A bitter day
It´s your bosom possum here again and Rachel I am so pleased you are such a bubbly personality, you make us all feel the warmth of Australia.
I think that for a moment I have written so much about my home country that it´s time to talk about something else. So I give you a break at least for a day. Some of you have already hinted you would like me to be more personal, which is fair enough.
At the moment I work as a Project Manager for a small independent company, before I started with them I was a Communication Officer for one of local joint municipal development organization. I also have been an entrepreneur for many years. As you can see, I am a working girl. Also I would once more like to say how pleased I am to be able to practice my English with you. I need to use English in my job and always the text I need to produce is work related, so reflecting... let me say how wonderful it is to write something else and at the same time to polish one´s ablitity.
The man in the photo is my husband doing his favourite past time hobby raking.
Marianna I glad you talked about Ingrid Bergman, were you a ware that he died last July? Antonio so nice to hear you have such a good memories from Finland, I liked so much the way you described “trembling lights on graves”, it sounded just right.
Kirsti you mentioned Finnish Swedish Heritage Day, I am glad you told everyone about it, naturally I remembered the day. Chandra: I was born on a small farm a long time ago. We had some cows, a horse and of course domestic animals: a dog and cats. I have lovely memories from those early days. I and my sister (Rachel can I say: me and my sister) had our own cows we had to take care off daily; milking was a chore we had to do during school holidays. I will try to do some research work about farming and come back to this subject later on.
Religion you also wanted me to talk about. Faith is a difficult subject, but yes I will be talking about Finnish religion issues as well.
Today is the day one hopefully can get comfort from faith; I chose a title “a bitter day” for a reason. We have had a very unusual incident today in Finland, a shooting at school. Several people are dead, a sad day.
In spite of of the tragic occurrence life goes on, that the way of life. The good news is that 59 000 new babies were born in Finland last year. Finnish mothers have a very good maternity leave and fathers also are eligible for time off when the baby is born (Rachel, please tell us all the different usage of the words of and off) .
Do you know how many new babies are born in your country yearly?
The photo below is taken during our short winter days (kaamos time) by my daughter Katri.
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