Wednesday, 4 July 2018


in between tackling the laundry
& folding summer dresses into neat piles
ready to be slipped inside my suitcase,
i wanted to pop here briefly.  

i've been off for a few days now,
and although still at home,
simply a rest from all the humdrum of late
has painted new horizons inside the head...

we are off to italy for a few weeks,
& so curious to see 
what Tuscan & Umbrian stories await,
ones to also share with you when the time comes.

so for now,
a sweet summer to you,
whatever you are doing.


Monday, 25 June 2018


four hours in the car,
goodbye work bits & bobs
and city dust.
time for a midsummer breather.

moments in mum's gardens
& little excursions

dips in a lake,
any time of the day...

a forest walk,

& late night sauna.

a week to go before the actual holidays
& this little trip did so much good
in quenching stress levels
in face of all that's left do
before truly letting loose. 


Saturday, 9 June 2018


we drove out of town today.
popped to a second hand market
held in a former railway station building,

then carried on to a farm.
had a staring contest with the cutest highland cows
(although we did wonder whether they even saw anything 
from under their fringes :)),
stroked a cat
that sounded like a sewing machine
with all that purring,
admired some horses & sheep from afar. 

had a coffee & flicked through Danish interior magazine candy
in an old barn that's now a lifestyle shop cum café.

returned home with our lungs full of country air,
ready for some rest.


Wednesday, 16 May 2018


a few pics from the archives 
from our trip to London in January

1. & 4.  tophats & pretty veggies at Spitalfields Market

2., 3. & 6. The English Restaurant in Spitalfields

5. the most gorgeous dinner at Polpo Smithfield

7. sweet dreams at The Rookery
(pic by Hanne, edit by me)


Tuesday, 15 May 2018


I was searching for a poem or lovely quote about magnolias
when posting this last one,
but to my amazement did't really find anything...
(all you poets out there,
here's a subject for you :))

But then I discovered The Haiku Guys & Gals,
asked for a haiku about magnolias,
& bang it arrived in my inbox a little while ago,
just in time for the real deal blooming out there.

The scent of hope is definitely lingering in the air...


Tuesday, 8 May 2018


a walk in the woods at the weekend,
spring's first blooms. 

a brook bubbling to its heart's content,
buds pushing through,
fragile & potent at the same time.

everything dappled with light. 



all photos shot at Nuuksio National Park

botanical illustrations via Biodiversity Library
with slight modifications.

Saturday, 5 May 2018


I'll say it in flowers... 


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