Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's!

The template of this card is a freebie from the French Kiss Collections

We have winter holidays this week - slowly mornings & pancakes, with little trips and outings every now and then.

Yesterday we were skating. I still have the old skates from the high school times. They get dusted off about twice a year, one of them being here on winter holidays. Even if I don't dare to skate as fast as I used to do, I still enjoy the feeling of "swaying over the ice".

We took sandwiches and warm chocolate with us - it was cozy to sit down to rest your feet, and enjoy the hot chocolate! I took a few snap shots, which I'll be posting later on this week.


 
For the Valentine's dessert we're having - I know, we had this last week as well - chocolate mousse.


 
 
I grew up in Finland, where the focus of the Valentine's Day
is on cherishing your friends and friendship in general
- the day is actually called "the Day of Friendship".
 
 
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart." 
 Elizabeth Foley
 
 
 PS: A warm welcome to my blog, Sherri!

52 comments:

  1. That is so cool that you grew up in Finland!
    My aunt lives there and me and my big sister are visiting next summer. I'm visiting from BMB and am your newest follower!

    P.S. I love your header! The photos are really magical :)

    http://yolandaronaldo.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Yolanda, That's lovely you have family in Finland, that's so exciting you're going to visit Finland this summer! I've been living in Denmark the last 17 years, but we visit Finland every year / sometimes twice. The pictures in my header are from Finland, taken this Christmas ... it was cold but beautiful! I'll pop right over to visit your blog :)

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  2. What a sweet Valentine's post. In the Netherlands is the day for Secret Lovers, but I love the idea to call it the Day of Friendship.

    Happy Valentine's day, my friend!
    Love,
    B.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Yes, not matter what we call it, as long as it serves ass a day to cherish one another :)

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  3. Elizabeth...I am your newest follower thanks to Lisa &Nancy and their Valentine's Day BMB Party...that's how I met you! I am a novice at photography and am anxious to learn...:)JP

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I' happy to meet you ~ your homemade bread looks lovely, I justt popped by your blog!

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  4. I love that you celebrate today as cherishing friendship - I really wish that's how we did it in the US! Your winter break sounds like a wonderful relaxing time!

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    1. Hi Karen, thank you ~ the days are flying by all too fast, we're enjoying every minute ;)

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  5. The chocolate mousse looks delicious! Love the little cups they are in. Enjoy your break and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, it's been a lovely week ~ days flow by all too fast :)

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  6. I'm stopping by from the boost party. Great recipes!

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  7. Visiting today from Boost-My-Blog (BMB) party. ovely photography Love the idea of Valentine's being about friendship.....

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    1. Hi Viv, I'll pop by to visit your blog, thank you for leaving a note!

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  8. Visiting from "Boost-My-Blog"...and your "Day of Friendship" just screamed at me "BE A FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG"...so I am now :). Looking forward to seeing what you bring us to see :)

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    1. Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your sweet words! I popped over to your blog and fell in love with the series in red ~ especially the pumps :-)

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  9. Chocolate mousse sounds perfect!

    Thanks for participating in the Boost My Blog Hop. I'm a new follower and look forward to learning more about you!

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    1. Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for hosting this lovely Valentine's Blog Hop!

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  10. I love that "A day of friendship" that is a great way to celebrate this day. Visiting from Boost your blog. B

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    1. Hi Buttons, yes, friendships are something we need to celebrate & cherish!

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  11. hey, i hopped over from Boost-My-Blog Party! nice to meet ya. have a great <3 Day!! big hugs. ( :

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    1. Hi Beth, Thanks for stopping by & saying hello!

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  12. I haven't skated in years, I wonder if I would even remember how :)
    Your chocolate mousse looks and sounds yummy!

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    1. Hi Judy, sometimes we get surprised how well our legs remember ... I has a bread from slalom skiing for 15 years, and when I tried it again in December, it all came back quite fast :)

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  13. I too am visiting from the Blog Party and I am one of your new followers....I am excited to learn more about you and your beautiful country....

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    1. Hi Nancy, I adore your beautiful pictures of the icicles and the forest (not to forget the bear!) - look forward of more posts from up you :)

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  14. great photos! and yum, i haven't had chocolate mousse in forever! happy valentine's day!

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    1. Thanks Tanya! Your "Photo a Day" -blog is very inspiring ~ a kind of photo journal!

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  15. Visiting from BMB party! That chocolate mousse looks delicious. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Nell, Thanks for stopping By! Have a great week :-)

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  16. Hi Nina, your winter outing sounds fun and that mousse looks like swirled frozen custard - either way, very tasty. I like the Finland take on Valentine's Day - much more comprehensive.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words.

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    1. Hi Nicki, I like also the idea of celebrating friendships ~ friendship is a great gift!

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  17. isn't it wonderful to have a fun break in the middle of winter. time to slow things down and really enjoy the little things!!

    love the look of the chocolate mousse, so smooth and creamy!

    visiting from the boost my blog party. thanks for stopping by it's all about purple and leaving such a kind comment!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, the winter break was really nice ~ time to reload and cherish the small moments together :)

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  18. Love the photo of your hockey players -- that's a neat template.


    Thanks so much for joining us at the BMB party. :)

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    1. Hi Nancy, Thank you so inch for hosting this lovely blog hop with Lisa! If you're going to hold it again next year, I'd love to help in some way, if you need an extra pair of hands :)

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  19. Hi, Nina Bille! This blog hop is turning out to be quite a fun time. How sweet of you to stop by and join. So pleased to meet a new friend. :) Your Love of Cooking photo is lovely... I might have to imitate that! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hi Allison, thanks for stopping by ~ feel free to be inspired by any of my photos :)

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  20. i love your snow photos in your header! sure wish we had snow where i live but not this winter :( looking forward to browsing through your posts and getting to know you. i'm over from the bmb hop. happy ♥ day

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    1. Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by! I popped over to your blog and found the sweetest picture of the black dog and the hen ~ like all the relative posts as well ;)

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  21. I love that bit of info on the Day of Friendship in Finland. I did not know that!
    Happy Valentine's Day, and Friendship Day!

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    1. Hi Amanda, it's a nice tradition to cherish & celebrate friendships officially once a year :-) Have a great week, looking forward of your beautiful pictures of the nature!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by today! Some loveliness here! Ice skating sounds fun, haven't done it in years! Happy friendship day!

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    1. Hi Stephani, Thanks for taking time to leave a note here ~ I did enjoy the skating a lot :)

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  23. Nice to meet you via BMB party. Your photos are great. PS I still have my old high school skates too (wish I still had my high school waist!)

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    1. Hi, I wish the high school waist as well :) thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Stopping by to visit from the BMB party and so nice to meet you. I will enjoy getting to know you and have become your newest follower. I love in Texas, so much different than where you are, so will look forward to getting to know you! Hi from Texas!

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    1. Hi Jeanne, thank you for your sweet words and for taking time to leave a note here! I enjoyed your post and book review today!

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  25. Now I could go for some chocolate mousse - 0' yum - indeed! I like the colors you used for your Valentines... the blue captured my eye! Happy Friend's Day + Happy Valentine's Day!
    Hugs

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    1. The chocolate mousse is always a winner :) Thanks for stopping by, and taking time to leave a note!

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog via the BNB party.

    I'm your latest follower!

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    1. Hi Enie, I look forward of reading your posts ~ lovely that the spring is getting closer ~ following one another's blogs!

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