The year in review :/

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Today I celebrated the new year by getting up at almost the same time as any other Wednesday and walked the dogs. Unfortunately some bright sparks had some leftover fireworks and were still shooting rockets at 0730. Needless to say both of the dogs are not firework fans and so my leisurely stroll become a panting panic to get back to the safety of home.

Later in the day we went planet hunting! There is a scale model of the solar system spread across Helsinki & Espoo πŸ™‚

Snipped from Hesari

Today we found Pluto (quite tiny), Neptune (by the sea) and Uranus (in a pretty little gazebo!). We started late and the sun had already set by the time we found Uranus, so rest will just have to be hunted down later!

Hope your first day of the year was as restful as mine πŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

With a title like that it could be all about bread or jelly … but no! it’s the sun we are talking about this week. Check out all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from around the world and then compare to my subdued offering from last week…

Sun Rise 0645 29.3.2018

It’s a race now between myself and the sun as to who rises first. It won’t be too far in the future when the sun will win that particular race. Fortunately I can sleep through the early early morning sunrises. Instead, it’s the birdsong that gets me, although eventually I learn to tune that out as well…

Sunrise is all about walking the dogs – they hate it when I stop to take pictures!

PS: This was the start of beautiful (and crisp) spring day πŸ™‚

A little bit of AustraliaΒ 

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spotted in Lapland

Centre or center?

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

My 2nd TBT ;)

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Let’s step back in time to August 2013 (summer!) and a golden ladybird that decided to join us on the terrace for coffee…

A not so common sight...

A not so common sight…