Happy New Year! How did everyone get into the new year? Did you do anything nice? I spent the eve fairly quietly at home, and not quite realising yet that it's actually the new year.
I spent Christmas in Finland and wanted to share some of my photos from there with you. I just went home this time without any stops anywhere else, as the time was quite limited. There was only a little bit of snow, not quite covering the whole ground, but we still got into the Christmas spirit perfectly fine. It was icy, but not too cold, and I saw a few really nice sunsets.
We had quiet Christmas celebrations just with the closest family members, and did some of the traditions, like daytime sauna on Christmas Eve, rice pudding with hidden almond breakfast (finder of almond can make a wish), lighting candles on the graves of family members who have sadly passed away, watching the declaration of the Christmas peace from Turku... We also tried to tone down the overeating a bit this year and just made some of our favourites for dinner, like a chestnut and squash nut roast, creamy chanterelle sauce, onion gravy, fresh salads and potatoes.
I hope you like the photos.