Something bad happened in Finland
So I had an amazing time in Finland, as you can see here. The forest was lit up with the colours of autumn the day we went mushroom hunting. Yeah. That’s a thing in Finland. I was given a quick lesson by my friends, as to which mushrooms not to touch. That giant red one in the second picture is really poisonous. One of the few poisonous mushrooms in Finland. I was delighted to find a giant patch of the exact mushroom kind we were looking for, and we put them into our little basket and made a risotto with them later that night.
Then the bad thing happened. My friends, who are expecting any day now, stopped by Ikea on the way home to grab some baby things. And I got separated from the herd. When I connected with them again, it was too late. My basket was full and my purse was wide open.
Here’s what I bought:
Now, stay with me as I justify every purchase.
1. Limited edition sheet sets. They match not only my rug but my whole apartment. And I accidentally boiled the only set I had on a 90°c washing setting with an orange blazer. I think you can guess the rest.
2. Lunch boxes that go directly from the freezer to the microwave. I’m enjoying cooking in bulk and freezing at the moment. And actually, bringing my lunch to work each day is a goal of mine. And I didn’t have enough things to store my cooking in.
3. A meat thermometre. Basically so I don’t poison myself in the kitchen.
4. These bottles handily labelled themselves. System 4 is a famous Finnish shampoo that improves scalp circulation and stimulates hair growth. I ain’t bald, but tell me someone who doesn’t want thicker hair and I will show you a big fat liar. Oops! There are two 4s. The second is a scented candle. That’s essential, right? It smells like heaven if that makes a difference.
5. Variously-sized zip-lock freezer bags. Again, for cooking. Less space than lunch boxes. And more labellable. Which is now a word.
6. Thermos for taking soup to work. My old one stopped closing properly.
7. A funnel to get the soup into said thermos. Previously my counter top ate more soup than the average German.
8. Those handy clippy things that seal open bags.
So you see, it’s nothing frivolous. But still, I feel like I’ve failed. Like I’ve fallen off the wagon.
I need a little encouragement here!