Tag Archives: finnish people

in which the finns prove they can “wuhuu”* with the best of them

For most of you it will have completely escaped your notice that the International Ice Hockey World Championships were on recently. I found out while watching the second Eurovision semifinal with a friend, whom we shall call ‘Finn 1′, as … Continue reading

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heippa äiti

my favourite cafe comes with its own small children! they arrived out the front yelling “moi äiti, moikka äiti!” (hi mum, hello mum!) before getting into the cafe bike trailer to fetch some milk with their isä (dad). I, having … Continue reading

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spring?

So my Finnish friends keep telling me that “spring is here” but today is the first day I actually believe it. We were away from Q’s place for two days and when we came back there was grass and moss … Continue reading

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they learn what food is

Here’s my newest thing that I am excited about and would like to see installed in Australian schools. In Finland’s schools, every student has a warm, healthy, tasty (it is mandated, so it must be so) meal for lunch, provided … Continue reading

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ow, my ankle

When we arrived in Helsinki, it was freezing and snowy and lovely. A little while after, it warmed up and hovered around zero. This means that all the lovely snow starts to melt, and then it refreezes. This creates scary, … Continue reading

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retrospective: stories from kamisak and inari

i didn’t finish telling you about kamisak husky farm. the night after we returned from husky sledding, we stayed at the farm. Mika (owns the farm) took me around the farm while he fed the dogs, and I did the … Continue reading

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on the general whereabouts of hot chocolate

my first story from Helsinki involves a small cafe near the train station. we arrived around 8.30 in the morning, as it was starting to get light. feeling it important that i practised my finnish-speaking skills, I went and ordered … Continue reading

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spoilt brat adventures

So far this has been less a holiday of scungy student living, and more your spoilt brat living the high life holiday. We caught a taxi through the streets of Stockholm at 6.15 in the morning – pretty, pitch black, … Continue reading

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