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Travel Blogs from Puumala
... had a good time. Leftovers that remained were carted off by Olga for her son Mishka, who couldn’t join us because he was at hockey practice. After clean up, Hoki and Helena sat back down for a couple more drinks. As I had made good use of the wine in making the risotto, and lubricating myself, I decided to pass on any more drinking. I headed back to my room to get my stuff and my mind ready to leave.
Pausing to reflect before turning ...
... the cakes and coffee for us, but never once do I remember her setting down with us. Maybe the Great Aunt really was a tyrant to the rest of the family after all. To me she was always gracious.
Helena advised me that a theatrical company is putting on a play this autumn about the Wolkoff family centering around the Great Aunt, and that they plan on interviewing Helena to get a feel for the Great Aunt's ...
... to cool down. Then you repeat the process however many times you feel the need to. Mikael and I repeated the process three times.
After the sauna, Finns normally set around and eat a special type of grilled sausages called lenkkimakkara, a bologna-consistency sausage that is perfect for grilling, and drink beer. We went one better. Pettu’s girlfriend, Niina, had prepared a veritable feast for us, grilled sausages, Finnish potato ...
... a few minutes setting in the small park at the base of the old town’s fortifications soaking up the quiet beauty of this nice setting. We then walked up the cobblestone road, pausing to look over the memorial to the 1741 battle, and then through the earthen fortifications and into the old town which consisted of old military buildings, both wood and brick, and quite a few old buildings that had be converted to modern usage, including the South ...
... her mother, and to be present for the birth of Helena’s first grandchild and Aune’s first great-grandchild. We had all agreed that it was practical for Hoki and I to stay here. Practical yes, awkward, even more so, but at least we were being adults about it after battling and feuding for quite a few years.
After settling in, Hoki and I went for a walk through the fields towards the forest. The early evening light ...
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