22 June 2017

Visiting Viljandi

At the beginning of May I visited Viljandi with my friends and stayed there for the weekend.

Viljandi is a small city in Southern part of Estonia.
Here you can see the ruins of a castle, where all kind of events take place.

21 June 2017

Lentil soup - recipe!

This is one of the easiest soup you can think of. 😉
You will need: carrots, lentils, (garlic), onion, salt and pepper or seasoning, depending on your preferences. This time I added Chinese cabbage besides all other ingredients - you can also add anything else you can find from your fridge - vegetables, mushrooms or something else.
How to preapre it?
Grate carrots, cut cabbage into smaller pieces, add onions and garlic, fry them for few minutes (I like it when the onion is fried, not raw :P).
At the same time boil water, then add the mixture and let it boil for 10 minutes. Add cup of lentils and boil for another 10 minutes or how long your lentils need to be boiled, I believe they might be different.
And then it is done! Cut some green onion for topping and enjoy your meal 🍲

3 June 2017

How to start penpalling?

If you are new to snail mail world and would like to know, which are the best ways to look for a person to exchange letters with or even if you already have penpals and you are experienced in this, you might find some useful tips here ✉
  • First of all, before starting your search, think about some things: Why do you want a penpal? and Do you have enough time for a new hobby? Also, check your country´s mail service prices to have an overview of how much it costs to send letters and packages to different places. I am guiding your attention to these things, because I have had different experiences with snail mailers. Sometimes it seems as if people are not really interested in getting to know new people, cultures and so on, but are maybe just bored at the time they take new penpals and write them only a letter or two.*Of course there are all kind of situations in life and starting new letter writing friendship doesn´t mean you need to do it for the rest of the life, but it is just good to think before act, right? Taking a penpal and then never replying to that person´s letter, because you don´t have time is a bit irresponsible. Just keep in mind that taking a penpal means that you just a little take your time, dedicate yourself to it and if you really are so busy now in your life, then maybe you should wait a little, when you have a bit more free time. Or maybe not. I don´t know, people are so different. I can just say I like to take time to write letters, not do it between all my other commitments knowing that I have only an hour to write. No, I need more calm environment most of the time. If all "background" search is done and you still feel like searching for pen pals, then it´s just lovely and lets get to other points ☺
  • There are so many websites for finding penpal, just google "snail mail", "looking for penpals" or some other phrase like that and you´ll find all kind of places. I haven´t been looking for new penfriends for a while, but when I did, I used interpals. I have realised that Instagram is also very good way of finding new penpals, by using tags #lookingforpenpals #snailmail #penfriends etc. you find accounts that may be interested in new writing pals. There are also accounts that upload pictures and descriptions of people, who are looking for penpals, so you can contact them.