A little bit of AustraliaΒ 


spotted in Lapland

Magic miles!


Helsinki 1730: 540 kms to empty tank.

JyvΓ€skylΓ€ 20:45: 830 kms to empty tank.

Tanking: nil. 

Kilometres driven: 261.


Packed and no place to go…


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 morning Hua Hin!


I’ve become quite fond of this view.

Six Word Saturday: 3.1.2015


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…

There will no fireworks from me …


… to ring in the New Year.
… instead a calming sunrise and the amazing ripples of the Southern Cross Railway Station roof in Melbourne

Fork In Hand

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 Β 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 πŸ˜‰ 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.

If you want to keep up with what’s happening check out Heather’s Helsinki or Fork In Hand on Facebook.

PS: Isn’t that fork earring the greatest thing ever?!

Six Word Saturday: 22.2.2014


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…

Six Word Saturday: 15.2.2014


Road trip! Next stop is… Lapland πŸ™‚

Posted on the go! From my Nokia Lumia πŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

I’m going to do something today that I rarely do: share a little piece of myself πŸ˜‰

This weeks challenge is Joy and while I’m guessing most posts have concentrated on Christmas / Holiday / New Year joy, here is mine.

At the top of the mountain

At the top of the mountain

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.