…relatively early. As the rest of Europe start their summer holidays in August, in Finland children are back to school and adults back to work.
And the Finnish summer ends for us as well. On our last day at the summer house I wanted to immerse the boys in all things Finnish in the hope that some of it would perhaps stay with them….? A smell, a taste, a feeling?
We went to see the Moo-Cows one last time and then went blueberry picking.
Boys were picking and eating blueberries, sitting on moss and blueberry bushes and I holding back the tears. My little Finnish boys…when will we be back?
The one positive thing about a cold, rainy summer is that the berries and mushrooms are everywhere! The blueberries, wild strawberries and raspberries are big and tasty.
It was easy to pick a cup full for the evening porridge.
We also found some chanterelles and made a lovely creamy chanterelle pasta for lunch. Everyone loved it, including the boys.
In the evening we celebrated the “Ultima Noche” with some champagne and crayfish.
We have been together with grandpa and grandma for so long now….
How will we manage to be apart? Tomorrow we travel back home.