Tuesday, 9 March 2010


The classic countryside house seems to be the rintamamiestalo ... though its normally quite the boring cube.

however some Finns get creative with theirs. This owner has added a veranda to transform it into something which is almost European at first glance

Finnish Countryside home

cunning and creative

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

communication style II

Viivi and Wagner is a classic Finnish cartoon strip (at least here in Finland). I recently was given this one by my wife (who knows how I feel about the way the stereotypical Finn communicates).

I loved it, so I've added a translation to the scene so you can get the point better :-)

Keeping in mind that dumb originally means "unable to speak" ... Ahhh ... I love Wagner