Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween II

As Always, our gnomes in the garden remembered us today, before Halloween!

Minerva took them some clementines, and found a red hat full of delicious candy!

The hat was surely for tomorrow, since it had a nice Jolly Roger on it!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween I

I love the fall, I love mandarins and clementines, I love pomegranates, I love candles, I love  the rain the storms the windy sea, I love Christmas carols and these months that lead to Christmas...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


 My almost ten year old still loves putting up the ancient Ikea kids tent and playing, and she's not the only one!

   Lots of blankets and things to sleep on...

      And then there is my other little cat... doing her homework.

   The hat helps the concentration      I'm told!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday!

     Happy Birthday to my man, my friend my companion my love and the father of my children!

     In this photo he is four years old, with his mother...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shawl for breast cancer

A dear friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of September, and operated on October the sixth... on that same day her pattern for this Beautiful shawl was released.

                           Alina by Merja Korhonen  knit in Posh Yarn Sophia 2ply...

We are having a Knit ALong in various groups on Ravelry ,since  part of the proceeds of the pattern sale will go to cancer research in Finland, AND October is the month of prevention!

The shawl is a cloud of cashmere softness,  and I gave it to Tiina, my finnish friend in Italy, for her birthday! (which is in December! =))

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When the cat's away...

 When the cat's away the mice

 play? Over here it is more like

when one kid's away the cat takes

 advantage... Luca's office chair is

 usually either in use by Luca or

full of his stuff, but now that he is

in Finland It has been covered

 with softness so that Oliver has

 his own chair! Guess who loves


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday lunch and ...pomegranates!

 Sunday lunch was very autumny today... polenta with sausages in tomato sauce

 missing just the sprinkling of parmesan on top...
and gorgeous pomegranate for dessert!! Look like little rubies...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pink Day?

Today is Pink ribbon day , October is Pink Ribbon month, and so on...

does this count?

Bought this in Helsinki this summer, and LOVE it!!! I do not go unnoticed with this on! =)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crafty and Creative Kid

My children have always collected sticks and stones and bones and things; it has been their passion always and these things find their way into glass jars and plates and baskets allover the house.

Some time ago Matteo gathered some bones and seashells and came up with this!

I still need to find a good place to hang it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Having a Cat

This unfortunately happens once in a while when you live with a cat... it's his nature and he so proudly donates them to me... Lizards and geckos and snakes do not get killed, but the little birds die most of the time, though not always

Monday, October 4, 2010

Official cinnamon roll day!

Today is the official cinnamon roll day (Korvapuustipäivä) so ofcourse I had to bake... =) It also happened to be the day that Minerva started her swimming lessons again, and Matteo has to be taken to driving school and Aurora and Matteo had to go get something written in their scuba diving books... so, between one drive and the other we baked these and had them for dinner, either with a glass of milk or with tea....Yummy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


This is my screensaver for October!