Halloween is not a big thing in Finland, but it is trying to be. And I don't understand why.
Finnish folklore and the creation of Milky Way
Finns are often said to be "connected to nature". These Finnish folk traditions and folklore I talk about circle around trees.
Writing and writing – Trying to find time to write
There just seems to be too little time in the week when there is so much you have to do and even more things you want to do!
Never tried before – Literary quote
Pippi Longstocking was a brave and wise girl and she went to circus once...
Hat for the statue and picnic at a park – My cap’s first May Day
I had never worn my graduation cap on May Day - it is a Finnish tradition that I had missed due to living abroad. It is not just any kind of hat though.
I was going to Russia – Shaming people or culture won’t help
Having to cancel my plans to travel to St Petersburg is not worth complaining about when you think of all the people in Russia trying to balance with the current situation
National dress skiing – aka, car in a ditch
I tried to take part in National Dress Skiing, but nature and cars were against me. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to drive at all.
Midwinter magic in pictures. Snow makes everything brighter and more elegant. Winter in Finland is beautiful.
Expat, repatriate, returnee – Thoughts on life in between countries
Moving between countries is not always easy. You might get too attached to the temporary home when you should pack your bags. Personal thoughts on life abroad, in between and home.
Penny-bun, Boletus edulis, Herkkutatti
I use my English mushroom book alongside the Finnish one because, for some reason, I want to learn the names in English as well.