Sunday, 15 August 2010

Home again from the holiday

We have spent a lovely time in a log cabin, and what is more important, outside of it, because the weather was very nice for most of the time, and the little rain on Wednesday morning only made the air fresher. This was maybe the 10th time I joined the fishermen on their little holiday in Eastern Finland. Earlier posts with more details are here and here and here. I love the peace and quiet there. The household chores are different with no running water or electricity, but everyone's appetite spices the food we cook there, so even the simplest ingredients make a delicious meal:

What could taste better than a rainbow trout smoked a few hours after it was swimming, served with fresh potatoes and  a salad of tomatoes and onions, outdoors, as soon as the fish has cooled a little? Enjoyed with local rye bread with butter and fresh cold water from the well?

Every day we saw some tourists rafting down the seven rapids on a 16 km (10 miles) stretch. Rubber boats were a more frequent sight, but they never disturbed us for long.

Mr. K was a happy fisherman, spending almost every waking hour at the river. The fish were lazy eaters because the water was so warm.

After three days and nights it was time to pack our things in the boat again and cross the river to our car for the long drive home. I'm happy to know the cabin is already booked for us in August next year.


Between sleeping, eating and dishwashing I had time to stich the pictures for my Raggedy & Friends BOM. I thought I could use buttons for the eyes of the dolls, but all my buttons were too big, so I'll do some more stitching to finish the block before the block 2 is published on the 20th by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt.

Now I have so many blog posts to catch up, but I'll visit you as soon as possible. It was great to have a holiday, but it's also good to be back.


  1. It looks like a lovely place to relax and get away from it all....and both you and your husband were able to spend time enjoying your own pursuits! Very, very nice.

  2. What a wonderful getaway. Welcome home. Your Raggedy blocks are darling.

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation, Ulla! We're leaving tomorrow for a place very much like that! I'll be stitching there as well! I love how your blocks turned out and can't wait to see the next ones!

  4. How pretty, Ulla...the fishing spot and your blocks!

    If you need some buttons, just let me know. I'll be happy to send you some,

  5. What a lovely trip, Ulla! Raggedy Ann and Andy are so cute sorrounded by those pinwheels :)

  6. Welcome home Ulla.

    Sorry I'm a little late with my greeting. I'm glad you had a lovely peaceful break in such a pretty place.

    The Raggedy Ann block looks so sweet.

  7. It looks like you had a wonderful time Ulla and it is always nice to see ones family enjoy themselves.. I guess you did not fish or maybe you did? You have done some lovely stitching too. Take care !


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