It was very hot (at least by Finnish standards) - the kind of day you realize is going to be sweltering as soon as you step out in the morning. The mall I work in was practically deserted, everybody was outdoors.
people hanging out in the park near my home
When I walked out the front door of my building, there was a film crew beginning their work; my building's going to be famous! :) Although the film itself is set in another area of Helsinki, Punavuori. Didn't see any Finnish movie stars, though. (This isn't the first time my building is in a movie / tv series - couple of years ago I woke up to someone shouting 'Help! Help! Murder!' when the old book shop under my window was used for filming a crime drama. Quite exciting.)
I bought some peonies for myself; I have this big heavy glass vase which used to belong to one of my great-aunts, and it's perfect for tall flowers (plus I like to use it because it reminds me of my great-aunt).
I washed my new bedsheets and hung them out to dry - I love to go to bed when the sheets are fresh and crisp.
I ate super-easy, super-delicious potatoes with arugula (add chopped arugula, olive oil, pepper & salt to boiled new potatoes and stir well) for late dinner, together with some salad and soft goat cheese.
I didn't eat these potatoes all by myself - the last two photos are from two summers back :)