Tag Archives: finland

Centenary

I have to step out of my hiatus briefly to wish a happy 100th Independence Day to my dear adoptive country. Today Finland celebrates its Centenary. He is smiling! It’s about half-past one in the morning and I have a … Continue reading

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Rendel

This evening we’re off to see Rendel – the first Finnish superhero movie – which is finally opening tonight. The movie stars an old school pal of Mrs. Hatboy’s as the titular Rendel, and it’s been a long time in … Continue reading

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Interlude: General Strike

Everyone in Finland is talking about it today, so why not? Even if it hasn’t affected a Finn’s actual workplace – and it has affected a lot of workplaces – the strike[1] has shut down a lot of the country. … Continue reading

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Interlude: Weekend, again

Day 44. 160 pages, 75,287 words. No change. Been a nice enough weekend. Saturday night we played the Game of Thrones board game with some friends (the day was won by Mrs. Hatboy playing the Baratheons), and today we’re going … Continue reading

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Interlude: Finland, Finland, Finland

Day 66. 178 pages, 87,234 words. I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in Finland for almost fifteen years now. This weekend marks my ten-year anniversary with Lionbridge, or Bowne Global Solutions as it was called when I signed on. … Continue reading

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The Safety Dance

Day 7. 14 pages, 6,279 words. Hopefully the title of today’s post gets some points for being weirdly inappropriate for this blog. It’s difficult to go more random than yesterday without turning to Vine, though. Thank you, Vine. Busy day … Continue reading

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Juhannus 2014

So, this weekend I did what almost everyone else in Finland did, which was to hightail it out of the metropolitan area and plant myself in as lake-and-or-forest-adjacent a location as possible to celebrate the longest day of summer – … Continue reading

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