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Finland in Focus

By Marianne Lindahl

My home country Finland is known for its ‘thousands of lakes,’ the exact number of which is 187,888, its outstanding design and fully paid war reparations to the then Soviet Union after two wars during World War II. »

And Now, Almunecar…

By Marianne Lindahl

It’s so nice to be back in Almunecar again, after five months in the northern hemisphere. »

Stockholm Revisited

By Marianne Lindahl

we made a wonderful trip to our beloved Stockholm at the end of July. This is part of a private Swedish/Finnish cultural exchange programme with a Swedish couple whom we met in Almuñecar more than 12 years ago. »

A Hopefully Happy New Year

By Marianne Lindahl

The Christmas festivities started in unusually warm and sunny weather. We Nordics have had cosy celebrations with glögg parties, meeting friends and enjoying mulled wine and ginger cookies. »

Back

By Marianne Lindahl

Flying is becoming a terrible ordeal. I don’t know whether this statement stems from advanced age or the fact that flying today really is one of the most terrible ordeals you can imagine. »

Autumn Thoughts

By Marianne Lindahl

It’s soothing to think of these practical, everyday chores, when the world is in turmoil. The refugee situation gets worse every day. »

Easy Opening That Isn’t

By Marianne Lindahl

Have you ever gone completely mad over a tin of sardines that should be easy to open by just winding up the lid... but it doesn't happen like that! »

Midsummer News

By Marianne Lindahl

In Finland we have seen a lot of rain lately. Summer just won’t arrive in the Nordic countries. »

Highlights in the Winter Cold

By Marianne Lindahl

February on our tropical coast has been exceptionally cold and windy this year. But we are lucky to enjoy festivities and delicious seasonal dishes to chase away winter depression. »

A Nordic Happy New Year

By Marianne Lindahl

After two weeks with us, she seems adapted to our way of life. She knows what the word “nej” (no!) and kom! (come!) means. She is 2 ½ months old now, and looks like a miniature polar bear. And the “calling cards” in our big kitchen becomes fewer every day. »

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