21.12.11

86 - a speedy trip to Tallinn

In addition to everything else I and E. managed to take a quick trip to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Unfortunately during rainfalls there are the most awful sidewalks (and roads) in that city but we were lucky enough and didn't get splashed by any passing buses or cars. My sigh of relief was obvious and I'm happy I don't have to live there.

By the way, we visited only two shopping centres: Stockmann and Kristiine because shopping was not the main goal. But before I'll uncover this essential goal I give out what my purchases were. So, as a bit early Christmas present to myself I bought a beautiful classy handbag from Armani Jeans. Additionally I got wet N wild color icon eyeshadow trio in Knock On Wood (383B) and a lovely collection of candles from Marks & Spencer (those will scent our home with the classic floral fragrances of iris, sweet magnolia flowers, timeless English rose and traditional calming lavender), also Marks & Spencer Reduced Fat Rich Tea Biscuits and Ginger Snaps. As you can see I honestly was a reserved shopper for a change.

And I almost forgot to mention that we saw the notorious Christmas tree which had been felled twice in only three days, after being battered by rough winds. City officials trimmed the tree from 24 m tall to 17 m to give it a better chance of staying upright. I did feel sorry for the poor tree since it really looked like a shortie but at least a cute one. Anyhow, the Old Town was so shiny and luxurious!

Last but not least about the so called secret goal mentioned before...

E. received two teeny Chinese Fire Belly Newts (Cynops Orientalis), a boy and a girl. This is the reason why we had to take that trip in the first place.
Of course we spent a pleasant day which included appetizing food, reasonable shopping, lots of walking and meeting our new pets.
I hope you, my lovely readers, do enjoy the photos, and be sure to let me know what you think.
Oh, and Happy Christmas!

43 comments:

  1. Järgmine kord anna teada kui juhtute siin olema linnapeal saaks näha äkki:).

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  2. Oh, what an amazing Christmas spirit! Great photos!

    Kisses.

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  3. These are such wonderful photos, and now I really want ginger snaps!
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  4. Mariann, tol korral polnud lihtsalt mõtet teada anda, kuna kogu see lühike Tallinnas veedetud aeg oli juba täis planeeritud. isegi poodides ei saanud eriti käia :P aga peab mingi valemiga rohkem vaba aega leidma siis..

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  5. Mul siin natuke on järgmine nädal enne kui sess jälle peale hakkab. Kavatsesin mõni päev tartut ja jõgevat külastada, et annan teada.

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  6. Maiken,


    You photos are always so nice. The food looks delish and I am loving your new bag....I can't wait for you to take some pictures.

    P.s. Your new pets are adorbs.

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  7. What a beautiful photos.
    Merry Christmas!
    Now following your blog. :)

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  8. This place looks enchanted magical! So perfect for Xmas! You always have the best photos! "Happy Holidays" doll.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  9. Your photos are always so pretty!
    I enjoyed this post a lot, the atmsophere is very festive, like it!

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  10. loving the pics! how cool is that reindeer!!!

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  11. hahaha thankyou maiken for the comment :* oh really? i think mother's day is same worlwide hahaha. by the way, nice photos and nice bokeh :D

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  12. Mariann, anna jah teada siis ;)

    miamanson, yeah, it is actually celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Estonia :P

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  13. Beautiful photos! Hope you have an amazing holiday season and enjoy being surrounded by friends, family and all of the delicious food:)

    FASHION CAT
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  14. your christmas looks beautiful!! love the photos :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  15. you have good luck, because live in one country wonderful and beautifull!!
    i love your photographs.
    i like your look!!
    kisses Saleem and merry Christmas.

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  16. Aw I know what you mean,with the sidewalks when its hurendous rain,I've been splashed many a time,head to toe! :D Im sure its funny to those,sat in their nice dry and warm cars :D
    Thanks so much for your comment.Your photo's are beautiful,love the streets lit up by the stringed christmas lights,so pretty.
    Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas x

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  17. Beautiful photos! Looks beautiful & so festive!!


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  18. Lovely photos.
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  19. beautiful photos. Glad you had a great trip.

    Merry Christmas.

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  20. Oh my gosh, Tallinn is such a beautiful city! I really like it. It reminds me of small Christmas villages in movies. So beautiful! I wish to visit Estonia one day.

    Eating, shopping, sightseeing, and taking photos are some of my favorite things to do! Gotta love reserved shopping haha.

    I am also loving the shortie tree. Awww!

    P.S. I agree, Yes To Tomatoes does sound a bit odd. It's supposed to be really good for the skin though! Merry Christmas to you too, love! <3

    Lots of love, B
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  21. Merry christmast,
    You has amazing blog. Nice to stop here and give your comment. Lets keep writing and blogging

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  22. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Marry Christmas dear! Lovely pics!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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    xoxo Kiki

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  23. such beautiful photos! merry CHRISTmas :)))

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  24. Nice blog, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. Love the photos! Merry Christmas.

    Vist my blog when you get a chance ;)

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  25. wonderful!
    but oh my god, what is that on your food?

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  26. Merry Christmas to you all, and thanks for the amazingly sweet comments :)

    Ladyulia, well, there were two wraps, ciabatta with herbs and chicken fillet, kebab with salad and french fries and finally pancakes but it wasn't only meant for me :)

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  27. Maiken! heyyy, merry christmas, and have a wonderful christmas. God bless you and your family sweetheart!

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  28. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    New post!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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    xoxo Kiki

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  29. Some of your photos look so festive. I love the reindeer snap :)

    Merry Christmas, I hope you've had a lovely day!


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

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  30. Beautiful photos!! :)

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  31. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    New post!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great day!
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    My cooking blog, support me:
    http://kikiscookingtime.blogspot.com/

    xoxo Kiki

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  32. Hi lovely, I wish you Merry Christmas!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥♥♥

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  33. I love the reindeer! How fun is that? Thanks for stopping by! Following...

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

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  34. Tallin looks so beautiful! I would like to visit it there. Like your outfit.
    Happy Holidays!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  35. Very beautiful pictures :) Thanks for sharing!

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  36. following <3 don't forget to follow back

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  37. aww, so beautiful!! i really wanna visit one day! I've been to Latvia but didn't make it to Estonia yet..

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  38. Great pictures, and lovely new things. Tallinn is a nice city :)


    Thanks for your comment. Sorry I didn't have time to respond before, I've had a little Christmas break. :)

    Have a lovely New Year's Eve (soon;)

    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  39. Thanks for your comment!^^
    I thought about putting on that bow, but at that time it made me feel too childlike. :> Looks cute anyway.


    Oh your necklace sounds so nice, I love deers. ^^


    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  40. i feel like i just witnessed christmas through your eyes! of course i'm following you.

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  41. Ohhh you have "tulilisko" (finnish word x)).. I used to have them when I was young :) Very cute <3

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