Food for thought…

Food is of course, a big part of our life especially if you like cooking! Last couple of months, every time I went to grocery store, started noticing something. Not that this change came all of a sudden but it started registering in my brain. I like to cook from scratch most of the time. […]

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getting back to the science

Had a bit of “thinking back” time last couple of weeks. Part of it could be a little winter blues hitting too. Realized it was almost a decade ago when the whole idea of building a science museum started. No regrets of course. We learnt a lot and our son got his first taste of […]

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this and that…

Dealing with immigration office is intimidating no matter which country:).  I had to extend my resident permit this year (the first resident permit is given only for one year).  I can submit everything online (and compared to US immigration, is much easier) but still need to have an in-person appointment.  I think all immigration offices […]

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Frozen lake?

Do you have a frozen lake 4-5 months of the year?  no problem!  just go ice fishing!. That’s what we did this past weekend.  We happened to go up North for the weekend to visit family and so went to check on the nets set on the lake.  While it’s a novelty and “once-in-a-while”activity for me, […]

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little details

Did you all catch the blood moon last night?   It’s basically total lunar eclipse and moon looks distinctively red.  It was early morning here when that happened in Finland and clear sky so we were able to catch it.  It was also -22C this morning so I didn’t have enough motivation to get my […]

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New Year, New Beginnings

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  And sorry I missed last week too.  Schools are back in session, Winter is in full swing and adventures that come with both. It did start snowing well before Christmas so we did have White Christmas.  We spent our Christmas with family in mid-Finland.  With all traditional […]

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Merry Christmas, Happy Yule and a very Happy New Year…

Taking a break for the rest of the month to wind down and enjoy time with family.  I will see all of you next year (that makes it sound like a long time away) with lot more stories and preview into life in Finland…   It has been a bit hectic last couple of weeks […]

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Glass for Art

When we moved to Finland, I was quite sure I won’t be looking for a job in high-tech and wanted to focus more as an artist.  I like working with different media – metal, wood, glass….. but start with what I have been working towards – a Kiln-formed glass artist.   I have been dabbling […]

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Tar – What is it good for?

and the answer is… ice cream of course!. I remember a few years ago, went to some festival (can’t remember where or too many details and can’t find any pictures either) that made me go “Whaaaaat?”.  There was a big round pit filled with pine wood and burning slowly.  It’s a festival of “Terva” (Terva […]

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Raking the forest

Majority of the posts I have written so far had a forest theme talking about different aspects of the forest.  Till Sunday (yesterday) morning, I didn’t realize I missed the most important aspect of all – “Floors of the forest”.  Of course I am talking about the absurd comment Trump made about what Finns do […]

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