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FC&G in trasferta: Finnish salmon soup

Posted on February 7, 2016

Just over two years ago I was in Tbilisi, visiting my sister and her family for my niece’s first birthday. Since we both moved away a good few years back, seeing each other has, sadly, become a once or twice a year event. One day, my sister told me “Let’s say we live until 90 and we meet about once a year. That means we’re only going to be seeing each other another 60 times. That’s not enough! Let’s go on holiday together.” That’s how, last July, I ended up at Helsinki Airport, waiting for her connecting flight from Istanbul to land, a couple of hours after mine had arrived from Manchester. We spent a week roaming South-West Finland, from Helsinki to Hanko to…

Spring salmon salad

Posted on May 26, 2014

Today B. and I went to the Imperial War Museum North. The exhibitions themselves, as befits a museum devoted to war, were quite overwhelming and humbling (what would I do if a war involving civilians was announced now? Would I be brave enough?), but after we got out of the building (equally overwhelming), the lovely spring weather, the people strolling up and down the quayside and the accidental realisation that Coronation Street is a fictional Salford street, and not a Liverpudlian one (like I had thought all along), cheered us up. I’m not sure why I was convinced it was set in Liverpool. If that offends anyone, let me just clarify that I’ve never watched the programme (and don’t plan to do so). Anyway,…