What an amazing global lot we are
Firstly thank you Rachel about of and off -explanation. About the visitor in our fire place in New Zealand: The possum was hurdled out with a great difficulty with brooms and sticks through a cardboard tunnel unharmed of course. For those you havenīt encountered a possum in their fire place, I have added a new link so that you can make yourself acquainted with this “vicious beast.” I also added some other brand new links.
Rachel I like James Blunt very much also and “Men at work” is my all time favorite; give me a vegemite sandwich anytime. I better let you tell what vegemite is, if someone doesnīt know.
Adriana, I remembered you while watching a programme of Brazil on TV some days ago. I was also pleased to learn that you follow Formula. I hope you sonīs English exam went well; please tell him never give up. Ana Paula you sound to be a romantic lady, I am also a sensitive person, two of the kind we are. Brazil to me sounds like music, energy and joy, regardless of difficulties… that your country no doubt has also. I think Adriana that “God saves us” sounds just right. I also believe that goodness of people is something that one must trust regardless.
London times I will write before the end of November, we will also discuss about education. Kirsti I have worked and lived in Hammerfest. For those who are unaware where Hammerfest is, I tell that the city is in Norway and it is the most northerly town in the world.
Thank you for asking how my day went with Katri. Very well, we had a good time together; we did some shopping. You maybe noticed that she had left a little note for me as a response for my bog; as she said I was interviewed in the newspaper about writing a blog!
And yes I am very fond of her and extremely proud…Anastasia yes at times I have been worried of her and about the possible accidents she might encounter. In fact she has been out of work for three weeks, as a horse (not her own) kicked her rather hard on her upper leg.
I was glad to notice that my writing has brought back some nice memories even as far as Dubai. Oneīs own childhood is a very important life time source of power.
About the food questions: We eat herrings a lot in Christmas time and also in the summer. Yes let us talk more about Christmas later on. We have Italian restaurants here in Finland and pizzas and pasta are very much appreciated.
Marianna best wishes to you mother. Hoshil did the Reindeer Teardrop cure you headache? Pary; swimming in the freezing water is a very extreme thing to do. People are given instructions how to do it right. How I do it? Just about when you are going under, I would advise you to take a deep breath and lower yourself calmly and some what in a slow motion up to your neckline. I found (I have not done it this year) it very lovely to bend my neck backwards so that the back of your neckline feels the cold embrace. The idea is to keep breathing deeply and calmly and take a few strokes (5 – 20); some people stay under only a while, others swim longer. When you come out of the water, do it slowly also, that way the experience is more vivid. Once you are out, I never used to go to sauna, because I wanted the gold feeling last longer, in fact your skin is totally red and warm (blood circulation comes to the surface) after a swim and you feel totally serene.
Naheed avocado is pear shape, green fruit and with a thick skin. It is rather oily and it has a quite large stone. I like it with salads with lemon juice. Naheed have you just graduated as an accountant? Silwal Kishor thanks again for your participation. I know only a little about of your part of the world. Current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso has visited Finland several times. I am somewhat ignorant about Nepal and Tibet, maybe you would kindly tell us a bit about the issue.
Rachel asked us a few questions; I am trying to answer them next. Usually it is an unexpected issue that may crack me up, although I seldom loose my control. I know it may be boring. If I am showing off, I usually do something very stupid. I take my hat off to very many people, but I would like to mention Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Nogay. I also admire a great deal Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa. Not only I would take my hat off for them, I would bow many times.
About chucking things out, well that hit me hard. My daughter used to say, that I would chuck her out, if she stayed in one place for too long. I admit I chuck things out weekly.
Wild berries that are rather common here in Finland are; cranberry, cloudberry, raspberry, blueberry and some arctic brambles are also found in Finland.
What types of berries grow wild in you country?
The photos today by Katri have been taken during the summer time. Touho looks very happy with his mate.
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