Monthly Archives: September 2009

In Hämeenlinna



Sunday, September 20 we visited a Alpaca farm just outside Hämeenlinna. The alpacas are very cute.


Not far away from the farm there is a motorcycle museum. Hubby found the motorcycle on the living room table a great idea and would love to have his moped on our kitchen table.



Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th we had a most wonderful ending of the summer together with our dear friends at their summer place. I went for a swim. The water was + 14 Celsius.



Such fantastic colors !


   I wish I would have been able to shoot these flowers from the front but unfortunately the ditch was too wide and deep for me to jump.


The region of  Vantaankoski is dating as far as the Middle Ages. In the end of 1890’s there was established a file factory, a mill, electricity plant. Today the old file factory is a nice place for all kinds of festivities, meetings etc. as well as all kinds of outdoor activities.

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Vantaankoski is not far away from us. Just about 7 – 8 km. Last Saturday (September 19) when on our way back home from a friend we stopped there and made an about one hour walk. It was very nice.

Hot Air Balloons

Last Sunday evening (September 13th) when I was walking Canelo we saw a hot air balloon.

P9130065_1At first it looked like they were going to land right there  . . . in front of us.


WOW . . . it looks so nice . . . I’d love to make a ride.


OK . . . it will be landing a bit further away . . .


Huuuge !


Oh . . . two of them

August 2009

Some updates for August.

It was nice having our neighbor’s son for a sleepover on August 6. There is a place, not far away from us, where people are training motocross. Also on the way there is a field for radio controlled airplanes. As he had never been to neither place we took him there. He really enjoyed the evening and so did we.

On August 12 we had the great honor and pleasure to again be invited to our friends for the annual crayfish party. Such a fantastic evening . . . sauna bath, swimming in the lake, delicious crayfish.

Million thanks dear friends : )

On August 22.-23.2009 the Motocross MX3 World Championship took place in Vantaa. We had planned to go there both days but were there only on Sun 23. It was a great event.

Mon 31, last day of August, was a nice wind for surfers. First time I happened to see a kite surfer. Looked sooo nice.

Well that’s all 🙂