Suuri Seikkailu ja elämä nyt!

Hyppäsimme käsi kädessä! Olemme saanet aitoutta, pysähtymistä, heräämistä, hetkeä. Nyt elämme hirsiä ja pellavarivettä, banaanilaatikoita, teinejä ja taaperoa, koiranneniä ja lampaita, kaartelevia merikotkia ja huikaisevaa halua merelle.




Highlight of the Summer

Tämä merkillinen kesä on jatkanut viileydellään alkukesän tuntua niin, että jokainen lämmin päivä on ollut yllätys, tupsahdus toiseen aikaan. Juhannus tuli kuitenkin kylään niin kuin aina, ja kokoonnuimme salolle niin kuin aina. Meitä olivat kesätyöt sitoneet pitkälle iltaan, mutta onneksi isoisä, Faffa oli tehnyt Pellaksen kranssin.
Every warm sunny day has surprised us this summer when the weather has been cool - more like late spring week after week. However the Midsummer came and people spending summer in our village gathered to the May pole to decorate and raise it together. We have been busy at our summer-jobs, but fortunately the grand-father had made the wreath of our farm when we were still finishing the last tasks.
Grand-mother born in Pellas has always a storage of good stories from the past, also from the old Midsummer traditions.
The pole is decorate with flowers from the nature, not from the garden.
Time to lift up the pole, all the strong men and women were commanded to help and the rest to take few steps back just in case... 

Jag tror, jag tror på sommaren.. I believe in summer...


Rumar with Open Arms

Chocolate cake baked with jam from our own cherries, my mother's Kentucky cake, buns and the vege soup with archipelago bread, that was on the menu... A week ago we opened our doors and welcomed everyone to Café Cecilia and to learn about traditional way of renovating houses. The best were the visitors! Eager renovators, curious city-people, friends from the island, foreigners wondering if we really live like this.
August who built our house in early 1870s and his wife Cecilia
Our home is usually full of children, books, news papers, dogs on the floor but for this one day we wanted to show our shiny side...
We had gathered magazines, articles and books from our home library to study
The most lovely china

Paints and brushes we like to use
The main living-room, now a painter's work shop
Veranda waiting for the eager readers

In the new sauna-laundry cottage still log and some of the windows waiting

Linen, putty, old-fashioned nails...
Next year again.. This was fun!