Some Party Tricks for Christmas

December is a hectic time of the year. There is so much to remember, and so much to do, that I feel lucky if I achieve even half of my ambition. If you are wondering why we always travel away for the holidays? Wonder no more – it is to avoid all the hassle, preparations and buying of presents. Sitting in the sun is nice as well. But in case you are planning parties for the holidays, good that I just read about a few good tricks to have up your sleeve if preparations for wine have slipped your mind.  Continue reading “Some Party Tricks for Christmas”

Wineweek 50: Partying in Helsinki

Its six am on Saturday morning when I started drafting this post. I had some time while sitting on the bus on my way to the airport. Every three years a university club I belong to throws a big party (in Helsinki). I was initially not intending to go, but such an event is a great opportunity to see all my old school friends at the same time. Sitting there, watching sleepy Stockholm waking up, I started thinking about how life panned out for all of us. It has soon been ten years since I graduated and we have all ended up around the world: Hong Kong, Berlin, Barcelona, UK and the US. I always thought I was destined to leave Finland, and so I did. I never dreamed about ending up in Sweden though. Anyway, it was quite exciting seeing all my globe-trotting friends again. Continue reading “Wineweek 50: Partying in Helsinki”