On dogs and love

Again not love, more like the feelings you would have for a favourite dog (and no, she would have said such a thing to him. Some people, a lot of people, didn't understand how attached one could be to a dog). ~ Ursula ToddLife After Life, Kate Atkinson

A quote from Olive Kitteridge

Olive thinks when your hair gets gray, it's time to chop it off, or pin it up on top of your head, no point in thinking you're still a schoolgirl.Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) This made me think of my late paternal grandmother who had really long grey hair and it was always pinned up. Me,... Continue Reading →

Two little words…

I'm on a mission this year. I want to bring back the humble art of saying Thank You. Previously I've tried really hard the day after the night before to send a little card to the host (or hostess as the case generally is for BookClub gatherings), just to say thanks for a nice / fun... Continue Reading →

Election time is looming…

In two weeks time we go to the polls for round one of the Presidential elections! This is the first time I'm able to vote in the Presidential elections, second time to go to the polls (we had parliamentary elections last April). The presidential term is 6 years long. My first visit to Finland coincided... Continue Reading →

On my bedside table

It's not often I read a book that makes me want to go back in time. This one did. After reading this, I would have liked to have seen the last days of Ceausescu's regime. Highly recommended.

Pearls of wisdom

Finns love word play and Finnish, despite its' complexity and sometimes mind-boggling grammar is perfect for word play. Take my library card for instance.Front and centre you can see the words HelMet. Short for Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries. Helmet is also a proper word in Finnish (the plural form of helmi which means pearl in... Continue Reading →

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