Category Events

Island Adventure for Kids

Harakka island in Helsinki is known for its nature and hatching birds. But in the summer they also organise guided nature adventurers for kids, some with special themes. We participated on one adventure on July 9th, and my kids loved it! It was a lovely sunny day, and the adventure started by the guide reading […]

Traditional Hey Work

On July 6th this year the city invited everyone to come to Tuomarinkylä, Helsinki, and try some traditional style hey making. This is an annual event, it is free, and all the work people get, as per the tradition, soup (delicious!) and coffee. The hey will be fed to the animals at Haltiala in the […]

Suomi 100v – Finland Turns 100 This Year

Seems that’s being celebrated everywhere. On the countryside: 

Midsummer in the City

The Finnish Midsummer weather did it again; the planned camping trip to Nuuksio was cancelled with the promise of a high of 14 degrees (Celsius) and showers. So we stayed in Helsinki, and did not regret it! First some friends asked us to join them on the “mandatory” summer day at the amusement park Linnanmäki. First […]

Lux Helsinki 

Still two more days to go (5-9th January 5-10pm. The walk stets from the market place), it’s totally worth going to:

Instruments and Christmas Carols

My son, the drummer boy, played at his first concert ever – and proud mum can assure you he did well together with all the others. They gave the rhythm and led the singing to Brother John in seven languages. It was, however, a Christmas concert were a number of children and youth from the […]

Children’s Weekend of Design

Week 36 was the Helsinki Design Week that finished with the Children’s Weekend at the Abattoir (Kattilahalli). As both our children are like shapes, creativity and building things, we decided to pop in. There was loads for the children to do, they planted some herbs, made lovely little bags and tried building with various blocks. The […]

Basic but Fun Crafts Stuff

Usually in the summer our “crafts” tends to be more like building sand castles outdoors. But after almost 4 months outdoors my son refound some old pages with ready made models for an airplane and a tractor. I’ve pulled them out from some old magazine, but he immediately wanted to do them.  It was fun […]

Street Fair at Torikorttelit 

Yesterday we went to the Torikorttelit, were a fair in the beautiful inner yards seems to be an annual happening. Torikorttelit is the area between the main church and the fish markets with a lot of design shops, the kids museum and a couple of great cafes in Helsinki.  We only visited the kids part […]

Happy Free Cows

After a long winter in a barn, the cows of the Helsinki University were let out on May 7th. It’s lovely that they announced the time! Probably hundreds of city people gathered there to do the countdown, see the doors open and the cows run and jump out of joy on the pasture. They’d made […]

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