Last week the news broke that Tallinn Christmas market will not be held for obvious reasons and while many people thought it wasn’t a big loss mainly due to its over commercialised appeal with the same vendors year on year I’m extremely sad we won’t be able to experience it fully this winter. I also do kind of agree with them and while I wouldn’t actually buy any Christmas presents from there and it really is overpriced, it holds a magical place in my heart.Continue reading “No Christmas market in Tallinn this year”
How to survive three moves in five months
Why have it simple when you can make it complex?
We knew we were moving to Estonia this autumn and had planned for it since late 2018 but it wasn’t one simple move, it had so many facets and we made it even more complicated when we decided to sell our apartment in London and buy another one there instead. So I’ve been packing and unpacking since June. Continue reading “How to survive three moves in five months”
Family weekend in Tallinn
Since 2004 when I left Estonia to live in Ireland I’ve visited my home country once or max twice a year but this year I’m just back from a record third time! In January I celebrated a late Christmas, in March I attended a movie premier – “Vehkleja” (“The Fencer“) that’s loosely based on my grandfather Endel Nelis and now, in August, I had the honour of celebrating my mum’s 60th jubilee with our closest family members. Continue reading “Family weekend in Tallinn”