Ready for holidays!

Meetings, planning and paper-writing will soon be set aside, as me and the family head toward Portugal this upcoming Saturday. Just having purchased an online Lonelyplanet book chapter it is hard to take my eyes off the street maps of Lisbon, directions to Sintra and the wonderful descriptions of both. My daydreaming of a week’s […]

Walking on egg shells

Funny thing that health. Nice to have, even to work for in the form of exercise and eating healthily, however we still take it for granted and act all surprised when it deteriorates. I recently had a pause in my life brought about by severe back pains. They occurred initially over a week’s time, manifesting […]

Recognize it when it hits you

How come we have such strong self-preservation mechanisms? Instinctively, they are there to ensure our survival. Ever been hurt? Physically or emotionally, the same forces go to work. We may have learnt the mechanisms already when young: run to mamá. More detrimental ways are learnt later on: Escape to liquor, or any other addictive substance. […]

Girl power

-I’m beginning to understand what “wrapped around your little finger” means, said Ilkka yesterday as he was waving at little miss sunshine, who was going to bed waving back and looking as cute as ever. -Well, just LOOK at her!! said Ilkka again. I laughed out loud. Our Mother’s Day 2010 highlight had been: Eating […]

Working daddy, working mommy

Just as I was writing the entry below, our telephone rang both at home and at Ilkka’s workplace. We were offered daycare spots! In the end we decided to stick to where Lulu is now, and added one extra day, total 5 days per week from the beginning of March. We still prefer to move […]