Finland No. 1 for Mums

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My new home, Finland has topped the Save the Children’s 2014 State of The World’s Mothers Report. The report looks at health, education and economic factors to determine the safest & happiest places to live. Great news for me as I plan a move to Finland from China (placed down at number 61) with my hubby and bub next month.

I was in Helsinki last week for a look around and have to say I very impressed (but a bit unprepared for the chilly weather… umm spring?) with what I saw.

People were so pleasant, someone even came out of a busy little cafe to give up their table to me with my baby. What? I have obviously been living in the wrong cities. Public transport was excellent, everywhere we went seemed very baby friendly; playgrounds on almost every block, delicious food and coffee was found, no queues, no traffic jams, no air pollution, walks by beautiful lakes and coastlines were abundant.

Finland seems like a dream to me, if not a little chilly one, but who cares about that? Jackets can be worn, I love jackets, in fact I bought one while I was there by Samsøe & Samsøe which leads me onto another thing I am pretty excited about… Scandinavian design at my finger tips! So yeah, I’m feeling pretty lucky that I can up and leave number sixty-one in the world and shoot on over to number one.

Download the report for yourselves. Lots of good insight here by Save the Children and some shocking statistics too.

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5 thoughts on “Finland No. 1 for Mums

  1. I always complain about the weather in Finland but sometimes I try to remind myself that there are, in fact, more things to life than the weather!! Do you miss New Zealand?

    1. I really miss NZ, hopefully we’ll get back there at some point. Mainly it’s hard being so far from family. It’s easy to complain about the weather here but it’s not a REAL world problem is it! Just annoying – so much for spring! 🙂

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