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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kivinokka, a Green Blast from the Past

I finally got around to enjoy one of the hidden gems of Helsinki, Kivinokka on the north side of Kulosaari. We parked the car and chose the Rantapolku to start off with. There are other paths one may choose too. Even though the name of the peninsula refers to something filled with stones (kivi = […]

Old Goodies in Helsinki

My holiday started with a fantastic long weekend with friends visiting from Belgium and Estonia. Together we did a lot of the fun things that once upon a time I have blogged (further details through the links) about but are worth being mentioned again. As a local I would love to do these more often, but […]

This is Helsinki

…about 5-7 kms from the city centre, locations where I like to go to on an evening walk or jog.  

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 […]

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 […]

Puppet Theatre at Winter Gardens

Helsinki Winter Gardens are always lovely, but especially at Easter: kids love looking for all the Easter chicken, eggs and witches that have been hidden among the plants. The Puppet Theatre that was on during Easter holidays didn’t disappoint this time either: the story was about Pessi and Illuusia, the troll that met a fairy […]

Circus with Tuktuk Travellers

Easter in Helsinki, there are plenty of options on what to do: with children it would be wonderful to see lambs in Haltiala for free, there is a new puppet theatre play by Sytkyt at the Winter Gardens, also for free and of course one could pay for the Korkeasaari Zoo. But one can expect […]

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