Marianne Saukkonen

May 28, 2016
Kids, these Helsinki Day tips are just for you! premium
Helsinki’s own day is celebrated again 12.6. and the day’s program includes, as usual, a lot of programs for families with children. All Helsinki Day events are free of charge and open to all. Some of the events allow a limited number of participants but free tickets can be picked up in advance at the […]
April 3, 2016
The confessions of a kids’ clothes fan – 3+ 1 favorite stores in Helsinki premium
I admit. I do like kids’ clothes a lot. Sometimes you might think I’m vain. I like stripes, graphic patterns, B&W, sometimes colors as well, fun prints, sustainable materials, fun and functional models. I do listen to my children’s opinions and wishes but often I shop alone (and luckily mostly my kids do like what […]
February 9, 2016
Now it’s allowed to climb on walls and hang on furniture! premium
As a mother of two, all new children’s products and services interest me a lot. That is why I was very excited about going to get to know Gymi and Gymi Shop in Herttoniemi as well as Christina Nurmi who is in charge of the company. Christina has a long history in gymnastics as a […]
November 18, 2015
Looking for the Christmas spirit – our favorite Christmas events premium
When nights are getting darker and the weather getting colder, you easily start thinking of Christmas. Especially in a family with children. As we do like events a lot, our calendar is rapidly getting filled with Christmas events that interest us the most. In Helsinki there are so many Christmas events that even if you […]
October 7, 2015
Samurai sword artists, koto player and giant drums, my tips for the Japan week in Helsinki premium
Japanese culture is so much more than just cherry blossom, geishas and sushi. Last year I got the chance to visit Japan week in Bern and see and experience many different ways of Japanese culture. Now the same event is coming here up north for the first time and Helsinki will have the honor to […]
September 17, 2015
A Sunday walk in the woods, an excursion to Uutela recreational area premium
Uutela recreational area in Vuosaari, Eastern Helsinki, is an excellent target for a sunny Sunday (suits fine for a cloudy day too).  We put our sneakers on and went with the whole family to enjoy some fresh air and the beautiful scenery.   Uutela is situated in the corner of the Aurinkolahti beach and Uutela […]
February 15, 2015
Easter eggs, bunnies and some witches as well premium
For me, Easter has always been a promise of that summer is approaching, even if the weather can be anything between snowy winter and sunny spring.  At least the Easter plants are green. The Finnish Easter is a combination of traditions coming from the east – the Russian orthodox rituals and the west – the […]
December 16, 2014
Our family winter fun – Top 3 premium
After repeating myself for a couple of weeks with a standard answer ”not right now”, pleading to work or other related emergencies, I decided that it would be time to spend some time together and do something nice as a family for the coming weekend. There is plenty of “something nice to do” among the […]
November 19, 2014
Our November highlight, tramride and delicacies premium
We decided together with my 6-year old daughter that we would spend some quality time together, just the two of us, and cheer up a November night with a tram ride through Helsinki. The route we chose was number 6 from Sörnäinen to Bulevardi. With a new Food Helsinki? HEL YEAH! food map in our […]
October 8, 2014
Autumn and The Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair premium
A certain sign of autumn is the Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair and the fishing boats that arrive to the Market Square. This familiar sight greeted us last Sunday when we, our family of four, walked towards the market again. Ships loaded with herring tins and black bread had arrived together with other market sellers and […]