Short Day at Work on a Sunny Friday and Collective Fun

The Friday was obviously enjoyable just because of the sun and time off. But yesterday there was more to it, like

cuddles and kisses by the front door because “yay, it’s weekend” and “I loooooove you”

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gardening (Is it in age thing to enjoy this more and more?)

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And jumping on the common neighborhood trampoline.

We love the way some family had first donated the trampoline for everybody to use, and now it has become a great meeting point. The trampoline is getting worn out so there has been talks about us buying a new one together. I think this kind of togetherness is rare in Finland, especially in the cities, the thinking is so often centering around “me” and “mine” (and if something is shared it needs to be publically funded. Downside of a vast support system?), so I really love and appreciate us ending up here!

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9 comments

  1. It’s really wonderful that there’s “common neighborhood” stuff. I miss those days, when things were safe and fun.

    1. I get that feeling when my husband talks about his childhood on the New Zealand countryside…

  2. The community there is certainly wonderful and selfless! I think whoever donated the trampoline must be a kind soul who loves children. Oh, that pic with your kids kissing each other! Love it!

    1. I think they had kids themselves and had all the neighborhood friends want to join in the fun anyway 😉 But it doesn’t matter, they shared anyway!

      I got quite a few good pics at the door steps, first cheers for being home, then hugs and finally kisses. Awww 🙂

  3. Blackberry #1 loves trampolines 🙂 I love the kissing photo 🙂 xoxo Fanni

    1. it is quite cute when kids have there tender moments (quite a lot cuter than the fighting moments)

  4. How fun! I still love jumping on trampolines myself!

  5. Oh my goodness you have a public trampoline! The trampoline is such a legally-maligned (and so very very fun) beast, and not only do you have one you can access but it’s just out there for everyone to use!

    You should be getting a serious paycheque from some Finnish government body who wants to promote Finland as the Best Place Ever.

    (Are they already giving you a paycheque? 😉 )

    1. It’s not exactly public, it just is there for our neighbors to be used and if you don’t know about it , you won’t find it – probably the reason for the trampoline to still be around 😉 It it would be public, it would have to have the safety nets around and all the rules with one child at the time etc… we are suckers for rules too.

      They really should pay me, shouldn’t day? How fun would that be: then blogging would certainly be a worthy way of spending time 😀

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