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Reminder of Finnish Awesomeness

Of course I’m going to come back to Finny after this weeks little jaunt back to the land of the Angles; our entire lives are here including this fuzzbutt whom I love more than is probably healthy:

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The following is a list of emergency motivation in case I find Engurland a little too charming.

Where else do you get to suntan on a park bench in full winter garb?

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Or see someone strolling down the street like this

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Or get to spend the weekend at a summer cottage in the middle of winter?

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Or get a family picture taken whilst standing on a lake?

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Or playing fetch with your puppeh on said lake?

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Where else do you get to see a cute little building’s insides look like this?

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Or are shown these faces when your family sleds down a particularly icy hill…

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…and get to see your dog run for her life when a sled speeds towards her. Why she never ran to the side instead of going full pelt forward I will never know.

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Now remember the madness I talked about when I saw the woman swimming in the ice last post? Well…I may be a bit of a hypocrite with these next few pictures. You see after visiting the awesomeness of the little cottage of Ville’s Auntie and Uncle we got a chance to sit in an old-fashioned wood-burning sauna and IT WAS HOT! 80°C (176°F) so going outside and posing in our bathing suits in -7°C (19.4°F)…

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….doesn’t seem all that maddning after all. The fuzziness of the photos is due to the steam coming off of our skin!

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Especially as directly afterwards it looked like this:

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I was SPARTICUS! Not quite lake swimming but I’m new to the Nordics: baby steps...itty bitty baby steps.

Today we abscond back to England to finally have our reception/party a la 1940s theme. I’ve revamped my dress and Ville has a complete military costume of dubious country origin. Photos of that up next!

Toodles Sweets – Ariane




 

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 7th, 2013 09:50 am (UTC)
Finnish Awesomeness
Where else?

SWEDEN!!!

GO SWEDEN!!!

(My nephew [b]is[/b] half swedish :))

(I'm not going there in the winter either though!)

And Onyx is a dog so, as cute and wonderful as she is, her thought processes are not complex! Run away as fast as possible is probably all she was able to think! (Nasty Ville for frightening her like that!)

Sheila
blognmomma
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
I love the pics and the adventures.
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