I got back from Finland on Friday night and looked down at my legs which had been itching the entire flight. Goose all mighty! They looked terrible. My first thought was the plague or something similarly deadly, but then I remembered all the mosquitos from the evening before. The huge red marks must be bites, although I'd never had them as bad before. I sought some expert advice and apparently I might now be extra sensitive to Finnish mosquitos since I haven't been properly bitten by them for a few years. My immune system is becoming British! (I won't pain you with a photo.)
Vallisaari, an island outside Helsinki that was used by the military for many years but has recently been opened up to the public. We had a wonderful time. In most places nature has taken over the old structures and it's a very nice place to walk and have a picnic. It also offers great views of the sea and Suomenlinna. Unfortunately the mosquitos enjoy it too ...
Anywho, I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy the rest of the week!