Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time to Say Goodbye

...to this year and welcome a new year. In 2016:

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR FRIENDS near and far!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Almost there...

After tomorrow, it's Christmas. For my family it is still very much in the making. I have taken a few days off after the holidays, which means I need to be working 'til the bitter end... Today. at least I can do it from the comfort of my own kitchen.

Again, it has been an eventful fall season. Unfortunately only negative events come to my mind, although there has been, I'm sure, some good stuff, too. And good people - quality makes up for the quantity.

Again, I am making promises for the year to come. It HAS TO be a better year for us, or otherwise... I don't know. I am not ashamed to admit that we have not been feeling great here in Helsinki. Next year is decisive. If after two years, we still don't fit in, we will have to leave. Simple as that.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Quality Time

Had some today. It is rather fitting, too as it is Sunday and we're home: kids, dogs, me, myself and I. Maia is really into some DIY bloggers now, and never ceases to have all these wonderful ideas... This once, quite despite of myself, I was drawn into it as she soon grew tired of cutting those small stars out of tape.

We had such a good time, actually. I came to think of it: sometimes, all it takes is a few glass jars and some toothpaste for you to be able to ask the Universe just stop and hold on for you.




Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Eco Soap

As you already know, I'm a bit of a cleaning freak... To say the least. I  L O V E cleaning and I trying new products. Lately, I have been trying to go eco a bit and use things that are more sustainable and less toxic - both for the environment and around my house.

In Finnish 'organic' stores you find this 'soap stone' for about 10€ apiece. It lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts, and is good for all surfaces. It smells like the soap my gramma had... So, for nostalgy reasons, I especially recommend it for Christmas cleaning.