The Happiness project, part II

Time seems to fly, when there’s daylight. I can’t believe it’s been almost one month since my previous post. Spring equinox is tomorrow. Already? I’ve stopped using my Wake-up light in the mornings only this week, as the day starts to dawn around 6 a.m. and I don’t need to wake up to pitch black darkness…

Promises, projects and great thoughts

When there are tulips, the promise of spring has been given. Finland seems to be experiencing a very peculiar winter this season: first a never-ending November from October to the beginning of January, then proper winter with snow and cold weather for one month, and now right back to November, except that the daylight is…

Game of Thrones is on

Many of my friends have been overly excited about the Game of Thrones. Most have read the novel, and many have watched the TV series. For some reason, I could not interest myself in either for a long time, even though I greatly enjoy good fiction and TV drama. Then came summer holidays, and I…

Book Swap is open at Helsinki Airport

It’s finally ready: the lovely book swap area at Helsinki Airport. The whole thing was made possible by Quality Hunters, an initiative by Finnair and Helsinki Airport. In short, the initiative was one big online community of people interested in various things: e.g. food, services, culture and of course – traveling. I’ve blogged about the…

Keeping in touch and bumping into

I find myself buying fresh tulips every week. They look lovely on the kitchen table, even smell nice. Sharing a photo of them online makes it easy to count the weeks that I’ve been officially waiting for the spring. And they bring joy to all friends around the world even in digital format. Nice! Some…

Jane Eyre in compelling colours

It’s spring! The sunshine this morning made my eyes hurt, literally. Despite the thick layer of snow and people ice-fishing right outside Helsinki, I did see a patch of green today. It’s the promise of spring. During our morning walk, my German Shepherd dragged me on top of a small hill and there it was:…