Archive | October, 2012

Winter Clothes for Boys

28 Oct

Seeing as it is already snowing in the UK (and Finland) it was time to rush into the shops – including my own – to get MiniMoose sorted for the freezing conditions! Hatwise, we started from my moose…

Duns Sweden £14

Duns Sweden £14

Maxomorra £7.90

Maxomorra £7.90

For outdoor clothes, we head straight to PO.P

Wind & Water Proof Coat £65

Waterproof Suit £79

Another must destination for quality winter wear is Villervalla at Impkids!

Dots & Stars Baby Winter Overall £39.95

Padded Waterproof Winter Overall £78.95

Waterproof Padded Wintercoat £60.95

 

For shoes, we love Molo’s wellies and gloves at Nordic Kids.

Molo Rainbow Sejer Wellies £24.99

Molo £22.50

And whilst at it, we do love Molo’s snowboots and fleece at Kidsen:

Molo £29.95

Molo Driven Snowboots £29.95

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Moomin Advent Calendar 2012

22 Oct

Obviously not supposed to be talking about Christmas yet, but I just came across this Moomin Advent Calendar that is very difficult to resist for us Moomin fans! With 24 doors to open and various Moomin figures to discover, this is definitely a better option to any chocolate calendars. And why 24 doors? Christmas is celebrated on the 24th of December in Finland!


The Moomin advent calendar is available from the Iceland based Suomi PRKL shop, and probably from other retailers too.

Fiskars Village

19 Oct

On our trip to Finland last Summer, we visited the lovely little Fiskars village in the southern Finland. This is the place where the first pair of those orange handle Fiskars scissors were made! These days there are lots of little artists living and working here and nearby there are also summer cottages.


The village is pretty and there are little shops, museums, antique stalls and obviously Iittala outlet that is very Fiskars scissors orientated. A lovely river also runs through the village. This year also the village takes part in the Helsinki Design capital year with exhibitions. I’ll let the touristic photos speak for themselves and as for shopping destinations, Koppar and Iittala shops are not to be missed!

 

We ate at the Kuparipaja restaurant from a buffet table – in typical Finnish style kids pay according to their age and therefore our 2-yo’s lunch was in the region of €2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiskars village is best visited by car – there is a big free car park – but there is public transport from Helsinki too. There are lovely little b&b’s in the area such as the lovely b&b Villiruusu (=Wildrose).