My hubby has taken our kids to skateparks lately, they love doing tricks on them on their scooters! Our son is into skateboarding too, so one day my daughter told me us two should get inline skates for us two. What a great idea!  We got the skates, and kids immediately got the hang of […]

Last Saturday afternoon I introduced our kids to white clay, which will last well enough air dried (first under plastic) as decorative items. We explored a bit how to kneed the clay and how to make thick items hollow to avoid cracking. Hope we’ll get around to paint them in about a week (and everything […]

One of the places we regularly go to in Helsinki, it always offers something: a place for adventure when it is dark, a busy Christmas event or the beauty of summer. It is known for the squirrels and birds tame enough for feeding but last when we went there on a cold and grey spring day, we […]

Sometimes picking flowers is a good way to change the mood of a grumpy kid around. Happy Mother’s Day!

On the way home from Australia we spent 2 days in Doha, Qatar. We were intrigued by it: it has such an amazing skyline built up in approximately 10 years.  We didn’t know much about it though, just that it has a fair bit of oil money and that even though Islam is common the […]

We had a lovely day out yesterday: we drove about 1,5 hrs north west from Helsinki to Torronsuo, a swamp a little south of Forssa. There they have built lovely board walks around and across the swamp, which are fun to walk on even for kids. There is also 200 metres of board walk to […]

On the 1st of May we eat doughnuts and drink sima in Finland. And buy balloons and go for a picnic.  And we get the day off, so I invited my kids to bake an easy alternative of the doughnuts with me. In that one we deepfry doughnut balls in oil and then roll them […]

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