Monthly Archives: February 2015

Quality Furniture for a Good Price

When about to buy furniture but not wanting to spend a lot I bet most people think of IKEA. There is also the option of buying second hand, of course. But do you know about the affordable and sustainable quality option of Pakilan työkeskus (“work centre”)? Or Sovinto ry (? Pakilan työkeskus is owned by […]

Learning to Read

I’ve blogged about a couple of simple letter games combined with dancing before. Our more recent addition to it is to find the letter matching a sound, which I give, and of course we all dance in between. Kids learn to read here at the age of 7 at school, so there is no hurry […]

Chinese New Year in Helsinki

This event got us into the city centre on a week night, which is a rare, but definitively worth it: the kids loved show! So did we, and judging by the crowed on the Lasipalatsi square, quite a few others too! The lanterns and colours made the square beautiful and welcoming even on a greyish […]

Free Movies at Lilla Luckan

Lilla Luckan, the meeting place for Swedish speaking children (and their parents), is situated just across the street from Luckan, the meeting place for Swedish services quite down town on Simonsgatan 8 ( Luckan is also coordinating the Bridge project in English, which aims to help immigrants integrate in Finland. More about those services here). […]

Flea Markets on Facebook

So we fell in love with a new place and our offer was accepted. Fantastic! The only thing is that it’s smaller than our current home. Which means we’ll have to do some serious decluttering for the next three months because we will not move anything we don’t use or need. I’ve never been very […]

Giant Drawing Paper

The other night kids forgot about wanting to watch tv when we started drawing a “map” on the floor. We all had fun but I especially enjoyd hearing them create an imaginative world full of happenings and adding matchbox cars and stickers. They focused on this for a couple of hours after a long day […]

Printing Hearts with a Toilet Paper Roll

Me and my 4 yo had a go with the idea that I’ve seen a few times online, and I think the prints made a nice background for the Valentine’s cards we are making to our kids carers. Very simple, I can recommend the technique!

Rainy Day Circus in Itis Mall

The Itis mall in East Helsinki attracted us on the rainy Saturday with a promise of circus performances. I have hardly been there since the renovations but they certainly have made it even more child friendly. The first thing we saw was this: My son was sold: “it’s a circus train! This is a good […]


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