Yesterday I took a little day trip to Tampere with a friend. It's about halfway between Vaasa and Helsinki and reminded me a lot of Lowell, Massachusetts in terms of its textile mill history and architecture. In my rush on the way to the station I left my camera on the table in a cafe. Fortunately I was able to call the cafe and it was still there. A colleague is picking it up for me tomorrow. Phew! My biggest worry was 'how will I blog without a digital camera?!' There are a few photos on the camera that I'll have to post tomorrow night.
I have a lot of work to do today, including listening to audio journals my students have been creating for their speaking classes, but am rewarding myself every once in a while with some time in the quilting room. I'm determined to make myself a little Norwegian chicken (thanks to Hanne for explaining why these chickens are Norwegian and thanks to Darcie for the tips about how to make one).
My brain was about the size of a chicken's yesterday when I lost my camera.