Hometown traveling

Have you ever seen Helsinki from the sea? It never seizes to amaze me how different everything looks like. It’s so easy to forget the beauty of your everyday surroundings. We took a boat ride to Harmaja light house, stopped briefly in Vasikkasaari to admire the old, rusty water tower, and finally parked the boat near Tervasaari to…

Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part II

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May, and invited a few bloggers for a visit last Tuesday. I wrote one blog post already, presenting what Haltia has to offer in terms of…

Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part I

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. The kind people in Haltia invited a few bloggers to see how the place looks like yesterday 28 May. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May. The Centre is situated in…

How I added layers to the Eurovision song contest

What an excellent weekend. The Eurovision song contest was perhaps the best I’ve seen in a couple of years. Not because the songs and performances were somehow exceptionally good, but because I was watching it together with many others – online. I was comfortably at home after a long day of gardening, with some Fair…

Spring has arrived to Finland

These little darlings had started to blossom literally overnight in my neighbourhood. When I took the German Shepherd out for a walk this morning, I was blown away. Every garden was blossoming. There is hope after all. You wait, and you wait, and then suddenly spring truly arrives in 24 hours. We’ve seen signs in…