Saturday, April 14, 2007
We spent four days at our cottage in Jalasjärvi over the Easter holiday. We had the pleasure of visiting with our good neighbors and just hanging out with them. One of them has an exchange student from New Zealand and the other other's son has a girlfriend who is an exchange student from Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Tiina and the boys spent some time learning Italian from her.
We attended the lighting of the Easter bonfire and stayed there for about an hour. There were a few witches to be seen and they didn't seem to be frightened by the fire at all. Pictured here are Jasmin and Jessica Moilanen from Oulu.
Grilled sausages were being served as well as little cartons of juice. The fire was really good this year. Not so much junk in the bonfire so it burnt clean, fast and very hot! It was starting to level out about an hour after it had been lit.
Tiina is pictured in the photo to the left.
These pictures were taken with the Nokia N73 ME's 3.2 megapixel camera.
Well Tiina didn't make it into Finnish Parliament this time around. She did manage to secure 289 votes though. She seemed pretty happy with those results being it was her first Parliamentary election. Now we shall wait and see what will happen in four years from now! But wait, there's more! She is already planning for the Espoo city council elections in two year's time. Oh brudder. A big thank you for all that helped in Tiina's campaign. Better luck next time Babe!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Hope everyone has a nice, safe time during the Easter holidays. We will be heading up to Jalasjärvi, as we have done the past 12 or so years, to partake in the Pääsiäiskokko = Easter bonfire in our local village. The weatherman says it is supposed to be cold and possibly snowing over the weekend. I don't mind though. It adds to the atmosphere of the place. A nice fire burning in the kitchen stove with the aroma of Tiina's good cooking and wood smoke makes it very enjoyable. For that cold day the sauna is always nice to warm up with. For that cold night there is always a big, fluffy blanket to get lost under along with a nice, soft bed.