Night photography is not something I've mastered yet, so please take my word for it when I say that we are enjoying cloudless skies night and day here. Sunshine and snow make great partners and put a little zip into your step. For some this in an upside 🙂 others are not so excited. For... Continue Reading →

Monday mutterings 02/2017

or 'stop cutting in! I left that gap for a reason!' Upon our return from holiday, the dogs needed to be collected from their holiday home. This entailed a 3.5 hour drive one way and then because road conditions deteriorated so much, the return journey home stretched to 4.5 hours. The main freeway that connects Helsinki... 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...

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 →

Weekend Weather

I just grabbed this snapshot of the forecasted weather for this weekend and beyond. It's always funny to see the sunrise and sunset times listed. It's been more than a few days since I saw either 😉 Forecast courtesy of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. At least it's not cold!

Carpet washing by hand (aka cheap workout)

Today I went down to the sea to wash Mr. 12's carpet. The link between action and music today is very tentative. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue dueting Where the wild roses grow. Mr. 12 is at camp school this week. The Engineer is on another continent more that a few time zones away. This... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Day / Ravintola Päivä

All of my worlds have crashed together today. So I present one of my favourite Finnish bands The Crash singing Pony Ride. Sadly they are no longer together, fortunately for you, there is a wonderful collection on YouTube. Check them out. The front man (Teemu Brunila) is one of Finland's prominent writer-composers, his name pops... Continue Reading →

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