spotted in Lapland
Helsinki 1730: 540 kms to empty tank.
Jyväskylä 20:45: 830 kms to empty tank.
Kilometres driven: 261.
It is going to be one of those days.
- Flight delayed.
- Hot in Thailand.
- Cold in Finland.
- Really really cold in Finland.
- Snow in Finland.
- Dark in Finland.
- Did I mention cold in Finland?!
At least at the end of it all we’ll be sleeping in our beds and tomorrow we’ll be reunited with Perry & Noa.
Good to be home once more…
Alternatively I could also say it will be nice to sleep in my own bed again. That will have to wait a few more nights…
… to ring in the New Year.
… instead a calming sunrise and the amazing ripples of the Southern Cross Railway Station roof in Melbourne
In case you’ve wondered about my relative silence of late: here is one of the reasons!
Presenting Heather’s Helsinki’s first official product: Fork In Hand! In conjunction with Veronica of WEFactory and with considerable assistance from our good friends at Iittala, we are delivering food tourism (Foodism) in a new way. This is the last time you’ll hear me mention the words tour or guide. Instead we’re offering stories and food – Finnish Food Tales told by Food Narrators 😉 Sounds cool, yes?!
The last weeks have been a jumble of calls and e-mails and texts and this week it all comes together. Well that is the plan. We’ve lined up a great selection of tastes and treats, it’s like a pot-luck in reverse!
I’m super-excited and trying hard to suppress the little bubble of terror that threatens to erupt regularly.
PS: Isn’t that fork earring the greatest thing ever?!
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…
Road trip! Next stop is… Lapland 🙂
Posted on the go! From my Nokia Lumia 🙂
I’m going to do something today that I rarely do: share a little piece of myself 😉
This weeks challenge is Joy and while I’m guessing most posts have concentrated on Christmas / Holiday / New Year joy, here is mine.
Some background. My brother told of a great walk to the top of a mountain by the name of Pigeon House on the N.S.W. south coast. It was close to where we were staying and the weather looked pretty good (as in there would be a view from the top!).
It’s a pretty decent walk, not very long in distance. Instead you go up very quickly. I traveled very light this holiday – one pair of sandals and one pair of dress-up shoes and so did the walk in my sandals. We probably passed in the region of 50 plus people on the track that day and only one commented on my unwise choice of footwear!
I was extremely happy to make the top: let me just say that bush-walking in sandals is not something I recommend.
The Engineer took this on my camera.