As you can see, they have had some snow but the rains have taken it away. Luckily, it was not bone breaking slippery!
Kaija met me at the railway station and we had some mid-morning tea after my 3 hour train trip. Then she showed me the window display of the Craft Museum of Finland, as the Museum itself was closed on a Monday.
About 20 doll making artists had put together this scene from the President's Independence Day Reception. Imaginary, as they show a doll of our late President Kekkonen too, or maybe it is his ghost! The dolls were about 15" tall.
The cakes looked delicious:
There was a knitted graffiti on the door handle; a nice touch as long as it is not wet.
After spending some time at her home and seeing all her beautiful match boxes and other things, and exchanging Christmas presents, we went out for lunch and some shopping. Lucky girl, she has several second-hand bookstores (I bought just one book) within reach, more than one fabric shop (yes, I bought 4 metres of new fabric) and many other interesting places (yes, I bought some yarn too, and a lipstick).
Then it was time for me to thank Kaija for a lovely day and leave after a last cup of tea and gingerbread.