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A Look Inside a Finnish Maternity Box

In Finland, all expecting and adopting parents can get the famous maternity box, which is stuffed with a starter kit for newborn babies. If you've been wondering what exactly the BBC and many other worldwide news are making such a big fuzz about, have a look inside my maternity box which I received from the Finnish government for free. Read More…
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Chicken Pot Pie – Step by Step Recipe

This is one of our favourite puff pastry recipes. And let's face it, chicken is always a winner. We love preparing this meal from time to time. Sure, it's a little time consuming, but the taste makes up for every minute of work in the kitchen. Since we only cook for the two of us, we're able to freeze the leftovers of the chicken pot pie filling and therefore have something to look forward to in the freezer. Read More…
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Pregnancy Essentials – What to purchase to make those 9 months more bearable

I'm almost there. So close. Literally painfully close. I'm talking about the long awaited due date of our first born. Currently I'm 35 weeks pregnant, and I figured it's time to look back at my pregnancy. Time to share with all you pregnant ladies out there my experiences when it comes to pregnancy essentials. Which items are must-haves? Which ones do I suggest to buy based on my past 35 weeks of pregnancy? And which items were in my opinion a waste of money. As a first timer being pregnant I was overwhelmed by all the "essentials" that we are told to be needing during pregnancy. Motion sickness wristbands? Support belts? Aromatherapy oils? You might be surprised which items were useful to me. Read More…
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The four seasons in Finland

Although global warming is showing its evil face when it comes to the climate here in Finland, we're still fortunate enough to experience the 4 seasons. It worries me though for how long that's still the case. Will our daughter be able to experience 4 different seasons in her life, I wonder. Or is everything turning into one same season 10 years from now thanks to global warming? We better enjoy while it still lasts... Read More…
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