Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Date For Your Planner

What are your plans for Saturday 8th June ? If uncertain let me suggest a venue.
This will be a great gig and one I can recommend . Plus entrance is free .
Brücken-Eck has a terrific atmosphere and beer to match . The address is :-
Kiehlufer 55, 12059 Berlin.Try to slot this in. It promises a night out , great music and you will not be left 'out of pocket '. 

Back In the Saddle With Fred

It's been a long time stuck in doors or using only BVG. The latter may be great but nothing compares to Fred. Yesterday I decided to take the risk. The Dr has been clear about the consequences of one more fall. It's a risk I'm prepared to take. Boredom and fear are not for this lady.The sun was wonderful. Meeting up with acquaintances even more so and coming home akin to a coffee pot 'interesting' as it didn't keep me awake.
I slept like a log.
Fabulous Fred and I are back as a team .

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Helsinki Day 2 .

This is one very lazy Helena Mikas so best I say read the notes that go with the video on YouTube. If the soundtrack sounds different , it's meant to do as it reflects my passion for organ music and the fact that on this day I heard do much superb playing .
The piece is entitled Death's Door. The visit to this wonderful city was the best medicine  to date .I may well still get to be 130 years old . Try Finland, where I for one was made so much better . 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital of Finland. It's current population is  604,380, Population including administration areas is set at  1.3 million. Finnish and Swedish are the main languages with English spoken by most .
The airport is user friendly and transport into the city frequent and well priced . My first outing was to the central harbour , easy to reach with tram 3T . The harbour boat ride was relaxing and fascinating as we sailed around what must be the most beautiful archipelago.Nature thrives alongside people and the history of this city is to be discovered by just such a trip . 
Tip ) the tram 3T is a rather useful as it goes around the city in a figure of eight ,changing into a tram 3B .It's frequent and so functions as a really useful means of transport for finding places and getting off and back on the next . Which is what I did on day two .
A day ticket vaild for all buses , trams and underground is   8 euro , Excellent value .