Friday, July 27, 2012

Summertime - the Good And the Bad

Fräulein playing in my old playhouse.
Of our two months in Finland, only two weeks are left. The time flies!

Although the weather has not been very summery, we have been enjoying all the summer activities.

There has been weddings (two at the same time - just my luck!), summer parties and just time spent with our family and friends. What more could we need?

But sometimes the sun is covered with black clouds.

This summer, we have been cursing the alcoholics.
Especially those, who drink and drive (and crash).
And those, who smoke inside their apartments, fall asleep and ruin the homes of innocent people.

But I do not want to pass on this anger to you, so I guess I should just go outside and enjoy the sun and the warmth as long as it lasts.
But I'll be back! ;)

Vaikka Suomen kesäsäät eivät ole olleet parhaat mahdolliset, olemme saaneet nauttia hyvästä seurasta sekä pienemmistä ja suuremmista juhlallisuuksista. Valitettavasti kaikki ei ole aina yhtä auringonpaistetta, vaan toisten typeryys voi vahingoittaa viattomia ihmisiä. 
Mutta pidemmittä puheitta - nyt nauttimaan kesäauringosta!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Still Here...

Oh no, it has been several weeks without a single blog post... I still blame it on not having my own laptop here in Finland.

But here is a short update on what we have been doing.

First, there was the Midsummer. We, like so many other Finns, enjoyed it at a summer cabin by a lake. There was a bonfire, sauna, some swimming and a huge number of mosquitoes.

At Midsummer, the weather is usually very poor, but not this year!

Afterwards, Herr Welle flew back to Wiesbaden and Fräulein and myself spent two weeks with my grandparents. They live in the village where I grew up in. To my (and especially Fräulein's) disappointment, the city had taken down several playgrounds there, and we actually found only ONE slide from the public playgrounds. I'm beginning to understand those people, who say old times were better...

The slide
Now we are back at my mother's home and have found several great playgrounds to spend our days at.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, because then my own laptop will arrive! Oh, was there something else to look forward to.... oh yes, Herr Welle will arrive, too ;)

Jopas aika on vierähtänyt Suomi-loman merkeissä. Olemme muun muassa ehtineet juhlistaa juhannusta perinteisissä merkeissä ja koluta kovin erilaisia leikkikenttiä. Huomenna saan käsiini oman tietokoneeni, joten yritän olla vähän aktiivisempi tämän bloggaamisen suhteen...