Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sunny weekend

Such a sunny, productive weekend! Trip to Ikea, afternoon stroll in Zurich with my mother (unfortunately due to a nasty flu only for a few hours before she continued back to Germany), ice-cream at the lake. each day baby entertainment … Continue reading

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Spring work part 1

Since we are back in Zurich it has become a bit more difficult to find the time for blogging. In Turku I used the little ones afternoon nap for writing because after going for walk I could put the stroller … Continue reading

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Greetings from the onion cave

Since babies shouldn’t take nose drops, a cut onion is supposed to bring some relief for the little one at night. So far, I couldn’t observe any progress, but the smell in the bedroom is quite impressive by now.   … Continue reading

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Being home again

Yesterday evening, we arrived back home again. The journey went well, the little one once again proved to be a good travel companion. Just the last 20 minutes in the plane and the ride home by car was too much … Continue reading

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Public art

Blue sky, last day…won’t waste much time in front of the computer! But I always wanted to post pictures about the transformer boxes in our neighbourhood. Admittedly, that doesn’t sound very exciting now that I read it…. But the transformer … Continue reading

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Sisyphean task

On my way to our weekly lunch date on campus, I saw people melting the snow with big blow dryers. And a boat on the river trying to crash the ice. And huge flood lights creating artificial light. But it … Continue reading

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Turku castle and an interesting explosion of flavours

Last weekend, our friends came to visit us in Turku. So we took the chance to add another cultural event to our time in Finland and visited Turku castle. It’s an old, fortress-like looking castle from the late 13th century … Continue reading

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Things that change when you have a baby: your sleep

I am sitting on the kitchen floor with the little one. I just had a cup of coffee. It is getting bright outside, I can watch the snow falling down, everything seems quiet and peaceful. Romantic? Could be.  If it … Continue reading

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What the little one does…

…when she thinks I am not watching:  

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Slight pre-leaving blues

Slowly but steadily our return to Switzerland comes closer, and with it comes a slight melancholy. During the last months, we managed to settle down, establish a daily routine and, most importantly, made new friends. Finland is a great country … Continue reading

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