Thursday, October 22, 2015

Looking good

Once again, I’ve been silent longer than I expected but I have a great excuse. We are having the kitchen completely redone. For several weeks now, we’ve been busy making all kinds of decisions and taking care of many a small issue not to mention that the kitchen was stripped to the bones already in mid-September.


What’s more, now that the removal and refurbishing project is nearing its end we finally terminated the travel ban hubby issued almost two years ago. While waiting for the paint on the hardwood flooring of the new kitchen to dry and harden we flew – unsurprisingly – to Italy.


Posts on this most memorable trip will hopefully follow soon but now I am showing you our neighbourhood. This is where we returned to last weekend. Even after Lombardia and Piemonte, not bad. The colourful riverfront is looking brilliant. On a sunny day like this, it is impossible not to love autumn that is visible everywhere.


The little Vähätori square feels empty. The restaurants and cafés have carried their outdoor tables and chairs away for the winter. For the next few months, the Main Library will be dominating the scene that is bristling with life during the summer season. The only bustle to be found will be inside the stately building.



6 comments:

  1. Escaping to Italy can't be bad, I love Italy.
    Your local autumnal colours are gorgeous especially reflected in the river along with the blue skies.

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    1. Aren't they! We've had a mild autumn with not much rain so far and are hoping it will stay that way.

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  2. I know how much your love Italy and have missed spending time here this year. It does look so beautiful in the Autumn. Can't wait to see some more pictures! Sarah x

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    1. It was lovely to return to such views. In fact, we were a bit surprised how little difference the was in the progress of autumn between northern Italy and our new home on the southwestern coast of Finland which is the mildest region in our country.

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  3. I hope that you enjoy your new kitchen as much as you did your time in Italy! Beautiful pictures!! xx

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    1. It is starting to look very good in the kitchen, too. Just wait and see.

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