OOTD – Gingham Dress by Olive Clothing

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I came across a clothing brand a while back, which struck a chord with me on many levels. It’s called Olive Clothing. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? So why did I like Olive so much? Well, first of all, their timeless, elegant and contemporary clothes are very much to my liking and I seriously struggled trying to decide which dress to buy – because there wasn’t an option not to buy anything!

11 Fabulous Flea Market Finds

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I’ve been bitten by the flea market bug – or should I say the flea market fleas?! Whereas in the UK you have car boot sales or often quite small charity shops, here in Finland we have big self service flea markets where you can pay for a booth and sell stuff you don’t want/need anymore. Going through one big space is definitely a more efficient way of finding those treasures than going to one charity shop after the other – especially if they’re not near one another.

My Love-Hate Relationship with Edinburgh

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This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a looong time – but I’ve kept postponing it because I guess it’s been a difficult one to write and share. On the other hand it seems quite natural to do it now when we’ve left Edinburgh and it’s somehow easier to look back on my 5 years there. Yes, if you’ve missed it; we have moved to Finland! Read more about our decision to do so HERE.

26 Photos from Our Day Trip to Lovisa

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Yesterday we decided to visit the little coastal town Lovisa with my parents. It’s one of those charming, slow-paced and very instagrammable little Finnish towns with old wooden houses in the prettiest colours. There are only around 15 000 inhabitants, so it’s even smaller than my home town Porvoo with just over 50 000 people. 

Sister Snapshot Vol 2

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I think it’s time for another sister snapshot blog as it’ been a couple of months since the last one. We moved to Finland 10 days ago, but so far I haven’t really noticed that it would’ve made a difference in the girls’ behaviour – but who knows what will happen in the coming months! Anyway, here are a few things that come to mind when I think about my babies now. 

One Week After the Move

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We’ve been in Finland for a week now, and with the girls’ sleep routines being disrupted due to the two hour time difference we’ve been quite tired and haven’t had much time to ourselves. We’ve also needed some time to recover from all the stress of packing and moving and haven’t really had the energy to socialise yet – but we’ve done stuff with the kids, such as visited the pretty Rhododendron Park in Helsinki you can see in the photos.

A Healthy New Habit

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Most people like to drink coffee in the morning, and although I was never a big fan of coffee I finally learned to like it when I was well into my twenties and living in Melbourne where it isn’t hard to find a decent latte! However, it turns out I’m very sensitive to caffeine and drinking it makes my heart beat uncomfortably fast, keeps me up at night and even makes me feel anxious. 

Forgot to Tell You!

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I just realised that I haven’t told you guys that we’re moving next week! On Monday or Tuesday our stuff will get picked up and driven all the way to Helsinki and on Thursday we’ll get on a flight to Finland. We were going to wait until the papers for selling our flat were signed, but since no one seems to know when exactly that will be happening we just went ahead and booked our flights!

OOTD – My Granny’s Top

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It’s been a loooong time since I’ve done an Outfit Of The Day post, for obvious reasons. I’m still not back to my pre-Maya body, but slowly starting to feel more and more like my old self – and feeling more confident. This has also resulted in me buying a few new pieces for my wardrobe, such as the culotte trousers I’m wearing and the rattan bag.