My Dictator & Christmas Tree Lover

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I don’t know what it is with Lana, but she’s been a real handful lately and I can’t wait for Matthew to get here tonight to share the load – even though I have my parents here to help and I shouldn’t really need it! Today’s been pretty bad; she keeps following me around not wanting to do anything I suggest and saying “NO!” even more than usual…She’s very bossy too and I constantly get ordered to “COME HERE!”. I need a break!

Lana & Max at Kungsbacka Farm

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Damn it, I’ve tried to ignore my cold all week, but as it seems to just get worse I’ve decided to only rest today. We were meant to go to Helsinki for a few days, but I’m hopeful that I’ll feel well enough to go tomorrow instead. Sucks being ill on your holiday!

Yet Another Finland Holiday

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I feel like I’ve done hundreds of these ‘holiday in Finland’ blog posts (probably because I have) but here we go again! This time we spent only two weeks in my motherland, and I have to say that it felt a bit too short – three weeks seems to be the optimal time. It was another good holiday, very relaxing this time with less plans and the cold weather keeping us inside more.

Time to Say Goodbye (again)

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As always, time went extremely fast and our Finland holiday has come to an end. There’s always a lot of mixed feelings involved as I obviously miss Matthew and having our little family intact but feel so at home here in Finland with my family here that I wouldn’t mind staying for longer. Both Lana and I are very comfortable here and she’s enjoying spending time with her mommo and mofa – although she insists on calling them both mommo (granny) 🙂

Dinner at Meat District in Porvoo

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Porvoo Old Town

I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post about my recent visit to my home town’s newcomer on the restaurant scene, Meat District, (hence the lovely and dark mobile photos) but then changed my mind after having seen my main dish…You can see the restaurant on the left hand side in the photo above – a very nice location in the middle of picturesque Porvoo Old Town. The restaurant takes pride in serving ecological and locally sourced meat where possible but welcomes vegetarians too.

First Few Days of Finland

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As it’s been six months since our last visit to Finland I felt like I really needed a good dose of family, friends, Finnish nature, Finnish food and all things Finnish! The countryside I used to get bored with as a teenager is now something I long for – and breathing in all those familiar smells of late summer/early autumn is so invigorating!

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!

Last Days Of Finland

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We’ve been back in Edinburgh for a few days now and starting to settle back into everyday life here. It’s nice to be back, although the weather is nowhere near as nice as it is in Finland – I already got used to sunshine every day! Anyway, here are some pics of our last 11 days in the motherland.