So for my second Helsinki post (just a quick one today) I wanted to show you some of the nature I came across during our visit. It was not what I expected but there are so many green spaces in Helsinki which really sold this beautiful city to me. Just around the hostel where we stayed at the Olympic Stadium there was a big wooded park to wander around, and a lake close to the centre of the city!
This is actually a Red Squirrel like we find in the UK (mostly in Scotland) which are much more common in Scandinavia. I didnt realise their coats turn grey-er in winter.
So Jen and I went to Finland last week for a long weekend and it was the best.
I had wanted to visit for such a long time. I am a quarter Finnish (my Grampys family moved between Finland and Wales while he was growing up) so it has always been at the top of my list of must visit destinations.
I have too many photos to show you, so here are a choice few, starting with the architecture:
Earlier in March, Duncan and I took a long weekend trip to Llangorse near Brecon. Seems a bit weird staying somewhere so close to home! But it was awesome weather and we we explored lots of places I’d never been to before.
So according to Wiki it’s thought that women accused of being witches were ‘ducked’ in the pool which is how it got its name – doesn’t seem so scenic now….
We went to Hay which was weirdly grim and quiet like a seaside town out of season. Super pretty though, and there was an AMAZING map shop selling antique original hand drawn maps, hundreds of years old (and hundreds of pounds! Not for book making!) I would have taken photos but I think I probably would have been told off. I was in there for AGES.
Everything in Llangorse was shut due to it not being summer yet I assume, so we didn’t get to look inside the Crannog – which is an ancient house on the lake.
I’m sorry I havent posted in a while! I have been working away but I don’t seem to be able to finish any projects, as soon as I get close to finishing I get distracted and move onto something else…. So whilst I try and get over this strange and unproductive habit I’ll show you some of the awesome books I’ve picked up recently from the library where I work: