To Fan or not to Fan

Not to fan, if you are asking me. I have never really liked the idea of being a fan. Why should I? Why would I watch someone do sports, if I can be there doing it myself? Unless of course I am trying to learn something from them. I see no joy in sitting on the…

Safety First – Or maybe not

The moments I have felt the least safe, are most somewhat related to horses, and the high probability of sudden injury – or death. 20 years spent in the stables, gets you to plenty of not so safe situations. Trust me on this one. Well, my horse, Hiksu, she was known for being a bit stubborn and…

Looking back – Going forth

It is December now, today, is the day exactly a year after my first visit to Belgium. Exciting. I guess now is the proper time to look back and see all that happened, or didn’t happen, should have happened and so on. In my case, a lot has happened. I have lived the busiest, most exciting, happiest and…

Misplaced Inconvenience

I have a bad tendency to misplace things, right at the time I would actually need them. Especially when I am moving. The first one was when I was moving from my childhood home to my very first own flat. I had forgotten my purse. And my ID, money, bank cards, phone, everything with it….

The Art of Hiking – Short Guide

Have you ever had a moment of thinking, if you would go for a hiking holiday? Did you consider and then bury the whole idea? Too much hassle and no idea where to go? Maybe you went and hated it, since your feet were completely destroyed, or maybe you had way too heavy backpack and you…

Unexpected guests and a cake

The Daily Prompt this time describes just about the worst night mare a Finn could ever have, in Unexpected Guests.   The moment I saw them, just sitting there, munching on that cake. I was furious. It was my cake! For me to munch! In all my anger I went up to them, apologized that I bothered…

The matter of ruling

Superpower to change one of the laws of nature? I would probably change the very nature of humans. Go and remove greed, the constant longing mankind has to constantly acquire more and more and more. What ever it was, more of it. That causes us to experience stress, destroy our environment, exploit the island that…

One time machine, please.

Three gadgets were offered, the good old time machine, anywhere door and an invisibility helmet. Choosing only one out of those proved rather tricky. As I love to go to places, the anywhere door seemed to be the obvious option. But then again, if you give it a thought, in the world we live in today,…

Up , down and sideways in Sardinia, the latter events

We didn’t quite stay parked at the sofa in our apartment. The Sunday came, and we needed to be up and running, since we still had some hiking to do. For the last walk of the holiday, we decided to go to the coast. After all, Sardinia is an island, and the coast usually is…

Up, down and sideways in Sardinia -The starter

When you are looking for a weekend getaway destinations in the early weeks of December, Sardinia probably is not the highest option on your list? For us, it was. On a Friday morning, we hopped on board a plane and found ourselves in Alghero, pampered by the gentle sea breeze of the Mediterranean. We quickly…

Wandering away and back

Five places you say. This must be rather easy one. As a mountain addict, the first one is rather easy choice: The mighty Himalayas! The highest, most magnificent mountains there are on earth. Who would not want to be there, under the stars, looking over the whole world? In the same general direction, there is…