I'm Wilma. Girl. No dragon tattoo. I love theatre, fashion, music that makes me orgasm and taking pictures. I have split myself between three places (London-Stockholm-Tallinn), but my current hub is Tallinn. Wherever my circus goes, there's always a party. If the party does end, I watch cat videos and blog about it all. Check out my yearly summaries below to get to know me a bit better. Header: Mandel Photography

If you have any questions: hemafruu@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stockholm quickie

Do you remember TV series The Love boat? My Golden Girls and I, we tried to find the same vibe on Tallink, but all we got was more food in our tummy than our fridge and very stormy Baltic Sea.

Actually it was very amusing all together. We all got what we needed: baby mother got two nights of sleep, Swede got to breathe fresh Swedish air and the ginger got new wardrobe for her significant other.


Enough with the reality, there's a cruise somewhere with our name on it:


It amazes us that the ship was built in 2004, but it feels like it came straight from 1970s:


T-Lo birthday present brought the true girls night vibe:


We like it +18 with onions:


Our fold-up bed brings all the poses to the yard:


PUT YA HANDS UP FOR ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET:


When we were younger, Tallink = booze cruise.
When we are older, Tallink = smoothie shots:


I have a history with these stairs and close people...
Year 2020:


Year 2010:


It does not feel like a proper cruise without 
travel host speaking Moomin Swedish with a butchered accent:


I have a long history as a cruise entertainment program critic and this time I have to say that the Ukrainian dancers were the best I have ever seen! They actually seemed to enjoy the show, instead of their previous "I hate my life on this ship" colleagues:


We were SO shocked by the fact that we enjoyed the show:


I am very fond of traditions.
Year 2020:


Year 2018 and nothing has changed:


The ship was so empty that we were the first ones to get off.
Solid ground and Swedish air made me so so so happy:


It was an honour to show the Golden Girls my hometown:


I always take my friends to Vagabond outlet and they always enjoy it:


The Vagabond and Timberland stores were empty after we left:


While others were shopping, I sat down with all the bags and enjoyed warm chocolate,
like rebel adults do:


We got no money in the bank
AWWYEAH:


I took their Max burger virginity.
Please meet de luxe Crunchy Nacho Halloumi girl:


I do not have any friends so I fill the emptiness with burgers and shopping bags:


In Max burger we trust:


Checked my previous office out:


The shopping of 2020 is done:


The bold and the beautiful on the metro.
NO RAGRETZ: 


We ate at the all-you-can-eat buffet the first dinner and breakfast and after that our tummies hurt.
The last evening we went to fancy restaurant and it felt so goooooooood:


You had me at shrimp:


Ze fish at sea:


We were so impressed by the dance show the evening before,
so ONE MORE TIME!:


The rough sea made my house sway and my head spin,
but the good company and lovely bargains were all worth it:

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Everything not saved will be lost. My year 2019


1. What describes 2019? Whole 2019 was so long and eventful, therefore it felt like two years combined  pre-graduation and post-graduation era. Until June I only wrote my master thesis like a lunatic and did a lot of extra hours at work, this period went by like a dream. After June I have had struggles on personal level, which did not allow me to enjoy 2019 the fullest.

2. Something that you hadn't done before? Never have I ever had a master's degree, graduated with cum laude merits and met the president for that. PS. Also I went on a drone "How to" training together with Liis Lemsalu. LOL x 100 (later edit: I forgot the below cool fact)


3. Where did you travel? My wanderlust is a known hobby, however, this year I travelled less compared to my previous year achievements. Of course I visited our Helsinki (six times) and Riga office (two times), so with neighbours I have very good relations. Also, Berlin is a must every year and met my long lost friends London and Warsaw again. The cherry on my cake was a work trip to USA (Chicago-Phoenix-Sedona-San Francisco), which gave me new places I have never visited before. The magic of Sedona and the vibes of San Francisco took my breath away.

4. Greatest achievement of 2019? 
  • Keeping myself sane while having a full time job and full time master studies. During the most busy time, my colleague took new challenges, so for me it became full time job (with extra hours) and no-sleep-just-master-thesis evening and nights. AND I FUCKING DID IT! I am talented. I am powerful. I did it with pride. I did it well. 
  • Travelling to Sedona and San Francisco (oh my lord). Career wise I am living the best life surrounded by fashion that excites me. University knowledge really pays off at work. No joke!

5. Best purchase? 
  • I had 5 extra minutes in Phoenix (Arizona) and I went in to Apple store. "I want this computer" I said. The Apple Genius started introducing me to all of the opportunities and I cut her off with "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! I am in a hurry. This computer I want. Fast". 2 minutes later I walked away with new computer which later on helped me to receive my master's degree.
  • IKEA arrived to Estonia, which opened so many fabulous doors for us. New kitchen, new wardrobe. Thank you Ingvar Kamprad!

6. Something that made you really happy? USA + masters degree + my husband + my Chloé bag

7. Saddest moment? Personally I am having really tough time, which will sadly continue in 2020 as well. Don't worry I have a strong support group (you know who you are) and I will keep my struggles private, but I need to address this after I received few comments that my life seems to be like a fairytale. Yes, I am humbled and should use #blessed more often, but there's always something that you don't know about. You do you and do not compare your life with other's.

8. What song reminds you of 2019? "Tibulinnu" + everything Pluuto did in 2019 +  Foals "On the luna"

9. Favourite TV show in 2019? I did not watch "Õnne 13" this year! "Game of Thrones" finale and Netflix "Crown" won me over. Also, Jeffree Star x Shane youtube series was so 2019.

10. Favourite book in 2019 all time? I read once again my all time favourite book "The Master and Margarita" and it is evergreen amazing.

11. Best theatre play in 2019? Vanemuine "Kirvetüü". Did not understand 50% of it, but still loved it. I cannot even imagine what would have happened if I would have got it entirely.

12. Best record and concert in 2019? A Foals concert a year, keeps mind clear. Foals made the most beautiful album visually in 2019 and their concert in Berlin was out of this world. (Also, I had Florence and the Machine concert tickets, although missed it because USA trip. That's ok)

13. How do you remember year 2019? Like Britney said "I am not a girl, not yet a woman"

14. Humans of 2019? my husband Fred (still so in love) and my thesis supervisor Halliki Põlda (most talented and smartest role model ever)

The picture of the year nr 1: me and the Golden Gate bridge:


The picture of the year nr 2: promise I managed to keep in 2019

Click read more to see my 2019 flash in front of your eyes...