lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

Paris for petites

We love travelling.

There is nothing better than prepare a suitcase with two or three things and starting a new journey around the world.

No we are a bigger family, but nothing has changed. We still love travelling and we do travel, but we have discovered another way of enjoying the world.


This time we enjoyed Paris as Parisians and not as travellers that come, visit and go.

We had breakfasts in bed.


(We have also ready made croissants enjoying the sun on a terrace. 
Three, as Pol wanted also his, but the macaroons were prettier, weren't they?)

We had nice meals, with time to enjoy conversation and coffee after them.


(And no, Pol was not sleeping. 
We have a secret for having a quiet baby for an hour or so, but I will tell you other day)

And afternoons in the park.

Our favourite park, Luxembourg gardens.

Fallen leaves are so good to play with!


And there are small ships sailing in the pond.


There is also a playground inside.


The playground is the best I have seen ever. It is full of toys and things to play with and it is neat and clean. There is a disadvantage. You have to pay for entering.

2 € per kid and day.

Children younger than 2 years old enter for free and they have weekly and monthly pass.

I have to say that we didn't see many parents. There were a lot of grandparents and babysitters taking care of the children. Paris is a busy city, indeed.

If you do not want to stay in the playground anymore, you can always watch a tennis match.


Or simply letting the time fly and enjoy watching people.

People that loves being watched


Or those that are looking for some kind of solitude in the middle of the crowd.


As you can imagine, Pol never found a right moment to leave..


But we needed time for shopping


,or just for a bit of sightseeing.


París. Oh la, la.

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

A birthday in a suitcase

I love parties.

Planning, preparing and of course, enjoying them.

This Saturday was my brothers's birthday and every year, since he is living abroad, I have tried to send him a cake where to put the candles and blow them out.

But not this time. He had no stable place to live and although he was trying to find something, the search was much more difficult than expected.

On Monday evening, I received a e-mail. He had found a wonderful flat and was sending its address just in case. (He was missing his cake, I know)

I had no time for buying or preparing something complicate, so this was what left Finland on Tuesday morning:


Inside, everything needed for a surprise party:


I know, I know, there were no drinks or knives, but, Switzerland cares a lot about what comes into the country, so we were trying to avoid lossing the package in the border.


Everything was tagged with birthday messages.


And I didn't forget to send him candies to share with his mates at school. (:p )


The candles, a tiger and a lion. They came from our last animal party, but I am sure that when he blown them out, he was thinking that they were two little ducks, as his new age.


The truth is that I was thinking on something like that

Source: via Conchi on Pinterest

, but there are plenty of birthdays to celebrate.

Happy birthday, bro!


All the pictures were taken at night and in a sleepy mode.

Next time, we will try to have more time and do it better.

lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

Nuuksio Natural Park

My idea was writing again about Paris. About its little people and its parks.

  Con papá

But on Saturday, the day was sunny, without a cloud in the sky and, after weeks of rain and cold weather, Paris went out of my mind.

Do you want to have a walk with us?
    Un paso tras otro

We feel very lucky. Although we live in the centre of a a city, we're surrounded by nature. Everything is blue and green wherever you look at, except on Winter, of course, that everything is white and light grey.  :)

So on Saturday morning, we chose Nature instead of asphalt, and we head for Nuuksio National Park.

Only half an hour far from the city, you can find this beautiful landscape.


And as our little Pol only wants to walk,


we had a wonderful walk through the forest.

November is coming and we know that we will miss this light, so it was time to charge our batteries for the darkness to come.


Pol can walk alone now, but he never tries the same direction as us, so we needed to change our strategy: up with mummy, Pol.


At the beginning he was not very happy, but then going down and up, he was all the time talking, trying to explain us the wonderful new world around him.


(Mummy, with daddy is better. I can see everything from here) 

 There is nothing like stopping for contemplating the beautiful view,


while we wait for mommy. She´s always taking pictures and sometimes they are very, very strange. I didn't see that during our walk.


It's the last time, I promise.


Well, it wasn't the last one, but now it is time for a wonderful nap in the car.


Saturday was almost perfect. Don't you think so?