HEL YES! at night, picture courtesy of www.helyes.fiI must admit to feeling a little worse for wear this morning. My hangover has nothing to do with yesterday's brunch venue, HEL YES! a Finnish pop-up restaurant in Islington. It has, however, everything to do with being Finnish. Which sort … [Read more...]
A crayfish party for two
'I've never had a crayfish in such polite society,' said husband as the friendly waitress tied our bibs on and asked if we wished to order some schnapps. We looked at each other and smiled. 'Of course,' he said. We were sitting at a window table in a restaurant called von Knorring in Mariehamn's … [Read more...]
Scary is not the word for it…and what I wore.
Over the weekend, half of which I spent in sunny NW London, we got the news that our move from the 'country paradise' (called that by the local rag in their 'The House of the Week' -feature) is more imminent than we anticipated. This, I keep telling myself, is wholly good news and not at all … [Read more...]
August is for Crayfish
I must confess I have no idea where the tradition for crayfish in Sweden and later Finland comes from. (I hope I've got this the right way around, else I'll have a lynching by Finnish friends, and possibly a deportation order, when I next step off the plane at Helsinki to look forward to.)All I know … [Read more...]