Time to Say Goodbye (again)

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As always, time went extremely fast and our Finland holiday has come to an end. There’s always a lot of mixed feelings involved as I obviously miss Matthew and having our little family intact but feel so at home here in Finland with my family here that I wouldn’t mind staying for longer. Both Lana and I are very comfortable here and she’s enjoying spending time with her mommo and mofa – although she insists on calling them both mommo (granny) 🙂

Dinner at Meat District in Porvoo

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I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post about my recent visit to my home town’s newcomer on the restaurant scene, Meat District, (hence the lovely and dark mobile photos) but then changed my mind after having seen my main dish…You can see the restaurant on the left hand side in the photo above – a very nice location in the middle of picturesque Porvoo Old Town. The restaurant takes pride in serving ecological and locally sourced meat where possible but welcomes vegetarians too.

An Evening in the Sun

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As the summer was pretty shit in Edinburgh I said to everyone that my last hope of some nice weather was on this holiday in Finland – and somebody clearly was paying attention as the sun has been shining pretty much every day and it’s been around 20 degrees until now! So thank you whoever is responsible!

Lana’s New Cousin

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My youngest brother has become a dad – to this 7-week old wee Rottweiler. I told my brother he should get a less scary breed, but I have to admit this little thing is pretty damn cute and not scary at all. (Yet…) As you can see Lana enjoyed playing with him and my brother is clearly head over heels in love with his baby.

Our Perfect Helsinki Morning

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We spent last weekend in Helsinki and damn it felt good to be back! I was reminded by how beautiful and cool this city is once again – and something I’ve never really thought too much about is just how gorgeous all the pastel coloured buildings are. Such a stark contrast to Edinburgh’s grey houses – both cities provide tons of amazing Instagram content though!

First Few Days of Finland

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As it’s been six months since our last visit to Finland I felt like I really needed a good dose of family, friends, Finnish nature, Finnish food and all things Finnish! The countryside I used to get bored with as a teenager is now something I long for – and breathing in all those familiar smells of late summer/early autumn is so invigorating!