Saturday, 18 October 2014

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."










A girls' trip to Porvoo yesterday,

where the cobbled streets were surprisingly empty for once

and the sun and trees dripped in gold.












Plenty of space in the toyshop 

(that's usually jam-packed with kids and adults alike)

to carefully mull over something little to take home.



















Jumping in piles of leaves

outshines any bouncy castle.















Today she's been busy rearranging her doll's house

while I've been sipping on my Lapsang souchong -souvenir tea.

I fell for its smoky flavour in England in the summer

and have been meaning to stock up ever since.

(A tea you either love or loathe, I hear.)














Eilen tehtiin tyttöjen retki Porvooseen. 

Mukulakivikadut olivat yllättävän hiljaisia,

aurinko ja puut kultaa. 

Riimikossakin oli kerrankin tilaa 

valita vakaasti ja harkiten.

Lehtikasat päihittivät pomppulinnat

mennen tullen. 

Tänään on sitten tyttö rymsteerannut nukkekotiaan

ja äiti siemaillut Lapsang souchong -tuliaisteetä,

jonka savuiseen maun pauloihin jäin viime Englannin matkalla.

(Kuulemma tee, jota joko rakastaa tai vihaa.)





x


















18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful october world!

    ♥ Franka

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    1. It was one of those perfect October days!
      Today another side of October,
      one with wind and icy rain... x

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  2. I also like Octobers ! My son is born then and it's a month of beauty. And your photos are so fine, I like them a lot.
    It's always a joy to visit your blog .

    XO
    Anci

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    1. I love that you come by Anci!
      I share your love of Octobers
      when autumn really seems to culminate...
      I also love what's ahead in November
      with it's muted greys.
      What a richness to have all the seasons
      in this part of the world.

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  3. Such a beautiful day for you and your daughter. The light is so lovely in your last photo. I am a boring tea drinker, English Breakfast black tea, every day. I do not drink coffee. Enjoy yours. xx

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    1. I'm such a boring tea-drinker, too,
      other than this Lapsang souchong find...
      Otherwise I'm more of a coffee guzzler.
      Thank you for your words dear Kerrie, xx

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  4. I tagged along with you, such a joy! Wonderful photos.
    My best regards,
    Doina

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    1. Always a pleasure when you tag along Doina
      - and a big *thank you*, x

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  5. I visited Porvoo from New Zealand just a month or so ago. I loved what I saw of Finland.

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    1. Oh, how nice that you've been
      to my part of the world
      and liked what you saw.
      Have to say I'd love to see your part
      of the world one day, too, x

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  6. Porvoo is beautiful, so is the cair in the last pic! Where is it from?

    Cia

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    1. Porvoo is so lovely Cia, yes!
      A regular haunt for me and the girl.
      The chair is a vintage find
      from a 'studio sale' held by a fashion photographer
      a year or so ago.
      Apparently she'd got it from an antiques shop in Stockholm
      and I've tried to google to find out who it's by,
      but no luck.

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  7. Voi miten kauniita kuvia! En ole tiennyt että Porvoo on noin kaunis! Nyt tiedän minne suunnata ennen joulua kun mieli tekisi jonnekin joulumarkkinoille... voisin kuvitella Porvoosta löytyvän upeaa tunnelmaa myös silloin. Nyt palaan takaisin ihastelemaan noita kuviasi...

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    1. Oi kiitos Marja!
      Porvoo on kyllä tosi sievä
      ja aina sieltä joku uusi kulma näyttäytyy,
      vaikka mekin siellä ravataan aika usein.
      Siitä on tullut mun ja tyttäreni vakkarikohde,
      poika ei niin välitä :)
      Joulun alla on meidänkin tarkoitus siellä käydä
      seuraavan kerran,
      sieltä saa vanhanajan tunnelmaa ihanasti napattua mukaan.
      Ehdottomasti siis kannattaa tehdä retki silloin(kin)!

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  8. Oh to have a little girl! October is bringing a lot of muddy rugby boots my way at the moment. Can we swap?? Cx

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    1. Ha, oh boys are the best (as are girls of course :))

      xxx

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  9. That looks so wonderful! And I am a grown woman and I love to jump into piles of leaves.

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  10. Minäkin rakastan savuista teetä ja juuri tuota samaa ostin purkillisen viimeksi Pariisista, vaikka olikin englantilaista. Sitä ennen kävin Mariagella kyselemässä savuisen perään, mutta eivät löytäneet mitään, mitä ihmettelin. No ostamani oli puolet edullisempaakin, ja minusta jopa vielä parempaa kuin heidän. Lukuunottamatta savuteetä, jolla on hetkensä, juon oikeastaan vain vihreää teetä nykyään kotiloissa. Siitä olen tullut varsin riippuvaiseksi.

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