the day before yesterday we went to Bergö to watch the fish play. I so much enjoy going with a ferry! And to think that there are people living on an island and going with a ferry to and from work every day is so fascinating. I imagine it's so nIce to grow up on an island since everyone I've talked to who grew up there said they recommend it, and secretly tries to convince us to move there, hehe.

This is from last year watching the fish play. They were constantly jumping up on the ground and back into the water. So. Much. Fish.

As a scout leader (hehe) I feel obligated to say that it's not ok to catch the fish while they're playing. It's wrong to disturb the fish while they reproduce, and it's even been made illegal. Regardless of that some people still do it. But only stupid people 😁

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Yes, I know it's Valentine's Day, but we didn't really celebrate it since we're both broke (but we did go window shopping and found fabulous snowboard jackets, even matching ones so that's a bit romantic). But, I made some really good curry for dinner! And the recipe is of course from Minimalist baker, here's the recipe: http://minimalistbaker.com/thai-yellow-coconut-curry-mango/

And here's what it looks like! Picture borrowed from Minimalist baker.

We had it with parsley on top and served with a salad an basmati rice. I say as my daughter's Philippian godfather; rice is life! So insanely good when cooked the right way.

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Today was a shitty day. Lucky me who's got the best kids in the world to cheer me up!

The toddler in her brothers' secret shelter or hut or hiding place... Whatever this is! :D

Even if today wasn't the best of days, I'm so thankful for my family. Maybe even more thankful because I faced a big disappointment and became even more thankful for what I have. Now I'm gonna keep praying that everything is going to fall right in place right on time. Here's a verse from my favourite psalm, Abide with me;

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness
Where is death's sting?
Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me


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Today we went for a walk! First time it was warmer than -10 degrees so we could go outside.

This here 👆🏼 saved the day!

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My absolute favourite among Finnish pastry. The legend says Runeberg's wife Fredrika came up with the recipe 1850, which can be discussed. They are also sometimes called Fredrika's breasts, by I don't know who but I've seen the name every now and then since I was a child, which can also be discussed, but I found it perfectly suitable to bake them in my baby bubble when all I do is feed my child.

What Wikipedia says:

Runeberg torte is a Finnish pastry flavored with almonds and arrack or rum and it weighs about 100 grams. Raspberry jam inside a sugar ring is commonly placed on top of the tart.

The torte got its name from the Finnish poet Johan Ludwig Runeberg (1804–1877) who, according to legend, enjoyed the torte with punsch for every breakfast. Runeberg tortes are typically eaten only in Finland and are generally available in stores from the beginning of January to Runeberg's birthday on February 5.

I love them, soaked in punsch and really moist with the dough made from ginger bread and cookies and almond meal!

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Right now, me and the nameless baby, are spending most of our time right here! Surrounding ourselves with soft blankets, pillows and dim lights. I had a mild engorgement in the breast going on yesterday, but thanks to a hungry baby this morning I've now got soft breasts again! Hallelujah!

I'm afraid introducing the baby to a pacifier and giving her too much bottle was the reason to it. Now in happy I could get it handled without getting a fever and antibiotics and so on.


This here 👆🏼 is a linen heart filled with dry wheat seeds, and when warming that up in the micro wave it's better than any painkiller against the contractions, which by the way are almost gone! I haven't had any since last night.

Today we're going on a checkup to the hospital, to see if the baby is too yellow or if she'll handle the yellowness at home.

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This evening I went to see an opera named Candide. The first opera I've ever seen live.

I only knew it was based on a satiric novel named Candide by Voltaire. I haven't read it, and I had no background information whatsoever which I usually happen to have (!) if I go to see a theatre based on a book, but not this time.

It was quite an experience. Prostitution, sexually transmitted diseases, violence and war. It didn't get boring. The different scenes were of perfect length. The dancers were amazing, they did half the show if you ask me, same thing with the orchestra (of course). Of the singers I liked Candide and the old wife the most. But sadly I didn't get the humour. Or of course I did "get it", I understood when I was supposed to laugh, but the humour was so cheap I couldn't enjoy it, even if I noticed others in the (Finnish) audience did. The clothes and the scenography and the details were very good, only the cheap humour and jokes were disturbing.

I'm satisfied having watched it once.

​It did good to go somewhere without kids. I had champagne and handmade chocolates during the break.

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Hello! 👋🏼


Lately the son turned 11, so we've had three birthday parties for him, which means three cakes.

I went to my second ice hockey game of my life, this time my son played so I actually enjoyed it.

Tonight I'm making an African chilli stew I've never made before, and injera pancakes to go with it.

I'm just here preparing for giving birth any time, any minute now (please)!


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it was freezing outside today, which is why we spent approximately 10 minutes outside. We just had to see the sun for a while, and it was worth the cold. I'd rather take ice cold with sun than no cold and no sun.

Painting with watercolors also makes the day.

Other than that I've been trying to sew the perfect pair of pants for the January baby. A tiny pair of pants with warm fleece on the inside. All the prototypes are donated to the dolls of the house.

And this tea. It feels like it's what I've been lacking for the last couple of months when not having had a certain favourite tea but been drinking whatever I've found in the house, until now. Now it's only this, everyday and all the time. And it's so good!

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