Sunday, November 10, 2013

Father's Day in Finland - vacation 1970

Today is Father's Day in Finland and I thought I'd post some photos from summer 1970, just a few weeks before we moved from Jugoslavia to Finland.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halloween II

The Vampire ... 

Halloween I

My oldest daughter... give her some paper and two jars 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Snapshots from the car

I was driving to pick up the kid... so I just shot without looking =)

The idea was to show how TERRIBLY dry it is... it has only rained once since we came back at the beginning of August.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


 September came and went... almost. The kids were all at home until the middle of the month: We ate, we swam, we played and watched movies. Now the boys are in Florence and Rome at university, the eldest is preparing for her last exams and the little one is at school. It's still really dry around here, almost no rain at all and I can't wait for the temperatures to go down.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


We are back in Italy after our first summer without my mother in Finland... it has not been easy and I did not feel like blogging about much at all... hoping to pick up now though.

Photo from the garden while watching the fireworks over the sea in honour of the Madonna del Rosario di Pompei, the patron Saint of Castro Marina.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

More Stripes

My friend Mari had an idea on a variation of a stripey shawl and I liked the look of hers so I wanted one too.
I had some gorgeous BFL yarn from Handu so off I went and the shawl turned out simply gorgeous!

I'm leaving for Finland soon so I'll give it a bath there,   and I can't wait to be able to use it.

                                  Flowers from our entrance...