TBT: Picturesque Porvoo Old Town

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My blog posts have been a bit baby-heavy lately (to say the least), so thought I’d do at least one post without any photos or mention of babies 🙂 I found these pics from our last visit to Finland, and wanted to share with you how pretty the old town in my home town Porvoo is.

Happy Runeberg's Day!

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Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877) is Finland’s national poet, and we celebrate him today on the 5th of February. He was actually a Swedish speaking Finn like me, who wrote in Swedish and lived in my home town Porvoo. He taught Latin literature at the same high school I went to, Borgå Gymnasium. I’ve always liked the day – mainly because you get to have one of these delicious Runeberg’s tarts created by his wife, Fredrika Runeberg…:)

Cuteness Overload

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Most of my friends are at that stage of their lives where they have small children, who are stealing all the attention at our gatherings – but who can blame them when they’re this cute? Neither Matthew nor I could resist taking out our new camera every 5 minutes when meeting up with my friends in Finland during our holiday, so I thought I’d share some here on the blog as well.

Brand New Godparents

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During our stay we were asked to be the godparents of my little nephew, which we’re extremely happy about. I feel very honoured to be trusted with such a wonderful task – it’s one of those jobs you don’t say no to 🙂

Snow in Finland

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As I might’ve mentioned a few times here in the blog as well, I was really looking forward to some snow and a white Christmas on our holiday. I didn’t have to wait for long as it started snowing the minute we stepped out of the airport in Helsinki!

More Wedding Photos

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I finally got access to the professional wedding photos from my second oldest brother’s wedding last August, so thought I’d share them here as well as the photos I’ve shared before weren’t that comprehensive and didn’t really do the wedding justice. So be prepared for a bunch of photos from a Finnish summer wedding!

A Night in the Archipelago

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When the November darkness and rains prevail it’s nice to dig into some summer memories. This will be another TBT post, this time from our short stay at a friend’s summer cottage on an island in the beautiful Finnish archipelago. There was a proper 40-day heatwave in Finland last summer, but we arrived literally the day it ended. The weather was still comfortably warm (especially when you compare it to Scottish summer weather…), so we had a lovely sunny stay on the island anyway. Unfortunately I didn’t take many photos, and the ones I took were with my iPhone, so these will have to do!

Babies, Toddlers, Pigeons & a Dog

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As I’ve mentioned, we spent around 10 days in Finland last August, so I thought I’d finally share a few photos from the trip – mainly of my niece and nephew, so stop reading now if you’re not that into children! As these two rug rats’ parents were busy organising a wedding, we got to babysit them quite a lot – which both Matthew and I enjoyed very much. Plus it’s good practice I guess (although I had to do all the diaper changing, hmpf.)