Sunday, 30 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Småkompisar pay tribute to all mothers - it is Mother's Day today!

Well, that is if you are a mother in Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden and Tunisia. Mother's Day is celebrated on various days around the world, but it is all about honoring our mothers and showing them how much we love them. 

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Småkompisar @ Korjaamo!

Korjaamo Culture Factory is a cultural center in the heart of Helsinki. Situated in the old tram depot, Korjaamo includes several galleries, a theatre, club space, café and a gift shop.

The shop is located in the Streetcar Hall and has a great selection of books, toys and design items. Visit the shop and you´ll find us on the counter! We look forward to seeing you!

Opening hours: Monday to Friday open 11am to 6pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Korjaamo, Tölögatan 51 b, Helsinki, Finland.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Hello Finland!

A day and a night on the boat, and we ended up in beautiful Helsinki, Finland! Excited to see what this city had to offer, we set off to explore the sights of Helsinki...

We visited the 150-year-old Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square. The most famous symbol of Helsinki...

Here we are at the Fazer Cafe, famous for its decor, architecture, pastries and coffees...

The Academic Bookstore and the Savoy Restaurant design by Alvar Aalto. Aalto is the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century.

We decided to get on the tram...

Ended up at the Cable Factory, Finland's single largest cultural centre. An ex-Nokia factory, now resident to over 100 artists.

And the subway back to Helsinki centre...

What a city! Having seen only a glimpse of what this city has to offer, we decided to stay and explore some more..

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Småkompisar on a boat trip!

It was a sunny day with blue skies and we felt like going on a boat trip. We saw a big boat in the Stockholm harbour and decided to hop on and see where it would take us...

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Småkompisar visited Skansen!

A sunny day in early spring, and we decided to spend the day at Skansen - the first open air museum and zoo in Sweden, located in Stockholm on the island Djurgården. Skansen is a miniature of Sweden - more then 150 houses and farmsteads have been moved here from nearly every part of Sweden, to portray how people lived in the past. As we wandered through the park, we also passed some of the Nordic wild animals such as the brown bear, elk, lynx and seal. It was a very nice experience for all of us, and a lovely place to spend a day.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Stockholm is finally in full bloom!

We passed by the King´s Garden (Kungsträdgården) today, to see that the garden is finally in full bloom. The Cherry blossom season is relatively short. Full bloom is usually reached within about one week after the opening of the first blossoms. Another week later, the blooming peak is over. Be sure to stop and enjoy the flowers, soon they will be gone...

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Friends Of The Month, May 2010!

Say hi to our Friends Of The Month, Gabriel and Levi from Stockholm. They are two lovely brothers, 4 and 1 1/2 years old. They like to play outside doing pretty much everything, and here they are having fun with us.