Just wanted to say thank you for all the responses to my posts! It really is encouraging to know that there is someone out there who reads what you put effort into writing.
While many others across the world were swept up in the opening of presents and such, we at the Lindell household(having celebrated Christmas yesterday) experienced a rather ordinary day. It was nice to have Grandma join us this year, as for the past five years it’s been just our nuclear family. As an expat, we don’t have the same amount of contact with our relatives as we would if we lived back in Finland – though we frequently communicate via technical means, it is still not the same as being there to interact with them in person.
Also, We might be going to the botanical gardens tomorrow (hence the pictures, which were taken at that exact location last year), but only if the weather is nice, which means we’ll go as long as it is not raining! It has been raining everyday for almost a month, it really makes you appreciate the sunshine a lot more.