Category Autumn

Free but fun more present in Instagram

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. Advertisements

Lights in Tampere

As it is getting dark around 4pm it is easy to entertain kids and adults these days: Go out to the city centre and see the beautiful Christmas lights! This time we enjoyed them in Tampere while catching up with cousins. We also enjoyed the city lights and the great view from the 25th floor […]

While Waiting

When waiting is fun… 25 minutes and had to drag him away. What a joy to find a pile of snow to kick and crush.

Preparing for Halloween 

By hubby and kids:

Reading Classics

I feel a bit embarrassed that I haven’t found the time to teach my kids the habit of going regularly to the library. After all, libraries are awesome! But at least I stick to reading, every night. I’ve never been the one to save when it comes to books but buy them happily, ask for […]

Almost Apple Time

You don’t have apple trees but you’d love some apples. And you can see there are plenty of excess apples rotting on the ground because the owners don’t have time or space for it all. The answer in Helsinki is Stadin omenapörssi on Facebook; you say in what area you are happy to pick, and […]

Preschool

I believe this is only the second year in Finland, when it is mandatory to attend preschool the year a child turns 6. Preschool here equals 20 hours a week of early childhood education here, and is supposed to prepare the children for “the real school” the next year when they turn 7. This means, […]

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