I had no idea how fantastic the interaction through blogging could be, and for me it all started with a comment from the lovely Eva at Eisblumen. She sure made me happy that day.
Eva is German, living in Finland, blogging in English. Got that? She is not only an all-round sweetheart, she's also a wicked seamstress. Look at what she sent for the baby:
A gorgeous flannel hooded jacket - perfect for the fall season here in southern France.
I absolutely adore the Anna Maria Horner flannel on the inside:
And how it ties in with the button loops and topstitching.
Sure he looks grumpy. He's just realised he's not old enough to eat any of this:
Check it out, Finnish sweets. So far I am close to polishing off the blue/purple block: teeny crunchy balls of liquorice in milk chocolate. Finland has been holding out on us all.
Aren't these lollies so pretty? They are also almost gone, between me and occasionally using them to bribe my children.
Best of all, Eva sent this book which is telling me everything I need to know about Finland. (Oh, and the kids too).
I have to share this TV advert from home which shows why Australians need to read this book.
Dear Finland. Sorry about that. Love Australia. x x
The kids are loving the nicky-nar-nu cartoons about saunas:
I'm dreaming about Scandinavian men who apparently can all cook like this:
But best of all I am loving the Finnish sense of humour:
I think Finns and Australians would get along just fine. Thank you, Eva!