Life in Finland (and beyond)

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Life in Finland (and beyond)
Odds and sods of a Canadian-Finn in Finland
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  • Propaganda in the mailbox (?) 3 weeks ago Back in May during the weekend of Vappu, we got these in the mailbox. The Mr. brought them into the house and my incredulous reaction was more like a, “Wow, WTF are these?!” These two books were written by Harun Yahya (also known as Adnan Oktar), an Islamic scholar and he calls Darwin’s...
  • Picture of the Day 2 months ago It’s that time of year! Spring is coming and with it, all sorts of weird and interesting weather. It’s basically squalling all the time in Espoo – nice weather intermixed with crazy winds, hail and snow – BOOM! Then a few minutes later, it’s nice and sunny again. The Little Miss remarked...
  • Mixed feelings about bikini fitness 2 months ago I just watched a documentary called Muodonmuutoksia (Director: Kati Juurus) about four Finnish women who compete in bikini fitness, which has become a favoured trend among young women. All I could think while I watched it was “starvation and abuse.”And at the time of writing this I can say I...
  • Municipal elections this weekend in Finland 2 months ago On Sunday, Finns will head to the polls to cast their votes in nation-wide municipal elections. Here’s some things that are on my mind. I am not sure how much elected officials can affect some of these things I have on my mind, but nonetheless. I have some bones to pick. For me important issues...
  • Shades of winter in Savo 3 months ago Last weekend we were up in Kuopio for a hockey tournament. Fortunately the Mr.’s parents live nearby, so we didn’t have to stay in a hotel. There has been no snow in the capital region for a couple of weeks now, so winter is definitely over. Not so in Savo! I brought my snowshoes in […]

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