Posted in Food, Foot injury, Helsinki, Recovery, Spring

Spring is slowly here

Weather really has an impact on the overall mood. Recently it has been mostly sunshine only and a couple of times temperatures have been up to +10 degrees Celsius and it actually feels warm. Then again today it was back to icy rain and gloomy skies, that’s Finnish spring for you. Still, the season is changing and there is a definite urge to just go outside and do something.

The ice and snow is almost gone!

I’m obviously still not allowed to do much with my my feet still recovering, but I did do small things kinda outside during the weekend which felt really nice.

I finally cleared away the (very dead) autumn plants from the outdoor pots and bought some daffodils that might survive these whimsy temperatures. The balcony actually gets already really warm on sunny days so it could be a good idea to just start cleaning it for regular use and start having lunch or coffee outside. ❤

These daffodils just opened instantly at the balcony.

The reading challenge is still very much happening, but my reading pace is a bit slower now that I’m able to do a bit more than in the past few months. And the books I’m now focusing on (Homo Deus and Agatha Christie’s Autobiography) are a bit longer than the average novel so they take more time finish. But I’ll get there! I’m still on track with the reading challenge if I can read about two books this month and that’s not a problem. 50 read books will happen this year!

Oh and another super nice thing we did last weekend was to have proper dinner together with my hubby. In Helsinki there is a very nice restaurant Natura that is celebrating their 3rd year with a special 7 course menu and it was so delicious! The food is focused on modern Finnish and Scandinavian flavors from small producers. Highly recommended for both great food and service!

I was so focused on enjoying everything that I forgot to take pictures, except of this first dish of scallop and spruce buds. Yum.


I love books, games and the coziness of our house (currently it's the kingdom of me and my husband). My work in a game studio as a Senior HR Specialist keeps me busy and social, but I am an introvert in my core. Navigating life between my very social work and my introvert, less social personality can be tricky and it goes hand in hand with my interest in overall personal well-being.

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