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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  • Ringette galore! 1 week ago This week we are celebrating National Ringette Week in Finland and that means that clubs around the country are hosting events, inviting people to come and try the sport, hosting practices with other teams and playing exhibition games. When ringette and hockey season is on, I visit the arena five,...
  • Does it piss off Swedish speakers that I only speak Finnish? 4 weeks ago My new complex: The Little Miss is involved in a variety of sports and I thought I’d try and give her a leg up on Finland’s other official language (Swedish) but putting her in clubs where the predominant language is Swedish. I must compliment all the coaches I have spoken with – they have...
  • Merry Christmas! Hyvää Joulua! 3 months ago It’s been a busy, busy time in the lead-up to Christmas, I am happy to have a couple of days of peace and quiet. Thank you to everyone for surfing on in this year and commenting on my posts. I value your feedback and your attention. Have a very Merry Christmas! Stay safe, don’t drink […]
  • The House of Nobility 3 months ago A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a seminar the the House of Nobility in Helsinki. It is one of those fantastic buildings in Helsinki that is tucked in behind other buildings of more significance. It was a real pleasure to see this place, which is often used for seminars, dinners and public...
  • War veterans in Finland: at a glance 3 months ago As Finland’s Independence Day (December 6) approaches, here are some facts for you*: There are about 23,000 living war veterans in Finland who took part in the Winter.-, Continuing- and/or Lapland War. Almost half of them are women. The average age of these veterans is 91 years of age. A great... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Finland Silver Award!

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