Archive for August, 2011

August 16th, 2011

Preparing for DrupalCon London

My company, www.exove.com, is focused strongly on Drupal, and thus I’m going to London next week to attend to DrupalCon.

I visited the US based DrupalCon in Chicago in March, and it was a really good trip — both in personal sense and business-wise. I’m expecting even more from this trip.

If you are interested in Drupal, then pop over to our booth (#11) to have a chat.

August 8th, 2011

Holidays are over

My holiday ended already a week ago, and I’m now in Tallinn waiting the ship to depart. If Linda Line ships were operating today, I would have been at home already, but all of them were cancelled due to bad weather. It was unarguably a rocky ride to Tallinn this morning.

Anyhow, the rest of our Finnish trip went as pictured in the previous post. We spent one night in Oulu — tested the new Scandic hotel and found it good — and then we drove down south to Tuuri, visiting some friends on the way. Our hotel room in Tuuri was a corner suite, whopping 75 square meters of space, separate bedroom, a bit peculiar sauna, and surprisingly enough a stocked minibar. During the previous stays, the minibar has always been empty. The hotel is transforming into a normal one. Except that it can’t without tearing down the faux castle facade and huge crystal chandeliers — a rare sight in a countryside hotel. Read more about the hotel.

The next day we left quite early after visiting the department store and refuelling the car. Once again, we spent almost 500 € during the time we spent in Tuuri. Veljekset Keskinen seem to know their business. We drove to Tampere and visited a couple of stores before popping over to Ideapark.

Legopark was a bit of a disappointment, I was expecting more models and less marketing material. Niilo and Sanna stayed there while I visited the shops founding almost nothing. The drive back to Helsinki was eventless.

We spent a few days in Helsinki region before the work started. Aapo arrived from Taivalkoski on Sunday with Sanna’s parents that stayed a week with us — such a blessing with small kids. Niilo started in a new kindergarten closer to our home and Aapo is anxiously waiting for the preschool to start. Our babies are growing up fast.