Category: General

  • 21.04.2024

    21.04.2024

    While Kulo is quite the pest when it comes to Eino, they really are good friends and we can see that Eino has missed having a black pillow.

  • 20.04.2024

    20.04.2024

    We interrupt spring with a snow storm that dumped over 10 cm of fresh snow on us. Not that the flatcoats mind.

  • 19.04.2024

    19.04.2024

    Eino: Nope. Not going in there. Those flatcoats are plain crazy.

  • 18.04.2024

    18.04.2024

    Post swim shakes. And in case you were wondering, Kulo is finding his inner flatcoat more and more and will also swim among the ice in the meltwater.

  • 17.04.2024

    17.04.2024

    In a bit over a week we lost pretty much all of our snow and the low lying fields are covered in water to the delight of the flatcoats.

  • 16.04.2024

    16.04.2024

    Maybe the last snowfall pictures of the season? Or maybe not. Let’s see how the spring progresses.

  • 15.04.2024

    15.04.2024

    And a flying flatcoat with a retro lens.

  • 14.04.2024

    14.04.2024

    Getting the focus right on a moving dog with a manual focus lens is a bit of a challenge. But every now and then we manage to get it right enough. And yes, the new lens is quite fun. Especially when we catch expressions like this:

  • 13.04.2024

    13.04.2024

    We took the lens we used for our Christmas portraits out during a sunny day to see how it works outside when there is lots of light. And it didn’t disappoint. It has a character that an optically perfect lens just doesn’t have and gives the photos a certain feel. Sure, like many novelty lenses…

  • 12.04.2024

    12.04.2024

    An attempt at a speedy run-by kiss.

  • 11.04.2024

    11.04.2024

    For some reason Eino decided to make a sudden change in direction…

  • 10.04.2024

    10.04.2024

    Post swim shakes and rolls for Eino. This time deserved.

  • 09.04.2024

    09.04.2024

    The melting snow and ice on the ditches means that the flatcoats get to swim and Eino suddenly finds himself forced to swim.

  • 08.04.2024

    08.04.2024

    Eino and his camouflage.

  • 07.04.2024

    07.04.2024

    An early April cold spell has meant that most of Kamu’s swimming holes have frozen over and just small little holes remain for him to get wet in. But even the smallest hole will do fine.

  • 06.04.2024

    Kulo and a little treasure he found from under the melting snow.

  • 05.04.2024

    05.04.2024

    We took Kulo for his official x-rays for health checks and got the results yesterday. And they could not have been better: hips A/A, elbows 0/0 and knees 0/0. It’s funny how there is always quite a bit of anxiety before the x-rays are taken and especially during the time between the x-rays being taken…

  • 04.04.2024

    04.04.2024

    Break the ice and swim. Topi did it first and Kamu learned his lessons well.

  • 03.04.2024

    03.04.2024

    Well, the move is now done, but there’s still a lot of remodeling to do.

  • 02.04.2024

    02.04.2024

    We are wondering if one of the reasons for the poor performance of our new site could be the reason that we have a fully bilingual site and most free platforms don’t really do multilingual sites with a lot of content well. What do you think of this approach where we have both languages in…

  • 01.04.2024

    01.04.2024

    Our digital move is taking way longer than expected. Let alone that we still need to do some remodeling as well. We are having some issues with the performance of our new platform which is causing issues. Looks like our resident nerd needs to get cracking.

  • 31.03.2024

    31.03.2024

    Our digital move is still ongoing so things will definitely be weird around here. A lot of old stuff is still missing and links on the new site will definitely not work. But we are working on it. Transfering over 7000 blog posts doesn’t happen very quickly.

  • 30.03.2024

    30.03.2024

    We are moving the digital home of Life of Jalo currently so things may look a bit off here on the site for a while. At the same time we are revamping the whole platform and going from a home grown approach to running on WordPress. So some things might not work like they have…

  • 29.03.2024

    29.03.2024

    Happy, happy Easter and enjoy the long weekend! At least in Finland we have a four day weekend…

  • 28.03.2024

    28.03.2024

    Kamu finally got some mail from Belgium and his C.I.B and C.I.E titles have finally been confirmed. Kamu finally got some mail from Belgium and his C.I.B and C.I.E titles have finally been confirmed.

  • 27.03.2024

    27.03.2024

    Kamu’s swimming hole has frozen.

  • 26.03.2024

    26.03.2024

    Eino: Those crazy flatcoats and their running around forests looking for hidden dummies.

  • 25.03.2024

    25.03.2024

    Some training with Kamu. The snow cover is finally firm enough that we can consider doing some training in the forests.

  • 24.03.2024

    24.03.2024

    Eyes on spring, but not willing to let go of the snow either.

  • 23.03.2024

    23.03.2024

    You remember Kamu looking handsome a few days ago? Well…

  • 22.03.2024

    22.03.2024

    Eino is getting so grey. And it’s happening quite quickly. We can’t wait for him to have a white face.

  • 21.03.2024

    21.03.2024

    And just so you don’t forget, Kamu already looks very much like an adult.

  • 20.03.2024

    20.03.2024

    Kulo is starting to look like a grown up. At least every now and then.

  • 19.03.2024

    19.03.2024

    Kulo: I’m a good boy. Oh yes I am.

  • 18.03.2024

    18.03.2024

    We found a tree in the middle of the pond.

  • 17.03.2024

    17.03.2024

    Fleeting moments of stillness and looking handsome before it is time to become a lovable goofball again. He really has inherited many of Luka’s habits.

  • 16.03.2024

    16.03.2024

    Catkins, a sure sign of the approaching spring.

  • 15.03.2024

    15.03.2024

    Eino running from the devil, aka Kulo.

  • 14.03.2024

    14.03.2024

    Shake it baby, shake it!

  • 13.03.2024

    13.03.2024

    It’s been a while since we’ve last had a flying Miss Mallorys dog in our photographs.

  • 12.03.2024

    12.03.2024

    Playtime looks very rough at times, but so far we have no cuts or scrapes.

  • 11.03.2024

    11.03.2024

    Someone is very sure of himself.

  • 10.03.2024

    10.03.2024

    We have impact! We have impact! We have impact! We have impact!

  • 09.03.2024

    09.03.2024

    Hit the breaks, collision imminent.

  • 08.03.2024

    08.03.2024

    Happy International Women’s Day! The boys have all been taking care of the only woman in our pack.

  • 07.03.2024

    07.03.2024

    Eino rolls around in the snow so rarely that Kulo had to run over to see what on earth he was doing.

  • 06.03.2024

    06.03.2024

    It’s hard to believe that Kulo is just two months shy of turning two years old.

  • 05.03.2024

    05.03.2024

    An old weathered log wall is a perfect backdrop for photos. Even if the boys haven’t seen a pair of scissors for ages.

  • 04.03.2024

    04.03.2024

    Eino is getting more and more grey in his face. We can’t wait for his whole face to be white. Eino is getting more and more grey in his face. We can’t wait for his whole face to be white.

  • 03.03.2024

    03.03.2024

    Training with the little one.

  • 02.03.2024

    02.03.2024

    Kamu the building inspector hard at work

  • 01.03.2024
  • 29.02.2024

    29.02.2024

    Leaping into spring…

  • 28.02.2024

    28.02.2024

    The joy of a hard crust on the snow and how it feels when rolling around. The joy of a hard crust on the snow and how it feels when rolling around. The joy of a hard crust on the snow and how it feels when rolling around. The joy of a hard crust on…

  • 27.02.2024

    27.02.2024

    Sometimes it feels like the boys will do anything to avoid being in a posed photograph… Sometimes it feels like the boys will do anything to avoid being in a posed photograph… Sometimes it feels like the boys will do anything to avoid being in a posed photograph…

  • 26.02.2024

    26.02.2024

    Sometimes the stars do not align in an attempt to get a photo of the whole gang.

  • 25.02.2024

    25.02.2024

    Kulo: Can I come give you a kiss?

  • 24.02.2024

    24.02.2024

    Success! Eino is getting more and more grey.

  • 23.02.2024

    23.02.2024

    Try to take a solo photo of Eino and what do you get? Two flatcoats trying to hog the lens…

  • 22.02.2024

    22.02.2024

    Kamu: What are you doing down there? Kamu: Do you need a lick?

  • 21.02.2024

    21.02.2024

    We are in the middle of a patch of grey weather with no sunshine in sight. So enjoy this playsession from a few weeks ago.

  • 20.02.2024

    20.02.2024

    Despite the recent snowfall that buried most of our paths there were some spots in the forest where remains of the paths could be seen and the boys didn’t sink to the tops of their backs.

  • 19.02.2024

    19.02.2024

    Kamu imitating a fox

  • 18.02.2024

    18.02.2024

    We just realised that since we left Finland last year in the middle of winter and jumped straight into snowless spring in England, this will be Kulo’s first real spring.

  • 17.02.2024

    17.02.2024

    We just got 30 cm (12 inches) or so of fresh snow that turned to rain so we lost all the paths we’ve made in the forest and it looks like there might be some tiring walks in front of us until we get new paths made.

  • 16.02.2024

    16.02.2024

    Sunset playtime

  • 15.02.2024

    15.02.2024

    Eino, you better watch your six. You are under observation.

  • 14.02.2024

    14.02.2024

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Or friendship day as it is celebrated in Finland.

  • 13.02.2024

    13.02.2024

    What is that we spy in the distance? Maybe hints of spring?

  • 12.02.2024

    12.02.2024

    Let’s take a lie down for this one… Our site is running on a completely custom platform and we just found out that the support for the development environment it is running on will be removed. So the humans, mainly Ramin, are hard at work finding a new home for the blog and converting all…

  • 11.02.2024

    11.02.2024

    Kulo: Give me scrathces!

  • 10.02.2024

    10.02.2024

    The fools and the master in the shadows

  • 09.02.2024

    09.02.2024

    Kulo searching for the adventures the weekend will bring.

  • 08.02.2024

    08.02.2024

    Heere’s Eino!

  • 07.02.2024

    07.02.2024

    Winter walks along the paths we’ve made. Winter walks along the paths we’ve made.

  • 06.02.2024

    06.02.2024

    1 2 3 Kamu: That didn’t hurt!

  • 05.02.2024

    05.02.2024

    Kulo: Why did you stay behind? Let me come and get you.

  • 04.02.2024

    04.02.2024

    Anna fell down, and of course there’s a flatcoat present to “help.”

  • 03.02.2024

    03.02.2024

    When did this happen? The little puppy has grown up.

  • 02.02.2024

    02.02.2024

    Today is Kamu’s gotcha day. Six years since we picked this little one up.

  • 01.02.2024

    01.02.2024

    Sniffing the tracks of wildlife

  • 31.01.2024

    31.01.2024

    The days are getting longer and longer and yesterday was the first time the sunlight felt warm again. There’s still plenty of winter and snow left (good for that), but the deepeset darkness is going away.

  • 30.01.2024

    30.01.2024

    And back to the present day and the “young ones” playing in the snow.

  • 29.01.2024

    29.01.2024

    It’s not a stick in Emil’s mouth this time… Today would have been Emil’s 13 birthday. He is on our minds.

  • 28.01.2024

    28.01.2024

    It’s election day – first round – for the next president of Finland. No, Kamu is not on the ballot. Our humans voted already last week in the pre-election period. Finland basically has a week of pre-election where there are voting locations all around (even in shopping malls) in addition to the main election day.…

  • 27.01.2024

    27.01.2024

    Those ears…

  • 26.01.2024

    26.01.2024

    18 years since this little one, our one and only Luka, was born. Even though he was our third flatcoat already he really taught us what a flatcoat should be like. And the fact that he was yellow had nothing at all to do with it.

  • 25.01.2024

    25.01.2024

    All three, sitting still for a moment.

  • 24.01.2024

    24.01.2024

    A happy moment with the puppy. A happy moment with the puppy.

  • 23.01.2024

    23.01.2024

    Both of the flatcoats with eyes on Anna. Note how Kulo is slightly leaning away from Kamu. Just to make sure Kamu knows he has his personal space 🙂

  • 22.01.2024

    22.01.2024

    The differences in what Kamu and Eino find interesting.Yes, Anna is just out of the frame to the left. Eino is looking towards a feeding spot for local wildlife.

  • 21.01.2024

    21.01.2024

    Kamu has inherited Topi’s passion to investigate every ditch along our walks to check if there a chance to get his paws wet. Or better yet go for a swim.

  • 20.01.2024

    20.01.2024

    Eyes on something. Or maybe nothing.

  • 19.01.2024

    19.01.2024

    We’ve had several instances of big fluffy movie snow during the last week. Even the strong winds during the last 24 hours hasn’t ruined the experience of powder which is very deep in places.

  • 18.01.2024

    18.01.2024

    The joy that a little stick can bring. Luckily Kulo is still satisfied with actually little sticks and not obsessed with finding ever bigger sticks.

  • 17.01.2024

    17.01.2024

    A frosty and snowy Kamu. The times we get big, movie snowflakes is rare enough that every moment has to be enjoyed.

  • 16.01.2024

    16.01.2024

    Borthers. It really is fun and rewarding to watch the interaction between Kamu and Kulo and the way their bond has grown.

  • 15.01.2024

    15.01.2024

    We’ve had two days of snowfall with some inches of wonderful powder covering all the existing snow.

  • 14.01.2024

    14.01.2024

    Single track lane. The snowfall we’ve received today has made all our paths disappear so we need to make new ones.

  • 13.01.2024

    13.01.2024

    We’ve had a long time without any fresh snow, so we have a good network of paths all over for the dogs to run on. Snow is falling now, so let’s see if we still have all these paths in a few days or not.

  • 12.01.2024

    12.01.2024

    It feels so good to have a winter with real cold and clear days. We’ve missed the low lying midday sun. It feels so good to have a winter with real cold and clear days. We’ve missed the low lying midday sun. It feels so good to have a winter with real cold and clear…

  • 11.01.2024

    11.01.2024

    The days are getting longer, but the sun is still so low than we can’t feel its warming rays yet.

  • 10.01.2024

    10.01.2024

    A vintage Eino. And an update. Despite a scare early in December he has been doing quite well and is healthy and lively. So at the moment everything is good after the scare we had a year ago.

  • 09.01.2024

    09.01.2024

    Traditionally epiphany is the day in Finland to take down the Christmas decorations. We’ve missed that date. It’s the day we start discussing taking the decorations down. But Kamu tried to start already.

  • 08.01.2024

    08.01.2024

    What would winters in the north be without long dark nights?

  • 07.01.2024

    07.01.2024

    Based on the forecast today should be the last day of very cold temperatures. It has already gone up from the -30°C in the morning to a relatively warm -20 by the time we went for our walk! Based on the forecast today should be the last day of very cold temperatures. It has already…

  • 06.01.2024

    06.01.2024

    Woohoo! After several days of over -30°C it was only -25 today and it felt almost warm.

  • 05.01.2024

    05.01.2024

    Luckily before this cold spell started and after the last heavy snowfall the neghbors snowmobile has been out and we also managed to make our own paths in the snow. It’s a lot easier for the dogs when they can choose their own pace and don’t have to dig their way through the soft snow…

  • 04.01.2024

    04.01.2024

    A rare photobomb from Eino.

  • 03.01.2024

    03.01.2024

    Eino for the start of the year. Because of the cold, not all of the white or grey on his snout is due to his age.

  • 02.01.2024

    02.01.2024

    Well, it’s been a very cold start for the year. The temperature dropped to -30°C during the night but luckily came up to -20°C by the time we walked the dogs. The coats are on and the walks are shorter than usual. Despite the beauty of it all, we have to keep our time out…

  • 01.01.2024

    01.01.2024

    Happy New Year! We’ve started the new year with a brisk -22°C and a nice walk in the sunshine.

  • 31.12.2023

    31.12.2023

    Our boys message to everyone shooting off fireworks this new years eve.

  • 30.12.2023

    30.12.2023

    Both November and December were very grey and walks even in the low lying sun were a rarity. Of course it means we got a good amount of snow, but we’ve missed the sun.

  • 29.12.2023

    29.12.2023

    Is that another long weekend we see peeking around the corner? Is that another long weekend we see peeking around the corner?

  • 28.12.2023

    28.12.2023

    Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that playtime is over.

  • 27.12.2023

    27.12.2023

    When it comes to snow, we’ve had an absolutely wonderful year. At the moment we have over 40 cm (14″) of snow which means lots of fun in the snow. And of course it also meant that the muddy season of fall was short.

  • 26.12.2023

    26.12.2023

    And the final Christmas portrait with Eino the Sailor. That Christmas hat looks more like a sailor hat on Eino’s head. And a smattering of Kulo as well.

  • 25.12.2023

    25.12.2023

    Continuing the official portraits with Kulo.

  • 24.12.2023

    24.12.2023

    Let’s start the official Christmas portraits with the leader of the pack, Kamu.

  • 23.12.2023

    23.12.2023

    Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!

  • 22.12.2023

    22.12.2023

    Kulo: Snow? What snow? I wasn’t eating any snow.

  • 21.12.2023

    21.12.2023

    A quick jump from summer to winter so that at least the photos around Christmas don’t look out of place. We will start publishing our photos from our autumn trip after the new year.

  • 20.12.2023

    20.12.2023

    Playtime once again. Or on every walk, at least if Kulo is asked. Playtime once again. Or on every walk, at least if Kulo is asked. Playtime once again. Or on every walk, at least if Kulo is asked.

  • 19.12.2023

    19.12.2023

    Flatcoats and running free. The joy of simple things in life.

  • 18.12.2023

    18.12.2023

    Playing chase the setter

  • 17.12.2023

    17.12.2023

    How about we run through the rest of our summer photos before Christmas?

  • 16.12.2023
  • 15.12.2023

    15.12.2023

    And the final picture of the summer flowers, Kamu in the magenta. And the final picture of the summer flowers, Kamu in the magenta.

  • 14.12.2023

    14.12.2023

    Yet another throwback and Eino in the summer. For some reason he always ends up being photographed next to anything close to red in color.

  • 13.12.2023

    13.12.2023

    A throwback to summer and Kulo among the summer flowers. A throwback to summer and Kulo among the summer flowers.

  • 12.12.2023

    12.12.2023

    No one seems to know exactly when you can start using the term Multi Champion for your dog, but we decided that with Kamu he probably can, after all he has nine. So he got a rosette for it 🙂

  • 11.12.2023

    11.12.2023

    14 years ago Topi was born. We still miss him so, but hope that he and Luka as well as all the rest enjoy romping around somewhere over the rainbow bridge. 14 years ago Topi was born. We still miss him so, but hope that he and Luka as well as all the rest enjoy…

  • 10.12.2023

    10.12.2023

    Swimming for a bumper in the rain. It’s always so much fun to watch a flatcoat at work, be it training or hunting. Swimming for a bumper in the rain. It’s always so much fun to watch a flatcoat at work, be it training or hunting.

  • 09.12.2023

    09.12.2023

    While Eino may avoid going out for a quick pee when it’s raining he is as enthusiastic as the others in going out for a walk.

  • 08.12.2023

    08.12.2023

    Rain? Who cares about rain?

  • 07.12.2023

    07.12.2023

    Water drops dripping from the chins of wet flatcoats. Such a familiar sight.

  • 06.12.2023

    06.12.2023

    It feels so weird to say that Kamu turns 6 today. We still remember driving towards Ramin’s parents place for a independence day meal and getting the message from Poland that the litter is born and there are several males in the litter for us to choose from. And then the wait of eight weeks…

  • 05.12.2023

    05.12.2023

    There is no place or environment that isn’t suitable for a roll. Expect maybe the asphalt jungle of the cities.

  • 04.12.2023

    04.12.2023

    A little retriever and his bumper. Some training for Kulo with distractions, a.k.a Anna and Kamu training a bit further away. A little retriever and his bumper. Some training for Kulo with distractions, a.k.a Anna and Kamu training a bit further away.

  • 03.12.2023

    03.12.2023

    Eino: Crocodiles? Who said crocodiles? I’m staying away from the wet, scary water.

  • 02.12.2023

    02.12.2023

    Is it a pine log? A brown crocodile? Or just Kamu?

  • 01.12.2023

    01.12.2023

    Kulo walking, or rather running, in Topi’s footsteps with his mouth wide open and tongue out.

  • 30.11.2023

    30.11.2023

    Continuing from yesterday’s theme, this bison was bought in Yellowstone ten years ago. And it still has its snout and eyes. Let alone the tail.

  • 29.11.2023

    29.11.2023

    There are very few moments inside when the flatcoats don’t have toys in their mouths. We’d love to buy some new toys but they are so soft mouthed that we still have many toys from the puppytimes of Luka and Sulo still left.

  • 28.11.2023

    28.11.2023

    Eino trying to hide from the black setter-seeking missile that may come from any direction.

  • 27.11.2023

    27.11.2023

    A wistful look back at the weekend and spending the days outside instead of moonlight walks after work.

  • 26.11.2023

    26.11.2023

    While Eino enjoys his rest on his couch, the flatcoats like to get some cuddles. And for once they may even sit still to enjoy some cuddles.

  • 25.11.2023

    25.11.2023

    Rest is needed after all that romping around by the swamps and ponds.

  • 24.11.2023

    24.11.2023

    It’s so great to follow how Kulo interacts differently with different dogs. Kamu is clearly the boss. Someone to be clearly subservient towards. You can clearly see it in Kulo’s body language in these photos. Eino on the other hand? Well he’s Kulo’s toy… It’s so great to follow how Kulo interacts differently with different…

  • 23.11.2023

    23.11.2023

    A swimming Kamu. The older he gets the more his coat is starting to resemble that of Topi. Especially that little bunch of fur right at the end of his head. What we used to call Topi’s devil horns…

  • 22.11.2023

    22.11.2023

    We rarely talk about gear here, but one of the absolute benefits of getting a mirrorless camera (can’t really call them DSLRs anymore) is the fact that you can actually shoot by using the rear display and not the optical viewfinder. Being able to change the angle of the display allows you to shoot from…

  • 21.11.2023

    21.11.2023

    Eino and a flatcoat zooming by. Getting pictures of Eino alone is often quite challenging since the flatcoats are real lens hogs.

  • 20.11.2023

    20.11.2023

    He can look extremely goofy, but there are moments where he really knows how to show himself as the handsome dog that he is. He can look extremely goofy, but there are moments where he really knows how to show himself as the handsome dog that he is. He can look extremely goofy, but there…

  • 19.11.2023

    19.11.2023

    Kulo’s water art

  • 18.11.2023

    18.11.2023

    The three faces of a shaking flatcoat The three faces of a shaking flatcoat The three faces of a shaking flatcoat

  • 17.11.2023

    17.11.2023

    The happiness of a flatcoat by the water with free permission to swim.

  • 16.11.2023

    16.11.2023

    Eino is still a bit unsure whether the water is warm enough for a swim or not. Admittedly, this picture was taken in the end of July and the water was plenty warm…

  • 15.11.2023

    15.11.2023

    A tired Anna and Kamu napping at a friend’s place on our way back home.

  • 14.11.2023

    14.11.2023

    Puddles, graffiti and a handsome dog. Quite a combination.

  • 13.11.2023

    13.11.2023

    After the three days of shows in the countryside near Tartu and boondocking in the woods for over a week we went for a walk in a new part of Tallinn while waiting for the ferry back to Finland. Old wooden houses, cute coffee shops and a relaxing walks without too many tourists.

  • 12.11.2023

    12.11.2023

    Our summer trip in the Baltics was concluded by three shows in Estonia. The day before the shows while walking the dogs in the countryside a dog attacked from a fenced yard where the gate was open and despite our attempts to block it from reaching our boys it managed to bite Kulo’s tail. After…

  • 11.11.2023

    11.11.2023

    During a heatwave it is so important to manage the temperature in the van. Because we like wildcamping and do think a generator belongs to wildcamping air conditioning is out of the question. So the ability to have the doors open, with mosquito nets since we are in mosquito area, and several fans to facilitate…

  • 10.11.2023

    10.11.2023

    Our summer trip to the Baltics was accompanied by a heatwave. We stayed away from the coast – except for a stop in Pärnu – and mostly hung out in various wildcamping spots by bodies of water so that we could swim. Our summer trip to the Baltics was accompanied by a heatwave. We stayed…

  • 09.11.2023

    09.11.2023

    Yes, of course the boys got to swim in the Salaca river. In fact, it was warm enough that Anna also went for a swim. Without the boys though. Yes, of course the boys got to swim in the Salaca river. In fact, it was warm enough that Anna also went for a swim. Without…

  • 08.11.2023

    08.11.2023

    The walk was wonderful, but we were reminded of what it is like to walk dogs in tick infested areas once we got back to the van. We took out well over 50 ticks out of the two dogs after this one walk. But at least the boys had fun 🙂

  • 07.11.2023

    07.11.2023

    After the shows we headed inland and avoided the vacationer hotspots along the Baltic coast. We ended up walking the dogs in the Salaca Valley in northern Latvia and enjoyed the very red rock there. After the shows we headed inland and avoided the vacationer hotspots along the Baltic coast. We ended up walking the…

  • 06.11.2023

    06.11.2023

    Kulo watching the swimmers and waiting for his turn in the water.

  • 05.11.2023

    05.11.2023

    We decided to take a couple of weeks of vacation in July and head into Latvia and Estonia and see what the Baltics are like during the summer. We managed be there during a real heatwave and of course we spotted a couple of dog shows for Kulo as well. This is from the first…

  • 04.11.2023

    04.11.2023

    You know, we have no idea where June went. Ramin traveled for work and mostly we just tried to relax and recharge from the trip to the UK and the busy May that we had. We barely have any pictures taken with our phones during June, let alone any of our other cameras.

  • 03.11.2023

    03.11.2023

    Eino’s favority place in the van – the couch. Of course, under the watchful eye of Kulo if Eino does dare to move. Eino: I’m not impressed. Can you keep the brat from bothering my beauty sleep?

  • 02.11.2023

    02.11.2023

    Kamu, Anna Olavi’s daughter and Olavinlinna, Olav’s castle in Savonlinna. It was fun traveling to shows close to home during May and having the rest of the weekend available to explore the countryside and cities close to home.

  • 01.11.2023

    01.11.2023

    Did you miss Eino? Kulo sure did during the two months they were separated. We are not exactly sure how Eino felt about it all…

  • 31.10.2023

    31.10.2023

    It was weird to come back to Finland from England where all the spring flowers had already had their moment of glory and here the spring flowers were barely waking up with the tulips in bloom in late May.

  • 30.10.2023

    30.10.2023

    After we returned from Great Britain, we started Kulo’s show circuit in Finland. Anna had mapped out the shows in Finland during the summer that were feasible to travel to, but four shows in a bit over a month resulted with Kulo being best of breed a couple of times, getting two adult CACs and…

  • 29.10.2023

    29.10.2023

    Crossing the English Channel didn’t mean that we immediately left the coast behind. The boys got one more romp in the channel waters and around the remains of the Atlantic Wall in France before we started to head back to Finland. On the way back we stopped at a couple of dog shows in Lithuania,…

  • 28.10.2023

    28.10.2023

    The final romp on the English beaches. Until the next time we make our way to the British Isles. We honestly did treat the trip as a once in a lifetime experience. Or at least that was the plan. But nearly half a year after leaving the British Isles we have a strong inkling that…

  • 27.10.2023

    27.10.2023

    Looking across the channel again…

  • 26.10.2023

    26.10.2023

    We’re at the point of our showing pictures from our UK trip that we are at the last of everything. This is Kamu and the last set of ruins for the trip. We’re at the point of our showing pictures from our UK trip that we are at the last of everything. This is Kamu…

  • 25.10.2023

    25.10.2023

    Heading back down to the van and the last of the singletrack country lanes. Heading back down to the van and the last of the singletrack country lanes.

  • 24.10.2023

    24.10.2023

    Anna and Kamu enjoying the last of the grand views of the British countryside left for the trip. Anna and Kamu enjoying the last of the grand views of the British countryside left for the trip. Anna’s point of view

  • 23.10.2023

    23.10.2023

    Sorry for being late in posting. We’ve been recovering from traveling and shows. Back to normal schedule tomorrow.

  • 22.10.2023

    22.10.2023

    Little Kulo finished his time in the junior rings with a bang. Yesterday at Tallinn International Dog Show he finished three titles: Estonian junior champion, Baltic junior champion*, and International Junior Beauty Champion*. Today is still a show day, but there is nothing left for Kulo to achieve, except experience. He has a bit over…

  • 21.10.2023

    21.10.2023

    Try taking pictures of these clowns… Try taking pictures of these clowns… Try taking pictures of these clowns… Finally.

  • 20.10.2023

    20.10.2023

    Once again, heading up the hill.

  • 19.10.2023

    19.10.2023

    Kamu and Kulo: Ok, you can stop taking photos of the sweaters now and come feed us breakfast. Please. The sweaters in question.

  • 18.10.2023

    18.10.2023

    Air traffic control keep a watchful eye on the flight operations. And the result of the flight operations And the result of the flight operations

  • 17.10.2023

    17.10.2023

    Taking breather to enjoy the views. And the company of each other.

  • 16.10.2023

    16.10.2023

    Back to real time for a bit. Last weekend we went to two dog shows in Latvia and Kulo got the two JCACs he needed to become a Latvian junior champion. He also placed as best male on both days and ended up being best of opposite sex. Of course, he was the only male…

  • 15.10.2023

    15.10.2023

    The wonders of public footpaths and little nooks between the hills and houses.

  • 14.10.2023

    14.10.2023

    Ah, the endless variety of stiles and other such ways of getting over or through the fences criss crossing the British landscape.

  • 13.10.2023

    13.10.2023

    Is it just us, or is the weather in Britain either rainy, windy or both? Is it just us, or is the weather in Britain either rainy, windy or both?

  • 12.10.2023

    12.10.2023

    Ramin and Kulo admiring the views Ramin and Kulo admiring the views

  • 11.10.2023

    11.10.2023

    The views in Wales were beautiful and majestic, but we aren’t sure if the boys appreciated them or not. The views in Wales were beautiful and majestic, but we aren’t sure if the boys appreciated them or not. The views in Wales were beautiful and majestic, but we aren’t sure if the boys appreciated them…

  • 10.10.2023

    10.10.2023

    Back to our GB trip and to exploring the Welsh countryside.

  • 09.10.2023

    09.10.2023

    Still in real time and the reason we are posting a day late… We’ve had issues with our heater all through our current trip, but it hasn’t been a problem with the heatwave Central Europe has been experiencing. But now we are on our way back to Finland and the Baltics are already considerably cooler.…

  • 08.10.2023

    08.10.2023

    We will take a break from the photos of our UK trip and skip to real time again. Yesterday was a day we honestly never thought would happen. The titles of C.I.B. and C.I.E. (international beauty titles / championships) have always seemed out of reach for us. Partly out of choice that chasing CACIBs just…

  • 07.10.2023

    07.10.2023

    When in Wales… Well, there really aren’t any options to skip this place now are there? And our campsite that night.

  • 06.10.2023

    06.10.2023

    Enjoying the views and some cuddles on the pier. Enjoying the views and some cuddles on the pier.

  • 05.10.2023

    05.10.2023

    Kamu making sure that he is not forgotten while Anna looks at the tourist stuff for sale on a boardwalk. Boardwalks and strolling piers jutting into the sea are quite the foreign concept for us Finns.

  • 04.10.2023

    04.10.2023

    The freedom of running free on the seaside… Until the pest of a little brother comes along… That’ll teach him.

  • 03.10.2023

    03.10.2023

    A few days ago we mentioned that we started to head south along the western coast of Britain. And then we were in Edinburgh which is not on the western coast. Well, that was just a detour. From there we made quick work in driving south to get into Wales and hit the beaches there.…

  • 02.10.2023

    02.10.2023

    The boys honestly don’t mind staying put for a few days and exploring the same paths and scents for a night or more every now and then. While they are always ready for new adventures, you can see that they need a bit of rest from constantly new stimulus every now and then and staying…

  • 01.10.2023

    01.10.2023

    Campgrounds. You will pretty much never see us in an official campground. Or apparently even an aire etc. Pretty much the only time we will go to a campground or camperstop / aire is when we either want to explore a larger city and cut down on commute times and get a safe location for…

  • 30.09.2023

    30.09.2023

    A remake of an old one. This time there are only two princes and the landscape is very different. And you can’t believe how hard it was to find the old photo from 2007 even though we had an idea when it was taken based on the dogs we had at the time. A remake…

  • 29.09.2023

    29.09.2023

    It isn’t until you spend over a month in a country with very few forests that you realize how much you take having forests nearby and all around you for granted as a Finn.

  • 28.09.2023

    28.09.2023

    Mid-April and we are back in Scotland. Slowly making way south along the western edge of the isle of Britain. And we brought the snowfall with us again, the mountains are white and we woke up to frost on the windshield.

  • 27.09.2023

    27.09.2023

    Kamu would like to know if Hogwarts accepts flatcoats? Not dogs in general, but flatcoats… Kamu would like to know if Hogwarts accepts flatcoats? Not dogs in general, but flatcoats…

  • 26.09.2023

    26.09.2023

    There’s this bridge in Scotland that we absolutely had to go and see… There’s this bridge in Scotland that we absolutely had to go and see…

  • 25.09.2023

    25.09.2023

    Kamu spent quite a bit of time on our walks in the countryside unnecessary on lead. At least in his opionion. Conveniently he also forgot the fact that there were typically a lot of sheep around as well.

  • 24.09.2023

    24.09.2023

    Anna planning a photo… The photo captured… And reviewing the photo. All under the very interested eye of the supervisor.

  • 23.09.2023

    23.09.2023

    One of the big challenges we faced on our trip to Great Britain was taking long weeks with a young dog. Kulo was 10-12 months old on our trip and while a 10 kilometer walk isn’t too much for him physically, mentally he was usually drained after something like 6-7 km. It also meant that…

  • 22.09.2023

    22.09.2023

    Sorry, we had some technical issues that had our site down for 24 hours or so, but they should all be resolved now. So here’s a few more of Anna and Kamu on the mountaintop. Sorry, we had some technical issues that had our site down for 24 hours or so, but they should all…

  • 21.09.2023

    21.09.2023

    Ramin and Kulo concentrating on photographing the landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Or well, at least Ramin was focused on photography, Kulo on finding sheep poop. Ramin and Kulo concentrating on photographing the landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Or well, at least Ramin was focused on photography, Kulo on finding sheep poop. Ramin…

  • 20.09.2023

    20.09.2023

    The photographer and the sometimes patient companion. And one of the landscapes being photographed.

  • 19.09.2023

    19.09.2023

    Last Wednesday was the 19 anniversary of our little photoblog. Little did we know at the time how long we would continue publishing daily photographs of our boys documenting our lives and adventures. And the astonishing thing is, there are a few followers who we know have been with us pretty much from the beginning.…

  • 18.09.2023

    18.09.2023

    After adventures a day spent in the van just admiring the scenery and watching the humans work is much appreciated. After adventures a day spent in the van just admiring the scenery and watching the humans work is much appreciated.

  • 17.09.2023

    17.09.2023

    Sure, walking up inside the cloud was already very wet. But then it started to rain. Hard. So hard that we decided to turn back and head down. And we were all soaked. And it stopped raining pretty much when we reached the van. But it was still fun. These are the moments when you…

  • 16.09.2023

    16.09.2023

    This is nearly the last one of us climbing up a mountain in the fog. Any luck finding two flatcoats in the picture?

  • 15.09.2023

    15.09.2023

    The boys taking a little breather on the way up. By this point we were pretty much soaked and it wasn’t even raining that much. Yet.

  • 14.09.2023

    14.09.2023

    Heading deeper into the clouds. If you haven’t yet guessed it, we’ve progressed to being on the Isle of Skye, or the Isle of Mists. The name is apt. Heading deeper into the clouds. If you haven’t yet guessed it, we’ve progressed to being on the Isle of Skye, or the Isle of Mists. The…

  • 13.09.2023

    13.09.2023

    Checking out what the path ahead looks like and who has passed before us. Checking out what the path ahead looks like and who has passed before us.

  • 12.09.2023

    12.09.2023

    Heading up into the hills and clouds.

  • 11.09.2023

    11.09.2023

    The village of Plockton and it’s seaside. And Kamu the mountain goat.

  • 10.09.2023

    10.09.2023

    Do you recognize this view? If you don’t, you are probably not someone who watched a 90s show about a Scottish country police.

  • 09.09.2023

    09.09.2023

    Another one of those you know it’s windy when a flatcoats ears start behaving like this places. But then, what else would you expect at the top of Bealach Na Ba (Applecross Pass)? But then, what else would you expect at the top of Bealach Na Ba (Applecross Pass)?

  • 08.09.2023

    08.09.2023

    After all of the waterfalls it was finally time to go up into the hills again. We went up high to see the scenery. And experience the intense winds coming from the sea. Just look at Kamu’s ears.

  • 07.09.2023

    07.09.2023

    Yet another waterfall, but this time without any swimming. Just waiting for the humans to photograph it. Followed by more views of the coast, single lane roads and lochs. Yet another waterfall, but this time without any swimming. Just waiting for the humans to photograph it. Followed by more views of the coast, single lane…

  • 06.09.2023

    06.09.2023

    Post swim cuddles by the waterfall.

  • 05.09.2023

    05.09.2023

    Have you ever had the chance to swim in the pool of a waterfall? The boys sure hadn’t before this, but they loved the chance! Have you ever had the chance to swim in the pool of a waterfall? The boys sure hadn’t before this, but they loved the chance!

  • 04.09.2023

    04.09.2023

    Inspecting the vast emptiness and the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands. Compared to the populated England, the emptiness of Scotland really suited us.

  • 03.09.2023

    03.09.2023

    We have a bit of a story to tell you. When we returned to our van from the long day at Crufts, the rear door of our van would not unlock. Every now and then we tried to figure out what the issue could be. Testing different scenarios and even ordering some spare parts to…

  • 02.09.2023

    02.09.2023

    Heading back to the van after a long day of exploring the beach and the nearby caves. Heading back to the van after a long day of exploring the beach and the nearby caves.

  • 01.09.2023

    01.09.2023

    It’s funny how when a new puppy is introduced to the pack the previous puppy suddenly grows up and matures. At least when it comes to playing with muddy seaweed on the beach.

  • 31.08.2023

    31.08.2023

    A happy flatcoat: wet, in the middle of an adventure, and free to run. Behind the scenes.

  • 30.08.2023

    30.08.2023

    Tidal pools and the joy of splashing in them.

  • 29.08.2023

    29.08.2023

    The little mountain goat exploring the rocks that the outgoing tide has revealed. For inlanders like us, the 4-5m tides on the beaches were a source of wonder. And quite a bit of apprehension as well. We kept a close eye on the tide tables at all times when around the coast. Just in case.…

  • 28.08.2023

    28.08.2023

    We have no idea why this bridge over the little brook on the beach has been built, but it sure made for a good place for a photo even with a strong backlight. But Kamu was a bit too amped up to stand well so he had to have him sit. Running free on the…

  • 27.08.2023

    27.08.2023

    Kulo: There’s a beach right behind me. Can I go yet? Please? I’m being good and sitting and posing here. And off he goes!

  • 26.08.2023

    26.08.2023

    The vast emptiness of the northeastearn coastline. And the time to start thinking of turning west, since there is no more land to the northeast to head towards.

  • 25.08.2023

    25.08.2023

    By now you should all be familiar what Kamu does if we stand still for a moment looking at the scenery. He makes sure that he is not forgotten.

  • 24.08.2023

    24.08.2023

    Yesterday was also the 21st anniversary of the birth of Flippe, our first flatcoat. Who would have known at the time that we would end up being at flatcoats number 7 and 8 21 years later?

  • 23.08.2023

    23.08.2023

    Today is the 30th birthday of Anna’s best friend through her teenage years and the first retriever in our lives. The one and only Kassu. Today is the 30th birthday of Anna’s best friend through her teenage years and the first retriever in our lives. The one and only Kassu. Today is the 30th birthday…

  • 22.08.2023

    22.08.2023

    The photographer and assistants, and the landscape being photographed. And some more random coastline from Scotland.

  • 21.08.2023

    21.08.2023

    After the hustle and bustle of England, the emptiness of The Highlands was just what the doctor ordered for us. Walks in the moors, spending the night by a river. With the locals coming by to check that we hadn’t lost our leads on the moors after they had found a pair when walking themselves.…

  • 20.08.2023

    20.08.2023

    Eino would like us to take a break demon the exhausting travel photos and remind you that Sundays (and pretty much any other day of the week) are best spent dozing on the couch.

  • 19.08.2023

    19.08.2023

    No matter where we are, if there is water to be found, the flatcoats will get wet. And yes, we forgot that Scotland also has bogs. Lots of them. We ended up washing the dogs back at the van before letting them in… No matter where we are, if there is water to be found,…

  • 18.08.2023

    18.08.2023

    At the top of the hill. A walk in The Highlands from somewhere in the valley to the top of the hill and back down again. The views were worth it even if it was very windy. At the top of the hill. A walk in The Highlands from somewhere in the valley to the…

  • 17.08.2023

    17.08.2023

    This little Loch Ness monster wants out of the water. Behind the scenes And since we were in the area, we had to pay a visit to the birthplace of the Golden Retriever.

  • 16.08.2023

    16.08.2023

    Of course, no visit to The Highlands is complete without going to see the Loch Ness monster. But did you know there are two of them?!

  • 15.08.2023

    15.08.2023

    After a walk in the Cairngorms we went a bit further for a walk to see some pyramids. Along the way we spotted someone’s summer house down in the valley. Kulo was very curious as to whose cabin it might be. Any guesses? After a walk in the Cairngorms we went a bit further for…

  • 14.08.2023

    14.08.2023

    Sniffing for the grouse we heard all over the highlands. Don’t worry, the dogs were kept at leads length at all times even when off lead in the areas were we could hear and see birds.

  • 13.08.2023

    13.08.2023

    Now that we finally made it to the Highlands, be prepared for a lot of photos from there. There are lots more to come. On that note, can you spot our van in the picture? It is there, we promise.

  • 12.08.2023

    12.08.2023

    After the coast we finally made it inland and into The Highlands of Scotland. And they did not disappoint.

  • 11.08.2023

    11.08.2023

    The coastal towns of Scotland are wonderful places to visit. On this walk we managed to start in one, walk through another and end up in a third town. Luckily there was a bus that took us back to our van. It was Kulo’s first busride! The coastal towns of Scotland are wonderful places to…

  • 10.08.2023

    10.08.2023

    There’s always time to stop and pose in front of some murals on our walks.

  • 09.08.2023

    09.08.2023

    After driving up along the coast of Northeast England, we finally made it into Scotland. But we didn’t make it into the highlands quite yet and stuck to the coast for a bit at first. After driving up along the coast of Northeast England, we finally made it into Scotland. But we didn’t make it…

  • 08.08.2023

    08.08.2023

    The joy of running free in the English countryside P.S. How many flatcoats do you see?

  • 07.08.2023

    07.08.2023

    Kamu on a seaside stroll And Kamu’s audience

  • 06.08.2023

    06.08.2023

    Kamu the adopted Viking (well, something of the sort, at least he has a lot of Scandinavian blood) and a rare castle on the northeastern coast of England that the Vikings did not sack. Possibly because it was built much after the times of the Vikings…

  • 05.08.2023

    05.08.2023

    Kulo looking so very worried. Maybe he’s worried because we were at yet another pile of rubble and not by the sea?

  • 04.08.2023

    04.08.2023

    Kamu at Hogwarts!

  • 03.08.2023

    03.08.2023

    Kamu looking at the views. Why is it, that pretty much every time that the view has some water, there is the danger of a jumping flatcoat?

  • 02.08.2023

    02.08.2023

    Checking up on two kinds of social media: the digital kind and the olfactory kind.

  • 01.08.2023

    01.08.2023

    It’s not snow, but it will do for a good roll after a swim. It’s not snow, but it will do for a good roll after a swim. It’s not snow, but it will do for a good roll after a swim. It’s not snow, but it will do for a good roll after a…

  • 31.07.2023

    31.07.2023

    You probably don’t know it, but many years ago Ramin lived in England for a bit and one of his first memories from there, after the driving on the wrong side of the road, was from this beach and seeing the dogs running free on it. One of his bucket list items has been being…

  • 30.07.2023

    30.07.2023

    And yes, the went to see the Robin Hood tree along the wall. The scenery along the wall and in Northumbria is changing from the gentle rolling countryside of England to the more rugged wildness of Scotland.

  • 29.07.2023

    29.07.2023

    Walking along Hadrian’s Wall, heading from milecastle to the next. Walking along Hadrian’s Wall, heading from milecastle to the next.

  • 28.07.2023

    28.07.2023

    Kulo making sure that no wild Golden Retrievers from the northern reaches of wild Scotland enter into civilized flatcoated England.

  • 27.07.2023

    27.07.2023

    Walking on an ancient wall. This is Hardian’s Wall and the only section you are allowed to walk on. Built by Romans nearly 2000 years ago to protect from the wild peoples of the north and very much an inspiration for The Wall in Game of Thrones. And yes, driving towards the north in England…

  • 26.07.2023

    26.07.2023

    Time to remember the birthday of the namesake of this blog, Jalo exactly 19 years ago. He was our second flatcoat and Kulo is already our eight.

  • 25.07.2023

    25.07.2023

    Exploring the Northumberland countryside. No picts, wildlings or white walkers were seen.

  • 24.07.2023

    24.07.2023

    Not all day on the road are fun and games. A lot of times most of the day is spent trying and failing to stay awake while the humans sit in Teams calls.

  • 23.07.2023

    23.07.2023

    Before we left Yorkshire and continued our trip further north into Northumberland we still had to stop at Fountains Abbey. A sure way to make a flatcoat suffer, let him look at water but not go for a swim. Before we left Yorkshire and continued our trip further north into Northumberland we still had to…

  • 22.07.2023

    22.07.2023

    In between walks and other adventures in the English countryside it’s good to take some time to rest and recuperate.

  • 21.07.2023

    21.07.2023

    North York Moors, you were good to us. We really enjoyed our stay in the area. Despite the wind and the rain. North York Moors, you were good to us. We really enjoyed our stay in the area. Despite the wind and the rain. North York Moors, you were good to us. We really enjoyed…

  • 20.07.2023

    20.07.2023

    While the spring heather would have been a good place to photograph Kulo, the nearby area with burnt heather fits his name of wildfire even better. So he got to sit in for a portrait in the results of his namesake. While the spring heather would have been a good place to photograph Kulo, the…

  • 19.07.2023

    19.07.2023

    Kamu in the heather. The spring heather of the Yorkshire moors was a very fitting backdrop for photos of Kamu. Kamu in the heather. The spring heather of the Yorkshire moors was a very fitting backdrop for photos of Kamu. Kamu in the heather. The spring heather of the Yorkshire moors was a very fitting…

  • 18.07.2023

    18.07.2023

    No matter what the surroundings are, Kamu always has time to play squirrel and beg for some rubs.

  • 17.07.2023

    17.07.2023

    Little Kulo, big ruins. Always curious, like a good flatcoat should be. Little Kulo, big ruins.

  • 16.07.2023

    16.07.2023

    Jaw dropping And photo opportunities every few steps Well, at least some think it’s jaw dropping. Others could care less. But Rievaulx Abbey really is striking and beautiful.

  • 15.07.2023

    15.07.2023

    When your are making your way into Yorkshire and you are an animal lover, there is a pretty much obligatory place to stop by. The veterinary practice where the stories of James Herriot were born. When your are making your way into Yorkshire and you are an animal lover, there is a pretty much obligatory…

  • 14.07.2023

    14.07.2023

    A rare family photo of us all. Except for Eino of course. A rare family photo of us all. A rare family photo of us all.

  • 13.07.2023

    13.07.2023

    Looking down at the old railway line. It was a very scenic walk up from the valley and across the old viaduct to the lookout point.

  • 12.07.2023

    12.07.2023

    The endless stone fences and hedges of England. And the various ways of going through them.

  • 11.07.2023

    11.07.2023

    After the day in Belper we headed into the moors of Derbyshire for the night (see the next photo for a sunset shot) and then went to explore some disused railways that are now used for recreation. After the day in Belper we headed into the moors of Derbyshire for the night (see the next…

  • 10.07.2023

    10.07.2023

    Kulo: I see lots of black dogs. After Kenilworth we continued towards the North and arrived in Belper to visit Hayley Watson (Rainesgift) and also had a chance to meet Georgie of Harcanhill flatcoats. We spend a wonderful evening with them all and the next day with Hayley talking about dogs and stuff. And seeing…

  • 09.07.2023

    09.07.2023

    The sentry at watch in the castle tower. Lead removed in post as dogs must be on lead at all times in Kenilworth Castle.

  • 08.07.2023

    08.07.2023

    We return back to Kenilworth Castle and little Kulo in a big window. While yesterday was the anniversary or Topi’s passing, it was also the anniversary of Kulo coming home for the first time. We picked him up in Sweden on the sixth and arrived home on the seventh. So our house was without a…

  • 07.07.2023

    07.07.2023

    It’s been two years since we lost Topi, but the pain of his loss is still so strong. As a part of his own mental healing and coping with the loss of Topi, Ramin got a tattoo of Topi on his right calf. Why the right calf? That’s where Topi slept every single night. Next…

  • 06.07.2023

    06.07.2023

    On days like this, it’s important to keep the furry friends still around close by and hug them tight. On days like this, it’s important to keep the furry friends still around close by and hug them tight. Even if they stuff themselves in the smallest of nooks and crannies. Even if they stuff themselves…

  • 05.07.2023

    05.07.2023

    Two flatcoats and one big castle ruin that offered lots of places to explore. Two flatcoats and one big castle ruin that offered lots of places to explore. Two flatcoats and one big castle ruin that offered lots of places to explore. Two flatcoats and one big castle ruin that offered lots of places to…

  • 04.07.2023

    04.07.2023

    Our stay in Kenilworth for the night was rewarded and we managed to get to the castle while it was still open. And the visit really was worth it, especially since the boys could also join us in exploring the ruins, like in many other places in the UK. Our stay in Kenilworth for the…

  • 03.07.2023

    03.07.2023

    But since we wanted to see the inside of Kenilworth castle as well, we ended up looking for a spot to spend the night nearby so that we could come back the next day. Luckily the local rugby club offered their training area for campervans to spend the night at for a very cheap £5…

  • 02.07.2023

    02.07.2023

    Kamu and Kenilworth castle. From the outside. One of the problems we faced throughout our trip was that many of the sites in England close very early. If they are even open on weekdays when out of season. This was the case with Kenilworth. So we ended up walking around it and looking in from…

  • 01.07.2023

    01.07.2023

    Of course, no walk in the English countryside is perfect without encountering the ruins of some castle. Or monastery. In this case, maybe the ghost of King Arthur was nearby… Of course, no walk in the English countryside is perfect without encountering the ruins of some castle. Or monastery. In this case, maybe the ghost…

  • 30.06.2023

    30.06.2023

    Could this walk be any more cliched England? Green fields bordered by hedges and stone fences. And villages with little churches and ancient headstones. And the rain. Of course the rain. Could this walk be any more cliched England? Green fields bordered by hedges and stone fences. And villages with little churches and ancient headstones.…

  • 29.06.2023

    29.06.2023

    After a sunny day without rain at Land’s End, it was back to normal British weather – rain. They call this a roundabout? Hmm… That roof may need a bit of work at some point.

  • 28.06.2023

    28.06.2023

    What do you get when the road west along the southern coast of England ends and you need to start heading north? Land’s End of course. So from here we started to head towards the north and east in our van. What do you get when the road west along the southern coast of England…

  • 27.06.2023

    27.06.2023

    High cliffs and beautify coastline. And a little flatcoat that is intent on going to the edge to look down at the water. High cliffs and beautify coastline. And a little flatcoat that is intent on going to the edge to look down at the water.

  • 26.06.2023