Hyvää Joulua. God Jul. Merry Christmas. Christmas in Finland is celebrated on the 24th and I'm sticking with tradition. See you after Christmas 🙂 You probably won't hear much from me over the next few days...  although if you are having a party I'll try and drop by at some stage 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate. The first image that spring to mind was lace , followed by cobwebs, and then snowflakes. All of these things singularly are delicate, yet if you add another element (metal, tension, volume) they stop being delicate. I won't tell you what this is until the end. Or why I chose this particular item. If... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

This week the challenge is to publish one picture that best represents the changing season. Winter has arrived very nicely in Helsinki; 24 hours plus of snow fall, combined with freezing temperatures and driving winds and there is plenty of snow cover. I've missed the opportunity to capture the transition from Autumn to Winter in that... Continue Reading →

Helsinki, there are plenty of good people here!

I had a very special encounter with some quite amazing people not so long ago. You may recall I wrote about the inevitability of death on All Saints Day. In part that post was inspired by the man behind Yobot, Tom Beidler. On my Heather's Helsinki I tried to write an obituary. You be the judge of... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

When I saw the title for this weeks' challenge I mentally groaned to myself, oh no... I have a girlfriend who is a gifted taker of reflection based shot and like the author of our challenge post can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Not in my league at all. I've found using water to... Continue Reading →

Independence Day Foolishness

It goes without saying that the music choice for today is Maamme-laulu (Our Land). After all, it is Finland's 95th anniversary of independence. There are numerous YouTube offerings, and the one I have chosen features the amazing voice of Tarja Turunen (formerly of Nightwish). I'm not sure where the broadcast actually comes from, except that... Continue Reading →

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