Weekly Recap: 17.12 - 26.12.2016

Finland // December, 2016

Finland // December, 2016

I'm introducing a new segment onto this little corner of the Internet called 'Weekly Recaps'. From now on, once a week I will begin posting photo diaries of what I have been up to that week with some pondering's from that week.

To begin these weekly pieces, I am going to begin with pictures from the last two weeks.

On December 17th, I left Plymouth with Kieran to head off to the north of the U.K. for a couple of days. Although Kieran ended up being ill for the entire trip, it was still a great experience to just get away from our regular surroundings and breathe some new air after an incredibly busy few months.

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

We wandered through the city and found some incredible architectural gems as well as getting to meet some good friends of mine over the course of three days.

Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle // December, 2016

I even got to go to see one of my friends from work play a reunion gig with a band he used to be a part of, "The Proud Ones".

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

The Proud Ones // Newcastle // December, 2016

Newcastle is an interesting city and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. There's such a culture of community, at least from what I could tell. People take pride in being hospitable. Everyone was incredibly kind and generous to us. And it was also lovely to reconnect with people who I hadn't seen in a while. We will be back for sure.

Transit // December, 2016

Transit // December, 2016

From there, I flew to Finland to spend Christmas with my family.

Christmas // Finland // December 2016

Christmas // Finland // December 2016

Christmas was lovely. It was such a time of rest, being around family, staying cozy and comfortable. We had a Christmas ham and played games for pretty much an entire day. I cannot even begin to explain how valuable this time of family was to me.

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // December, 2016

Christmas // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

We even took a visit to my Grandpa's grave on Christmas Day. 

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

As we all live fairly far apart, the little time we get to spend together really is precious. I feel that I can be completely myself with my siblings and that brings a sense of relief with it. It's so important to catch up with the ones you love.

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

Christmas // Finland // December, 2016

I'm now looking forward to spending a few more days with my parents and siblings, then heading home, having a quiet day in bed before heading back to the regular routine at the office.

Amsterdam // December, 2016

Amsterdam // December, 2016

Hope your Christmas season was wonderful, and you feel strong and ready to face the New Year.

x Viivi N. Media