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Silvia's Norwegian Waffles

Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles

  Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles Norwegian waffles are an afternoon institution and they’re the prettiest waffles around: a fan of Scandinavian hearts topped with jam and sour cream. Oh, and brown cheese! I’d already eaten a couple of Norwegian waffles in Oslo, so when beautiful Silvia...

Viking Ship Museum

A Pilgrimage In Oslo to See A Viking Ship

The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo houses three viking ships: three imposing boats returned from Valhalla; three boats that were buried for over a thousand years; three boats that were taken from the water to be used as tombs on...

Voisilmäpulla

Voisilmäpulla (Butter Eye Buns)

Voisilmäpulla (Butter Eye Buns) Ever on a mission to replicate my heavenly coffee shop experiences from my visits to Finland, I made voisilmäpullat this month. I’d eaten a few of these buttery buns back in January, and doodled notes in my journal: they look like little butter...

Take a Gorgeous Helsinki bay walk around Eläintarhanlahti and Töölönlahti

A Gorgeous Helsinki Bay Walk

Helsinki Bay Walk Helsinki’s coastal location is glorious, yet it is also abundant in parks and green spaces: nature and peace is easy to find. Right at the heart of the city, just a short walk from the central railway station, are two beautiful bodies...

Traditional Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake Dundee Cake is instantly recognisable, it’s those concentric rings of whole almonds radiating out like ripples on a loch. You see those almonds and you know what you are going to get: a light/medium fruitcake of Scottish origin. Have you ever considered its name though? What...

Dundee Instameet

Dundee’s First Instameet Was Amazing!

One City, Many Discoveries A couple of weeks ago I took part in Dundee’s first Instameet, joining 60 Instagrammers photographing their way around the city to showcase what Dundee has to offer under the Instagram hashtag #dundeeinstameet. << check it out! As someone who tells...

Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones

These Hot Cross Scones are a speedy alternative to baking the real thing, yet they have all the familiar spice and flavours you want from a Hot Cross Bun. Heady with spices and studded with sultanas, these scones simply need a generous spread of butter....

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter copy

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

Suomenlinna in Snow

Here’s Why You Must Visit Suomenlinna in Snow!

Suomenlinna in Snow. The little ferry made its way along the narrow blue ribbon of sea cut through the ice, the broken chunks of which knocked against the hull turning this simple commute from Helsinki to Suomenlinna feel more like an adventure than a short...

Lux Helsinki

Colourful and Cool! Lux Helsinki 2016

Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival. When I discovered that the Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival was going to coincide with my booked visit to Finland it made me beam with excitement! Helsinki is a great city, and a little creative lighting gave it...

Frozen Helsinki

Beautiful Frozen Helsinki

Frozen Helsinki I returned to the city I’d ached for after leaving a year ago. A city and country that had stayed in my thoughts for much of the last 12 months. When I’d been in Helsinki in December 2014 I’d been too early to...

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