TBT: Beach Baby

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I was deleting photos from my laptop when I found these pics from last summer where Lana was around 7 months – and they made me smile and think of summer – so thought I’d share them here too as a reminder of that there will be sun and warmth one day again! This is a beach in North Berwick a short train ride from Edinburgh.

A Summer In Barcelona

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I started reading a book in Spanish the other day, and for some reason it got me reminiscing about the summer I spent in Barcelona with my friend – working in an Indian restaurant…So why not do a wee blog post about it?!

My Summer Baby

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Summer is finally here! Well, it was here for 3 days before it got cold again. But it was warm for long enough for me to get sunburnt (same mistake every year aargh) and Lana to get her summer hat out and experience grass for the first time…

A Day In Tallinn

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While in Finland we decided to visit Tallinn for a day so Matthew would see something else than my lovely home country on his holiday. It’s only two hours away by ferry, and the tickets are quite cheap too, as are the prices in Tallinn. I can’t remember how many times I’ve visited the city, but I really like the old medieval town (that is also the main tourist trap.)

My Brother’s Wedding

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My twin brother got married to his lovely wife on August 3rd in Porvoo cathedral, Finland. It was a sunny and warm summer day and I was so happy that both Matthew and I could be there! Here’s a few samples of the 400 photos we managed to take during the day.

Summer In The Burgh

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The best thing about where we’re living now is that it’s so close to Holyrood Park. It’s such a nice place to go for a run after work, a picnic or just for a walk across the hills. You can basically climb Arthur’s Seat (the highest peak) from any direction, and you don’t even have to go that high for a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The weather’s been quite nice for a while now, so we’ve spent a lot of time in Holyrood park. Last Friday was the hottest day so far, 27 degrees, so we decided to go for a picnic in the park and enjoy the view with a glass of wine.

12 Hours In Oslo

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We were pretty annoyed when we realised that we’d have to spend 12 hours in Oslo, Norway when flying home from Finland. I don’t understand why there are no straight flights between Finland and Scotland as at least Edinburgh seems to be a popular destination for Finns to travel to. (This assumption is based on the fact that I hear Finnish almost every time I’m in the city centre.) One or two flights per week would be a great improvement. Finnair, please?

Wedding Time!

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Just a quick post with a few photos from the wedding we attended in Finland a couple of weeks ago. The wedding was so much fun and it was so nice to see everyone in the same place for once. It made me think (once again) about the downside of living abroad: not being able to see the friends you grew up with on a regular basis, not being able to see nephews and nieces grow up and not being able to buy proper cottage cheese, yoghurt and bread of course!