The Warmer Days

There has been a week of heat, again. There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved to the Finnish side of Lapland. It has been a week of heat and it does not seem to stop. And when I am talking…

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New Address, New Neighbors

Rovaniemi. I have memorised our new address and navigated my way to closest supermarkets. We have walked around our block. We have found the longest and shortest ways to the city centrum. We have settled into our new home. Even Remu seems to be alright with this life changing move that we decided on without…

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Saying Goodbye: We’re Moving Again

It’s been a chaos of a week. Not only have I traveled around 2000 kilometers, but I have packed all my property in two different places, stayed in four different places and had high fewer while doing it. When I started my journey to Southern Finland to pack my belongings there I had time and…

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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…

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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…

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Floral Edition

It seems that our time in Rantajärvi is coming to an end. 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 your…

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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…

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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…

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Throwback Picture Attack: Karri Koira

Was a pleasure to participate Duunitori Summer Party at Kaiku. I don’t usually take my camera with me on a night out, but when I do Karri Koira is performing! The night was about catching up with friends, meeting new people and enjoying the great live music! Enjoy the pictures. Cheers, Saara

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Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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