Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust Storm

Sydney was blanketed by the dust this morning and as the wind blow to the north east, the blue sky came back to normal this afternoon.

This picture is from Sydney Morning Herald by Luke Johnston
Before and after

For more pictures, you can click on The Sydney Morning Herald website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Pictures From Lahti

Meeting family and relatives is very important, especially when one lives on the other side of the world. These are some pics of our loved ones and also some Finnish traditional food.

The boys with Untie Siru

With Vaari and Mummu

Ari with cousin Daniel


The cousins, Ari, Onni, Linnea, Jamie, Ilona


Table full of sweets

Blueberry pie

Strawberry pie....irresistible

Mmmm yummy humongous ice cream

Friday, September 18, 2009

Summer in Lahti

My boys and I are very lucky and so grateful that we could travel to Finland, where my hubby is from. The city is Lahti, southern part of Finland, about 100 kilometres north-east of the capital Helsinki. It really is beautiful city.

The world famous ski jump.

Lahti Town Hall

Market place

The midnight sun

The lake, sauna, and the pine and birch trees


Man-made bird nest

Cute squirell

The blue berries

For me personally, as I grew up in a tropical country, this whole summer experience was just mind-blowing. The berry picking, mushroom picking, swimming in the lake, fishing, sauna, and the midnight sun. It was just gorgeous. Thanks again to Steve's family and friends (Vaari, Terhi mummu, Aili mummu, Siru and Seppo, Ninni and family, Pia and family, Ulla and Hannu, Jyri and Camilla and Alexandra, Timo and family, Ollie, and Kari).

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Can't Thank You Enough

This post is dedicated to my beloved family, relatives, and friends who made our family holiday so memorable and so enjoyable. Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. Thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful country. Thank you for everything.

Will post some pictures later on in the week.