Wednesday, May 4, 2016

At Home With Irma




I have known Irma for ages, since the early 90s. After living seven years in Budapest she moved back to Finland with her husband and daughter for seven years as well, and now they've been back in Hungary for more than ten years. Not the whole family though - their daughter studied and is now living & working in Helsinki. Oh, I forgot - they have a new member in the family - Otto! He's a super cute & playful Yorkshire terrier.

  All the Finns in Budapest know Irma, but here are some trivial details about her :)

First of all it's not a secret that Irma likes cooking. 

In my fridge there're always... cheese, cucumber, margarine, white wine and dark bread, because those are always needed.

My three essential cooking ingredients are...oil, onion and black pepper. They work so well together and are base for so many dishes.

A kitchen is useless without... cutting board, good knife, sauce pan and cooking range, of course.

I spend a lot of time in... cooking! We often have dinner guests and I like to plan the menus carefully and prepare everything from scratch.

I often cook to my friends... fish. I'm a fan of classic French kitchen.

My favourite city is... Rome. You can feel the atmosphere & history,   smell the food - it's a city made for human beings.

My favourite scent is...lemon. I love its freshness and clearness.

A colour that often pops up in my home is... yellow. Especially in flowers and curtains.



I'm collecting... glass balls with snowing effect, perhaps they are called snow globes. And Zsolnay's porcelain figures. I would love to collect old plates and have them on wall in our dining room. Maybe one day...

My personal style is...pretty simple, minimalistic & comfy. I often wear jeans and a colourful twin set.


I love to read... The Etruscan by a Finnish author Mika Waltari. That book is always a great choice. I would also pick up any book by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk.


In the mornings... I need one hour to be on my own, just watching the news on TV and having my morning coffee. Not a word. 

I enjoy...the summers in Finland. White nights, crispy weather and that quietness. Gardening & cutting logs are things I really enjoy to do. Usually I spend the entire summer in Finland. 




My favourite place at home is...the armchair in my daughter's room. I often sit there reading a book with Otto on my lap.


Thank you, Irma, for the nice talk and photo shoot session :)

26 comments:

  1. rome is my fav. place too. Sadly i havnt had time to make it there yet. And Otto is adorable. :0

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  2. Irma seems like a very likable person. She has many of the same likes and tastes as I do. We would probably get along very well! :)

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    1. You are so right! Everyone likes her - she's so natural :)

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  3. I love learning about Irma! She sounds like a great lady. I love knowing about what people have in their fridge and what they like to cook. It opens your eyes to a new world.

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    1. Great :) It's quite interesting to know what people have in their fridge :D

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  4. Irma seems to have life sorted and is very smart to reserve an hour each morning for herself with just peace and quiet for company.

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    1. Yes, that is a great idea and she has sorted it for her :)

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  5. I like time to myself in the morning, too. Good thing I get up so early.

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  6. I think Irma and me could become good friends! We have a lot in common and she seems such a lovable person. I also love cooking, I like time to myself in the morning, I love reading, etc. I don't have a dog, but Otto is adorable! Great photos!

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    1. Thnak you for your kind words :) Irma is such a lovable person!

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  7. This is such a cool post. She seems amazing! My ex mother in law collects snow globes too. And I love lemon!

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  8. Lovely photos. I love the purple sweater. And I too enjoy an hour to myself in the morning. Coffee is a must and I enjoy it in prayer, meditation and preparing for the day.

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    1. Thank you so much :) it's such a good way to start your day.

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  9. Irma sounds like a very special person. Coffee is the only way I start my day!

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  10. Otto is so cute and thanks for introducing Irma to us! She sounds amazing personality!

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  11. loved the gorgeous pictures! Very cute interview and love her personal style too....Minimalistic and elegant!

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  12. Irma seems a very cool person. Does she not miss her daughter?

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    1. Yes, of course, she misses her, but she's a grown up already and lives with her fiancee.

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  13. She seems like a really interesting person. And Otto is absolutely adorable :)

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    1. Yes, you're right - she's so nice and so is Otto :)

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