Monthly Archives: July 2013

10x Free but Fun in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great country to go to, if you want to have a full schedule but don’t want to spend too much on your activities. Obviously it is not a budget option if you include the flight prices: it is far from almost everywhere. Unfortunately travelling within NZ is not that cheap either […]

Garden Fun at Marketta Park

After spotting a few airplanes we headed for Marketta Park (Marketanpuisto) in Espoo. According to their website it “is the biggest permanent garden and landscape exposition in Finland”. The park is open daily 7am-9pm and their is no entrance cost. We decided to take a look at it as my daughter loves flowers, and her brother already […]

Airplane Spotting

On a rainy morning we decided to check out the airplane spotting terrace on Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The terrace is nice, it is located in the office building next to terminal 2 at Lentäjäntie 1c. The terrace itself is outdoors but there is a little indoor area as well with a wending machine. However, we could have […]

Crafts with Ice Cream Sticks for kids

It is tricky to do crafts with kids under the age of, say, 2 years. They want it and like it but they do not have that many skills yet, and their attention span means that whatever you do has to be done within 15-20 minutes. Ice cream sticks give plenty of opportunities for small […]

Stroll in Atmospheric Old Towns in Finland

It is always free and enjoyable to have a stroll in the old towns in Finland, which consist of, as a contrast to the continental Europe, mainly wooden houses. Rauma and Porvoo (Borgå) old towns are the most known ones but even Naantali, Kristiinankaupunki, Pietarsaari (Jakobstad) and Pargas (Parainen) have lovely little old towns left. […]

Aeroplane Entertainment for Toddlers

Our last flight with toddlers went to Copenhagen and took only 1,5 hrs, so that time we didn’t have to work that hard. Our endurance and inventiveness was far more tested on our last trip that took 27 hrs. I prefer entertainment that is light and packs small. We have made an effort to make […]

Crafts with Autumn Leaves

Today’s weather made me think of the Autumn (oh no, and it is still July.) and how nature provides a lot of free and beautiful craft materials. Really, so does the summer, and I should be better at using the materials the way I did with the frog in the featured image. Back to the […]

Seurasaari Open Air Museum and Park

Seurasaari is a beautiful little island easy to get to for nature, walks and beaches. There is a bus (number 24 e.g. from Lasipalatsi going west) that takes you to the white bridge you walk over to the island. During the summer and some events there are cosy little cafés, and there is at least […]

Open House Helsinki

Curious about a place that is normally closed for the public? 13-15. Sept 2013 is your chance to get a look at it! Last year I heard somebody had even gained access to the sewer system (don’t know if that is true but hey, who wants to see others shit?!)! See more about Open House Helsinki here.

Families in Thailand

On the way home from New Zealand (I will blog about that later) we spent about a week in Thailand in January. It is an easy country to go to as Thai people really love children. Eating: you are very welcome with kids in the restaurants. Everyone played a bit with our toddlers, often gave them […]


Crochet, Cats, and Crafts...oh and Food too!

Reetta K.

Zeniä etsimässä / hyvinvointi & jaksaminen / ruoka / treenit /duunit

Healthy Living with Exuberance!

Learn how to be healthy in all aspects of life!

Thrifty Campers

Nature Knows No Such Barriers