I’ve been waiting for a while now to take a long weekend. Finally, there was the perfect opportunity and I decided to make the most of it. Of course, this means making a list. I’ve checked the items below. I’m proud I managed to tick everything off, apart from ❌ taking a nap. Will catch up during the weekend πŸ˜‰.

I decided to βœ… walk everywhere I go on Friday, to keep me active and, well, I enjoy walking a lot. My first destination in the morning was a cozy cafe, where I had a solid breakfast set. It was super chill, I was the only customer for the most of the hour I spent there.

After breakfast, on to βœ… Helsinki’s City Library Oodi. The Finnish library system is some sort of a welfare utopia, Oodi is the cherry on top of the cake. On the way, βœ… listened to a podcast, a panel discussion on the day in the life of game producers. At the library I βœ… finished the draft of a blog post, read some magazines, had some tea and overall was sucking in the unique atmosphere of Oodi.

Nothing relaxes me like βœ… a good sauna session. It was a bit early in the day, this was a bit of a challenge. Settled for Allas, which is in the heart of the city and combined it with some open air swimming (in a heated pool). There was also the option to dip in a pool of actual sea water, however the water temperature of 8 degrees Celsius, discouraged me… but not many of the other customers.

On the way to an early dinner, I made an improptu stop by one of my favorite beer pubs - Pien. This pint of Czech Pilsner brought to a spring to my step as I commuted to my next destination.

βœ… Dinner at a lovely wine and tapas bar with my partner. Excellent food, drinks and, of course, company πŸ₯°.

We had a nightcap on the way home in the tiniest of wine bars. Super atmospheric. By then, I was feeling the nice tinge of exhaustion from a long day well spent. πŸ™