Author Archives: Vilma Fbf
In the summer kids, we typically do less crafts. But when we did some, my son likes cross stiches and my daughter prefers to crochet or various ways of making bracelets. However, in when I pulled this sewing kit out that we habe gotten as a gift, they both loved it: These were small and simple […]
I wonder why people in the 18th century needed to create liveable conditions of the swamps of Nederwaard, surely Europe wasn’t that crowded back then? But it is impressive: over 200 years ago people built 78 windmills to pump up water to live on the land – and in the mills. When driving to the […]
The Netherlands are known for great bike paths but I thought they were good in Maldegen, Belgium, too, were we visited friends, borrowed bikes and went too see the countryside and the small town revive their old tradition of a parade of giants.
From The Hague we explored the Zeeland. The drives were wonderful; roads in excellent condition, wide views and such long bridges that at times it felt like we were driving on water. We stayed the night in Middelburg, the beautiful capital of Zeeland. Did you know president Roosevelt originally came from the Zeeland area? We […]
The great thing with continental Europe is that the distances are so short. Me and hubby got a free long weekend in September, booked flights to Amsterdam, hired a small car for three days. Long nights, relaxing meals and coffee breaks, catching up with friends, a few walks and a bike ride in three days. […]
Seems to me I don’t have so much time for writing anymore, so it seems maybe Instagram is better suited for sharing quick tips. Like us kicking off our ice-skating season today while the Autumn rain is pouring down. No long sentences needed, just a picture and a few words. You’ll find me @vilmafbf.
There are some big changes in our life: My eldest started school and youngest preschool! Fees: School is free in Finland but we still pay for the afternoon care of both, now at separate places (=no sibling discount). The afternoon care of the school child cost us 120e and of the preschool child 189e (Low […]
A good destination for a daytrip; we had a lovely swim in the lake, invented water rugby, had picnic (but could have had lunch or coffees at the mannor too) and then did a 2,5km walk getting energy from the first ripe lingonberries on the way. There were options for much longer walks too. A […]
Our kids are at the moment interested in knights etc. So, dad, on holiday, scored a massive amount of ‘best parent ever’ points by making these while they were at school. As far as I know he only used a cardboard box, knif, masking tape and a hot glue gun. The sword has been purchased […]