Thursday, 29 April 2010

Adventure time!

We have a busy week ahead, well more busy than usual! I am off to Copenhagen to do a weekend felting course with Birgitte Krag Hansen. I am so looking forward to it! On the flip side today we go get A's new insulin pump along with a shed load of information prior to us checking into the hospital 9am Monday morning. We then spend 3 days being taught the ways of the pump! Our next step or it feels more like a giant leap in this 'adventure' called Type 1 Diabetes.....

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Aliens in Helsinki!

Not the latest news headlines but just a little announcement to say that my Aliens have taken up residence in a wondeful little astronomy shop in Helsinki. Anu from Alnilam is now selling my aliens in her shop on Lönnrotinkatu 15. Please pop in to say hi and give an alien a new home!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Our other life.

A place where wellies are essential and at this time of year, long johns and lots of layers are required. A place where we have to drill a hole in the lake for water to wash with. A place where important chores take priority - shovelling a path through the snow,filling the log baskets, lighting the fires, heating the water, warming the sauna. A place where fun is fishing through little holes drilled in to the frozen lake, racing across the ice on Grandma's old kick sledge, Easter egg hunts in the snow and rain!

I love our other life - it makes me grateful for things we take so much for granted - running water, flushing toilets, central heating. But there is something special about having to work quite hard to achieve basic things like hot water and heating. I love the lake - we caught lots of tiddlers but nothing worth eating! We are already planning our first fishing trip once the ice has melted. I think it may be a little while before it is warm enough for a post sauna dip - depends on how brave we are feeling!

Here is our water supply - only for washing us and the dishes!

So back home to all mod cons, school, work. I need to get busy on the Alien front - but more about them in my next post......