Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just a little warm hello for the cozy and wonderful christmas time from Lillan.

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All preparations done for Lillan guests enjoying their time at Lillan for this christmas. The atmosphere of Lillan so unique it is THE place to share your time there with your loved ones, especially on christmas.

A bit over a week to book your stay for the next year at Lillan for this year’s price. Maybe a wonderful present to give to your loved ones? To tell you’ve booked Lillan?

Just check the calendar and pay the booking fee in the web shop. And then wish your loved ones merry christmas with this wonderful gift!

I wish you a warm and cozy christmas ❤

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Proud Member of Finnish Cottage Renters Union

Union for Finnish Cottage Renters has been set up. It serves both guests and owners of rental cottages.

The Union promotes high standards of cottage rental and works to improve knowledge and skills of both parties, as well as supporting its members in all cottage rental related issues.

As the ideology of the union sits more than well to the one of Lillan, it is now a member of that union as well.

Proudly promoting high standards of Cottage rental in Lillan ❤️

Blue and White Finland

Lillan has stood on its place when Finland was part of Sweden. And part of Russia. It has stood there when Finland became independent 100 years ago.

https://fi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suomen_lippu

The Finnish flag song says about colors: blue as the sky, white as snow.

So many things in Finnish nature has those two colors.

The colors from Lillan shore.

The sky by the evening after the snow has come.

Lillan congratulates the firm ground it has stood for 300 years. Congratulations, 100-years-old Finland! ❤️

Dark at November?

Sure thing. The sun rises late and sets early. But when it shines, the light is totally extraordinaire.

There is a special sense of peace and calm. Nature is settled, preparing to face the winter.

I know many think November to be the lousiest month. But seeing light glimmer on the sea, beaming through the clouds, slowly and gently giving its gold, I see it only beautiful.

Not autumn anymore but not quite winter either, there is special kind of magic in November ❤

Year 2018 Open for Bookings!

Yes! Finally! You can book your stay for year 2018 in Lillan NOW! ❤

  1. Check your favourite period to be available from the calendar.
  2. Pay your booking fee (remember to fill in your info for me to contact you).
  3. I’ll get back to you ASAP.
  4. Enjoy and get prepared for the loveliest vacation of year 2018 ❤

Remember to be quick. Most popular weeks will be reserved SOON.

Please note the longer stay -discount:
for a week’s stay you only pay 6 days. For a fortnight, only 12 days.

Book your stay before New Year and get your stay at this year’s price.
They will rise at the 1st of January.

* Lillaneers: -10% discount for rent
** VIP Lillaneers: No booking fee. Contact me directly for your booking.

Welcome to Lillan!

Sea view from Lillan shore at evening

Sanna Pelliccioni’s painting in Lillan

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At the beginning, there was this quite a murky corner in the upstairs bedroom.

In the beginning of my ownership of Lillan I of course got checked the conduits of it. The chimney did not work well. The chimney sweeper came to help. He found out that  jackdaws had at some point made their nest in the chimney. Because the pipe is old and curvy, he could not get the nest out the easy way. He had to make a hole in the corner to get the chimneys clean. Thus, the grey spot after building the wall back.

Time went by and one day an artist stayed at Lillan during her display arrangements. I really do like her style and ideology behind her art. Even wrote a post of her joyful illustrations.

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One day, she posted this picture on her Facebook wall. She had visited an old Italian cloister and there had been these centuries old paintings.

I came up with an idea – and Sanna was happy to play along.

The chimney wall of the Lillan upstairs bedroom got fixed and everything was ready for her to work her artistic magic there.

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When I saw the first lines she had drawn there I knew I had made the right decision: this would be so perfect! So Lillan style. So much more than just a cover for a chimney corner.

All those amazing, vivid and yet fragile details. In perfect harmony with Lillan atmosphere.

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Now, you can spend your time at Lillan in the shade of these wonderfully eloquent branches.

Or almost hear the water spatter at the fountain, with the bird just watching you, estimating if it would dare to take a bath even though you are there.

Thank you Sanna. You are such a great talent. I’m so proud to have this painting by you in Lillan.

Lillan has stayed on its place nearly 300 years. I expect it to stay there at least next 300 years, now with your art on its wall.

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#旅行 #旅游 #友達 #さま #여행

 

 

All Hallow’s Eve Preparations

Children have had so many Halloween parties! For me, and many especially older Finns, this day is a memorial day for those who have passed away. Candle lights, warm memories. Peace and quiet. But for children, it’s mostly trick or treat 🦇🍅

One night for full moon at Friday. Darn me not having my proper camera with me at Lillan!

Can you tell the difference between street lights and the moon?

Even drove to the harbour to try to get a better pic. Well, at least a bit different view.

This little picture gives a hint of the preparations for this weekend at Lillan. When everything is ready, I’ll tell more❤️

Star Gazing

I’ve already told you about possibility to see Northern Lights at Kimito Islands. They are always a bit luck dependent – you might see them or then you might not, mostly depending on the mood of the Sun and it’s activity.

But one thing that’s for sure are the stars. Not so common a thing to see in a big city or thickly populated country. But here, they are like every night, unless it’s very cloudy. Best to be seen when it’s darker season, that is autumn or winter.

You can just step outside from the door when the sun has gone down. But to make most of it, you can go to the beach. There, above the sea, there are no lights to disturb the perfect star gazing experience.

Do you want to see Milky Way? To spot your own Wish Upon a Star?

Welcome to stay at Lillan and take your own Star Tour!

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#Finland #Archipelago #LillanHousing #VisitLillan #VisitKimitoon #StarGazing

#旅行 #旅游 友達 さま #여행

Northern Lights

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It is a common misbelief that you can see Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) only above the polar circle.

They are everywhere. Obviously, closer to the poles you go more common they are since there the earth’s magnetic field does not protect us from these amazing particles as well.

Northern lights can be seen even at Kimito Islands, as these wonderful pictures show. They were taken in the evening on a island shore.

To see the Northern lights, the most important thing is darkness. Hence, they show well above the sea since there is even less light waste around. During nighttime, our islands are very dark, totally undisturbed by city lights, compared to most other areas in Europe.

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Best time of year to see the Northern lights is when it’s darker. That is, autumn or winter. Welcome to stay at Lillan and witness the amazing, wonderful

Northern lights!

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#Finland #Archipelago #LillanHousing #VisitLillan #NorthernLights #AuroraBorealis #VisitKimitoon

#旅行 #旅游 友達 さま #여행