Just like that we have started 2017! I hope this year turns out to be great for you all. I’ve had a busy week as always, getting back to the groove of work again.
You could say I spent New Year’s Eve in the kitchen. First I had our daughter Em and her boyfriend over for lunch. I made three different kinds of pie. Em’s favourite is a shrimp pie. The other one was pepperoni and the third goat’s cheese/tomato.
In the evening BIL came over. I made a Turkish meze buffet. It was nice but took hours to prepare, next time I would opt more for ready-made products.
There was a huge party in Helsinki to celebrate the New Year but we were too lazy to go anywhere. I tried to spot fireworks from our balcony but most of them were at the other side of the hill. All my photos of the fireworks failed!
On Sunday I went to explore the nearby walking routes. I found out that they are building new paths in the forest which is great – more choice for walks. There were some people playing frisbee golf at the field nearby.
I’ve started to watch The Crown on Netflix. I love it, have you seen it yet? I’m also watching Bloodline, Designated Survivor and Sense8. I don’t watch regular tv anymore at all.
I was still on holiday on Monday. My mom came over for lunch and we went shopping for a bit. On Tuesday it was back to work again. I’ve only been to work for three days and I’m absolutely exhausted. Thank goodness Friday is a holiday again! On Tuesday I went to the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) to see Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibit. It’s so cool!
My colleagues introduced me to a new restaurant called Cafferino Oba. The food was so good and I can’t wait to go again. This was the goat’s cheese pasta – look at that cheese on top, yum. Next time I’m going to try their warm pita breads accompanied by a salad.
We’re back to winter over here. Everything is white again and it’s so cold. It’s been around -15 Celsius but with the biting wind it’s equivalent to – 28 Celsius!!
This weekend I’m going to check out Lux Helsinki. It’s a light festival in Helsinki which is on till the 9th January. I can warmly recommend it, as it was awesome last year. Check out my post on it here.
Let me know how the first week of 2017 has been for you in the comments below!