Graduation Photos and Dreams

The best gift you could ever give "The best gift you could ever give me" Vilma said to me once we took her graduation pictures in Helsinki few weeks back. Why is she thanking me, I kept wondering. This is something that I love to do, in a place that I've always wanted to visit. In that [...]

Thoughts about Jyväskylä

We thought about moving to Jyväskylä for a good while. It is Artos hometown and therefore was one of our options where to start building our life. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting summer cities in Finland. You have a lake, a harbour, centrum and Yläkaupunki which is something like Kallio, but a [...]

Floral Edition

It seems that our time in Rantajärvi is coming to an end. https://youtu.be/CBqYnzPpdtg The feeling of coming home is overwhelming. Whether it’s coming to your parents’ home or coming home to your own after traveling. It’s about the peace of mind that comes from the feeling of pure love. It’s about the calmness of seeing [...]

Rhododendrons and Squirrels in Haaga

Oh my! This place has been so close to me for all my life and never have I had the chance to visit before. It is funny, that I’ve been living basically all my life next to Rhododendron Park and the one spring I live 900 km away, I get the chance to visit it [...]

Traveling with the Puppy

Summer plus road trip equals fun, right? But when adding a huge puppy to the calculation it becomes more stressed than fun. Like I insinuated in the last Throwback Picture Attack, we were traveling the last two weeks. This was not a vacation per say. Arto was working the whole time, which left me on [...]