Monthly Archives: June 2011


As a foreigner visiting Finland, you might want to find out what’s truly Finnish. If you want to save yourself some time and experience it all in one place, you actually have to leave the country and go – to … Continue reading

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Best Summer Reads

When it comes to holidays, for me there’s one category of books that beats all others, and that’s the detective story. Having spent most of my previous vacations immersed in English and American crime novels, a few years ago I moved … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Spend Summer Holidays in the City

1) Everyone else will leave town, so you can experience some real peace and quiet for once. 2) You can sit at your sunny porch all day and smirk at the poor fools sweating away in mile long highway- and … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Living is Easy…

I’ve got a song stuck in my head at the moment. Had the opportunity to listen to it during graduation festivities at the school where I work. There it was sung by two young girls; an excellent performance well suited … Continue reading

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Flowery Power

Last week our family celebrated the high-school graduation of our oldest son, so I’ve been fully occupied with party preparations. Having now partied in 2 countries, I’m feeling pretty worn out. Although it was great fun, it certainly took some … Continue reading

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To Granny or Not to Granny?

Went for a bit of shopping today. Having rigorously followed the LCHF eating regime, I’ve had to invest a small fortune in new clothes, since most of the old ones have simply gotten too big for me. Must admit this does … Continue reading

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5 Things I Can’t Live Without

* Coffee. There are days when I firmly believe this nasty black potion giveth life. * My MacBook. Was there life before the Apple family? Probably, but it sure wasn’t worth living. * Eggs. I’ll have them for breakfast, lunch … Continue reading

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