Monthly Archives: September 2013

Change of Life Style; Finances and Fun

We have just made huge change in our life style: my kids started daycare and I have just gone back to work after being home for 3 years and a bit with our kids. Here a few reflections on the theme of money and fun: Me working = two incomes in our family = easier […]

Upcycling Tea Towels

Do other people have an overload of tea towels in their cupboards? Until I read an article about upcycling them in Hemmets, most of them were unused. But my imagination started to work when I realized how easy it is to do something nice and fun with them, as they often have the same pattern […]

Beauty and History – free in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of those places where there is no need to pay for sightseeing, just walk around and enjoy the world heritage site. It is an amazing place (but not quite free when it comes to accommodation or food. Lucky neighbours and borders are close, if you want to save).       

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Intrusively) Inside

  Window shopping in Madrid. Blog challenges are not really the thing of this blog, but I couldn’t help but think of the picture above when I read the theme of  the WordPress daily post of this week!

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Simple Mum was encouraging me to write about the change of going from being 3 years a stay-at-home-mum to a full time working Mum; one difference is that I really look forward to the weekends, when I get to do something special with my children. Daycare is going well, but both kids are so tired […]

Tram Museum – even for Toddlers

The post about free museums in Helsinki reminded me of a few nice things to do with kids, that we haven’t done for a long time. As my son is really into all kind of vehicles, I decided to take my kids to the Tram museum today. It is always free and open daily 11am-5pm. […]

Open House Helsinki

Originally posted on Free But Fun:
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…

Cinemaissito – Latin American Fun For Children

Cinemaissi is the annual Latin American Film Festival 16-20.10 but this year there will also be an own Latin American Film Festival for children, Cinemaissito on 28.9 in Luckan, 5.10 in Vuotalo and 13.10 in Malmitalo. The event for children will also have story telling, workshops, circus, toys made of recycled material etc. All programme […]

Helsinki Museums for free

Many of the museums in Helsinki have a certain time per month where you can gain entrance to them for free, and parts of the Helsinki City Museum are always free. I haven’t been to quite all of these, but I have enjoyed most of them – and look forward to visit the rest on […]

Sunsets and Sunrises

When we were on our honeymoon, we made a deal to see the sun rise or set with a glass of champagne every day. Those moments were pretty special, so in beautiful places we’ve stuck to this free enjoyment of life (well, the champagne may have been replaced by something else). As this “hobby” started […]


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