Fourth Week In Finland

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Another happening week in Moominland is over. Matthew arrived on Tuesday, so Lana’s been reunited with her dad after two weeks apart. We’ve met some relatives, had some great meals out, been to Ikea (before Matthew arrived – lucky him) visited a housing fair, done a bit of shopping, played tennis and gone for several runs, mingled with the tourists in my own town and had an amazing brunch with friends I haven’t seen for ages!

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!

Missing Helsinki

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Cathedral

I don’t know if it’s because I hadn’t been to Helsinki for a year and therefore was seeing it through new eyes, but it was sooo nice to be back this summer, and the city has never looked so beautiful. I had really been looking forward to showing the city I (more or less) lived in from the age of 19 to 28 to Matthew. He seemed to appreciate Helsinki and kept going on about how good-looking the people were. I completely agree 🙂