Year 2011

Posted: January 22, 2011 in Calendars

Finally I’ve finished my calendar for the year. It’s very simple but it’s all I need. Not so much happens around here, so a massive Filofax bursting at its seams is not what I need.

I made little tabs for each page and decided to stamp just three letters of each month. Usually the months are abbreviated in Finnish by leaving the ‘kuu’ out. Every month ends in that in Finnish and it literally means ‘moon’. I went for just three letters and realised that they make funny words, or something resembling a word. February becomes ‘hel’ which is obviously like ‘hell’, or ‘Helsinki’. You can see this a lot at the airports and take a flight to Hel. I’ve done that many times, hehe. April is ‘huh’ and as well as ‘huh?’ it could also mean ‘phew’. July is ‘hei’ which means ‘hi’. And the best one is December which is ‘jou’, and sounds like ‘yo’. I need very little to be entertained 🙂

  1. Ronald says:

    Though Huhtikuu showers may come your way,
    They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
    So if it’s raining, have no regrets,
    Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, (It’s raining violets,)
    And where you see clouds upon the hills,
    You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
    So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list’ning for his song,
    Whenever Huhtikuu showers come along. (Al Jolson)

    Nah… somehow it loses something, don’t you think? 🙂

  2. Sari says:

    Yes, I know what you mean. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it’s not quite right.

    Do you know the song Tammikuu Man?
    Oh the Tammikuu man he walks abroad in woollen coat and boots of leather
    The Helmikuu man still wipes the snow from off his hair and blows his hand
    The man of Maaliskuu he sees the Spring and wonders what the year will bring
    And hopes for better weather…

    Same kind of thing here, wouldn’t you say? They just can’t get certain words right 🙂

  3. Ronald says:

    Those Finns, what are they like?

  4. Sari says:

    The Finns? Well, let me think…they are brilliant, marvellous, beautiful, clever and in every way super. Did I mention they are modest too? 😉

  5. Ronald says:

    Olet ollut Coolin “, baby, olen ollut droolin”
    Kaikki hyvinä aikoina olen ollut misusin ”
    Way, niin sisimmässään, aion antaa teille rakkauteni,
    Aion antaa teille jokaista tuumaa rakkaani,
    Gonna Give You rakkaani.

    Ravista minulle, tyttö. Haluan olla sinun takaoven mies.
    Pidä se Coolin “, baby.

  6. Sari says:

    Your Finnish is getting better. Few mistakes here and there but all in all, not bad 🙂 Oh, babe, oh 🙂

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