Tag: Finland

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Our week in Tokyo: Champagne and sushi

So I’m back from my week in Tokyo and I’m missing it already. We had such an amazing time, despite the freezing cold weather and the snow. It was our first time in Tokyo in the winter, so that was to be expected - and we packed accordingly! As we’ve been to Tokyo so many times ...

40 days until Tokyo!

Today marks the 40-day countdown to my next trip to Tokyo and to say I'm excited is an understatement. We're going to firstly spend an evening in Schiphol Airport's Hilton Hotel and then fly to Tokyo the following morning with Finnair, via Helsinki. This was how I got to Tokyo when I brought my nephew, ...

Detox bollocks

It's the time of year when all the newspapers are advising their readers to engage in one form of detox or another. They spend all of November advising us which fattening food to eat to have the 'perfect Christmas' and then point out we're fat and out of shape and 'need' to go on a ...

The Finnish connection

I'm writing this approximately one hour out of Seoul, at the end of a pleasant but very sleepless flight from Helsinki. I know from experience that today is going to suck donkey balls from a jet-lag perspective, so it's going to be caffeine and excitement all the way. We flew via Helsinki and I have ...

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Eurovision 2016: Finland

https://youtu.be/Ge5iMzHc3cY A combination of workload and business travel has kept me away from this blog for too long. This also means I'm way behind on my plans to share this year's crop of Eurovision hopefuls as they are identified. So, in no particular order, let's move on to...Finland! You'll all remember (though probably with the ...

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Eurovision 2013: Finland

With less than an hour to go until the second Eurovision Semi-final, I thought I'd sneak in a last preview. Krista Siegfrids from Finland, singing "Marry Me". I'm really looking forward to seeing this on stage - the video is a hoot. Remember: Finland is the country that gave us Lordi. Really hope this gets ...

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A weekend in Helsinki

Me and my long-suffering other half spent our 11th anniversary (which I hilariously referred to as "Manniversary" on Twitter) in the very beautiful Helsinki. Perhaps a little odd, given its location and the fact that it's October. But we'd visited there years ago and enjoyed a local wedding - and our time there - hugely. ...

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