I want to go to Finland after my freind came back from there and showed me her pictures and let me share them with you. Now I have fantasies of buying lots of Moonin Trolls to bring home for gifts. Helsinki, is Finland’s capital and this is a good blog to find out things to do if you ever get there.
Moomins are famous in Finland. They are cool with great books written about them and you can find quirky gifts there, based on them to take home. Check out this blog. It will tell you more about them. The Moomins are happy and whimsical characters in a series of books and comic strips written by a Swedish-Finnish author, Tove Jansson. The Moomins are a family of trolls, but far from being scary they are: white and roundish, resemble hippopotamuses and cute.
I also like the cats in Finland.
I like their marriage attire and what their babies wear.
I often think I live in a Chinese Coronation Street. My sweet gray-haired neighbor decided to perm and color her hair yesterday. This below is another groovy neighbor who lives on the other side of me.
My editor and good friend Shannon Young from Hong Kong, is launching her first e-book this week. If your interested in adventure, travel and what it was actually like to be at the Beijing Olympic games: buy her book! Actually buy her book anyway and support a writer it’s only .99c Also, you might get inspired to go to an Olympic event one day – instead of just watching them on telly!
Shannon and her father (who has had a lifelong, love affair with China) teamed up together and they went on an adventure of a lifetime together. In China without the filter of a small screen they became hypnotised, not only by the games but by a great nation unveiling itself to the world. Get on line and BUY IT!!!! Now available from Amazon.com
Also contact Shannon if you need editing work. She’s fab– and can work with you wherever you are in the world through Skype or FaceTime…
Here are Shannon’s links.
Her YouTube stuff
Her Linked in.
Good luck Shannon!!! I think YOU ROCK! ( This is when Shannon Young and I went to the eye-glass market together in Shanghai.)
My neighbor knitted me these divine slippers. I found the baby ones you can see below and I asked her to copy them for me – but bigger.
Shanghai China is a great place to buy wool if you love to knit too. You can buy enough, good quality wool to knit a jumper here for about $5 u.s.
If you prefer to buy the soft cuddly goods instead, buy some cashmere sweaters here. Below, you will find a business card. Phone them as they have just opened a new shop closer to the center of town. Philippe Le Ber do great styles, they manufacture for the big named brands and you can get a good cashmere jumper from one of their outlets for under $100 US.
In China I see a lot if eyelashes on cars and I think the idea should spread globally.
Or what about a pimping your wallpaper in a small bedroom or toilet?
This is an event in Hong Kong well worth going to see or flying in to see if you are loaded: The Hong Kong International Art Fair. This year 2012 it is on: 17-20th May.
Here are some pictures I took last year.
Spend a day walking around Hong Kong, in the Kowloon markets. It’s easy to do with children and old people too, as if the grommets or oldies get exhausted, there are MTR stops all along the way – so you can go home whenever you want.
I’ve attached a good picture map below worth downloading. Just follow the pink dots on it for a good walking tour and you could look at my video on my You Tube Channel to see what it’s like too.
If you leave home by 9a.m. and cruise, you will be able to shop till you drop, have some lunch and be home by 4p.m. You will see: The Flower Market, The Bird Market, The Fish Market, The ladies Market, The Jade Market and Kitchen Street.
TIP: haggle well in the ladies and Jade market (actually haggle well in all of them). A necklace, they offer you in the Jade Market for $200 HK is often is only $50 HK.
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