Spring is in the air. And a perfect way to spend the Sunday afternoon was to meet up with friends at a hilltop restaurant for lunch and then walk through the woods of Vienna. I am so blessed to have people around me with whom I can just be myself and share bits and pieces of my life. I have to admit the more time I spend in Vienna, the more I love this city. I mean, look at the pictures below. That is all accessible by public transport...
The winter-sun is shining right into my face while I
am writing you these lines. I have been too busy last month to update anything
on the blog but this afternoon I have an unexpected free afternoon with nothing
on my urgent ”to-do-list” and I decided to make myself a pot of hot tea (got
some Kushmi Tea as a Christmas Present which is one of the best tea´s I have
ever tasted) and to degust a few Swiss Pralines which I got from my lovely
relatives. In the postbox I found a Valentine´s card of an adorable friend that
I have known since I can think, music is playing in the background (Erykah Badu),
I have a pair of old woolly socks on and I am enjoying life as it is. The best
thing though is that our house is full of life again. We have friends visiting
from far away and I have once again come to the conclusion that it doesn´t
matter how far apart you live to sustain a friendship. With some people you
just catch up on where you stopped last time and I am so blessed to have friends
like that in my life.
My parents decided to move back to Finland after spending 28 years in Austria. For me it means that I have a new home as well that I need to get used to. I think the area is lovely and I already did some nice walks around the little lake beside their house and spent time in the woods just behind their house. Sometimes in life when you loose a place you love and let go, you might gain something even better. I really suck at letting go places and people I love. I have to learn that even though it might hurt, life goes on and you always can see something wonderful if you walk with your eyes wide open.
Note: None of the houses in the pictures above is my parents. But this is their neighbourhood.
All above pictures taken by me.
Having the possibility to spend Holidays with family is something special that I have learned to appreciate while living abroad and having family spread all over Europe and Asia. The New Years Eve we spent in Helsinki. First chilling at my brother´s and his girlfriend´s place and then walking around downtown. I can only recommend Helsinki to celebrate. Small, cosy but at the same time big enough to see some amazing fireworks.
All pictures taken with my Nikon on New Years Night