Author Archives: aheikkinen

From the Pandas to the”Kyläkauppa”

After we had had the good luck to see the other of the pandas awake we decided to drive by the largest department store, Kyläkauppa, in Finland. We were there in end of June 2007. The facade the looked different. It was in light yellow and white. The new Facade is in blue and yellow or should I say blue and gold. There is a RV park, a lot of fun things to do for kids and an amusement park plus much more. It has been so warm here. Also last Wednesday it was. We had the air conditioner on all the time. That’s probably why I got a terrible flue.  

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@ Ähtäri Snow Panda House (11 photos and 1 video clip)

The pandas, named Lumi and Pyry, arrived Finland in the beginning of this year. Yesterday we went to Ähtäri where they live. It was a long drive. Back and forth 704 km. The pandas were sleeping when we arrived. There was a lot of people. Everyone waiting for them to wake up. I heard a mom tell her two young daughters, who had got tired of waiting, to stop complaining. She said we will stay here and and wait for as long as it takes because we have paid a lot of money for this. Exactly what I had told my husband when he a few minutes earlier had wanted to give up waiting 😀 Then, suddenly, the other one, Pyry, woke and went out doors. Everyone hurried outdoors. Pyry knew there was hidden treats. He climbed the climbing frame up and down and found several of them. Aren’t you happy we stayed I asked my husband. Of course he said, I told you we shouldwait, didn’t I. Hah-hah-haa, so typical of him. I didn’t want to correct him and tell him which one of us said to wait 😉

West Side Story

This year the Raseborg’s outdoor Summer theater is playing the musical West Side Story from 28.6. – 5.8.2018. I think I was about 16-17 years old when I saw the movie. It was so different from other musicals. A few weeks ago it was on TV. Of course I had to watch it. Last week I read in the paper Raseborg’s Summer theater is playing it. We were there yesterday. Very nice and nostalgic.

The Thistle Plant

Guess what ! Yes, the thistle still is, saved by my husband, in the daylily flower bench. I wanted it away but he said let’s wait till it has flowered. I have to say the plant is decorative. And, bye the way, the creepy creeps have disappeared. Yay 🙂 I’m so excited for it to soon blossom in full bloom. Looking forward to then shoot more photos. I added a new category “thistle, thistles”. Makes it easier to look for the posts of it (and maybe later also other thistles)