Snow. Sun. Long open roads. Sauna. Additional bonus words: no reindeer, not enough coffee, Sunday drivers, not enough snow, domestic tourists, sauna!!!

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...

Back to basics.

Or catching up with the first 4 days of the zero to hero challenge. Regular visitors here may have noticed my blogging action has been very thin on the ground lately. My mojo fizzled out and no matter how much I tried, it just wasn't to be found. (You should the drafts folder - full... Continue Reading →

Mämmi: The Final Rite of Passage

Mämmi. Pronounced in the same manner as cat. It's the traditional dish for Easter in Finland. It's also one of those dishes that people either love or hate. I fall into the former camp. I tasted mämmi on my first visit to Finland and definitely took seconds. It doesn't look extraordinary or even like it would... Continue Reading →

Autumn in Finland. You NEED gumboots. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These are my gumboots. Even though I'm living in the city, these are put to frequent use this time of the year. I could not survive autumn without them 🙂 (This pair are called Hai, made by Nokia and they even have their own site)

Pink Floyd for Mother’s Day

Pink Floyd   It's not what you think it is 🙂 Because I live in GMT +2 and she lives in GMT +9. Because she live at 40 degrees south and I live at 60 degrees north. Because here it is spring and there it is autumn. Because she's my mum. ♥

We are hunting lions!

The 2012 IIHF World Championships start today and continue until May 20th. I must confess I'm not a big ice hockey fan. Let's take that one step further, I'm not a big sports fan! Anyway, I do feel it is a little wrong when I live in a country where I'm sure children can skate... Continue Reading →

Ironically enough…

... today we officially commenced summer time and as many pointed out so gleefully earlier this week: it's spring! Forgive me if I don't share your enthusiasm at this point. The above was the view at 0930 this morning. The lovely thing about spring snow is that it covers the emerging piles of dog-doo and other... Continue Reading →

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