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11 February 2014

laskettelua Rukalla



Terveisiä Rukalta, pohjoisesta! Olen nyt ollut kotona muutaman päivän, enkä voisi olla tyytyväisempi säähän... viitsi vitsi, tuolla ulkona on kamalaa! Tokihan nyt on lämpimämpää kuin pari viikkoa sitten, mutta nyt on myös harmaampaa, märempää ja tylsempää. On sen verran lämmin, ettei voi enää jääkaudeksi kutsua, muttei kuitenkaan tarpeeksi lämmin ihanille kevättakeille. Mittani on nyt täynnä talvea: Kesä, tervetuloa!


Greetings from Ruka, Northern Finland! I've been at home for two days now and couldn't be happier with the weather... kidding, it's awful! It surely is warmer than a couple weeks ago but it's also grayer, wetter and duller. It's warm enough to say the ice age is over but still could enough to not be able to wear lovely spring jackets. I'm done here, come on summer, I need you!




Käväisinpä tuossa viikonloppuna Lapissa, tai en itseasiassa ihan Lapissa asti, mutta Kuusamoon asti päästiin. Luvassa oli siis lasketteluloma Rukan laskettelukeskuksessa. En ole ollut minkään näköisten suksien päällä muutamaan vuoteen, joten hieman kauhistutti ajatus lähteä suoraan mäkeen. Loppujen lopuksi se ei mennytkään niin huonosti: kaaduin vain kerran, ja senkin tein suksitta varustevarastossa.

So we traveled to Lapland, well almost to Lapland actually, to Kuusamo where the Ruka skiing center locates. I haven't been on any kinds of skis for two years now so I was a bit terrified to get on again. It didn't actually go so bad. The only time I tripped or fell was in ski storage room (off skis).


Oli siellä toki muutakin tekemistä kuin laskettelu. Rukan uudistusten myötä kylästä löytyi useampikin kauppa, jotka piti tietenkin käydä läpi. Omat ostokseni rajoittuivat kolmeen postikorttiin :D Aika heikko esitys, vai mitä. Tasapainoksi söimme eeerittäin hyvin. Toisena iltana saapui lautasella eteeni härän marmorifilee punaviinikastikkeen ja lohkoperunojen kera. Lauantai mentiin matalammalla profiililla pizzan kanssa, mutta sunnuntaina vuorossa oli scampi fajitakset. Mmm, ruoka oli niin hyvää, vaikkakin ihan vähän liian suolaista omaan makuuni.

Then, of course, we did something else too. There was some stores in Ruka village so, naturally, we had to check them. The final sum of my shopping was three post card :D Pretty poor, don't ya think. For the balance we did eat well, veeeeery well. On the second evening I had marbled ox beef with red wine sauce and wedges. On Saturday we ate pizza and on Sunday I ate scampi fajitas. Mmm, the food was excellent, even thought a bit too salty to me.



54 comments:

  1. Pizza and Fajitas! I had to smile when I read that. Pardon my "classic American" realization that I don't think I have ever met anyone from Finland before, but I have heard wonderful things about your country. The photos are GLORIOUS!! I live in Central California here in the US. Too warm in the winter... I won't say how warm because... well, just because. Happy to be in the same tribe as you for the #sitsblogging Comment Love Challenge!

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    1. Thanks for a wonder comment :) Yeah, pizza and fajitas may not sound as classy as the ox beef, but were good too. I'd be so happy to be in CA right now. Enjoy your "summer" :D

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  2. I smiled about the skis! So cute! I love the pictures and it looks amazing there! #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thank you very much, I really appreciate that :) It certainly is beautiful but too cold, I think.

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  3. This looks like my weather here. Looks like it was a fun time.

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    1. Oh, I wonder where you are. It was a lot of fun, and absolutely more fun than sitting in the school :)

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  4. Such beautiful pictures! We've had a hard winter here in Maryland, USA and I am also ready to bring out my spring clothes. Sending Love from SITS Comment LOVE!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked the pics. I've heard there's been a really cold and snowy winter in USA. I'm really hoping the spring comes quick!

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  5. Beautiful Kat! Finland is one of the places I would like to visit. I have family in Germany, so someday I will make it over!

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    1. I'm so happy you'd like to visit Finland. Hope you'll have great time when you will!

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  6. It looks beautiful! I have never been to Finland but would love to visit, even in the winter! I also love to ski! At least in Lapland the cold weather is good for that, here where I live in Chicago there is no good skiing, but plenty of cold, damp, gray snow- so I would definitely trade!

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    1. Yeah, I now, it's so gray and wet here in Southern Finland too. It is so nice (and kinda funny) to hear people are dreaming to visit Finland, but it's nice they do :)

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  7. Gorgeous pictures. I too would love to visit Finland.

    Joining in with #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thank you Kate! You're welcome to come here :)

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  8. Well the photos are beautiful! Glad you are having a fun time.
    #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thanks Julie! I really did have great time there.

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  9. You are adorable!! Thank you for sharing this. The scenery is breathtaking. Stopping over from #SITSBlogging.

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    1. This made me smile, thank you :) I was quite amazed about the scenery too. Lapland is always as beautiful so you'll never get bored!

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  10. Wow beautiful pictures! We get a lot of snow where I live but I have yet to try a winter sport! lol

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    1. Haha, I hope you'll have enough time to try skating etc. :D

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  11. Finland is so beautiful. We have been to Helsinki a few times, when we lived in Tallinn, Estonia. BTW, Estonia is on the very top of my list of places I love. I hope you warm up soon. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas #SITSBloging

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    1. Hi Kathleen,
      I've been in Estonia several times and I absolutely love Tallinn, especially the old town is near to my heart. I'm glad you like the scenery of Finland and it's nice to hear you've been here.

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  12. Looks like a great ski trip! Stopping by from The SITS Girls.

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  13. What stunning photos! And I love how your blog is bilingual :) #SITSblogging

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    1. Thank you so much! Writing in two so different languages really is tough but absolutely worth it!

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  14. This sounds like so much fun and I love you photos! They look incredibly professional!

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    1. I'm really happy to hear you liked my pics. I hope you'll stay around for more of them :)

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  15. Beautiful photos! Visiting from #SITSBlogging :)

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    1. Glad you liked them :) It means a lot.

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  16. I have that exact ski jacket in brown :) Snap!

    visiting from SITS girls #lovetribes!

    Juls x

    julshiddengems.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh! That's funny :D Have you liked it? I think it's literally perfect.
      p.s. I liked your blog :)

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  17. Oh wow, what beautiful views! We're currently in the middle of a snow storm but our area is not as breathtaking as this. Stopping by from SITS.

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    1. It's so so so nice to hear you like the view. I enjoyed it too very much! I hope it's gonna get as beautiful there too :)

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  18. So lovely! Sharing the #SITSBlogging love.

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  19. Its so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. #SITSBlogging

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    1. It is so nice to hear you liked them :)

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  20. Thanks for taking me on a little winter vacation! Visiting from sits!

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  21. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. Visiting form #SITS! Keep warm :0

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  22. How fun to read about your experiences from Finland! I love your blog design and the cute frames on these winter photos is so cute. I am from Sunny Arizona in the USA, Temps are in the 80's so it was nice sharing this winter adventure with you! #sitsgirls

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    1. I'm very happy to receive some critique about the design and I'm more than glad to hear you like it! I really wish I was in "the warm USA" (not the cold New York) right now. It's funny how it's never perfect :D

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  23. Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure! :) #SitsBlogging

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    1. You're welcome. It is super awesome to hear people like my photos :)

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  24. The snow looks so peaceful. But I am sure is freezing!

    http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/

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    1. Yeah, it's really deceptive. I liked your blog very much :)

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  25. Beautiful photos! Looks like it was a great experience.

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    1. Thanks. It was a really nice holiday :)

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