Sunset in Helsinki

Sometimes Helsinki looks kind of cool, especially from the distance. This photo is from Kivinokka island looking downtown Helsinki. You might see the Hanasaari plant and some church towers.

Kivinokka, Helsinki

My husband, my dog Jekku and I were walking today in Kivinokka, Helsinki which is an island near Kulosaari. As you can see, no snow here in Helsinki today, but the evening was sunny and beautiful.



In Vanajanlinna hotel, Hämeenlinna few weeks ago. I was attending a seminar. This Hotel was originally a hunting castle owned by Carl Wilhelm Rosenlew, an industrialist, it was built in 1920's.


No snow

It has been a strange winter in Helsinki so far - no snow or very little snow and the temperature has been mild. Like living in France or England. Well, almost.

Yesterday it snowed a little and I remembered how the smell of snow is so clean and so refreshing.

We are having the " a skiing holiday" ( a winter holiday) for schools in Helsinki this week. What a joke.

There's no ice on the sea. Which is amazing. Read more in Helsingin Sanomat



I shall work for our news agency Startel until the end of March.

It is producing news agency services (financial news, stock market information etc) and online services to corporate customers. Customers include leading Finnish companies, financial institutions and the principal media. Everything is written in Finnish.

I'm already waiting for my this years vacations. I'm travelling to London for a weekend in March, then to Paris and Bretagne for a week in April. Next summer we are travelling to the U.S.A. in July and in August we are going to Germany for a shorter time. My husband is travelling even more. He is going to Brussels pretty soon and in June he will be again in Uganda. He was already in New Orleans in January.

What else, well... I go to the choir rehersals every Wednesday and learn French on Tuesdays. Plus I try to do aqua jogging with my friend when ever we have the time.