Greetings from the land of Santa,
(If you just thought "she's on the North Pole?!", you're banned from my blog.) I arrived yesterday and now have my own little studio flat at my grandmother's old people's home. A few things to note when you live in an old people's home:
1. Real candles are not allowed. Or fire of any sort. Therefore, LED lights are the shizzle. And so are bearded Santas made by nephews. I met up with said nephew, nephew number 2 and my sister in law for some coffee and had a nice old time. My younger nephew has now decided my name is Vararikken. Why not, I say?
2. Tannoy scare. At 9.15am a chirpy lady wishes you good morning and lists the activities for the day: Chair work out, children's choir, bake sale and movie night at 5pm. I have yet to find the off button ...
3. Shower chair. I already mentioned this on FB, but hey, it's worth repeating. Who doesn't want a fold out chair in the shower for those long karaoke sessions? (Seriously, some hair treatments are supposed to sit in your hair for 5 minutes or more, and then a chair is more than appropriate.)
I'm sure there are more things to note, but I'll save them for later. For those of you who have asked I'll just add no, there's no snow in Helsinki right now. People are talking about a Black Christmas/Svart Jul/Musta Joulu. It sounds like Christmas with a side order of pestilence, but it just means the ground in black, and so is everything else. Quick, more LED lights!
Have a great weekend!