As has become something of a tradition for my family, we headed across to the island of Hailuoto to mark Midsummer. While it was the sunniest day we've had for a little while, it wasn't the warmest weather we've ever known. We did brave the sea, the girls and I, for a swim but the… Continue reading Hailuoto for Midsummer
Happy Midsummer everyone! Hoping the sun shines on you at some point this weekend!
We headed to Ainola Park today and when the wind dropped with the sun shining...it definitely felt like spring was finally in the air. And surrounded by green buds and other families enjoying the weather, it seemed a shame not to indulge a little treat in the sunshine. Fazerina ice cream. Bliss!
The girls had their last lesson of the year yesterday ahead of their ballet school's performance of Don Quixote in a fortnight. They had 'open doors' too so we got to see them in action. I love how much joy is on Rosie's face whatever she's doing and how focused Evie is.
Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend! We'll be spending part of ours planning for our summer road trip back to the UK in July. In the past we've driven from Finland to the UK with the girls at very young ages, and the dog, and we've camped too. Just to make it even more… Continue reading Getting ready to road trip
I can't believe we're almost at the end of January and a whole month into 2017! This month has flown by. For me, this year is all about taking chances and the first of those chances was to enter 50 of my photos into an international photography contest! It's a scary thing to put something… Continue reading Taking Chances ~ Jo Jackson Photography
It's wild and windy here today as we come to the end of what has been a turbulent year for so many people. For my camera and I on the other hand it's been a far more positive year - about exploration and development, about trying new things and changing for the better. I worked… Continue reading That was the year that was, 2016
One of the best things about Christmas is getting to do all those awesome and special traditions that your own family has. For us, it's decorating the tree as close to Christmas as possible, leaving a homemade mince pie out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and having 'bubbly' for breakfast on Christmas morning! Now… Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Wishing all of you a very magical Christmas from my little family to yours!
This week saw the start of the aurora season here in Northern Finland. Sadly I missed the more epic shows earlier in the week but I managed to catch these from my back garden last night.It doesn't matter how many times I see them, the thrill is always the same. <3Hopefully this is just the… Continue reading First lights… ~ Jo Jackson Photography, Nature photography