Chris Davenport leads a team of skiers up a steep peak in the Antarctic Peninsula.
The other Nordic nations chose not to sign up to the euro, but Finland did - and it is being dragged back into the realms of affordability as a result. Its capital is a city with a distinctive sense of style - many of the buildings look wonderfully odd - while the Design District in the city centre is a hipster's shopping paradise.
Why 2012? Helsinki has been named as World Design Capital 2012, and there will be plenty of special events linked to that.
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I'll bide my time here until the Euro zone settles down. At the minute the Euro/pound exchange rate is Rubbish!
(£1.000 to €1.208)
val scawn (Darren1)
I totally agree with you ....but ...sorry I need a holiday !
There is a limit as to how much we need to be made to feel individually responsible for the current situation.
As for putting money into something with growth..... that doesn't happen at the moment. Interest rates are abysmal, house prices not rising etc .
So, sorry, but this weekend we're booking our holidays for the next few months.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head