Oh my, I've had a long pause in blogging! There are two reasons for that mainly
1. I've been really really busy and
2. I haven't been knitting
You may not know it, but I play the theatre (not professionally but on a very high amateur level), and we had our opening night on the 17th of January. Before that, you can imagine, we had practice every other evening and after that I have been playing once or twice a weekend. I's been quite a lot to handle, and I am really happy to have a two week pause in playing now.
Happy 2017! I don't know about you, but I don't make resolutions, I make plans for the next year, and one of those plans this year is to participate in and finish the so-called Helmet Reading Challenge. And no, it doesn't mean a helmet like the thing you wear while biking, it's the name of all the libraries of Helsinki and it also means pearls in Finnish!
A week before Christmas me and Nick took the weekend off to head to Koroinen, an association-led culture center in Turku, in order to kickstart the Finnish Permaculture Association. I won't write it all again here, so if you are interested please reat the article at my garden & homestead blog Beyond Buckthorns!
A few weeks ago me, Nick and a few friends visited the Ron Mueck exhibition in Sara Hildén art museum in Tampere. Now Ron Mueck is an artist who makes very live-looking sculptures of different sizes, and this was his first exhibition in any Nordic country, so a real must-see for a lot of people! It was really interesting, too. The sculptures come on different sizes from huge to small and are very, very true to reality.
I finally managed to get decent pictures of our very lively new cat whom we have named Miss Sophie (Dinner for one, anyone?). She has been with us good two weeks now and seems to like us. She does claw places she shouldn't and ignores her clawing post completely. Any ideas what one could do to get her to claw places she should? She's not into catnip though, I tried that already. Other than that she's very lovely and cuddly and active and we like very very much already.
We visited Germany for the first time after moving to Finland early August. Boy was it weird to go to Germany for a visit! First of all we flew to Munich and not Düsseldorf like we have for the last 8 years. And we flew back home to Finland - how weird!