Sunday, 21 February 2016.
Anna’s spring break has started well. 🎼 I got out of bed on the right side, and I’m having a wonderful day. 🎶 Remember?
This is her first holiday week ever as a single adult woman, with no care in the world for eight more days. I’m gonna enjoy this as much as I can!
Anna is feeling happy and Christian surely plays a part in that.
Still can’t believe that crazy selfie he sent me, though.
Anna had insisted for days he send her a picture with a smile, teeth showing. She wanted to make sure Christian had teeth, what else? A nice smile is such a turn on, after all!
So, tonight she’s finally going to meet that very, very short, chubby, sixty-five-year-old jolly grandpa with a pink complexion, a forced smile and eyes wide open. Like one of Snow White’s little darlings. Bald, with a few long hairs sticking up his head against the backlight.
Not at all like in his other pics. Haha.
Clueless selfie. He’s such a guy!
Endearing. Some clueless guys are simply endearing.
15:00 On my way. 😊 But I forgot to bring my scarf. Delayed flight. Will send you a message once I’m onboard. 😊
Yay! Looking forward to seeing you. Have a safe flight! 😊 About the cold, don’t worry, I’ll bring you one of my mom’s gift-project scarves.
Great. Thanks so much! 😊 What’s the best way to get the hotel?
She sends him detailed directions. Ha! It’s pretty straightforward. Isn’t he supposed to be a world traveller?! And Helsinki is so tiny!
15:50 Can always get lost. 😊 Can you leave a trail of breadcrumbs?
15:58 Funny guy! I’ll leave you a trail of smiles. If you get lost, text me and I’ll come and save you.
16:20 Will do. Just put me in your bicycle basket. 😊 Boarding soon. Take a power nap!
Of course I will! 😊
D-evening has now come and Anna’s ready to mingle. Yay!
She wanted to wear a skirt, but since it is 0°C outside, she’s chosen black slacks and a blue jeans shirt. Hold-ups underneath. High-heeled leather Army-style Vagabond boots on her feet, and to warm her up, a new navy Didriksson’s parka, her favorite scarf and matching gloves (she doesn’t like wearing hats – no).
Loose hair and a happy smile.
She is looking good and feeling awesome!
19:20 The eagle has landed. And can’t find his luggage!
Anna is just waiting around. Getting restless. I can’t wait any longer!! Can you?
20:10 Found my suitcase! And… I’m in Helsinki!!!! Heading for hotel. Will call you when I am there. 😊 Really, really nice to be back. And can’t wait to see you.
Tervetuloa! Xx 😊😊
Ohhh! I’m too excited to wait around the house.
She walks to Mr. Ex’s place, wishes the teens a good holiday – with big hugs – and borrows the dog for the walk up to the hotel.
There has been lots of subtle teasing from both lately. And from his side “cough, cough and splutter,” too.
A funny man…
…With a cold!
Where does he find the motivation to get up from bed and catch a flight? Haha – I did ask him if he wanted to postpone his trip, but no.
So, playing nurse on a date, am I?
20:15 I’m wearing my snow boots. Don’t want to break more bones!
Better safe than sorry. I’m wearing casual. Let’s match?
Yes! Don’t wear heels. 😊 Slippery out there.
Anna and James Bond take brisk steps through the Kolmiopuisto park, towards Kamppi. Cute doggie! It’s drizzling and dark, but who cares??
Soon, soon, soon!
Christian has put in so much effort so far – like guys who know what they are doing in the dating game. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying his attention. — She smiles, with a positive gut feeling about their encounter tonight.
I’m a single woman now – and my date is here.
Yay, yay, yay!!
20:49 OK. Almost ready. Will give you a call soon. 😊
She’s standing outside his hotel and can’t wait to see him…
Literally — she looks at her watch — 21:15? Seriously? Where is this guy??
© 2017 rf
(The snow is falling gracefully here in Tampere as I write this chapter, looking out the windows at the beautiful scenery of my parents’ backyard).