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Blogging from my Backyard – Welcome to Lillehammer!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 24, 2014

It’s getting closer to the season that makes me simultaneously nervous and excited — visitor season. As family and friends are booking their holidays to visit us, at least so we hope, we get ready by borrowing extra mattresses, checking that extra linen is good to go and moving everything in […]

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Påskevær – Best in Norway

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 22, 2014

There are many good things that hail from Norway. Take koselig for example, a small word that makes everything cozy, albeit the direct translation can’t even encompass all the coziness this word possesses. And then there is something even better. Påskevær. Easter weather. This is what it is, in all of […]

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Ireland According to Game of Thrones

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 15, 2014

What game? Thrones? Game of….what? Yeah. I didn’t know of Game of Thrones when we landed in the land of Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland and to be more exact, Country Antrim, last October. The fact that this was the setting for the extremely popular HBO series would’ve continued to […]

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From Faraway with Love – Sending Postcards Home

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 10, 2014

These days to have something else than junk mail in our mailbox feels like a miracle. And by box, I mean the real physical one that sits outside among the row of boxes next to the parking lot. On these rare occasions I first get excited, if it’s not an official […]

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It’s Rotorua: Few Very Personal Reasons Why You Should Go There Too

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 8, 2014

Rotten eggs. That’s how my husband described the smell of the place we were planning to head to for two months. And I said let’s go. For a long time I had wanted to visit New Zealand, but if you asked me why, the answer would’ve been somewhat vague “nature […]

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Late Winter Early Spring Bliss in Norway

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 3, 2014

Home sweet home. One hundred percent and then some! I thought I’d never want to leave New Zealand, but when it was time to go, the departure was less painful than I feared it would and could be. With quick visits to Finland, Morocco and Finland again before landing at […]

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What Do You Bring Home from Travels? PIECE OF – Anniversary Giveaway!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 31, 2014

I was sitting at the Marrakech airport with a brown ceramic dish wrapped in a dirty coloured paper wrapping on my lap, and wondered what I had done. I had just spend my last dirhams in a haste, keen only to get rid of the extra cash, and purchased something […]

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