2014-03-07

What a week

This week is an official Winter Holiday (skiing holiday we call it here) in my area, and while the skiing itself is out of the question (not enough snow believe it or not) with rainy, + degrees weather and bare land, other fun and exciting activities have been found.


We had a lovely visitor for the first ever without parents-sleep over! He arrived with a big suitcase full of toys and books and games, and bathrope for going to sauna with his beloved godfather. Such fun, and he already announced that next time it'll be for two nights...

I also gathered yet an another year *sigh* but it was worth getting older as I've been spoiled with flowers, cards, presents and happy visitors. We had chocolate mudcake (some of us had sweet potato-mash and cucumber) and other favorites. Mr. Postman has delivered happy parcels all week (the best way to celebrate: a whole week!), thank you sweet people all over the world!


I've also read (library-borrowed) magazines for new inspiration and bought some springly-colored wool, and wish to show new things to you soon. And the cherry on the cake: tomorrow is the International Women's Day and my dear sister has offered to treat me, our mom and my princess-niece with coffee and buns (cucumber for some) in a lovely coffee-shop. What a wonderful week - I could get used to all this! How's your week been?

Happy Friday, and sunny weekend soon too!

Yours,
Mia

18 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

How brilliant that Finland has a national holiday for your birthday Mia!! ;)
So glad you had a lovely week and rightly so. Just look at those two little ones, they're growing up! Lovely too that you had a little visitor, awe I remember the Lego days.....happy days! :)
Looking forward to seeing the new projects!
Have a lovely girly day out with your mum, sister and niece and a wonderful weekend my friend!
V xxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! Looks and sounds fun even without snow! Congratulations! and I'm happy to see something on your needles?! Here is cloudy and I'm happy to have few days only for sewing! Lots of excitment here - tell you later. Hugs! x Teje

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi birthday Girl "Mia"! Your whole house was transformed into a playroom! Legos, stuffed animals, toys and more toys! That's what happens at my house too when the "littles" come. But it is so fabulous, fun and full of laughter I love it. Your nephew is really growing and so Blonde and your niece is darling! So happy you have had a good birthday and lots of cards and gifts. Have a lovely girly day with all you ladies, Happy Birthday Dear Mia! xoRobin

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

I always appreciated that we have a national (well Finland is divided in areas, some had it last week etc.) holidays for a week around my b-days, I have good time to celebrate and recover :)

Happy and sunny weekend to you too, dear friend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I do not mind spring coming, but this week has been so wet that swimming week would have been a better name for hiihtoloma :)

Oh my, do not tease me ;) tell me soon, dear friend what you've been up to! I'll show my latest soon too!

Have a happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Robin,

And oh yes, happily we have quite spacious home ;) so all the toys etc. can be spread around when we have visitors! And aren't those sweeties BIG already, when looking the pictures you really see the difference!

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy Women's Day!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

I love all of pictures Mia. Happy birthday, and I am glad you had such cute visitors. Your guest must had good dreams in the Moomin bedding. How cute is that!
Megumi

Jane said...

A whole week of holiday how amazing Mia. I am so glad you had a lovely birthday and I do hope Mr Postie delivers soon ;0)You must have had such fun with your darling nephew staying, he is getting so grown up. I loved seeing the photos of him playing...bless. Sending you some of our sunshine from here and have a lovely weekend my dear friend x

Anne Toprak said...

Hi Mia, How fun to have an entire week for skiing and holiday. In Helsinki, they must know it is your birthday time!! (-:

How great to see L and S at your house. Keeping Aunt Mia busy.
The weather finally is better today (Friday). A little melting of snow.

Enjoy your family weekend,
Anne xx
PC22

Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

I'm happy yopu enjoyed the pictures, and I am so so waiting for brighter days so I could show you all more of the "new" corners of the house.

Wishing you the loveliest weekend, with more and more blooming flowers!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

A whole week just for my b-days, I thinks that's close to enough ;) And thank you, I'm sure mister Postman visits us soon!

Have a wonderful weekend dear friend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

Both sweethearts send you kisses!
It's been a fun week, and spring has really arrived, there's hardly any snow left and it's raining again as I type. I wish it'll start shining and melting more and more at yours too soon!

Happy weekend, and greetings to you all from all of us!

Yours,
Mia

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Mia, Happy Birthday (a little late, but it is better later than never, ok?
I am happy by your happy birthday week, your happy visitor and your International Women's Day.
I celebrated it ministering a bookbinding workshop.
As a librarian I loved that you borrowed some magazines from the local library. I love when libraries are apreciated.
Thanks for your updating, you always cheer me up!
A great week!

Mia said...

Hello Lucia,

Thank you for the b-day wishes, it's never too late, always makes me smile!

Wow, book-binding sounds great! I've tried it at school years ago and it's something I would love to try again.

And libraries - I love them! I just realized it doesn't really show here but I visit weekly and borrow almost all (99%) I read from there - they're really something I couldn't live without! A librarian, what a great occupation!!

Have a wonderful day!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Happy Birthday, Mia! So glad you had lots of treats, and hope you had a wonderful girly day too!! How sweet those little ones are....such a pleasure to take care of them! Happy week, Mia...I hope it is 'springly' for you :)
Helen xox

Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Happy Birthday Mia! I always remember yours is around now as mine is almost here too (not that I really celebrate it much, but my sister did take out for the day to the Opera in London at the weekend, which is becoming a kind of tradition and we had such a lovely day!). Looks like you had a fun holiday, I hope the thaw continues for you, we're having some beautiful sunny days here in the UK. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you!

It's been springly ;) here for all week, and sun shines - and I love it! I wish it's beautiful at yours too, and your garden is blooming...

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Happy birthday to you too! I agree: celebrating is for those big something-0's, and not big parties needed. But Opera-traditions sounds fantastic, wow!

It's stayed mild here, sun shines ans spring proceeds - I wish it's beautiful at yours too?

Yours,
Mia

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