First days in Finland

Trip Start May 20, 2010
Trip End Sep 09, 2010

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Flag of Finland  , Southern Finland,
Sunday, May 30, 2010

Spending three days with A K & Z before our tripping around has been time to settle into the weeks to come.

We spent time going for walks in the area and shopping for groceries checking out all the food items  that I find so difficult to buy in Oz e.g.  the huge selection of rye bread, piima & viili ( cultured milk products) and ready made pastry and pulla.  I would have to make these from scratch - they are all on the Supermarket shelf. We'll enjoy it all  while we can.

It was  cold and overcast but despite the weather the community where A&K live celebrated an anniversary of this estate.  A stage was set up for local bands to provide music for the whole day  a few food stalls as well as trash & treasure. It looked as though the locals just enjoyed being out after a long cold winter.  We had fun spending time with little Zoe too who really enjoyed the outdoors and ended up falling  asleep in her little cart  while being towed around.

Rina and I stayed the nights with a cousin nearby who has a little more room,  so it was good catching up with her in the evenings but found it hard to get to bed early because it is daylight till forever,  even after sunset!
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Dad & Äiti on

Olenme iloisia ja Kiitollisia ---- olette turvallisesti ''KOTONA'' sukulaisten sylissä ennekaikkea rakkaittesi kotona --- niiden iloisten ''uutisten '' todistajia -- toivotanme kaikkea parasta eli ISÄN TAIVAALISEN VARJELUSTA ELÄMÄÄNNE
sillä siellä on monia joita tapaatte ja me äitisi kanssa ilotsenme -- kun sait viettää ja juhlia syntymä päivääsi jossa olet saanut vietää eläsi alkuvuodet ja pääset näkemään jo vartuneenpana koti seutuasi ja sukusi ''pinta juuria ''

Lea sisko on

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPRING CHICKEN!!.... Just had to write that into the blog Arja. The two mummus aren't fighting over Zoe I hope. :) Have you had any saunas? I use to keep a count.... I averaged 3 or 4 a week. Are you enjoying the summer nights?

Anitta Kanowski on

Heipa Arjakatrina
It's a bit late but you weren't forgotton -Happy Birthday. Just catching up on this last week. Great photo's. I'm slightly green.
Blessings to you all.

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