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 →

Fathers Day

With all my six word Saturdays lately there's been little space for daily tunes, so here is a very apt tune for today. This comes to you from my time spent in Melbourne: Fathers Day by the one and only Weddings Parties Anything. As you can see from this page, the bulk of the world... Continue Reading →

Project work, your opinion of Finland!

School has been in for a few weeks now, and the assignments are building up! One project requires some on-line research, so I've posted a little question over at Heather's Helsinki - What does Finland mean to you? Feel free to follow the link and answer the question - or of course add your comments... Continue Reading →

Parklife (or a summer’s evening barbeque)

The tune of the day is really easy: one of my favourite 'Brit-pop' bands Blur with Parklife. I toyed with Country Life also. Since today was more about doing stuff in the great outdoors, Country Life is here as a bonus! Because I'm certain that our lives are about to get very complicated and busy,... Continue Reading →

A modern rite of passage

Today's tune is Guns N' Roses Paradise City. This was the theme of the day for Mr. 12's recent birthday celebrations. First, a note of explanation. It was not his actual birthday: that day is still in our future! This was the party for friends. School holidays are already well underway when the actual day... 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 →

Carpet washing by hand (aka cheap workout)

Today I went down to the sea to wash Mr. 12's carpet. The link between action and music today is very tentative. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue dueting Where the wild roses grow. Mr. 12 is at camp school this week. The Engineer is on another continent more that a few time zones away. This... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Day / Ravintola Päivä

All of my worlds have crashed together today. So I present one of my favourite Finnish bands The Crash singing Pony Ride. Sadly they are no longer together, fortunately for you, there is a wonderful collection on YouTube. Check them out. The front man (Teemu Brunila) is one of Finland's prominent writer-composers, his name pops... Continue Reading →

My new best friend

Feeling chatty? Here is Stevie Nicks doing Talk to me. Love the hair, love the dress. Hmm, those were the days 🙂 Today was Talkoot* day. The day when all the civic-minded residents of our apartment block work in the yard and do a little spring cleaning. In autumn we get to do it all... Continue Reading →

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