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Live history in Rewell Sund

Live history in Rewell Sund

villa Rewell Sund

No bikinis in Vaasa this summer

No bikinis in Vaasa this summer

Suomen kesä 2012

However it has not been snowing either. Positive thinking yeah 😀

To be honest, this is MY kind of weather, lov’ it.

 

 

Mr. Kirjolohi, Director

Mr. Kirjolohi, Director

In Prisma today.

Mmm… Sundom’s smoked baltic herring, näm!

Mmm... Sundom's smoked baltic herring, näm!

Seasoned with a handful of good humor.

Sakun keittiö – savusilakkaleipä sundomilaisittain

Some black election humor?

Some black election humor?

Funny idea to put those two side by side 😀 Well done Vaasan Ikkuna!

Elections 2011

Maria Tolppanen of True Finns and Olli Kopakkala of Pirate Party.

Love snowy saturdays

Love snowy saturdays

Breathing in some icy cold air feels so refreshing.

Kinda funny

Kinda funny

Jehova’s witnesses must have got on the owner’s nerves, literally.

Huutoniemi

One flew over our place

One flew over our place

The text in the sky that the plane is carrying goes as: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Must be a tribute to Jack Nicholson 😀

We do not need to go to the Zoo

We do not need to go to the Zoo

… ’cause the Zoo is right here 😀

Went outside to check the mail and saw those two chilling out on a meadow nearby.

Were they afraid of the camera? You must be kidding. Not the least sign of fear. It is only when I was at about an arm distance from them that […]

Straight Edge Society™, Multicultural Interactive Real Approach™, YEAH!

Straight Edge Society™, Multicultural Interactive Real Approach™, YEAH!

You know, sometimes words said or written have that much difference from their original meanings… I face those differences more often day by day now. What you would think if you see something like “Multicultural Interactive Real Approach”? Think for a minute…

Or see the meaning of MIRAhouse in original:

Mira International Culture Society […]

In desperate need of rain

In desperate need of rain

I am really missing the traditional cool and wet Finnish summer. Believe it or not 🙂

Auringonkukka sateessa

Vihreää ja vettä

Sorta military stuff

Sorta military stuff

Looks like we’ve got something interesting to do this coming Saturday. US Marines finally located Western Finland on their maps and are coming to visit on board USS Simpson (yes! the Simpsons in da Vaasa! hurra! lol) frigate. Some Oliver Hazard Perry kind, have no idea what it is 😀

UPDATE:

Ahaa. Here’s what […]

Shaken, not stirred

Shaken, not stirred

We had a miniature earthquake here in Vaasa last night 🙂

Around 23.30, the walls of the house started trembling a bit and we heard dingdiling of porcelain in the cupboard. Did not last long though, did not scare anyone either. If we already slept we wouldn’t even know.

UPDATE

Yeah baby! it was […]

Summer is in Vaasa

Summer is in Vaasa

Yes, it came here today!

Summer came without any warning, we had around 17 degrees just yesterday, but today!

There will be quite high temperature in coming days as well:

But also entire Finland is “red” today:

So, summer, you are welcome!

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And the morning after…

And the morning after...

Vappu

St. Nicholas’ Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church

The church in Barrack Square (Kasarmintori), Vaasa, where our baby will be baptized.

Built back in 1864.

Looks fabulous in the spring sunlight.

Pyhän Nikolaoksen kirkko

Vauvauinti – Baby Sim – Baby Swim

Vauvauinti - Baby Sim - Baby Swim

Went to try it for the first time today at Tropiclandia, all three of us including of course baby Alisa.

Sooo much fun! although we had to wake up at 6 a.m. which is torture taking into account Saturday 😀 But as soon as we got there our moods were up & high. About […]

Why you are unlikely to get baby blues in Finland

Why you are unlikely to get baby blues in Finland

One reason is that looong prior to delivery every mother-to-be (Finnish or foreign, must be resident of Finland) gets a maternity package which keeps her busy about a week and gets her into a happy mood for a month.

2009 package that I got looked as follows:

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Pharmacy on-duty in Vaasa in 2010

Pharmacy on-duty in Vaasa in 2010

There are three on-duty pharmacies operating in Vaasa. Keskusaptekki, Kirkkoaptekki and Vanha aptekki.

Pharmacies in Finland are normally close their doors after 18:00 and do not work during weekends.

Here is the schedule of on-duty pharmacies in Vaasa that keep their doors open untill 22:00

FYI

VaasanAPT2010

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The first winter “for real” since 2005/2006 one

The first winter "for real" since 2005/2006 one

The beginning of 2010 is definitely worth 4 years of waiting 🙂

This week was the coldest so far, the temperature went down to -28C (yesterday) . “No-start” point for some cars, by the way except for BMW & Volvo – hehe, I’m just being a litttle bad here 😀

We had to buy […]