Category Finland

Flowers Can Make a Difference

Sometimes picking flowers is a good way to change the mood of a grumpy kid around. Happy Mother’s Day!

Board walks in Torronsuo

We had a lovely day out yesterday: we drove about 1,5 hrs north west from Helsinki to Torronsuo, a swamp a little south of Forssa. There they have built lovely board walks around and across the swamp, which are fun to walk on even for kids. There is also 200 metres of board walk to […]

Healthy Baking

On the 1st of May we eat doughnuts and drink sima in Finland. And buy balloons and go for a picnic.  And we get the day off, so I invited my kids to bake an easy alternative of the doughnuts with me. In that one we deepfry doughnut balls in oil and then roll them […]

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 […]

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, […]

Free Super Food

Lately we’ve been busy taking what the nature provides us: black, white and red currants are ripe in the garden, blueberries and raspberries in the forrest.  Forrest strawberries are almost gone now but maybe we’ll make it to a strawberry farm still this weekend. There we could pick our own berries to cheap or for […]

Elonkierto, Jokioinen

Elonkierto (“the circle of life”) in Jokioinen, close to Forssa, Finland, is a lovely place for a little stop. There is no entrance fee but pretty Finnish scenery, farm animals, and plants. For the ones with more patience than our kids it might be interesting to read the signs and to learn what happens in […]

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