Category Archives: Finland

Snow White on a sawblade

It’s the week of Finnish ski-holidays (not that the weather is appropriate for ski-holidays, but I guess further north you might actually have a chance to do some winter sports). So there are no baby classes taking place and since … Continue reading

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What’s that? Sunshine? Really?

You know that there have been far too many grey and rainy days if… ….your daughter bursts into cries of joy seeing the sun is shining through the window …and you start taking pictures of random motives in your neighbourhood … Continue reading

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The cleaning issue

While we are in Turku, we stay in one of the guest flats of the university. When we received the conditions of the flat, we were asked whether we would like to use the cleaning service (30 Euros for one … Continue reading

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Hyvää Ystävänpäivää!

We have never really celebrated Valentines Day before – in the end, it is just a day like any other and it’s not like we need a reminder to tell us how happy we are. In Finland, however, Valentines Day … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon activities

Since we had a cultivated Sunday afternoon last week, we decided to have an outdoor afternoon today. Ruissalo, an island right outside of Turku, can be easily reached by bus and has been on my “to-see” list for a while. … Continue reading

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7 Days – 7 Pictures

Every sunday on Frische Brise, you can see a weekly retrospect in pictures and I quite like the idea. So I tried to capture a moment each day this week (which actually wasn’t as easy as it sounds):  Starting to … Continue reading

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Baby business

Today is Friday – Babycircus Day! The little one enjoys it more and more…by now, she is laughing out loud when I hold her upside down or roll her over and she is really enjoying the company of other babies. … Continue reading

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Runeberg cakes (or the skill of Scandinavian countries to appoint dessert-related celebrations)

Today is the 5th of February. And the 5th of February is the birthday of the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. And since Runeberg, although he was a Swedish speaking Finn, wrote the text of the Finnish National Anthem, … Continue reading

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Babies invited

Yesterday, we decided to have our once-in-a-while cultivated afternoon. So the little one and I picked up Karsten when he was done with work and we went to the Aboa Vetus, a mixture of art and archaeological museum with excavated … Continue reading

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Appropriate priorities

This morning, everything was white outside. When the little one and I made our way to the baby swimming at 8 am, it was calm and the streets where empty, covered with a layer of snow. On the way to … Continue reading

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