Monday, August 11, 2008

The Good and The Bad

Well, I guess I'd better spill the bad news first, right? Found out last Friday that our flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in October wasn't confirmed. In fact, that particular airline no longer had flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (I guess because there aren't too many people having holidays to Lapland by then). We contacted the travel agent and today we got info that we could either cancel everything and get the full refund or we could be get the refund for the flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki and they'd find us an alternative. The alternative flight means that we have to add €300.

I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO angry when I heard that. Imagine what we can use with €300!!! I wanted to kill somebody...or sue somebody. Yeah, all the devils in Amel have reared their ugly heads and all I wanted to do was S-C-R-E-A-M-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...I was amazed that hubby was so calm, though...As usual, his calmness was like a firefighter that doused my "flames of anger". I feel sad 'coz hubby has to pay extra for our trip, but then again it's better to do it than to cancel the whole trip.

We did try to find a cheaper alternative to go to Helsinki, but there's no other option. We can go to Helsinki by train, but it's not too much cheaper. Plus it takes a long time to go there, so it's still not a better option in many ways.

Okay, now I've let out some steam. Time for the good things in life he he he he...Our cabin trip turned out to be a HONEYMOOOONNN HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...In every way! *wink wink*

First of all, though, we had to work hard, or Arttu had to work hard he he he...My in-laws have decided to change the two single beds in the cabin with a sofa-bed in their living-room. That means they'll buy a new sofa-bed for their living room. R2 went there by tractor with his Dad while my MIL and I walked there. Then we started taking out the two single beds plus the mattresses. Then Arttu took the sofa-bed inside and after that my MIL and FIL went back to their house.

Arttu still had to rearrange the furniture and he had to chop some firewood and heat up the sauna. We had this joke while he was chopping up some wood that had some blue paint on.

Amel : Do you think it'll be burnt well, since there's still a coat of paint there?
Arttu: It can be poisonous, so I'd better burn it now so that we can leave the place and wait until it's heated up before we go in.
Amel : Poisonous? Really?
Arttu: I don't know.
Amel : Hmmm...well, if it IS poisonous, at least we're going to die together. How romantic!
Arttu: Indeeeeedddddddd!

HUE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE...After that we got back to my in-laws' for a while, then we finally got back to the cabin once the sauna was warm enough. Arttu went skinny dipping (literally he was just dipping himself for about 10 seconds since the water was COOOOLLLDDD). I didn't go since I couldn't handle it he he he he he...

Then Arttu lit up the fireplace inside the cabin and we had to wait before we could grill the sausages and hamburgers there. Since we were SO hungry already, we were munching on the chips we brought there hi hi hi hi...Munch, munch, munch...uuuuhhh so hungry!!! And finally we could eat the hamburgers and sausages. VERY delicious!!!

I won't tell the details about the rest of the night, though HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...Let's just say that it was beyond my expectation since I didn't expected anything like honeymoon HA HA HA HA HA HA...Here are some pics of the cabin:

Okay, time to blog-hop a little bit later. I'll blog-hop more tomorrow, OK? Mondays are always busy since I have to buy grocery, exercise, and cook when I finish work he he...


  1. Hi Stranger,
    Wow....sounds like a grand time and the pictures are great.

    I love your new look on your blog!! You seem so very very happy. I am so happy for you.

    Please forgive me for not being for a while but our family has had a rough go of it.

    I am in Maine with my daughter. I will be here all winter. Hopefuly when we get moved I will have a better connection.

    I have a little something for you just when you get time to let you know that I think you're just the tops!!

  2. enjoy your shooping and cooking!!! Please help me! I was nominated for Pinoyworld blog of the week. Hope you can vote my Pretty Life Online here!!!

  3. i am sorry to hear about the plan, Amel :(( 300 euro that is a lots of money....

    btw, the cabin is very nice place i can see.

  4. Amel, it just spoil the mood knowing abt the change of travel plans.
    You & hubs is such a funny couple. Your post always makes me smile.

    Have a great time :)

  5. Crikey, I've not heard you angry before! But I don't blame you for feeling angry. So unfair to charge all that extra money. Sorry to hear that.

    The cabin looks so cosy and romantic. Love the view too.

  6. Wow, you are so lucky to have that cabin. It looks so lovely and the view outside is so beautiful; so serene. I would love to have a place like that...

  7. Hmm, i wonder when I can have a holiday like that only with my hubby. :)

  8. Shinade: Hi yourself, Jackie!!! ;-D A little something for me? THANKS! I'll go visit you soon, OK? ;-D

    Pretty Life Online: Okie dokie!!!! :-D

    Jul: Yeah, it's a lot of money, but we've exchanged it with a better plan he he he...

    Janice: Glad I could make you smile. ;-D You too, have a GREAT time! ;-D

    The World According to Me: Yeah, it's time to show Amel the Devil HI HI HI HI HI...

    Glad you liked the pics. ;-D

    Sheilalu: Yeah, I LOVE that cabin!!! ;-D Maybe someday you'll have something like that. Who knows? ;-D

    Nyumix: Maybe when your kids are a little bit bigger? ;-D

  9. don't you just love another honeymoon. It's certainly a great way to puta smile on your face!!
    Sorry to hear all the complications about the trip to Helsinki. The guy above is right, I don't think I have ever heard you so upset.

  10. Wah, the cabin looks really nice and cosy.No wonder you are having a second honeymoon! Ooolala!

  11. Amelll... I love the cabin and the last pix looked so serene and romantic! I must find some place like that with hubby to have a peaceful weekend. :)

  12. Vince: Yeah, an unexpected honeymoon was definitely a nice surprise he he he...And yep, I was so upset that day! But glad it went away in a few hours hi hi hi...

    Blur Ting: HE HE HE HE HE HE HE...;-D

    Choc Mint Girl: I'm CROSSING my fingers for youuuuuu so that you can enjoy your weekend with hubby in such a place! ;-D