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…

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 😉  

Helsinki: An alternative to Venice ;)

The canal at Ruoholahti is just one of the many little water ways in and around Helsinki. The above picture was taken today from a the terrace area of a restaurant that sits on the canal (Faro Channelside). I’ve cycled and walked past it many times, although today was the first time I’d arrived by sea. on…

Feeling reflective # 01

My regular morning walk takes me past these boats and this morning I am pondering how to tell you about our 3rd day – and most exciting day it was too!