November Reign

I read recently that Finland has five seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and November.  While it’s true this month is dark and wet, here are a few reasons it’s not all bad…

Warm weekend breakfasts at our favourite cafe

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Galleria Keidas

Practising the art of Christmas ginger biscuits

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Taking the shot before Miko steals the dough…

Discovering ‘new’ bars that are old favourites of friends

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Just a spritz of alcohol behind the ears….@Strindberg

Buying Norwegian salmon cooked over hot coals outside work

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Enjoying wine tasting and dinner on a wet Thursday night

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Photo: Angela Lee

Still getting around without full winter gear

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Anticipating the best parts of a good Finnish winter

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Natural History Museum

Remembering that Santa will soon be on his way (on a bicycle powered by oars)

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Talivisirkus (Winter Circus)

The chance to wear my favourite boots to work

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Having to use Miko’s umbrella when I can’t find mine

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Seasonal office attire

New winter socks

New winter socks

Finding out my bank thinks I’m a dame

Bathroom door at my bank

My bank’s bathroom door

….and waking up to a ground cover like sugar on cornflakes.

First snow of the season

First snow of the season

 

17 thoughts on “November Reign

  1. I agree that November is a separate season, and might feel a little depressing at times. Thanks for sharing these positive moments and raising up the mood! I personally like November for Christmas preparations, Ravintolapäivä and an opportunity to have some quality time at home enjoying a good book over coffee with korvapuusti 🙂

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  2. I almost miss Finnish November, wrapping yourself in the darkness and being cozy, meeting people at someone’s home instead of bars…

    And I have that same pair of rubber boots (as soon as my mom can locate them amongst my other things still in Finland).

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  3. Beautiful. I remember, when I was about 14, my family visiting Alaska in July, and being astonished that the sun crept toward the horizon each evening, but never dipped below it — daylight at 11:00pm! The opposite season must be equally curious. 🙂

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    • Thanks Carrie. Yes, sometimes it feels we live one day or circadian rhythm over a year, not needing much sleep in summer & sleeping long hours during winter. Must have been a trip to remember for you all.

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