Helsinki Vertical

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Helsinki cathedral

Some of you might remember my blog post from last summer where we were trying out my brother’s new drone camera? My brother’s clearly been practising a fair deal after that,

Coffee, Food & Nordic Design

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During Lana’s and mine Finland visit we spent a day in Helsinki with a good friend, eating well and checking out the Design Museum. Having lived in Helsinki for most of my twenties the city will always have a special place in my heart and I’m hoping I’ll get to live there again one day – or at least so close that I can visit often!

Finland Holiday Photos

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Our two-week holiday in Finland came and went very quickly and now we’re safely back in the Burgh. Didn’t take too many photos, and the ones I did take were mostly with my phone – so don’t expect good quality snaps! Anyway, here’s some of the things we got up to!

10 Differences Between Finland And The UK

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Since I travel between Finland and the UK several times a year I cannot help but make small observations about differences in Finnish and Scottish everyday life that I find curious, interesting or just plain annoying – and now I thought I’d share them with you as well my dear friends. Remember that these are just my personal, not-so-objective observations and generalisations based on 1,5 years in London and 2,5 years in Edinburgh! So without further introductions, here they are:

Autumn Forest Run

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Today was one of those good days when I just woke up in a good mood and didn’t even feel tired although I barely slept last night (both Lana and trouble falling asleep are to blame). The sun was shining from a blue sky once again and the lawn was glistening with frost. Yup, we’re down to minus degrees already! I didn’t bring warm enough clothes for Lana (I don’t think she even owns clothes that warm), so we had to get her some wintry stuff.

We’re Back!

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…and we’re back safely in the motherland. Seems like we only just left – which I guess we did! It’s good to be back though, especially in autumn – my favourite season. 

Happy

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This is how happy we are about going to Finland tomorrow 😀 Yesterday we took Lana out on the back terrace to work off some energy, and she was running around

Sauna Convert

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The sauna is a true Finnish institution, found in most homes, summer cottages and even flats. Most Finns have a sauna at least once a week, usually on a Saturday night – or more often like my parents do too.