Potato cooking… again!

My iPod is always on shuffle and these last couple of weeks I've been getting plenty of 80's tunes popping up. Mr. 12 hates it because I am much more likely to start singing (or wailing!). Anyway, Monday was Mayday Eve and while I was preparing potato salad, this came along. Talking Heads on that... Continue Reading →

My hairdresser (s) and I

Today I present Chisu and Baden Baden. Extremely catching song! I was sitting in Ts chair today, a helpless victim under a black shroud listening to this waft over me and started to think about all the people who have 'done' my hair over the years... Mum is the first, responsible for not just those... Continue Reading →

Now it starts to feel like spring… finally

Today I'm introducing Robin and his Frontside Ollie. It's an extremely popular Finnish song from earlier this year. Along with every young singer out there, Robin has his fair share of fans and critics. Here are the lyrics if you're interested in deciphering exactly what he's singing! I like the song and the sentiment a... Continue Reading →

My integration experience.

Gary Jules & Michael Andrews cover Mad World. The original by Tears for Fears is here. Gary Lambert also sounds very good. You pick the version you want to hear! Or listen to them all and tell me which is your favourite! *** IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: If you are planning on moving to Finland in a permanent capacity... Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decísions Part II

Today is brought you to by The Rolling Stones and You Can't Always Get What You Want... Just before Christmas last year I wrote about our big decision. Today at midday, it all came together. Each school applied to, and tested for; posted the list of accepted applicants on their front door. Physically, in list format,... Continue Reading →

A tale of two citizenships

This last week saw round one of our presidential elections and a bit of an upset. Round two candidates are Pekka Haavisto (Greens) and Sauli Niinistö (National Coalition Party). I previously wrote about the candidates here. Currently support is running 60 +% for Sauli, 30+ % for Pekka. One more week to go before round... Continue Reading →

Pea Soup….

Recently The Beader posted about how she doesn't really 'get' pea and ham soup. She would have a tough time in Finland, where pea soup is regularly served up for school lunches, at lunch restaurants and many dinner tables on a Thursday night. Wikipedia has this to say on the matter 🙂 It's been a... Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decisions

Mr. 12 heads to upper primary school next autumn. * Yesterday the guide-book for the Helsinki school district came home, along with a second guide-book for grade 6 students. Now we have to work out from the myriad of options, which school?! First some language background. Mr. 12 is bi-lingual. We operate the one parent... Continue Reading →

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