About

We’re a pair of dreamers – after finding each other and entering into a new life together, we decided to transform an otherwise unexceptional old house into something wonderful. Follow our journey of home improvement – the transformation has just begun!

Kate & Pekka @2014

14 thoughts on “About”

  1. potholesahead said:

    Thank you for the follow.
    It looks like you have a big job ahead of you and I look forward to see the progress. Much luck to you. 🙂

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  2. Good luck with the adventure. The way you write about each other warms my heart. 🙂

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    • Thank you very much (in Finnish) = Kiitos Paljon 🙂

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      • Could I ask you to do me a favour? Would you listen to the Hector version of Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? and tell me how it sounds in Finnish? I can hear him using French names in the first couple of lines, but then he stops. Is he using Finnish brands. actors, singers, holiday destinations to give the same sense of high living that the original does? You don’t need to read the whole post, Hector’s about two thirds of the way through. http://singbetterenglish.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/where-do-you-go-to/ I hope you don’t think that’s too cheeky! 🙂

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        • I had my Finnish husband listen and this is what his take on the song was…
          The French words remained French. No Finnish substitutions for place names, holiday destinations, etc. The song was sung with the same or nearly the same original lyrics – just in Finnish instead of English.

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          • Thank you – and thank you to your husband 🙂 I had thought that the song diverted from the original because I couldn’t hear any more French names. I’ll alter what I say in the post. Thanks again.

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  3. What a fantastic blog!
    I don’t even know you and I’m so excited for you and the adventure you’re on!
    My partner and I have been talking recently about buying a “fixer upper” next year so I’m thrilled that I can follow your blog to see what we’re potentially in for. (great photos by the way!!)
    I’m looking forward to seeing more posts.

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  4. Ooh, this looks fun to follow! I love old house restoration/renovation, and I’m psyched to see a piece of Helsinki, a city I plan to visit in January.

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    • Helsinki is a lovely city full of great things to see and experience. If you’re interested in activities, please have a look at: http://www.messis.fi where you can browse all sorts of things happening. If you happen to be a member of InterNations.org you can also find out more through the links from that site about connecting with interesting people. If I can assist in making your visit more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to let me know. 🙂

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  5. I’m sure this journey will bring you two closer to each other… Go for it! May be one day I can come and visit your new house!

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  6. How interesting! Living in an apartment in Helsinki means I am really curious about these big Finnish houses we se and I always wonder what they are like inside. Can’t wait to follow your progress & get to see inside yours via your blog!

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  7. Thank you so much for following my blog!

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