From all of us to all of you:
Baking gingerbread cookies, or pepparkakor in Swedish and piparkakkuja in Finnish, is a Christmas tradition that I love and want to hold on to with Lana – so for the first time I can remember I actually made my own dough and got baking! In Finland you can buy readymade dough that is so nice that there’s no point in making your own…
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!
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.
Last Saturday was the second day of Edinburgh Festival, so we left the house early to get the party started at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco at George Square Gardens. After an hour of dancing and jumping around we were pretty hungry, so we walked to Princes Street and the Boxsmall Market & Family Festival that is on until Sunday the 28th.
Last week we visited Dalkeith Country Park; an estate with 1000-acres of farmland and forestry owned by the Duke of Buccleuch. There are walking trails, cycling routes, horse riding, fishing, an adventure park for children and now also a retail and wellness space called the Restoration Yard. Oh and horses, cows and deer!