Monthly Archives: August 2013

Food & Events in Helsinki

We had a delicious morning on the International Market on Narinkka Square in Kamppi, Helsinki. The market stalls that mainly sell food are still there tomorrow, so if you are quick, you’ll have a chance to enjoy delicacies from different countries and a pleasant atmosphere! Lucky the event was far better than its pretty lame website. […]

Cruise to St Petersburg with a Baby

Our summer holidays have come to an end, kids have just started kindy, and I will, after being a stay-a-home-Mum for 3 years, soon go back to work. All this means unfortunately no big travel plans in the immediate future. A perfect time to reminisce all the things we’ve done as a family, though, starting […]

Te Mata Peak

One of my favourite spots in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Vast and windy. There are often paragliders jumping and gliding off the peak.  

Flamed Salmon

Better than snags on a barbecue, especially when the nights are getting longer. Fortunately the sun is still setting pretty late, around 10pm, and rising before 6 am. The picture was taken end of March/ early April, therefore snow in the background, but it has the right atmosphere.

Free Fun in Perfume Shop – the Sniffing Game

Last week a visit to The Body Shop on Mannerheimintie by Forum ended up being much more fun than I expected: instead of being stressed over trying to look for the items I need while trying to keep those super quick little hands in control, the shop keeper initiated a fun game. She encouraged me […]

Children’s Town

Every now and then we try to organise some one-on-one time with our kids, it is so nice to be able to give the full attention to one child at the time. I went with our son to the Children’s Town in the Sederholm House on Aleksanterinkatu 18, opposite the main cathedral in Helsinki, yesterday. […]

Crafts with Baby Socks

I have been pretty good at handing old kids cloths to friends kids or to charity but somehow baby socks evolve from most peculiar places, often without a matching pair. So when I found the idea of making pigs out of old baby socks (in a German crafts magazine Super Bastelspass), I was thrilled. Making cats […]

Cheap Accommodation in Finland

Finland is not the cheapest country to travel so here are my best 4 budget tips on how to stay the night here without going bankrupt: Budget hotel has a hotel in many of the cities here. It is a budget hotel were one room offers 1-4 sleeps for the same price, and there […]


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