Saturday, September 25, 2010

{finland, days 19 & 20}

day 19 & 20 = shopping and visiting with family.
here are some of my purchases: 

i love these marimekko mugs! i drink from them every day now. such simple things but they make me so happy. :)

i wanted to buy these aarikka candleholders so badly (many of them) but i just couldn't get myself to pay as much as they cost. some things in finland are so expensive. chocolate and cell phones - very cheap. this stuff - not so.
this is the aarikka necklace sienna and jay bought for me. i love it.
and if my readers haven't figured it out yet - i'm a huge marimekko unikko pattern fan. can't get enough of it. here's my new make-up bag. it makes me happy every morning. :)
you guessed it - i love my new salad bowl. :)
books are another thing that are quite expensive in finland. otherwise i would have bought more than three of them. this one lists many of the childhood games i used to play and more.

i'm so glad jay came by when i was choosing a book about finland's history. i was about to buy a thick book meant for adults. i kept wondering if i'd actually read it. jay suggested i look for a book with more pictures in it. i found this children's history book. perfect! :) much more fun to learn this way. :) lots of pictures and each era has a story about it. love it.

we already had this book in finnish but i decided to get it in english too so i can read it to sienna. i know, it's pathetic that i haven't taught her finnish.
other than all this, i just bought some finnish music, magazines and TONS (i mean TONS! :)) of chocolate.
it was so good to visit with my family but it was so AWEFUL when it came time to say goodbye. i cried and i cried. my heart was broken once again.
bye, bye finland.
bye, bye my family.
hope to see you again SOON...
cool irrigation canals (i assume) in amsterdam and check out the houses right by the water.


  1. Löysit niin ihania tuliaisia, että ne ehkä lohduttavat, kun Suomi-ikävä iskee.
    On ollut kiva seurata matkaasi täällä kotimaassasi, melkein tuli haikea mieli, kun lähdit.

  2. on todellakin ihana kun kodista löytyy palasia suomesta. kyllä se auttaa jotenkin koti-ikävään. toivottavasti seuraavaan suomi reissuun ei mene 7 vuotta taas...

  3. Ootko osannu ottaa leppävaarasta kuvan (eka lentsikkakuva) vai oliko onnellinen vahinko?

  4. ihan oikeestiko on leppävaara? oho. :) eli vahingossa. :)


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