Tammisaari, Finland

Sometimes, I think being from the UK makes the rest of the world seem a much more dramatic place. People start to moan when the weather even gets near to 0 and when it goes a couple of degrees below, certain newspapers start trumpeting about an”arctic vortex”, when really, it is just a bit cold.Continue reading “Tammisaari, Finland”

Breaking the Ice, Finland

I went to Tammisaari in early winter. As the plane descended to land at Vanta, I heard the stewardess say,”Oh no, it’s snowing- again!”. And she was right. A nice thing about Finland, is that most things still work in the snow – if you are from the U.K., you know what I am thinkingContinue reading “Breaking the Ice, Finland”

In Helsinki, 2003

I didn’t really travel anywhere until I was in my thirties and even now (many years later), the list of places I would like to go is pretty long. Anyway, once upon a time, I visited Helsinki over a number of months, lazing in the long, warm summer evenings and when winter came, shivering inContinue reading “In Helsinki, 2003”