About the future

Hi there,

I have something to tell you. It’s not a secret but it’s quite exciting none the less. A fortune teller would most likely describe it as a big, possibly life changing event.

It goes like this.

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No. Unfortunately I’m not gonna become a full-time chef neither am I gonna open the worlds best restaurant.

Okay, I was only joking. I know you know what t is, don’t you?

pariisivikaI think me and the spring are gonna have a lovely time there.

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About Christmas window displays

Hi there.

Happy First Advent if that is something you celebrate and if not, happy First Sunday of December!

I love Christmas window displays but who doesn’t really? Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch perhaps?

Last year I spent the holidays in Paris and let me tell you those french men and women really do know how to make one heck of a window display (or more than one actually). But traditions mean something too and the very first Christmas window display I have ever seen has been inside these very windows that you’ll see below.

I’m not actually sure if any other store in Finland even does proper Christmas window displays (that must sound sad). At least the ones the department store Stockmann in the heart of Helsinki does are the only ones I remember.

This year I was super early and wasn’t actually there to see the window display but I took a few photos anyway cause I think that must be something really fun, to make those displays. And I think it’s lovely that when it seems everything is about finding and buying gifts and things there is one window that doesn’t really advertise anything.

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Walking around (part 1)

Oh hello dear reader,

and thank you for stopping by.

Today is about walking around Kallio, the neighborhood I live in. As the sun decided to come out and play for the first time in what seems like forever I decided to have a little stroll to one of my favorite coffee places.

When first moving to Helsinki I didn’t care for Kallio at all. But since then I’ve learned to like it and it has quite a lot to do with finding a good coffee place and lots of friend living here too.

Kallios story is the typical one where the neighborhood is first inhabited by the working-class but eventually it starts to become the hot spot of the city making the rents go higher and higher.

Walking up to Torkkelinmäki where the population density is in the same class as that of Manhattan.

The park of Torkkelinmäki.

Some pretty houses in Torkkelinmäki.

The church of Kallio.

At the corner of Fleminginkatu and Agricolankatu.

One of my favorite places in Kallio, Fleminginkatu 7.

Can you see why? Also, they have really good coffee.

Cafe Gallery Keidas gets its breads and other baked stuff from Good Pie Bakery.

The walker herself.

I hope you liked this tiny tour around Kallio.

(Psst! If you care to read more about Kallio, you can go to Visit Finland’s webpage.)