Some things belong out of sight!
Ah, to be at sea again!
Tonight I lose one hours sleep….
Today I start wearing socks again.
Depending on the year and the strength of the spring sun, I stop wearing socks sometime in May. The length of my pants may still be long and as the days lengthen the hem level rises 🙂 Even when we revert back to cool and chilly days (happens every year, usually in June) I persevere and remain sock free *
Yesterday the temperature plummeted back below the low teens and now autumn winds are howling and whistling outside my window. It’s time to drop the hem and cover my tootsies…
Ah, well it was fun while it lasted. Now it’s time to bring out the gumboots, raincoats, gloves and scarves. Autumn has arrived!
* this includes any sort of fabric covering over the toes and ankles – stockings are banished also.
Today I had my date with neighbour K to practice our respective languages. Last night she sent a text message asking if we could change our plans a little and meet at her place for coffee.
Here it’s considered extremely impolite not to take some sort of thank you gift for the hostess, especially the first time. I had this tea caddy sitting high in the cupboard gathering dust (too small for our purpose) and the chocolates came from the box our dinner guests delivered last weekend.
We chatted all sorts of stuff and agreed to meet again when she returns to Helsinki in the autumn. She and her husband plan on moving to the summer cottage next week and there they will stay until summer is over…
… today we officially commenced summer time and as many pointed out so gleefully earlier this week: it’s spring! Forgive me if I don’t share your enthusiasm at this point.
The above was the view at 0930 this morning. The lovely thing about spring snow is that it covers the emerging piles of dog-doo and other debris that has been buried for three months or more. The not-so-lovely part of spring snow here in the south of Finland is that it is often short-lived and melts to dirty slush in a matter of hours.
So, of course here we go with Alanis Morissette and Ironic. I’d totally forgotten how this clip looked. Now, is that ironic or what?!