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…

Waiting for summer holidays

Sorry for not blogging in a while. I’m sure you’ll understand though: the weather in Finland has been awesome in the first two weeks of June. Sunshine, warmth, lots of light and plenty of happiness. There has been so much to do, I haven’t had the chance to write. But now it’s back to normal…

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,…

New year, clean slate?

So it begins. 2013. I’m not much of a believer in clean slates, new beginnings and such. Of course one can change direction, drastically even, but everything you’ve seen, heard, felt and experienced is still there. It cannot be taken away. In recent days we’ve experienced a rather active discussion on racism in Finland. The…

Pastel colors in the West, rain in the East

Yesterday was a bright winter day with a lot of sunshine and a spring-like feeling. A great day for any outdoor activity or just walking from one place to another. I chose the latter. I went to see the photo exhibition in the Finnish museum of photography about the division of Helsinki. East West battle of money and wealth.…