We are off to - Christmas 2014 holiday!
Wednesday last week I wrote my last few emails, set up on OOO message saying I would be back in New Year, and packed our bags, and off we went. On Thursday it was Heathrow, airplane, missing the connecting flight, staying in a hotel overnight, getting the next morning flight, and finally we got to where we were supposed to be the day before - at my parents house in Finland.
While we are here I am looking forward to eating tasty Finnish delicatessen (think reindeer meat, cured fish, and lots of gorgeous pastries and biscuits). We will overdose on coffee (which is like a national drink in Finland - the average Finn drinks about a 1.2 liters a day of the black stuff) and enjoy sitting in front of the toasty fireplace. We are also hoping for a white Christmas, bu sadly it is starting to look like it might not happen.
The pictures are from 2012. That was the last time we were in Finland for Christmas and I was still pregnant with our little one. We have made an unofficial pact in that every other Christmas we spend in UK, and every other in Finland. This way we both get to experience a "proper Christmas" (you know, because a Christmas in any other country than the country of your childhood just isn't quite the same...). It is a nice system to have I think and I am looking forward to our child learning about two different cultures and getting two different experiences of Christmas. It really is a magical time, Christmas, with so many fun traditions, and at the same time, these are the ordinary memories that make us who we are.
Christmas of 2013, our first Christmas as a family, we were in UK celebrating it with my husbands family in Essex. But Christmas of 2014 is a Finnish Christmas, and I am quite looking forward to seeing how my little one will react to all the fun traditions here. One amazingly fun thing we do in Finland is having the Santa knock on the door on Christmas Eve, and coming in for a tipple, with his sack of gifts. As a kid, it was always so annoying that daddy would miss Santa every single Christmas Eve, as he had to pop down the shops to get milk or something else small.
|A Christmas tree from our own bit of woods - OK, it ain't great, but it was cut down by us!|
|Michael Buble - the best Xmas album!|
While we are here, and during the holiday period, I will be updating a few little bits and bobs, doing a couple of posts, but will take it easy. I sort of want to do loads, as I actually have time unlike during the normal working week, but then, it would be nice to have a proper holiday too, with minimal internet time. I think majority of you might be with me in that regard. So have a wonderful Christmas, enjoy and relax! Blog a little and live a lot!
I am always optimistic for a white Christmas each year here in the uk but never happens! Lol have a wonderful holiday xxxReplyDelete
I seem to remember we almost had a white Christmas in London a few years back - but then it melted the day before Christmas. What a disappointment! Thanks, I am sure I will enjoy the holiday :)Delete
Have an amazing Christmas Sanna and a lovely time in Finland- what a special place to spend the holidays, although reindeer meat sounds a little scary! xxReplyDelete
Thank you :) Reindeer meat is tasty btw, very gamey and flavoursome. You can get it in most Lidl's in UK, just in case you fancy trying it out ;)Delete
Wow what an amazingly beautiful country, love all that snow. It sounds like you'll have a fantastic time and I am a little jealous you got to meet Santa ;) Enjoy 2014 Christmas and yes I agree reindeer is nice, we had it a few years ago super tasty. Thank you for linking up to #magicmoments.ReplyDelete
You have a wonderful Christmas as well, and thanks for hosting :) I think I might go and munch on a bit of reindeer now :)Delete
Wow I bet Christmas is fab in Finland! Hope you had a good one :) #magicmomentsReplyDelete
Thank you - it was such a lovely Christmas. Next time in two years then :)Delete