower than usual and that’s something I’ve realized is what’s so magical about countryside living. Just washing my hair takes its own little eternity and cooking for so many people require organization skills and time. The herbs and lettuce are chosen carefully from our own vegetable garden and almost every day we look up a new bird or animal we are uncertain of in the wild animal book. And yes, we use a real, old-school book not Google, because our children love it that way.
As a person who has spent my life never knowing how the next day will look, I love the full contrast of doing pretty much the exact same things day after day. Saying this, I am as excited to pay short visits to the city every week or every other week to meet up with friends, re-pack and just enjoy our beautiful summer city!
My creative mind is finally waking up which makes me more eager than scared for a secret project I have been working on this past year. I’ve been so busy, and my mind has been distracted by everything else going on in my life, but this summer my mind will be focused on this project I’m going to tell you all about as soon as I dear in a couple of weeks.
These wonderful pictures are from a fun shoot me, my mum and sisters did for Gauhar Helsinki. Hope you can feel the summer idyll we’re living from these pictures.
Summer greeting from me to all of you <3
Pictures for Gauhar Helsinki by Ina Nybondas. Hair and makeup by Meghna Lampi