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.
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 […]
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 Omenahotels.com 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 […]