Finnish summer at its best

I could say it’s been mostly rainy and rather cold lately, but instead I’ll share two pics which capture some of the best moments of the past weekend. Last week we had one, beautiful, sunny day. One! We went to Iso Vasikkasaari in Espoo, Southern Finland, to enjoy the sea, sail boats, outside crochet and some…

Crochet summer top in the making

I’ve worked on a crochet summer top for a while now. It’s practically ready, but I can’t seem to figure out a good way do the finishing touches to the sleeves, so I can’t quite yet show the final product. I’m almost finished with all the millions of yarn ends as this was not crocheted in…

Midsummer bonfire in Finland

Take a look at our Midsummer tradition. I guess there are many ways to celebrate, but my tradition consists of a lake, summer house, bonfire and family, the German Shepherd included. Our bonfire is always built on top of empty barrels, towed across the lake and placed in front of a small island, where people…

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…

Photo tour in the Finnish archipelago

Let me start by saying that I wouldn’t normally do this. I’ve seen quite a few of conference and event centers in my life, both in Finland and abroad. I might remember some of them, but mostly the venues just fall into oblivion on my mind. Earlier this week I got to visit a conference venue…

Summer is over, but we still have crochet

Why is it that Finland has to have such ghastly weather? There’s a chance that the three summer months (June, July, August) are nice and warm, but not this year. I mean please. Most of the year we live in cold darkness (with our warm hearts of course), but during the months with more light,…

Easy like Sunday morning

Even if I don’t like the near-fatal celebrations of Walpurgi’s Night on April 30th so much, I love the 1st of May fiercely. May Day, a public holiday, the official start of summer, is a celebration for all the workers, rather similar in spirit to Labour Day celebrated in other parts of the world in various…