Family Funday at Camera Obscura

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Last Saturday we were supposed to visit Edinburgh Castle for free for St Andrew’s Day, but as we were already at the gate it turned out my booking had never gone through and there were no tickets…So instead we decided to finally visit Camera Obscura – a building consisting of five floors of optical illusions. 

Our Last Saturday as a Family of 3?

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It’s crazy to think that this time next week there might be four of us! Fingers crossed that will be the case as ever since Saturday I’ve felt so much pressure that it’s difficult to walk and I’m wondering if I’ll make it to the due date (28.10)…Either way, thought I’d do a quick blog about our possibly last Saturday as a family of three!

A Visit from My Twin

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As I mentioned in my last blog, my twin brother, his wife and Lana’s 2-year old cousin visited us last week for four full days – so that obviously requires a blog post! They’ve been planning to come to Edinburgh for a long time, but having recently built a house of their own I can totally understand why it’s taken a while! 

30 Weeks Pregnant on Arthur’s Seat

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On Saturday I reached 30 weeks in my second pregnancy and it all feels a bit surreal to think that there will be four of us in just 10 weeks…Eeek! I haven’t even started thinking about what we need to prepare for the baby…Anyway, on Sunday we decided to do something outdoorsy as there was no rain in the forecast (for a change) – so we got on the bus, got some amazing cakes and other foods and headed to Holyrood Park for a picnic.

Edinburgh Festival Vibes

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Don’t know if it’s the terrible weather or me being pregnant and not having had the energy to venture into town on my own with Lana, but the Edinburgh Festival hasn’t really felt like a festival as much as in previous years. We have been to the old town and soaked up the Festival atmosphere during the past two weekends though, so I thought I’d take you with us on our day out on Sunday!

Ally Bally Bee Project Update!

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Just a quick post about where we’re at with the Ally Bally Bee Project at the moment – the project behind the world’s first children’s book about dementia that my husband Matthew has been working so hard on for over 2 years now. I’m excited to say that the book is finally here and has been sent out to everybody who ordered it through Kickstarter, woohoo!

When the Girls Came to Visit

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It’s been 2,5 months already since 7 of my Finnish girlfriends came to Edinburgh for our annual girl’s trip, so I guess it’s time to finally blog about it! At the time I was around 17 weeks pregnant and still not feeling a 100%, so I was a little lazy taking photos – but I’ve borrowed some from my friends, in particular from my friend Kati (hers are all the good ones haha!) to fill out the empty spaces. So let’s get started!

Join Me for a Magical Instameet at Lauriston Castle

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Last weekend I attended an Instameet (for work) organised by the Edinburgh Magic Festival at Lauriston Castle, and it was such a nice event that I want to share some photos with you! The reason the Magic Festival did an Instameet at the castle is that they’ll actually be doing ‘Secret Room’ shows there during the festival where a magician takes you through the rooms and does magic tricks inspired by the room itself. I would go if I wasn’t in Finland!

The Cutest Courtyard Cafe

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Yesterday I attended an Instameet at Lauriston Castle organised by Edinburgh Magic Festival. It was a great meet-up I’ll be blogging more about later, but meanwhile I just wanted to share some snaps from the incredibly pretty courtyard cafe at the castle I couldn’t stop taking photos of!