week five already, 10% of the year is done! 😅
– the big thing this week was celebrating chinese new year, which i’m quite fond of. we watched the gong strike 12 on CCTV, wrote some poetry to stick on the door, cooked all our repertoire of chinese dishes for friends and played hanabi in the place of fireworks. the cooking part was a lot of work, but it was so worth it!
– usually guests bring dessert when they come over to eat, but since we already had a chinese dessert planned, our friends showered us with swedish sweets instead (packed inside an ikea bag, no less). we rarely eat gummies these days, and much less liquorice ones, so this was a lovely treat!
– february is the month of letters in my calendar, and i’ve been taking time each day to write a postcard to a friend or relative. it’s been really nice to slow down, surrounded by stationery and stamps.
– we walked the “almond blossom” trail on the weekend, and it was glorious. it’s peak bloom season, and raining snow petals everywhere!