The midwinter is at its best right now. Days are getting longer and we have more and more sunny days. We have been spending most of January and February at home, just enjoying the winter stuff, sliding with sledge,cross-country skiing and enjoying the snow. These pictures have been taken few weeks back when the temperature … Continue reading Walk with my furry friend
Last Monday was Runeberg day here in Finland. The day is named to honour our national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877). On that day we make little cakes called Runeberg torte. It is cake which is said to be created by his wife Fredrika and its found in her recipe book but the earlier version … Continue reading Runeberg day
Do you love those trips that are spontaneous? You just start driving and find new places you didn't knew anything about before. We had that kind of trip last fall when our original plans failed just last-minute and our camper van was already packed for a weekend trip. So we just started driving on a … Continue reading Rauma old town and stops on the way
This week started with one of those monday mornings when nothing really seemed to go right. So I dropped my household work for a while and went out with my camera. That always relieves stress and gives more energy. Temperature had stayed under -10 degrees for almost couple of weeks and fresh powder snow had … Continue reading My winter wonderland
My sister suggested that our next post should be from one of our winter trips but today I just can't write about cold and add snowy pictures. The reason is that even thought I love winter, today is one of those days that the wind is so freezing that it goes all the way to … Continue reading Etelä-Konnevesi national park
After the blog text about the Saana fell illumination I have wanted to write a little story of that place from summertime also. We have visited there quite many times but the most memorable time was when we stopped there on our "honeymoon" with my husband. Our son was that time only one year old … Continue reading Summer memories from Saana
How do you spend your winter day with your kids? Mine and my sisters kids have a big age difference and it's not always easy to figure out what we could do with both of them. But snow makes it a lot easier! Kids of all age like the snow activities, what ever they are. … Continue reading Winter day with kids
Happy New Year everyone! Many people make New Year's resolutions and promise to do this and that in upcoming year. I´ve never been a big fan of that, since I like to do things on the spur of the moment. I do, however, make lists about what I would like to do, but no promises. … Continue reading New Year, time for new promises?
Since the Christmas days are over, we wish it was Merry for everyone! Our Christmas went in the same traditional way as usual but the weather was really a pleasant surprise. In Christmas eve the temperature went down to -15 and on day time we had sunshine after a long break. And on Christmas day … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Couple of weeks back me and my friends had a girls weekend trip to Ruka, Kuusamo. You can probably guess that it means a lot of laughter and partying but also lot of talk, talk and talk. We are all mothers and of course kids are a common subject. One topic was how modern-day parents … Continue reading Take your children to the nature!