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I L.O.V.E. this time of the year for the first time ever. In the past I wasn’t honestly the biggest fan of cold winter, but this year it feels like this is somehow the time when good things start happening. It’s so beautiful every morning with the sunshine and lots of snow and as the days are getting longer, it feels like there’s new air in my lungs and fresh hope in my heart too. 
 
We had to postpone the farewell tour one more time, but I guess nobody was too surprised with the news. What has made me and us really happy is that almost nobody has returned their tickets by now. I was expecting something else as the times are unpredictable, but it all looks super good and whenever we are allowed to do what we have planned, we’re gonna go all in. For now it looks like we’re gonna start the tour in Helsinki this July and it all would end in Vienna in November. Fingers crossed. If you ask me, I’m more and more hopeful every day. But all we can do now is just to wait and hope. Fingers and toes crossed. 
 
One side of me would like to plan future a bit more and to be active. The other half is happy that it’s peaceful and easy. I feel a bit guilty saying that I also love this strange period in life when you can’t run 110 % speed every week and you need to be ok with what you have around you. Of course I realize that I’m more than lucky with how things are in my life and it could be much worse, but there’s much positive in all this too. If I’m allowed to say so. Wishing you all lots of strength with your jobs, health and daily challenges. But I’m hoping we all could try to see the positive sides in messy times too. 
 
It is time to announce the reading challenge winners. As I launched my little campaign, I didn’t realize how many great moments I’d have viewing your masterpieces. And of course I knew you’re all creative and wonderful, but you really surprised me with your work. Once again ;) I wanted to give the last videos posted some time to get all the potential viewers as some videos were out already for months and now I feel that they have been available long enough to reach good numbers. Thank you all for taking your time and being so damn great!
 
So. Based on the views… (snare drums….)
Tadaa……. The winners are:
 
Ina / @ina.lida_
Laura / @littlefighter.photos
Ronja / @ aqua_mandrake 
Congratulations ladies <3
 
I will approach all three and they’ll all get a singed copy of the book sent or hopefully even given to them personally. Ina with the biggest numbers will also get the “Evening with Samu” super secret award for her and her friend as soon as the times are a bit more ok for such plans. If she feels it’s still a good idea ;)
 
You can find the TOP 3 on my Instagram highlights. I only counted in people who sent the video without me asking for it. So for Example Nico Santos or Irina didn’t have a chance because I asked them for it. Even though their numbers weren’t too bad. And those two too must get more than enough evenings with me anyways ;)
 
I must also thank my drear friends and colleagues for the efforts and help. You made my heart melt many times and also you made my book sales numbers huge. Just like everyone supporting in every way with pictures on social media or just by spreading the word. You are all made of gold. Thank you <3
 
Have a great weekend everyone. I’m gonna have a romantic dinner with my Boa Brother Siim Liivik now and we’ll talk some man stuff. It’s too intelligent to write it down here. You know the basic topics….
 
Sending extra big love and lots of super hugs from winter wonderland to you all <3
 
Samu