So, last night I finished all the invitations! At the end I asked Joel to help – so he sat for over an hour and put the little “pillow-cushions” on the back of all the pieces I was putting on the front of the invitations. What a life saver! Otherwise, my fingers surely would’ve cramped up and I would’ve parked myself on the couch!
It’s Thanksgiving in Canada this Sunday. I’m sad. Turkey dinner is my favourite meal of all-time and I simply don’t have time this year to make one. Maybe we’ll make up our own turkey day later on this fall.
I realize that I forgot to post some photos of the weekend that Stefan and I went away to Sweden for some shopping and RnR, way back on September 12th . . .
We went to visit an old church village – walking around and looking inside the old Lutheran church.
As you can see, it was a beautiful day.
Unfortunately, I have no photos from inside any of the stores, IKEA, etc., or the flat of Root Beer we bought . . .
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.