Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Holiday over

Phew, I'm exhausted watching people doing the most amazing athletic activities over the past couple of weeks. Brilliant and now I can't wait for London 2012. I'm already planning the trip - one of those things on my must do list - go to an Olympics.
Elli has settled really well at pre school and told me then other day she has some friends. I'm so proud of my little girl. Aleksi can't wait to go next year!
I am back into the swing of felting and roll on Christmas! I spent 6 days in eastern Finland on a natural wool dyeing workshop. Wow - what hard work but it was great to have the challenge of learning a brand new skill. Lupins and heather have taken on a new meaning - green and yellow! I promise to post some photos but here is one of the fruits of my labour. Thanks to Rod and Karoliina for a brilliant time.

Saturday, 9 August 2008


I know twice in one day, but husband is trying to install a new high definition digi box so the tv/olympics is in hold. So I went into the garden and dug up one of my potato bags and found these, all 2lbs 4 ozs of them. Roll on sunday lunch tomorrow!

HaHa just noticed the title of my previous post - perhaps this will be me by the end of next week!!!!

Couch potato!

Great, a really good excuse to crash in front of the telly for the next 2 weeks and watch sport you would never normally contemplate giving the time of day to - The Olympics. I love it! Just been watching weightlifting , shooting and cycling - all very exciting. The kids are less impressed at Mummy hogging the TV - I've already told them we will be going to the Olympics in London 2012 which went down like a lead balloon! We shall see....

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Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Off to school

My baby, who is actually 6½ now, starts pre school next week! She is sooo excited. I can't believe she is just about to embark on one of the most important times of her life. Little brother gets his turn next year - look out! Here in Finland they don't start 'proper' school until 7. At 6 they go to preschool which basically prepares them for the school day and what to expect. On all accounts the Finnish education system is supposed to be one of the best around - we shall see! The boy starts daycare again next week, he quite looking forward to going back for a change but I think that has to do with the fact that they have completely renovated the playground, swings , slides, basket ball area - lots of fun. I'll let you know what he thinks next week!