Tomorrow is the 1st of May…
Where did this spring go?!? Well, they say time flies, but still…
I’ve been reading lots of articles and blog posts by and about people who are loving their new home-bound lifestyle with tons of more time for family, hobbies, and contemplating the meaning of life.
Seriously, who has time for all that?!?
Normally, late winter and early spring (March-April) is the least busy time for me, as far as work is concerned. That’s when I catch up with friends, TV shows, and whatever is going on in the world. I resume long-abandoned creative projects and start new exercise regimes, or clear out the flat, my wardrobe, and my head to make room for something new or to gain more space. But this year it’s different.
I’ve been working like crazy almost every day, preparing my summer courses, now due to take place online rather than in the classroom. I haven’t had time to read books or listen to music, let alone discover the meaning of life. Unless it’s working till you drop. The meaning of life, I mean.
Tomorrow is May Day, or what we here in Finland call Vappu. And today, May Day Eve, is the day when we celebrate spring: go out and party, get completely drunk and disorderly (hey, this is Finland, this is the closest thing we have to a carnival here), watch a group of students being hoisted up in the air by a crane so that they can place a huge hat on the head of a statue of a naked lady (yes, really, it’s a thing, and I wrote a blog post about it a few years ago). And tomorrow people will go and have a picnic in the park (with champagne and herring)…
Except none of this is taking place this year, obviously.
But we can still have a Vappu party. At home, just the two of us (hubby and me, that is), after hubby gets off from work (= his back-to-back video calls and meetings, standing at his makeshift ironing board desk).
These pictures are from our ‘practice round‘ last weekend. We needed a practice round in case hubby needs to work late on the actual day and I’m left to celebrate Vappu on my own….
Outfit details (all old):
dress and socks: Marimekko / earrings: Aarikka
How are you celebrating May Day?
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