Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Little green men in Porvoo

I went to a craft fair at the weekend, in Porvoo, a town about 70 kms away which is predominately Swedish speaking. About 6% of the Finnish population speak Swedish as their mother tongue. I think it stems back to the time when Finland was part of Sweden - but I digress.
Sales weren't at their best but I was interviewed by a reporter for the local paper, Borgåbladet, and yesterday there was an article in the paper with me and my guys! Result!And Breaking news - Elli has lost a front top tooth. She couldn't wait to show her school mates. I found this little note to the tooth fairy on her bedroom wall - so sweet!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

R and R

A week in sunny Crete - the perfect way to get in the mood for spring and summer. It was lovely to relax in bright sunshine, watch the kids digging on the beach, eat delicious(and very cheap) food and finally not to be in a hurry to be somewhere or do something. A beautiful country and very friendly too. We rented Atlantis house with a pool through and it was lovely.

Here are a few photos to whet you appetite!