Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Little by little

At last, the temperature visited below freezing point and it is starting to feel like mid-December. On Sunday, we finally dropped by to have a look at the artisan stalls at the Christmas Market on the other side of the river only a couple of blocks from here. It was the last day of the market that had been open in the recently renovated old storehouses on the Luostarin Välikatu, the cobblestone street that used to lead from a Dominican monastery to the town centre and the Cathedral (above), and at the Old Great Square (below) every weekend since late November. The artisan stalls at the present Market Square will be open until the 22nd.



Later that afternoon, we drove to the Kakskerta island to sing (that’s me) and listen to (that’s hubby) some of the greatest Christmas carols together with a churchful of people of all ages. I’ve been arranging the final kitchen cabinets plus uncovering the decorations. In a few days, our new home will be dressed for Yuletide. Now that we are living in a downtown apartment I don’t think even snowless conditions will cast a shadow on the season if only we would be spared from rain.


6 comments:

  1. You really do live in such a wonderful and beautiful part of the world! xx

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I must admit we've been more than happy we chose Turku. Not that I didn't love the former place in the countryside but there is a time to everything.

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  2. I expect you are excited now that your kitchen is all coming together. The church looks beautiful with the simple tree. Barbara

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    1. Indeed, we faced a problem or two with the kitchen and the renovation took longer than expected but aren't I happy now. I'm planning to publish a little post one of these days. The small church by the sea is only open on special occasions during winter. We will return in the summertime for sure, for some more photos for a post, I hope.

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  3. That looks so beautiful and calm especially that delightful church. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, I'm glad your kitchen will be finished in time. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas time with your family and pets.

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