Hungry for Helsinki #02

Juice in every shade of the rainbow! We’ve got (left to right) lingonberry, apple-ginger, blueberry and sea buckthorn! Fresh from the Finnish forest to you. Well except for the apple-ginger 🙂 If you are wondering where these bright beauties come from, head over to Pien and say hello to Erkki! Let him know Heather sent…

Hungry for Helsinki #01

… also known as ‘on my plate today’! One of my posts last weekend was about our new family member ‘Noa‘. Today we ventured into the city to test out riding on a bus, catching the metro (and using lifts) and as an added bonus we caught a tram! Destination: CafĂ© Ursula! The walk from Tehtaankatu…

Islands of Helsinki # 01

One of the joys of living and working in Helsinki is having the Baltic right on our doorstep. We are fortunate also in that there are so many islands close by. One of our favourites is Kaunissaari (the Helsinki one). There is another Kaunissaari quite close to Kotka that also rates high on places to…

Feeling reflective # 02

He’s a design rock star! He’s design royalty! He’s a design superhero! He’s our very own Eero Aarnio and right now there is tribute being paid to him at the Design Museum. Hurry it won’t be there for much longer 😉  

I’d like to book a Trash-room please!

Yes, this is a real room type – in a hotel, and for sleeping in – not a place for putting the rubbish 😉 Today my work started late and with a hotel pick-up. Nothing particularly unusual about that. As the summer holiday season winds down, and we head into the shorter days, my guests are usually…