A new (hopefully) regular posting on food - it might be what we're eating, or things we're not eating anymore or anything else food related that takes my fancy. As a parent I believe one of the most important roles we have is to ensure our children have the tools they need to face the world.... Continue Reading →

I made a bet that I was sure I was going to win. Namely that The Engineer would not utter anything in Thai whilst we were in Thailand. Mr. 17 bet against me. At stake - our dinner options for a week. I figured I was safe, and we would eat normally - a bit of... Continue Reading →

I seem to have relocated the motivation for posting. Stay tuned for more random posts about my daily life in Finland...

Counting the days!

Over the past couple of years, The Engineer and I have made an effort to eat out at least every second month. Small, cosy restaurants that are doing interesting things with food (and local food to boot) and wines that you can't find at Alko. Even when we are travelling within Finland, if there is... Continue Reading →

Chance encounters emphasize old friends importance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Engineer and I were enjoying a late lunch today when two friends that I haven't seen or spoken to in ages arrived in the same restaurant. It reminded me that over the last 12 months I've been remiss at taking care of friendships, both new and old.... Continue Reading →

Testing times…

Mr. 15 had a geography test this week. So all last week we recited and quizzed on the Finnish counties and their administrative centres along with some Nordic / Scandinavian landmarks. It was good for me to (finally) learn the names of all the counties and I was very impressed to realised we've visited all... Continue Reading →

Remember to keep a safe distance! We're driving back from Lapland, the weather is foul, the news has been full of warnings and now came a report of the third pile-up...

Hyvää ystävänpäivää kaikille

and again in English, Happy Valentines Day everyone! Sometimes things just don't translate so well, this is one of those occasions - the celebration in Finnish is for friendship, without the romantic connotations attached. Whether it's love or friendship, either way it's a nice way to show a touch of kindness.

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