Ladies in Action
Korppoo island has an ancient centre with a medieval church and the charming cemetary, one grocery-shop, a multi-function post-office, Anna-Lena's flower-shop, a hair-dresser, a bank and a pharmacy - and in the old smuggler´s house restaurant Hjalmars. On the opposite side of the small market place in the middle is the former kindergarten, so called Mäkelä's house - after the smuggler Jalmari Mäkelä. It is full of life - no more kids but three energetic women who have started business of their own, each one of them under the same roof. They call it DAG-15 or Dagis, Swedish word for kindergarten.
We enjoyed our morning coffee with ice-cream there one morning after being donated the high-grown bushes by the small brook beside. They will be the winter-sweets for our sheep after being dried in the barn.
Anne owns the house and has a boutique Örtti of ecologically produced clothes of the Earth Collection for example. She also sells the Himalayan salt that we use on our steaks and the Indian sugar that we love on our morning porridge. And food for our dogs, this time we got home with frozen kneecaps! Now she is starting courses of well-being - it will be exciting.
Terhi fills our homes with beautiful old, re-produced old and self-made beauties of decoration. She is our savior when in instant need of a gift to give... She also sews by order. Her place is called Amalias Hem.
Sara has opened a café with bright 70's-style decoration. Baguettes from our local bakery filled, sweets and soft ice-cream. We decided with the girls to console ourselves in the winter after a dark, damp and stressfull day at school with a cup of hot chocolate and a muffin - even if Pappa thought it will ruin our food budget for good... If not the hot drink melts you, it will be Sara's warm smile!