Monday, June 27, 2011

Picnic in the Park

Nyt on kesä. It's now summer (officially) and to celebrate, Niko and I had a picnic at a local park. I found a nice roll and store blanket at Antilla, and for food we brought potato salad from LIDL, patongit (baguettes) from Picnic (how appropriate), Pringles from S-Market (yes we have Pringles in Finland), and I got  a pear flavored drink from S-Market. I should explain that in USA, I never had anything pear flavored, but here in Finland it seems to be almost a national flavor. Pear ice cream, pear drinks, pear candies, you name it, it's everywhere. And none of them actually taste like pear, but they all have the same flavor that is associated with ,pear,. I find it extremely tasty.

In addition to it being summer, it's bright all day and all night. Sun set here is right before 11pm and sunrise is around 3am. But it never gets dark. The above photo was taken on the longest day of the year, somewhere around 1 or 2am. That's night, folks. That's as dark as it gets.

Knitting is continuing. I finished a dishcloth this past week and my other projects are getting quality time.

T. Kati

1 comment:

  1. Hmm...the only common pear flavored thing I can think of that we have here (besides actual pears) are Jelly Bellies. Is the flavor sort of like that?

    I loooove picnics! They're one of my favorite things about Spring/Summer.