Last Sunday we drove to Turku with Luna and Xaya to attend a BJD meetup <3 Or actually Luna drove as I have no license xD;
The meetup was arranged to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our local BJD forum, Hartsilapset. Oh how the time flies! Although it has quieted down a LOT (I think all internet forums are slowly dying thanks to social media), it's still an important place to me. I wasn't able to participate in my own town's meetup because of my job, so luckily I got this chance.
Before the actual meet we ate some "brunch" in McDonalds - did you know that their ice frappes are actually really good? ^w^ Although the ice makes my throat ache so much xD
Then it was time to do some small shopping! We visited Muovitukku which is a general huge store selling mostly plastic stuff, toys, supplies and who-knows-what. I bought myself some small toys, craft supplies and tiny storage boxes. Near Muovitukku there was also Jättirätti (literally "Giant Rag", haha :D), an awesome large fabric store ;3; I have so much fabric and so little time to sew that I did my best to hold back, but I did find some nice thin cotton fabric and very thin pink cotton laces. I'm especially happy about the laces because I'm very picky about the lace I use xD
After some quick grocery shopping we arrived at the meetup place and had a jolly time <3 The organizers had really put an effort to all kinds of decorations! Although I still find it bit hard to mingle in larger crowds, I had a great time chatting away and meeting new people. It seems my little Kiku (Pukifee Luna) did her best to corrupt people into getting Pukifees, haha xD
When the meetup ended, we stole Minnake and went to eat some Chinese food in the city center in China and Thai. Yummy! I always choose tofu and/or veggies in Asian restaurants, I have some strange prejudices about their meat products although there is absolutely no reason to :D This time I picked a dish with veggies and cashew nuts which was very tasty <3
And then we drove home, happy and tired. It was a fun trip, and I definitely want to attend meetups in other towns as well in the future. Now with cheap bus lines it's not even that expensive, so who wants to come along the next time xD
Of course I took photos as well :3 First off are our AR / Bluefairy boys and their strange friends.
"Wo-HOOOO!" I think Antti has had bit too much juice :P
Some of my own participants. Pip's legs look broken thanks to that lamb suit - it's cute but so thick she's not able to pose at all ^^;
Croak croak! Cute froggy <3
My Kiku wasn't the only tanned little bobblehead around xD This cutie is actually from Withdoll although I was sure she's a Lati.
Alpaca alpaca alpaca alpaca...
Awww, this little one! Could have taken her home *3*
That's all for now! Hope to see everyone again ^3^