Six Word Saturday (30.12.2017) #02


It’s just not winter without snow.


Even worse – it’s above zero and so everything is muddy… dog walks mean showers afterwards (for everybody!).

And there is a nice crowd gathering over at Travel With Intent πŸ˜‰

Announcing the return of my 6WS!

(Six Word Saturday for the uninitiated!)

Yes, starting Saturday December 30th, 2017 there will be at least one 6 Word Saturday posting πŸ™‚

Firstly, as it’s been so long since I’ve done any posting, I had no idea that the original host of Six Word Saturday (Show My Face) had passed the baton on to Travel With Intent. You can see Debbie’s most recent posting here. You might also want to hang around her page and check out some of her photography (I particularly like this one from December 27th!).

Now, my page needs some maintenance to repair the link with the old six word Saturday logo…

See you latest on Saturday with my 6 words πŸ™‚

What day is it?


The calendar tells me that tomorrow is Wednesday.

My brain is telling me that tomorrow is Monday.

Anybody else suffering from this calendar confusion?

Being a beta tester …

WordPress (& Android) just invited me to beta-test the new app. So here I am… although what I’m going to post about is still a mystery…

I could talk about selling the old house, buying a new place and the whole moving experience. 🚚

I could talk about the joys of family – near and far. Alternatively the pettiness of family, both near and far. On second thoughts let’s just leave that one alone πŸ€”

The dogs continue to be a great source of joy (and frustration!). Here they are in the forest today!

The older (lighter) one Perry is barking at me. I’m fairly certain this is a command to hurry up and take the picture!

Home life is interesting and just got a lot more musical with a turntable arriving in the house. In this day of Spotify and instant music everywhere I think it will be a nice change to start playing LP’s again.

In honour of this, I’ve found what could well be my new favourite shop – Black & White Records in Hakaniemi ❀

Now I’m done with testing. I will say editing pictures and returning to the post isn’t particularly intuitive and it’s always difficult to continue typing text after adding a picture at the foot of the text….

Time flies :)

Wow! I’ve been blogging for 6 years already. Although to be honest, the last two years have been less about blogging and more about stalking πŸ™‚

So for now, here are my Christmas greetings. Both Finnish & English.

The observant readers might notice the somewhat bizarre # character thrown in where there should be a nice R. My lightbox is a litttle low on certain consonants. I could use a few more H’s as well…

Until next time! Cheers & Merry Christmas


Mobile blogging

Whilst cleaning out my personal e-mail account this morning, I stumbled across a message imploring me to check out the new and improved “WordPress for Android”.

So I downloaded it and it’s already passed an unofficial test. I left a comment on a blog post earlier this morning and when Andy answered me, first came a little pling and then the WordPress logo was in my notifications area. 

Now apparently the photo / media posting is improved. Seeing as I wasn’t using the app earlier I’m not sure what will be better. 

Here goes!

Motonet spare parts guy

This happy guy is imploring me to buy jobs for Finland.

Certainly adding pictures seems to be easy enough… just not sure how to get the text under the picture easily.

Blogging ABOUT school # 01

So back in 2013, I was sitting in the classroom and wrote this post about blogging! Fast forward to 2017 and I was once again in a blogging workshop, although for a different course. This time, I thought I’d put my time to good use and update the blog that I started at the beginning of the course (back in September of last year) and post a few things.

One big adjustment was to invite myself to be an administrator for the school blog. I thought at the time I should set it up as a different user, then I found out that the WordPress app does not handle that – as in I couldn’t sign out as myself and sign in again as my other self! So now user Kanvera has rights to post on the school blog I’ve set up – and shortly will usurp the existing ‘owner’ of the blog so that all of my blogs will be under the one roof / user id!

There is an associated Facebook page as well (of course) which is also getting plenty of attention from me – I’ll be using that to ‘check in’ to places when the class out in the field.

Signs of summer # 01

I’ll just jump right over summer time and the whole moving the clocks forward bit. That comes every year at the same time (last weekend of March here in Finland / Europe) and so isn’t really an indication of summer.

Not like mopo-pojat (mopo boys).

As soon as the streets are clear of winter (gravel etc) and the temperatures have moved into plus (and not by much I might add), they are out. You rarely see / hear them in the mornings. No, this creature enjoys the long dusk hours and delights in riding up and down empty streets, doing the block and other seemingly pointless trips – on the back of a relatively powerless (but noisy) motorbike.

I heard my first specimen a few nights ago and tonight I was fortunate enough to follow them home.

Yes, indeed summer has arrived.

A little bit of AustraliaΒ 


spotted in Lapland

Centre or center?


Shrove buns – jam or almond paste in the centre/center?!