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Michele
Finland
Interests: diy, crafts, cycling, environment
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Last weekend, I got this message from my dear friend Helen, a teacher in a London elementary school: My school is doing a project called Talking Textiles investigating stitch and storytelling. We are asking people to send a small piece... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at A House Called Nut
Lovely to hear from you all! I haven't quite got a plan yet, but there will be more soon.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2013 on Well, hello again. at A House Called Nut
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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I'm knocked up. So after an extremely busy year and a half, I'm at last on the verge of having a bit of time on my hands (hello, maternity leave) and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at A House Called Nut
Hi Meg, I've popped by your blog for many years now, though I rarely leave a mark. I just wanted to wish you well with the transition. We've had similar changes in our family, and I understand very well (as a former freelancer married to a former grad student, with a small child and elderly family living far away!) what a big sigh of relief can come with a regular pay check. Your family will adapt to its new rhythms soon enough. I wish you all the best!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on where we're going at Sew Liberated
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Lovely to hear from you, Dorit. I'm glad we connected online and I hope we'll be in touch in the future. Merry Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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Thank you, Jason! I'm happy that your first comment came later rather than never. Looking forward to your email!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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Thank you so much, Carol, for your kind words! I also hope that I will write a book about my Finnish experience one day!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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Thank you, Valarie! I subscribe to your blog as well, and I certainly hope we'll stay in touch!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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Thank you! Alas, I think I will take it down or at least transfer it to a free service.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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I would really like to stay in touch! I do subscribe to your blog in a reader even though it's not often that I get round to commenting. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2011 on Goodbye and thanks! at A House Called Nut
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After almost three years and over 150 posts, it's time to end this blog. It followed me through an adventure in Pähkinä, aka A House Called Nut, a return to the city, and motherhood. Through it, I've met new friends,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at A House Called Nut
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I'm glad that ended well! Sometimes enjoying the process is a valuable lesson, but of course it's easier to enjoy things that are going the way we want them to! My mother has practiced Chinese brush painting since she was a child, and I spent many evenings with her patiently trying to copy those careful strokes. I never got far, but I have her beautiful paintings hanging in my home. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Oh, I will, I will! Our CSA bag was so great this week. Really happy we joined even though it's a bit of a hike each week to get the veggies. I'm now a big fan of hyssop by the way. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2011 on Finland's first CSA at A House Called Nut
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Hey Steph! So nice to hear from you. I would love to hear your root vegetable ideas. By the time March rolls around, I'm usually pretty fed up with it all!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on Finland's first CSA at A House Called Nut
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It's true they're more common in North America, but in the UK you have some really excellent organic box options! (Full disclosure, I used to work for Abel & Cole!) Not to mention that looong growing season with Holland and France right around the corner too. Mmmm!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on Finland's first CSA at A House Called Nut
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herby couscous salad with marinated zucchini Adapting to the food culture here has been one of the biggest challenges of life in Finland for me. I like Finnish food, don't get me wrong. Chirac's and Berlusconi's famous, snide comments about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at A House Called Nut
Me too Kel! It's like nothing else. Thanks for sharing yours as well. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2011 on Baby Cloudberry's birth at A House Called Nut
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Thank you very much, Valarie!! It helped me a lot to hear other women's birth stories too. More soon. I hope you + family are very well!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2011 on Baby Cloudberry's birth at A House Called Nut
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Baby Cloudberry is--I can't believe it!--one year old! There are so many parenting topics I'd expected to write about in this year, from cosleeping to baby-led weaning and elimination communication. But with full-time mothering, part-time work, some volunteer work, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at A House Called Nut
Tell me about it! I would prefer that too. Though, to be fair, I do think the translation is fine, however offensive the name itself is.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2011 on Poo + Politics at A House Called Nut
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Parents have a reputation for talking about poo a lot, which in my experience isn't entirely fair, but it is true that I spend a lot more time talking and thinking about poo now that there's a babe in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at A House Called Nut
Ah, that is hilarious!! Poor daddy. :) Though, to your credit, it sounds as if you had a lot on your plate!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Talking about birth at A House Called Nut
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:) Lilla Hilla is one of our nicknames for her! And I'm absolutely with you re: storytelling and women's culture.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Talking about birth at A House Called Nut
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It's (parliamentary) election time in Finland, and the streets are plastered with campaign posters of all sorts, but the favorite flavor is easily 'mundane.' I can't help rolling my eyes at such uninspired slogans as 'Living in Helsinki shouldn't cost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at A House Called Nut
That is so true! Even simple things feel hard at first, but even though you have special challenges this time around, I'm so sure everything will settle into place soon. What lovely, happy photographs!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2011 on to market at Sew Liberated
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