Tag Archives: Olympics

Finland: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 2)

Tervetuloa!  That’s a Finnish “welcome” to the second half of my list of 17 reasons why I love Finland!   Part 1 covered reasons 1 to 9 – now, in this 100th anniversary year of Finnish Independence, here (in no special order as always) are the rest: 10.  Seeing the Forest AND the Trees! As I […]

The Mind’s Eye View Bit

It was an ache. A longing kind of pain in my chest that told me I was already missing a place I hadn’t even left yet!  Sheltered beneath a stand of sweet-smelling pines to escape the growing heat of a summer’s morning, I was nursing a coffee-to-go and recalling how much better I’d come to […]

THE “CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS” BIT

I love the Olympics!  Always have. And when my travels take me to a city that’s played host, I can’t help stopping to breathe the same air and snap a picture where the sporting youth of the world once assembled! I’m thrilled we’re on the eve of the Olympic fortnight – but as the torch has been making its […]