Long time, lots of crochet, nothing ready

This autumn seems to be a time for random crochet, as I’m starting new projects here and there and never getting to finish the ones I started before. Sigh. Sometimes there’s just all this new yarn that you need to start testing. Here are some of the things I’ve been working these past weeks (months?).…

Finally in Berlin – check out my new blog

So much has happened since my last post. You may remember when I mentioned that I’m embarking on a great adventure: taking a long sabbatical leave from work and moving to Berlin? Well, I’m here. Arrived today. We’ve been traveling in Germany already for a week or so, meeting family and friends. Has been a lovely ride…

Sabbatical year ahead

In my last blog post I mentioned that my personal happiness project is moving ahead. Well, it really is. I’m taking a year-long job alternation leave from work and moving to Berlin, my favorite city of all. I almost can’t believe it’s all happening. It’s exciting, frightening, and wonderful at the same time! Have you ever…

Berlin in five days, part II

Day three: Breakfast in Schwarze Pumpe. I have never had a five euro brunch in Europe before, have you? It was delicious! We walked through the makers market in Prenzlauer Berg, with many crafters and artists selling their jewelry, art, clothes and food products. For the first time ever, I also went to see the…

Berlin in five days, part I

I have so neglected this blog for way too long. Sorry! Not to mention the countdown! I’ve been too busy to even count the weeks until we have more daylight in Finland, and in fact, I have completely forgotten there is no daylight. Here’s the thing: I’m walking the walk, not just talking the talk!…

Springtime travel yearning

This time of year always makes me want to travel. March is the month of spring, even though in Finland it really isn’t. We’re getting more snow here and there, it’s freezing cold still, and yet, you can somehow smell the spring in the air. We see blue skies, feel the sun on our faces,…