Friday, December 16, 2011


I just told someone that after ten months I still miss Oliver but the pain is gone... and then today I happened to look at my kids photos of Oliver in Facebook... it brought a shower of tears...

                                   My dear dear cat...

Thursday, December 15, 2011


 Finally got someone to pose a 
few cowls...

Bandana Cowl in lovely bluish yarn spun by Zeska from Tuulia's gorgeous fibre

and Setzer Cowl in a beautiful grey from Ilu's Luxury Club... this is a Jared Flood pattern ... simple but genius!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December? Really?

Some knitting..

There has been knitting, but no one to model the cowls and things... so only photos taken by Minerva of my new sweater:

                                       Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

I used Rowan Felted Tweed Aran in the colourway Heather
Very quick, very easy but next time I would make it less wide on the hips!

The Buxus shrub in front of our house is looking like this.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Driving in December...

Looks more like spring than December...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

94th Independence Day

Proud to be finnish!

Tonttu family

Our homes in Finland and here in Italy are home to gnomes, tonttu in finnish. They are Santa's helpers, but they are also good little spirits that take care of us and our homes!

This little guy looks over our livingroom:

This guy keeps an eye on our apartment in Finland... he even has the key...

And these two little guys are actually the figurines of the real live gnomes that live down under the pine-tree  in our garden...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Presepe/Nativity scene

 Our kitchen window last Christmas

And our Nativity scene... made by Aurora, Luca and Matteo years ago, and some pieces added by Minerva later...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Our Christmas tree last year

Chocolate and things!

Salty pretzels and slices of banana dipped into good quality dark chocolate... Yummy!

      Aurora enjoys making things and we enjoy eating them!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Four weeks to Christmas

          Last year's gingerbread house... Hogwart's style..

Friday, November 25, 2011

Winter sea

From the car... Those are the electric wires (or whatever) that I always go on about... I hate them!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ugly ugly weather

Just to prove to some friends that it's not always nice weather here... taken today while returning home                                          (I was not driving this time)

That is Castro in the back, and usually the blue sea is visible right         ahead... not today! =)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Driving and Snapping Photos!

On the way to school to pick up Minerva... for the first three I had to get out of the car because of the electric wires that would have cut the photos in half, but the others were all taken seated in the car...