“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s been a while since I’ve joined the dailypost photo challenge, but this week’s prompt caught my eye. Chaos. Continue reading


Turning the pen…

Writing is an exploration – you start from nothing and explore as you go” – E.L. Doctorow

I write this on a chilly Helsinki winter evening (I’m on some work-related travel). Despite the almost constant darkness and the fact that it has been blowing a hooley and lashing horizontal, ice-cold sleet all day, the city has somehow managed to welcome me with twinkling Christmas lights and little wooden market huts selling all sorts of Nordic goodies from hot, spiced wine to crispy chocolate-coated fresh cranberries that burst and fizz with sweet juice when you pop them into your mouth. I have even seen Father Christmas – or should I say Joulupukki – wandering about the market square in front of the cathedral. It was definitely him. He must be making last minute preparations. Continue reading


Creative Q and A


Hammered silver ovals, with flourite, teardops, topped with faceted prehenite and amethysts.

I started this blog with the intention of broadening my writing skills, and finding the inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. Recently I was tagged in a post by the lovely Sophie at https://beautifulsimplemeaningful.wordpress.com/, who invited me to participate in a creative Q&A session: a perfect opportunity to kick start the creative focus for BalticBliss, so here we go: Continue reading