Chance encounters emphasize old friends importance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Engineer and I were enjoying a late lunch today when two friends that I haven't seen or spoken to in ages arrived in the same restaurant. It reminded me that over the last 12 months I've been remiss at taking care of friendships, both new and old.... Continue Reading →
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 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... Continue Reading →
Every ship voyage begins at check-in: My interpretation of Beginning for this weeks photographic challenge. Here we sit waiting for our turn to check-in. Destination Stockholm & Perry 😉 I actually took this photo for the tail-lights of the car in front. I like the way they climb up the body of the car.
Today, let me be your guide!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour (my morning!)
The weekly photo challenge drops to my mail box every Friday afternoon any time between 1400 and 2000. A week ago the message opened with a flaky blue door and this opening text : Color. Splashed on the walls of cities, in batches of flowers in gardens, in the doodles of students, and on the palettes... Continue Reading →
Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood
Balcony view at sunset. The 'smoke' on the horizon is actually steam from one of the city heating plants that keeps our apartmemt (and the rest of the city) warm in winter. Once the snow goes this will be a nice place to sit 🙂 View from our front door. The frozen sea is very... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
... 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 →