Diamonds are not forever

This is my second and final blog post for the World Environment Day blog contest. I’m competing against nine other great bloggers, and I need your votes and support. If you like this post, please vote for me here. Voting is easy and requires no registration. If you want to check out all the top10 blog…

Even better Nudge in Helsinki

I was happy to visit Nudge (link in FIN) yesterday for an opening event in the early afternoon. Nudge is a cooperative of five entrepreneurs, all of whom have their own approach to sustainable living. Nudge opened originally in 2010, and re-opened now in 2012 with a polished concept and a renovated store. The shop covers…

The art of omission

I was happy to find a documentary on Laos in Voddler. Was curious and wanted to see it, just to bring Laos back in front of my eyes. The documentary covered all kinds of interesting topics, such as rare wildlife, hill tribes, slash and burn agriculture, living traditions of practicing Buddhism and of course the…

Green for the spring

As I showed my true colors in an earlier posting, red for solidarity, maybe now would be a good time to show some green for the spring. These green wrist warmers are great when you want to wear a lighter jacket, maybe with some 3/4 sleeves. Ruffles included for the happiness effect. This green belt…

Travel fiction at its best

Related to an earlier post about Quality Hunters, I’m eager to explore the topic of travel fiction a bit more. I guess a very traditional way of defining travel fiction is something along the lines of characters physically moving from one place to another, talking about it, learning, discussing, getting into trouble and awkward situations,…

Lessons and mushrooms

There are times when I thank myself for spending time in Laos. I learned many things in there. I know how to wait patiently without losing my temper. This skill was tested last night when after a walk in the rain with the dog, half a key got stuck in the key cylinder and the rest…

Wisdom of experience

I took part in a very special meeting yesterday. Unlike many others, this meeting was full of love, friendship, good humour and wise words. Must repeat the often mentioned sentence: It is wonderful to realize every now and then how much wisdom and experience some people have in them and how great it is to…

Traveling to be a better person

A colleague came back to work from holiday. They had made a fantastic road trip in the US, driving all the way from San Francisco to New Orleans, doing a little zigzagging and stopping here and there. Colleague told interesting stories of things they saw. Among the sights was e.g. this somewhat questionable kitsch restaurant. I’ve not…