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They know not what they do

When Jussi Valtonen’s book won the Finlandia Prize for the best novel of 2014, my friend recommended it to me. Her husband had loved it, I would find it really interesting. 368 more words


5 Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

1. Make it your norm.

I started speaking to my kids in Finnish while they were still in the belly, and continued as if there were no other option. 1,350 more words


Summer in Turku

Hi everyone! Summer is definitely here in Turku, and it’s been amazing to see the city change – the riverside cafes are open, there are bicycles everywhere and it’s so light now (to the extent that we have had to buy thicker curtains!). 543 more words


Finnish Congregational

Finnish Congregational Church in Thomaston, Maine is a late Victorian style church built in 1921.    There was a increased level of Finnish immigration into Maine between 1900 and 1920 resulting in the desire to establish a church for the growing population.    23 more words


Minä Italiassa

Minä Italiassa. Tulin lauantaina illaala Helsingista. Oli pitka matka. Minä lensin KLM-kanssa. Oli stop over Amsterdamissa yhden tuntia mutta me pysyimme kolme tuntia lentokentällä huon säälle.  121 more words


Something New in the Meantime

The Winter War

The Finnish were receiving aircraft with a background of everywhere in the world Great Britain, The Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, France, Soviet Union, USA,  Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark, and Germany. 134 more words

Catchy Finnish tune

I sometimes wonder what Finnish as a language sounds to people who don’t understand it. Must be quite a strange mix of sounds.

Anyway here is a upbeat summer tune from a few years back.