Merry Christmas

Posted: December 24, 2014 in This & That

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 from Suomi (=Finland)!

Here are the last of my Christmas cards. As you must have seen by now, I almost never make two of the same. For the last card, Santa on skis, I also made a matching necklace: a pair of skis. Talking of skis, I just read an article about skiing. As I might have mentioned before, Finnish children used to learn to ski before they learn to walk (yours truly included) but we are now getting a generation of children who can’t ski at all. The reason is that there isn’t enough snow every winter, especially in the south of the country. It’s not like skiing is a really important skill to have, but it’s kind of shocking: Finnish children who can’t ski! I’ve never heard such a thing before. End of an era, I guess. Still, plenty of snow up here above the Arctic for skiing, although getting a tad cold: -23C and dropping!

Grow your own snowman

Posted: December 14, 2014 in This & That
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The tag says: Snowman seeds. I don’t actually know how to grow them, but how difficult can it be? The bonus is that if it fails or you can’t be bothered in the first place, the seeds can be eaten. They taste of toffee.

Here we go, this year’s last calendar page. Funnily enough, the power company just sent a new calendar for next year. It has very nice landscape and nature pictures and I think I’ll keep it as is.

If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is NovemberOctoberSeptemberAugust, July, JuneMayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

Hot dog, jumping frog

Posted: November 9, 2014 in Doggies, Photography
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Here are my sweet boys, Oskar and Tesla. Tesla is the scruff-bag at the back.

Tesla is always ready to play and he’s always trying to get Oskar to chase him. Oskar is more of a lone stranger and prefers to mind his own business.

See, there he goes! Oskar is well camouflaged at this time of year!

Isn’t he a fine looking specimen?

Tesla is a happy-go-lucky kind of boy and it’s not easy to see any more than one of his paws on the ground at any one time.

See what I mean? Is he perhaps the first ever flying dog?

More Christmas cards, anyone? Now you’ve seen all of this year’s Christmas cards. At least all of those I’ve done so far. No doubt I’ll make a few more yet.

This is the second last calendar page – yihaa. The teddy picture is from wallpaper. I took some wallpaper samples from B&Q what seems like million years ago. I just found them. Ready-cut. Ha.

If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is OctoberSeptemberAugust, July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.