It’s been two months since my last sister snapshot blog, and again so much has changed. I guess that’s how it is when you have a baby and a 3-year-old – they’re developing at the speed of light. And it’s amazing to watch!
A couple of weeks ago we made an im promptu decision to go to Stockholm on a two-night cruise with my brother and his family. A mini-holiday across the pond. I’ve been on one of these cruises so many times I’ve lost count – but never with kids. Turns out they’re perfect for children and Lana and Max (and Maya) had a blast!
I haven’t blogged for a while, probably because I’ve been too busy enjoying this incredible summer we’re having here in Finland – and that’s how it should be if you ask me! We’re out and about every day as it is impossible (and too hot) to be inside, so I feel like we are really making the most out of this summer.
Warm summer days on an island surrounded by friends and their kids – what more could you ask for?! Matthew even suggested we buy ourselves an island to build a house on, Lana was so busy she didn’t have time to eat and Maya loves it when stuff is happening around her – so it’s fair to say we all enjoyed our day in the Finnish archipelago!
I mentioned in my previous post about my recent flea market finds that there was one dress that deserves a post of its own – and to do the dress justice I thought it would be nice to match this Finnish vintage creation with some very Finnish landscape. So one night after the kids had fallen asleep, Matthew and I got in the car and drove 5 minutes into the woods near my parents place to take some photos!
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!
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.
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.