Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Slow Living - Cottage Weekend

candles, cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

This blog post is about reminding you and me that it is important to see your friends and family. I got an invitation to my friend's beautiful cottage last weekend. I spent time in beautiful nature and in a good company.

mushrooms. cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
Doing things together is very rewarding and relaxing. It's so easy to forget to call, write or have a cup of coffee with your friend when you are occupied with your daily tasks and challenges. I'm like that. I can use my days without remembering the most important people in my life. Luckily everybody else is having a bit same kind of problem...


mushrooms, cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

...so making space to your calender for your social life is a good way to keep your good spirit and have a glass half full - not empty.

morning, cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
Who can resist this kind of autumn morning? Rich in yellow and light. We had a good mushroom hunting and we found yellowfeet and black trumpet mushrooms and of course sauna and lot of eating. After the weekend I've been having many mushroom lunches and dinners, too haha...

...and once again I decide not to forget to call friends and family and promise to see them more often. So let's pick up a phone and call a friend. 

Have a colorful week!



  1. Thank you for this beautiful post and for an important reminder, dear Kreetta!

  2. @Leena :)

    @Juliane Thank you, you are very welcome :)

  3. Thank you for this important reminder! It really is so important to keep in touch with the people you love most, but it's also so easy not to do it. Sometimes it feels like it's just one more task you have to get done, but in the end it's always worth it. And it's usually pretty inspiring and motivating as well :)

    The photos are beautiful! Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

  4. Hi Rebecca!
    Great to see you here! I think I have been feeling a bit uncomfortable ignoring people around me...that's why I write about it. Now I HAVE to do something about it...like call mom :)


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