Monday, May 23, 2011

Some spinning

Fyberspates merino/nylon plied with KnitLob's Lair merino/nylon


         And KnitLob's Lair Falkland plied with merino/nylon


And fibre from Skein, that I received in a lovely exchange from Thuja

                                      What fun spinning is!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lemoncurdpie and strawberries

Aurora has a boy-friend who has lemon trees, which is always a good thing... so today I made lemon curd, and then I made a pie crust, and then I assembled the pie

And just make it a little more perfect I bought a load of strawberries which Minerva sliced for me...

       And so we had lemon pie with strawberries... pure heaven!

                  The tablecloth is vintage Marimekko... 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Just a little update ... the swedish newspaper updated the finnish lion-cub on their own...

On the right, Sunday before the game: Finlands lion has become a cub with pacifier and the title is:   20:30 It'll be a child's play

On the left Mondays version: The cub has thrown the binky to the side, and is devouring Swedens Three Crowns... the title is:   It was a child's play...

I like that they kept their humour! =)


This what Sweden thought of us before yesterday's match:

And this our answer after yesterdays match:

                                   SO SWEET!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You leave them for a moment...

Went to the dentist with Aurora and Matteo and left Luca and Minerva at home... This what they did while we were away... =)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

 Beginning of the 60's

     Mid 70's, about to go sailing...

         1975, on ferry from Malta to Sicily:

     Pool in Rome, 1976 (same age as I am now...)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Katja blogged about handsome men... so I thought I'd post my favourites too...

Alan Rickman... that voice... and Gabriel Byrne... the silences

Paul Newman ... for the absolutely perfect beauty..
and Mick Jagger... for the energy that he oozes

And last, but not least, Liam Neeson for just about everything!

The funny thing is ... 2,5 are Irish (Rickman is half-Welsh)... and all are over ten years older than I am! So?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lazy Sunday?

I had lasagne in the freezer from the other Sunday (I try to always make two) so I knew I didn't have to cook yesterday and thought I'd lazy around...

But it was MayDay and it didn't seem right ,so I asked the kids if they wanted cinnamon rolls or doughnuts (munkkirinkilä) and they chose the latter... with cinnamon sugar instead of plain sugar... 
We made 40 and they were SO good, still warm... 

Sunday, May 1, 2011


MayDay does not feel like MayDay outside Finland... Not at all...
So... I will spend the day missing the 'sima' and the 'tippaleipä' and it will just be another Sunday... trying to avoid all the Pope John Paul 2nd stuff on TV!

Ironing Beads are so much fun... maybe we'll make some more decorations for the window... =)