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Spring Cleaning

Apart from raising money for our kids daycare, I’ve been going through the closets. A bit early for the spring cleaning, but I blame Simple Mum, who as a part of the preparation for the Chinese New Years celebration cleaned their house – what a wonderful way to prepare for the New Years! Unfortunately that is not a […]

Daycare and Fyrk

I haven’t been posting much lately, partly because we haven’t done too many free or new things, but also because we’ve been busy. Among other things I’ve been raising money for the daycare with other parents. My kids go to a new daycare, it was founded only a year ago by the municipality. When my children, […]

Right to health

A great free but fun theme that I don’t have too much to say about! All Finns are medically insured by the state, which is great. It is said health care is free for everyone here, but it is not quite true. You pay a small price for seeing the doctor, or having some tests […]

International Book Giving Day on Feb 14th, Valentine’s Day! Have you heard about it? No? Well, you can read more about it and ways to participate here. If you are interested in adding a bilingual twist on your participation, be sure to check Annika’s blog. I am not quite sure how I’ll participate yet, but as a huge book lover, […]

Santa Lucia

Arcada, the Swedish university of applied sciences in Helsinki, invited all former employees and associates to have glögg (mulled wine but tastier) and to enjoy a Lucia performance by students and Christmas carols by the staff choir. It was a beautiful performance and atmosphere. Lucia is in my opinion a lovely tradition among the swedish […]

The Poor, the Rich and Christmas

There has been a couple of heart breaking stories circulating in Facebook lately: One in Swedish, where a little boy tells how he wears worn out clothes, has to be “sick” when there are school trips every second week where he would have to take some food to take along and there just is no […]

Sofa Date

It is Friday, and I am looking forward to 9 pm. That is when we’ll have a date with my husband on the living room sofa. Like we have been about twice a week for the last 1,5 years. The date is not always on the sofa; we may have a sauna or enjoy the balcony/ […]

My Body

…I decide! is a free exhibition worth taking a look at downstairs by the metros (underground) in Kaisaniemi. It will not be fun but it will make you think. There will also be a phone number that all women abused in there homes should know. The exhibition is organised by Naisten linja (“women’s line”), and […]

Sustainable and Fun Christmas Calendars

Annika on the Swedish blog En köpfri dag (A day without shopping) has a fun idea for Christmas calendars: instead of giving tiny often disposable gifts every day, the kids get every day a task, something nice to do. She suggests kids could e.g. choose a toy they donate to a children’s hospital, choose a person […]

A Survivor’s Story

Originally posted on Color My World :
Lieutenant Colonel Fermin Carangan is the Commanding Officer of TOG 8, the Air Force unit tasked to provide air support for the islands of Samar and Leyte. On the morning of Friday, November 8, he and his troops were in their office near the Tacloban Airport on red alert,…


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