29/03/2010

relocation break - back in April!

RELOCATION BREAK - 
BACK IN APRIL
from Casablanca,
Morocco!

28/03/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds and my IMAges = WO*IMA #61

your WOrds of this IMAge #61:

Turquoise Diaries 
something that every photographer need :))


sirokko
The memory-key, nice! 
Take it with you where ever you go and 
you can open all your souvenirs when ever you want.


Allu 
Goodbye Cairo, I'm now opening a new can called Casablanca.


SusuPetal 
Open your eyes, see the world.


Yaelian 
Bye bye Cairo, see you CasaBlanca!


Shelle 
Closing one can of Memories and opening another!


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Thank you all!


If I have internet connection - 

WO*IMA again on next weekend!


Have a great week ahead everyone!

27/03/2010

your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA #61


you give me WOrds 
and 
I give you an IMAge 

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my IMAge #61:

as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!

25/03/2010

The Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara (Sakkara), Egypt


This is the end of my 'tourist pictures' from Egypt. :)
I'm not a historian nor an Egyptologist so it's better you read more info here: Wikipedia 
There's a massive renovation going on in Saqqara
Explore the Pyramids by National Geographic
  
The British Museum:
"The tomb of King Djoser (2630-2611 BC) at Saqqara, known as the Step Pyramid, was the first Egyptian pyramid tomb, and the earliest stone building of its size in the world. It was also the first royal tomb to receive some form of decoration."

Tour Egypt:
"Below ground, the Egyptians created an underground structure on a scale previously unknown, quarrying out more than 5.7 kilometers (about 3 1/2 miles) of shafts, tunnels, chambers, galleries and magazines. A central corridor and two parallel ones extend over 365 meters (1,198 feet),  connecting 400 rooms. These and other subterranean features surround one of the most complicated tangles of tunnels and shafts the Egyptians ever created, below the pyramid itself."

'server error' - Draft-only issue - problem isolated...

I got information from the forum that the Draft problem should've been solved.

"Thanks everyone; we've isolated this problem as a Draft-only issue, which we've documented here:
knownissues
Keep an eye on that Known Issues post for the latest updates, and in the meantime you can continue to upload photos from non-draft (blogger.com)."

I want to see if this works and how...
and now picture uploading...here we go


ta-daa...I'm back!
Have a great day everyone!

24/03/2010

'server error'

I'm not the only one who has a problem uploading photos.
But it seems impossible to get help...
Blogger in Draft has changed the picture upload system and now I can't upload any pics from my computer - it says 'server error' - nothing wrong with my computer(s) or connection (tested several times)...


Anybody else having this problem? 

UPDATED: I can't upload pics from my computer!? heeelp!

I can upload pictures
only 
from Picasa, 
URL 
or 
from 'this blog' - 

NOT from my computer!

What has happened?
Can you help me?


UPDATE: I tried to post my actual posting for today but it didn't work. 
I inserted an url but no picture.
Now I'm trying to get help but it seems to be impossible. 

If you're using Blogger in Draft could you do me a favour:
try to make a post with a picture (a draft is enough, you'll see if it works).
If you don't have any problems then I know I'm alone...snif! 
Please let me know what happens...Thanks!

EDIT 2.


22/03/2010

countdown started...

About one week to go and we fly to Casablanca...
I've been a good girl. I've tried all the clothes on what I'm going to pack with us. And guess what - I found my old pair of jeans and they fit! Jippii!
all my excercise materials are soon packed...
I get excercise enough carrying things up and down...

nail polish, lipstick ready to go... :)

T-shirts...

more and more empty shelves...

boxes and packingpaper...

Not many days left in Cairo...Here's a link to time and date counter... 
I have still a zillion details to check and pack...

What kind of plans do you have for next 8 days?




21/03/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA #60


your WOrds of this IMAge #60:

I was a little star,
so far, far
away. That nobody stayed.
Alone I played.

Soul energies leaving Earth as they swim through space and time, 
effortless with out limitations.

See the moon?

"And dance by the light of the moon..."

On their way the stole half of the moon...

Matkallaan he veivät puolikkaan kuusta...

"Mom! I only have one marshmallow in my hot cocoa 
and my brother has three!"

He promised me the moon...
With a lot of curve balls...

Now that I have had this out of body experience, 
how do I get back in?

....so, just how exactly is the eye shadow supposed to look?

Moon over Milwaukee?


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Thank you all!
WO*IMA again on Saturday! 
(or Friday evening if I have time to post it)


Have a great week ahead everyone!

19/03/2010

your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA #60


my IMAge #60:

as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos! 

17/03/2010

breast cancer – my story part 6. rintasyöpä – minun tarinani osa 6.

Today, 17.3.2010, 
2 years ago we moved to Cairo...

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breast cancer – my story part 6. 
rintasyöpä – minun tarinani osa 6.

On Wednesday 10.3.2010 
it was 8 months from 
my breast cancer surgery

8 kk rintasyöpäleikkauksestani...

You can check earlier posts: 
123.13.2, 4, 5.
(Linkit aikaisempiin tarinani osiin 1-5)



Do you remember this picture...





Ta-daa...
today the scar looks like this
not bad? ei näytä pahalta vai mitä?
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Useful links /hyödyllisiä linkkejä
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Do you check your breasts monthly?
When was your last mammography?

Tsekkaatko rintasi kuukausittain?
Koska olit viimeksi mammografiassa?




ps. this photograph
 was published on German consumer association's 
Stiftung Warentest website
Yes, they asked permission! :)


16/03/2010

Greetings from Casablanca, Morocco! part 2.

Yes, we are back in Cairo but not for long. 
Some of you know already that we're moving to Casablanca, Morocco at end of this month.
My husband's contract finishes here and new challenges are waiting in Morocco.
Can't wait the new chapter in our life starting...in couple of weeks!!! :)


Here are the rest of the pics I took at the weekend. More pictures from Casa will come later :)
He played the lute very well...and sang - traditional Arabic music...







I tried to dance with her but I could not do the movements like she...
I wonder why...LOL!

The corniche of Casablanca...

If the Atlantic is too rough you can visit one these clubs and swim in a pool...

Look how clean it is!

People were enjoying the warmth of the spring sun...

So much space to walk!!!

I can imagine myself sitting here and sipping a cocktail... :)

The Atlantic Ocean

More pictures from Casablanca in April!

Au revoir! We've started to study French already. 
Not yet in a class. We downloaded several lessons in our iPods 
so we hear how to pronounce and get used to listen the language...
Oh, boy. A lot of work ahead but I like to learn new things!

Do you like languages? 

I can communicate more or less with Swedish, Spanish, a few words of Arabic, English and of course Finnish.

What languages can you speak or communicate with ?


15/03/2010

Greetings from Casablanca, Morocco! part 1.

Oh, yes! I like Casablanca! A lot! :)
The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني‎) is Casablanca's landmark.
The mosque is beautiful and HUGE!


Wikipedia: "The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني‎), located in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.[1] It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque's adjoining grounds for a total of 105,000 worshippers present at any given time at the Hassan II mosque.
Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 m (689 ft).[2]"

Shot from our hotel balcony...


Wikipedia: "The Casablanca Twin Center (Arabic: برجي الدار البيضاء‎) (French: Tours Jumelles de Casablanca) is a complex of two skyscrapers located at Casablanca, Morocco. The two structures, 
the West Tower and the East Tower have 28 floors each."
Streets are clean...

and there are a lot of beautiful trees and 
pavements where you can WALK!

More pics coming soon!

14/03/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds and my IMAges = WO*IMA #59


your WOrds of these IMAges #59:


Some see a closed door and accept it's boundaries...
others look for another way in to experience the joy of adventure.

Fly freely and go to unexpected places 
to bring a smile on a face of a little child.
 
Two is a couple, three is a crowd.

"Why am I always shut out of the warmth?"

Sshhh! There she is! 
Looks at that dress! 
Where did she find that? 
Must have cost a fortune.

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Thank you all!
Have a great week ahead!

11/03/2010

your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA #59


NOTE! I'm traveling this weekend that's why this early posting.
I'm not sure when I can approve your comments -
latest on Sunday, sorry.

This time you have two pictures.
Can't wait and see where your imaginative WOrds are flying! :)

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my IMAges #59:


as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos! 

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