Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Hubby’s birthday fell on a Friday this year and as we both happened to have that day off work, we decided to take an overnight trip to Tallinn and celebrate there. We hopped on the Eckerö ferry in Helsinki at 9 am and arrived in…

Short trip to Pärnu

Short trip to Pärnu

Last week my father-in-law turned 80 and decided to ”escape the country” so that he did not have to arrange a party. The solution was to gather his five siblings and their significant others and travel to a spa in Pärnu, Estonia for six days.…

St. George & Ventuno

St. George & Ventuno

This year to celebrate hubby’s birthday I booked a room at the new boutique hotel St. George that opened in Helsinki this past spring and a table at restaurant Ventuno that had opened its doors in September. The room I booked was a Sky Attic…

Christmas cruise

Christmas cruise

As January is almost over it is about time to blog about Christmas. Ever since my grandma became immobile and moved into a care facility several years ago, we have the same conversation with my family every year: Where and how to celebrate Christmas. There…

Bday at Haikko Manor

Bday at Haikko Manor

Hubby had his birthday in early October and I decided to pamper him with an overnight stay and dinner at Haikko Manor & Spa. This is one of those places where we return regularly for relaxing minibreaks away from the daily grind. The manor hotel…

Poroholma & Kylmäpihlaja – Rauma part 2

Poroholma & Kylmäpihlaja – Rauma part 2

Our second day in Rauma started with a short drive to Poroholma camping as that is where the boat to Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse leaves. Poroholma is located on the bay of Otanlahti and offers a camping ground, caravan pitches and cabins. There are several restaurants, one…

Two days in Rauma, old town and some museums – Rauma part 1

Two days in Rauma, old town and some museums – Rauma part 1

Last Thursday we headed to Rauma for a two nights minibreak to marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Rauma (Vanha Rauma), which is the wooden city centre of the town of Rauma. The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km², with approximately…

Favorite hotels in Helsinki

Favorite hotels in Helsinki

Me and hubby are in the habit of taking mini-minibreaks in the Helsinki region where we also live. We book a nice cozy hotel for a night and a table at a nice restaurant. Some people might see this as a complete waste of time…

Perfect wedding anniversary at Svartå Manor

Perfect wedding anniversary at Svartå Manor

Me and hubby celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in early June and spent the day at Svartå manor.  I had booked the suite, which is located in an old transformer tower. We brought a bottle of champagne, some strawberries and macaroons with us to kick-off…