Monday, 20 December 2010

Current snow depth

About thigh high

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Monday, 6 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

Current snow depth

Regular office ruler + knuckles

More snow

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Friday, 26 November 2010


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Tuesday, 9 November 2010



Thursday, 14 October 2010


Odd moon

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Chips :-(


Friday, 1 October 2010

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sloth necklace


First frost

Monday, 27 September 2010


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010

Friday, 3 September 2010

Creamy latte

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday, 30 August 2010

Scarf added

Wednesday, 25 August 2010



Monday, 23 August 2010

Spooky sight this morning

Bug in entry list

Plain skin:

Alabaster skin:

Classic skin:

Brunel skin:

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Sunday, the day after our arrival, we went on a guided tour of Badgastein. This is the second higest (longest?) waterfall in Austria, running right through the three plateaus of the village (it's built on very steep ground, so most of the time you're either going uphill or downhill). This is the view from the top level at 1,240 metres above sea level.



And this is the view from the middle level, or Mittelstation as the locals call it. Almost everything here is closed on Sundays, except for the gas station, which is why they carry a small assortment of foods and drinks.


And this is the view from the bottom level of the village at 840 metres - told you the whole village tilts! The waterfall itself continues below this point.

Villa Orania

Badgastein, Austria

Tired of roughing it in youth hostels and cheap hotels, this year I decided to go for luxury - after all, these days I can afford it but mostly I find that I still live as if I'm on a tight budget like when I first started off my career in the hotel business.

We (my mother and I) didn't see much of the building on the evening of our arrival (some time after 9 pm) but the next morning we were rather impressed with the garden, and the statues, and the building, and the...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Friday, 28 May 2010

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Photoshop Express

A little experiment I made with Photoshop Express, available online for free (but they seem to have made some changes since I last used it, need to find out more).

Sunday, 2 May 2010

A piece of industrial history: Viking Termometerfabrik

In the early 60ies, the industries in Sweden were thriving and in dire need of workers. Recruiters were sent out to those of the European countries where unemployment was high due to losses, both material, financial and in lives, because of World War II. That's why my parents moved from Finland to Sweden, being promised work and help with finding somewhere to live. Both promises were fulfilled.

Saturday, 1 May 2010


I visited my mother this past weekend, and the weather kept varying between sunshine and rain, resulting in a splendid double rainbow (if you look closely, you can see a very vague rainbow surrounding the more colourful one).

Friday, 30 April 2010

Finally spring!

This winter, we had a proper winter, with lots and lots of snow, the last of which melted away just a few days ago. It's been quite cold, so the spring flowers have been hesitating, but now they've finally turned up!