In which I go into greater detail about the things I did take with me when we moved the UK.

And Another Thing…

430 words about life — 10:22 · 13th Jul 2013

“Apparently” some readers where disappointed by my “Living From A Suitcase” post. “Apparently” I didn’t divulge enough information. “Apparently” some people are just never happy. But one aims to please, so here I am again.

Last year, on the 14th of May, our family of three took our saving of £1255, packed a bag each, to move 1814 km from Finland to England. This is what I packed in my bag.


  • 1 Suit
  • 3 Boxer Briefs
  • 3 Waistcoats
  • 6 T-Shirts
  • 3 Jeans
  • 4 Long-sleeved Shirts
  • 3 Short-sleeved Shirts
  • 9 Pair of Black Socks
  • 1 Pair of Woolen Socks
  • 1 Suspender
  • 2 hats (Army Cap & Fedora)
  • 1 Humongous Knitted Scarf (courtesy of my mom)


  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Shaving Foam
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Schwarzkopf Got2b Chaotic Moulding Gum


  • Not a Bodom Bistro Nouveau (I of course fucking forgot it back in Finland)
  • Zassenhaus Brasilia Burr Grinder
  • Bialetti Moka Express
  • Capere Stainless Steel 20ml coffee spoon
  • Stainless Steel Milk Foaming Pot 350ml
  • One Chopstick (I’ve used it since Day 1 and infused it with the flavour profile of every coffee I have ever had)


Brought thanks to the encouragements of my wife

  • Yamaha C-40 Acoustic Guitar + Hardshell case
  • Roland UA-4FX USB Audio/MIDI Interface
  • RØDE NT1-A Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone


  • Toshiba L755 Intel Core i7 Laptop
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Wallet, ID, bank card, money
  • External HDD 1.5 TB
  • Wacom Graphire 4XL
  • 2 Zen Stone MP3 Players (Though I’m not sure why I took these with me)

The flowery carry-on suitcase I have.

And in a few weeks we’re going back to Finland to visit friends and family. But since we’re of course not moving like we did last time I figured I can probably get away with packing even lighter. So, having ordered two cabin bags from Ebay — one for me and one the missus — that arrived yesterday, I think it’s only fitting that I write down what I plan on taking with me for our two week stay in Finland.


  • 2 Trousers
  • 4 Pair of Black Socks
  • 3 T-Shirts
  • 4 Boxer Briefs
  • 1 Sweater


  • Zassenhaus Brasilia Burr Grinder
  • Not a Bodum Brazil (the beaker has cracked so I need to get that replaced)


  • HTC One S
  • Wallet, ID, bank card, money

I feel like I might be forgetting something though. Yes? No?

You’ve just read And Another Thing… .

In which, 7 years ago, I wrote 430 words about life and I covered topics, such as: finland, england, immigration, and minimalism.