In search of the soul

Today is one of those days. One of the biggest carnivals, compulsory festivals, days of massive national consumption of alcohol: Walpurgis Night or vappu in Finnish. One of those days with a lot of must, have to, need to and way too many expectations. You have to celebrate! We need to do this! You must…

Name it right

It’s Saturday, the second best day of the week. Friday evening is the best day of the week. A friend constantly questions that Friday evening is not exactly a full day, but I say, details, details. Just watched a great movie, Bottle Shock. Already a few years old, it’s a great story about the 1976 wine competition…

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…

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:…

Burning thoughts from Lebanon

You may have already figured that my favorite pastime activity is crocheting and watching movies at the same time. Audiobooks and podcasts are great too, but the visual appeal of films is unbeatable. Recently, I watched the Canadian film Incendies. It competed for the Oscar of best foreign language film last year, but didn’t win.…