Monday, 24 December 2012


I'm going to write a proper post on Hong Kong shortly but I thought I'd better keep updating where we are, in case of emergency and you need to find me.

"Ah, she was last seen somewhere in Finland...?"

Speaking of emergencies, we just had a fire alarm go off in the building. There is some construction work downstairs but it seemed to be a false alarm. Either way, I was clothed (thermals included!) with snow coat and passports in hand in under 5 minutes

Who do you want around in an emergency? 
I got this.

As for right now, it's about 9am Helsinki time and still pitch black outside. It's only just started to lighten outside, but only slightly. So, so cool. I had a shower and washed my hair this morning, the first time since I began this trip. It was Oil City and I thought 'Eff this -10 bizniss, I'm doin' it!' So I did. Then I blow-dryed it. So my dramatics were wasted. You'll be pleased to know it's uber shiny now!

I just had a delicious breakfast downstairs and am now chilling in my room, backing up cameras and updating social media. You're welcome.

Oh, and also - it's Christmas eve and it's snowing. Actual snowflakes are falling from the sky. I was eating my breakfast watching the snowflakes whirl around outside. This place really is heaven and I'm pushing a hard sale with Justin to think about us moving here in a couple of years.

Helsinki, you have my heart. 
Well, until Sweden at least...


  1. That last photo is amazing! I'm so jealous, you look like you're having such a great time!


  2. Wow! That snow is so pretty :) Merry Christmas to you + yours! xoxo, eliza

  3. Wow, this is amazing, the snow looks so pretty and I love the top photo! Hope you're having a fabulous time.

    Catherine xx

    1. Thank you - I am having a lovely time! We're in Prague at the moment but my heart misses Helsinki already. Nothing can beat -10 degrees and oodles of snow! ;)

      Have a lovely New Years Eve! X

  4. It's always so fun to see people visiting my home country! Cute photo of the two of you ;)

    Indie by heart

  5. Beautiful! Snow really makes things magical doesn't it? Hope you had a lovely white Christmas!


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