By the way, we visited only two shopping centres: Stockmann and Kristiine because shopping was not the main goal. But before I'll uncover this essential goal I give out what my purchases were. So, as a bit early Christmas present to myself I bought a beautiful classy handbag from Armani Jeans. Additionally I got wet N wild color icon eyeshadow trio in Knock On Wood (383B) and a lovely collection of candles from Marks & Spencer (those will scent our home with the classic floral fragrances of iris, sweet magnolia flowers, timeless English rose and traditional calming lavender), also Marks & Spencer Reduced Fat Rich Tea Biscuits and Ginger Snaps. As you can see I honestly was a reserved shopper for a change.
And I almost forgot to mention that we saw the notorious Christmas tree which had been felled twice in only three days, after being battered by rough winds. City officials trimmed the tree from 24 m tall to 17 m to give it a better chance of staying upright. I did feel sorry for the poor tree since it really looked like a shortie but at least a cute one. Anyhow, the Old Town was so shiny and luxurious!
Last but not least about the so called secret goal mentioned before...
E. received two teeny Chinese Fire Belly Newts (Cynops Orientalis), a boy and a girl. This is the reason why we had to take that trip in the first place.
Of course we spent a pleasant day which included appetizing food, reasonable shopping, lots of walking and meeting our new pets.
I hope you, my lovely readers, do enjoy the photos, and be sure to let me know what you think.
Oh, and Happy Christmas!