The Warmer Days

There has been a week of heat, again. There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved to the Finnish side of Lapland. It has been a week of heat and it does not seem to stop. And when I am talking…

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Traveling with the Puppy

Summer plus road trip equals fun, right? But when adding a huge puppy to the calculation it becomes more stressed than fun. Like I insinuated in the last Throwback Picture Attack, we were traveling the last two weeks. This was not a vacation per say. Arto was working the whole time, which left me on…

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Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Summer Nights

Living in Lapland has been so far amazing.   Living in Lapland has been so far amazing, though activities tend to change, when the snow melts away and snowboarding is no longer a option. Like I told you,  I miss summer nights in the city: sitting on the bar terrace with friends and listening to…

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What I Miss from the City

I feel that I cannot say that I miss Finland, since by car Finland is only 30 kilometers away, actually just across the river and everyone here speaks Finnish (at least to us). Do not get me wrong, still this has been a great cultural shock for me and I do miss Finland. I have indeed…

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Mother’s Day without Mama: Grilling in Heat

It has been too long since I have last seen my family. It was two months ago when I saw my mother, and that was just for a day. For a lunch, actually. The last time I hang out with my mother more, was before new year’s. It is on a Sunday like this, when…

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Remu The Powder Puppy

We’ve had the most exciting (and exhausting) week. We finally got the puppy! Remu is a mix of Rottweiler, Finnish Hound, German Shephard, Bernese Shephard and English Setter. He is going to grow strong and weigh about 40-50 kilos. Despite the headline “The Powder Puppy”, he hates the cold. Today was the first time he spent more…

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