Around town in April

From this year, I have realized that my favorite season is in fact spring, as opposed to autumn which I had always thought to be my favorite. It’s because I’ve noticed that the days are longer, sunnier and there are flowers everywhere in spring! And there’s summer to look forward to πŸ™‚

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We’ve already had some fantastic sunny days over here in Lodz even though we are just halfway though spring.Β  We celebrated the arrival of spring by riding on the motorbike for the first time this season to a nearby lake.

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We’ve been enjoying the sunset view from our balcony as we settle in our new flat. Inviting friends and family over dinner, and being able to sit outside the balcony has been so relaxing. I never knew as I was growing up in Nepal that being able to sit in balcony would be something to look forward to πŸ˜‰

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A friend living in Helsinki visited and I showed her around Warsaw and Lodz, and we caught some great weather.

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A Jewish cemetery and memorial in Lodz that is a resting place for thousands of Jews killed during the war times
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The brightest shade of green?

And of course the blooming flowers everywhere are to die for!

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Favorite!

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Where I’m marrying next month! The flowers probably will fall off by then 😦
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Exploring local park
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Cherry blossoms that are short yet bring so much joy to the city residents
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Perfect day for a hot bowl of ramen don’t you think?

With all this beauty around, April might just be my favorite month of the year from now on! πŸ™‚

 

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33 thoughts on “Around town in April

  1. Loved this post Pooja!!! Photos so pretty and of course I know nothing about Lodz so it was an interesting tour around town, too! πŸ€— And next month is your wedding already? (Already, or ”finally”?!) Are you busy with all the preparations or is it all done? Are you wearing a Nepali dress or Polish? I remember you saying you’ll have two ceremonies so maybe both, I imagine? Good luck and Congrats! 😊 πŸ’•

    1. Thanks, Snow! Glad you enjoyed the post. Yeah, it’s next month! Way earlier than we expected but it’s because of some crazy bureaucracy (as usual) here in Poland, it’d save me a lot of time, work and stress to just get married asap and be done with the paperwork πŸ™‚ Yes this one is going to be Polish! πŸ˜€ The Nepali one is in October in Nepal, πŸ˜€ Preparations are going well, we’ve been lucky with everything for such short notice, like the hall, photographer etc, cuz it’s on a Friday which is not common in Poland πŸ™‚ There are some tidbits remaining (the date was set just last week haha), but I don’t feel stressed at all. Just hoping for a good weather and all should be well πŸ™‚ Thanks for your wishes, Snow ❀

      1. Omg, my friend married a Polish guy and they had their wedding on Friday and his mom lost her shit because Catholics can’t eat meat on Fridays or something… crazy! Best of luck with your wedding! ❀

      2. Hahah I hadn’t thought about the Catholic diet and Fridays at all! After I saw your comment, I talked with my soon-to-be MIL and she said if somebody won’t meat, it’s their problem and not ours πŸ˜€ Plus she said there are exceptions to this “no meat Friday”, which to me is funny, because you either do or you don’t πŸ˜€

  2. That view from your balcony is breathtaking! I wouldn’t mind sitting there very evening. Lodz looks lovely too. I’m also enjoying the Spring – I don’t know what it was with the winter this year, it just felt never ending and so very dull. Oh you are getting married – that’s awesome, may the day(s) bring you many happy memories ❀

      1. Hi Lovely
        It’s been quite mild down here. Still quite dry though had some rain yesterday and today which was needed. Not looking forward to Winter though, though it’s nothing like your Winters! πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜

    1. Hahah yes! I can hardly believe it too πŸ˜€ We’ve been together for very long so it’s definitely not a rushed decision, but we didn’t know our wedding event would be fixed in such short notice hahah.

  3. Well what I really wanted to say in the first place is the photo from your balcony is lovely!

    But now that I read the comments, I see you also have a Nepali wedding in October. Oooooooh I can’t wait for the pictures and stories!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Vero! I love that view too ❀ We get morning sun there so it's just perfect for a good sunbath πŸ˜€ I am behind on updating this blog but I'll definitely post about things that's been on my mind/life sooner or later πŸ˜€ Thanks for your support πŸ™‚

      1. Don’t worry. I’m very “behind on updating” too!!! Hope you have a lovely weather right now.

  4. Vero took the words right out of my mouth. You are getting married. That is so very wonderful, Pooja. A million congratulations from me. What a gorgeous building too. I hope the flowers are still there, but if not, you will have a lovely carpet to stand on and have photos taken. And a second wedding in October. That is special. I can’t wait to read more about it. We, the readers of Stories about Europe (I am taking it upon myself to speak for all the bloggers that follow each other here) – wish you a wonderful day full of sunshine and happiness. Your husband to be is one very lucky fellow.
    On another note, I love balconies too, and even picked a house design that incorporates a balcony. That was my must have. If I am in my house in October, I will be able to toast your Nepalese wedding from there! That would be fun. Best of luck with all the preparations. What are Polish weddings like? A civil ceremony and reception? Or wherever you like?

      1. Very interesting post, Pooja. I learnt a lot and realized I had no knowledge of Nepali wedding practices. There was also a few that I didn’t know about Polish ceremonies.
        I love the sound of Nepali group dancing. That sounds so inclusive. I like that.
        Poles do seem to love their vodka, so I am not surprised that is a big part of the wedding ceremonies but I didn’t know they lasted 2 days.

  5. Awww! You like Spring now! It does look like a pretty season in Lodz and from the looks of it, warm enough weather to walk around comfortably πŸ™‚ I like summer best. For me, I like it warm and hot and don’t even mind humidity! People say I am crazy but I feel so alive when it’s not freezing cold. Looks like some pretty cherry blossoms your part of the world has, and they are quite a lovely dark shade ❀

    1. Maybe the fact that you grew up in hot and humid climate of Malaysia is part of the reason why you enjoy summers so much? πŸ™‚ For me, up to mid 20s is the best weather, anything above that is too hot and drains my energy, unless there is a sea to cool off πŸ˜€ The blossoms are indeed something to watch out for here! They’re so pretty πŸ™‚

      1. Haha, I think so. I’ve been used to warm weather my whole life, and it’s a part of how I feel comfortable πŸ™‚ I like the beach only when it’s not windy or super blazing hot and there is no shade lol πŸ˜€

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