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Snowy Streets in Helsinki

  The winter that Helsinki treated us to last winter was….well, less than what you would expect from Finland. Generally, our expectations in regards to moving to such a northern country -you know, that borders Russia and Sweden AND Norway all north of the arctic circle- was that we were in for one hell of […] Read more…

A Good Year

  2015 was good to us. Really, really good! I have felt, very much, at home in Helsinki for a while now. But I am finally feeling like I belong. I go to the post office, and the people know me. I go to the market, and the butcher asks me my Christmas plans. I […] Read more…

Barcelona Day Trip: Sitges

  On our last full day in Barcelona, we hopped a train to the town of Sitges, just south of Barcelona. Trains leave from three central stations in the city nearly every 20 minutes, arriving in the Mediterranean town approximately 50┬áminutes later. A perfect and easy side trip! We landed in the city in the […] Read more…

The Johans visit Helsinki

As in my previous post, you can see why Finland is a pretty great place to live. That said, it is a hard place to just up and visit. I always tell people who want to come out here that is is worth a few days stop on a tour of other cities. Use it […] Read more…

A Newlyfleds Anniversary !

Today marks ONE full year on this amazing adventure together! It seems like we could not be more happy, but then again, it gets better each day. Here’s to having the best adventure partner for life! Think you for joining us on our journey! We thank all of our wonderful friends and families for their […] Read more…

Re-Settling

I just got back from the store, picking up odds and ends for dinner. Since 75% of our stuff is back in our apartment, cellophane-d into the cabinets, we are always missing something small. Tonight? Turmeric. I have a fresh bottle at home -our other home- but that is on the other side of the […] Read more…

Our Weekend weekend

So, first of all, let me say that this is generally not our thing. But a big thing over here in the short summer is to enjoy it to the max and go to a huge outdoor concert series. One of the series has some bigger name hip bands that neither Jimmy or I know […] Read more…

Off-line and On-line

The last few weeks have been….trying. About the same day that the running water in our apartment was halted, my computer suffered a serious break down. It took Jimmy, my techno-savy hubby, 3 days to fix it. I got a good 4 days of solid work out of it and it started doing the same […] Read more…

The Tour: McCall Idaho

Last but most certainly not least was my stop in McCall, Idaho. Jimmy had already gone back to Helsinki to continue working, which gave me lots of family time before joining him. I spent a few days in Boise with the fam, helping my parents move into their new house and running some random errands […] Read more…

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