It’s a new day, a new month and a new year!

Happy New Year! Onnellista Uutta Vuotta! I hope that your new year celebrations didn't leave you too worse for wear! Our family had the quietest NYE in a long time. We did buy a few fireworks and Mr. 13 accompanied The Engineer out to let them off about 9:00 pm. At midnight the neighbourhood show... Continue Reading →

Independence Day Foolishness

It goes without saying that the music choice for today is Maamme-laulu (Our Land). After all, it is Finland's 95th anniversary of independence. There are numerous YouTube offerings, and the one I have chosen features the amazing voice of Tarja Turunen (formerly of Nightwish). I'm not sure where the broadcast actually comes from, except that... Continue Reading →

Yet another blog…

My blogging career has taken an interesting turn. The time has come for me to transfer my allegiances from the Taswegian's life to the Taswegian's need to earn cold hard cash (and pay some bills at the end of the month). I have to say a very big thank you to one of my biggest... Continue Reading →

A gift for the hostess

Today I had my date with neighbour K to practice our respective languages. Last night she sent a text message asking if we could change our plans a little and meet at her place for coffee. Here it's considered extremely impolite not to take some sort of thank you gift for the hostess, especially the... Continue Reading →

Thank you… 13 years later

Today's music is proudly sung by Stockholm's Gay Choir and What shall we do with a drunken sailor? I had occasion to sing this last Saturday night, along with 150 ship building professional and partners. The occasion was the 65th anniversary of LRK (Laivanrakentajain kerho) or Shipbuilders club. These men and women have all studied... Continue Reading →

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