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Café Siili, the café Käpylä has been dreaming of

There is a new café in town! It is called Kahvila Siili (café hedgehog) and it is located in the stone foundation of a little wooden house in the middle of the Wooden Käpylä. We have always talked with my friends

Café Siili, the café Käpylä has been dreaming of

There is a new café in town! It is called Kahvila Siili (café hedgehog) and it is located in the stone foundation of a little wooden house in the middle of the Wooden Käpylä. We have always talked with my friends

Midsummer in Kumpula allotment garden

Midsummer in the city – threat or opportunity? Traditionally people leave the cities and spend the midsummer in their summer cottages and the cities turn into ghost towns, but not anymore. I have spend many midsummers in Helsinki, and nowadays

Midsummer in Kumpula allotment garden

Midsummer in the city – threat or opportunity? Traditionally people leave the cities and spend the midsummer in their summer cottages and the cities turn into ghost towns, but not anymore. I have spend many midsummers in Helsinki, and nowadays

Enjoying Easter!

It is Easter again! Thanks to my kids I have learnt to enjoy the holidays more and more. I love the Finnish traditions – especially the one on Palm Sunday when children dress up as witches and go door to door blessing

Enjoying Easter!

It is Easter again! Thanks to my kids I have learnt to enjoy the holidays more and more. I love the Finnish traditions – especially the one on Palm Sunday when children dress up as witches and go door to door blessing

Coffee, ice-cream and good people at Käpyläs visor kiosk

During the summer an old visor kiosk turns into the heart of Käpylä. The kiosk is one of the 24 functional style kiosks that were designed in 1930’s to serve people in popular parks and along tram routes. A couple

Coffee, ice-cream and good people at Käpyläs visor kiosk

During the summer an old visor kiosk turns into the heart of Käpylä. The kiosk is one of the 24 functional style kiosks that were designed in 1930’s to serve people in popular parks and along tram routes. A couple

Sleeping beauty

Time flies and here is the proof. My baby and her curls have grown so fast. I love these luxurious moments when both of my kids nap and I can enjoy a cup of good coffee and go through my

Sleeping beauty

Time flies and here is the proof. My baby and her curls have grown so fast. I love these luxurious moments when both of my kids nap and I can enjoy a cup of good coffee and go through my

Finnish babies are born with a box

Or to be honest, the box arrives before the baby. For 76 years expectant mothers in Finland have received a box with baby clothing, sheets and other products that one needs to take care of a new born baby. It is

Finnish babies are born with a box

Or to be honest, the box arrives before the baby. For 76 years expectant mothers in Finland have received a box with baby clothing, sheets and other products that one needs to take care of a new born baby. It is

Glorious morning sun

I just love the very first rays of sun that light up our living room in the mornings. They filter in through the branches of a birch tree and illuminate the flowers on the table before reaching my eyes while

Glorious morning sun

I just love the very first rays of sun that light up our living room in the mornings. They filter in through the branches of a birch tree and illuminate the flowers on the table before reaching my eyes while