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When at home sick, there is time for creativity: My mum brought a while ago white cards to us, which were a great simple inspiration for us to paint loads of cards. Now we are prepared for all the birthdays coming up.

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Week 36 was the Helsinki Design Week that finished with the Children’s Weekend at the Abattoir (Kattilahalli). As both our children are like shapes, creativity and building things, we decided to pop in. There was loads for the children to do, they planted some herbs, made lovely little bags and tried building with various blocks. The […]

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My son got to try cajón drums on the annual children’s festival Skidit festarit when he wasn’t even quite 3. Ever since he’s been wanting to play more. Last spring I bought him and his friends a special drum lesson and he totally rocked it! And asked to play even more. Last summer in Sweden […]

It’s free and definitively fun. Welcome to Helsinki.

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Usually in the summer our “crafts” tends to be more like building sand castles outdoors. But after almost 4 months outdoors my son refound some old pages with ready made models for an airplane and a tractor. I’ve pulled them out from some old magazine, but he immediately wanted to do them.  It was fun […]

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Yesterday we went to the Torikorttelit, were a fair in the beautiful inner yards seems to be an annual happening. Torikorttelit is the area between the main church and the fish markets with a lot of design shops, the kids museum and a couple of great cafes in Helsinki.  We only visited the kids part […]

apples

You don’t have apple trees but you’d love some apples. And you can see there are plenty of excess apples rotting on the ground because the owners don’t have time or space for it all. The answer in Helsinki is Stadin omenapörssi on Facebook; you say in what area you are happy to pick, and […]

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