Gingerbread Cookie Baking

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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…

Random Ramblings

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Our wonky fake Christmas tree is up and has found its perfect spot in the living room. Lana was a huge help (read: hindrance) when decorating the tree and has already destroyed several baubles…I’m hoping she’ll lose interest in our poor tree soon!

The End of an Era

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Three weeks ago I finally decided it was time to stop breastfeeding. I never thought I would breastfeed for so long, but it became clear to me when Lana was 12 months that it was an unrealistic plan to stop then. Instead I kept going for another 9 months – and all I can say is well done me!!

Our Saturday

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a “real life” every day blog post, so I thought I’d share with you what a very typical Saturday looks like for us. So here’s what we did yesterday!

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.