Category Spring

Seurasaari, Helsinki

One of the places we regularly go to in Helsinki, it always offers something: a place for adventure when it is dark, a busy Christmas event or the beauty of summer. It is known for the squirrels and birds tame enough for feeding but last when we went there on a cold and grey spring day, we […]

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 […]

Find a Bug

I did it on a spur of a moment but our children loved this! When I saw the book, “spot a bug”, on sale for a couple of euros, I bought it hoping we’d get some use out of it when camping in the summer. I don’t know too much about bugs because…ewww! But kids […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Flower Picking

Awww, the simple joys! Ever since I was small we’ve picked these white flowers to Mum on Mother’s Day. When I told my husband about it, he’s seen to it that I get some too. This year he’s at work but I suggested we’d go and pick some with the kids. They were very excited!  […]

Cultural Afternoon

First off was an interactive folk music show by the trolls Skrubiluttan and Skrubiluttan at Lilla Luckan (were we’ve been many times before for various cultural events for children in Swedish). My boy helped the musicians by playing along with his ukulele (kids were encouraged to do that but he was the only one taking […]

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