Many know that there is an island in the Indian Ocean where open-hearted people can feel the energy of a goddess. But have you heard of an island that is home to fairies? Fairies are fond of deserted beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, where they can dance and flutter about on the waves and sand dunes. They are surrounded by the age-old Great Silence – rare and precious. There are no sounds other than the hum of the sea, the chirp of birds, the echo of the footsteps of the roe deer, and your own heartbeat.
Their home lies in the Baltic Sea, far from the mainland, and is still unspoiled, genuine, and handmade. This is a place with a unique touch, slightly old-fashioned, and so authentic that it seems unreal. If you dare and wish, you can feel a touch of the fairies there.
Hiiumaa – my well kept Estonian secret!
Evelin Ilves opened the 10th Hiiu Folk Music Festival yesterday. In her opening speech, Mrs Ilves praised this year's theme, "From generation to generation", which indicates that in addition to good music the festival also highlights family values.
The fifth international meeting of Estonia's friends started yesterday, bringing entrepreneurs, politicians and opinion leaders from 21 countries all over the world, to Estonia. Their companions could today, with Evelin Ilves, enjoy Estonian cuisine in Kõue Manor, also learning about the traditions and future of Estonian cuisine. Estonian cuisine and Kõue Manor was introduced by Hardi Nurmine, chef of the restaurant Kaheksa Jalga (Eight Legs). Estonian ingredients and the produce of Kehtna Manor was introduced by Siim Riisenberg.
Evelin Ilves will participate in the auditing of family health centres as a guest auditor at the invitation of the Estonian Society of Family Doctors.