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Today’s post is a bit different from my usual Wednesday posts, mainly for two reasons:

1. Yesterday I posted “Fun ways for your kids to learn new vocabulary” as a host for Multicultural Kid Blogs August blogging carnival. If you visit all the blogs included in it you will have more than enough fantastic articles to read this week!

2. I am on holiday in Finland and only have a few days left, so I will use my time to spend with my family and do things I can’t when I am back in England. So today is picture time!

A field of sunflowers always makes me smile - and they all stand there smiling back at you!

A field of sunflowers always makes me smile – and they all stand there smiling back at you!

Being in Finland means not only catching up with friends and relatives, but enjoying the nature and its calmness.

Being in Finland means not only catching up with friends and relatives, but enjoying the nature and its calmness.

Love berry picking in the forests - the "everyman's right" allows you to pick berries and mushrooms anywhere in the nature.

The “everyman’s right” allows you to pick berries and mushrooms anywhere in the forest.

 

We found enough to make a delicious bilberry pie!

We found enough to make a delicious bilberry pie!

My favourite spring water lake! A swim here every summer is a must for me.

Kangasjärvi – my favourite spring water lake! A swim here every summer is a must for me.

At my favourite place to swim in the sea - I love how the changing rooms have been made to match the local architecture - made of wood of course!

At the beach in Kristinestad, my favourite place to swim in the sea – I love how the changing rooms have been made to match the local architecture – made of wood of course!

Firewood - always use birch when you can, it doesn't send sparks around like pine does!

Firewood – always use birch when you can, it doesn’t send sparks around like pine does!

Lots of things are made of wood in Finland

Finns love their log cabins!

Even churches are made out of wood in Finland. This one has stood the test of time since the 17th century.

Even churches are made out of wood in Finland. The Ulrica Eleonora church in Kristinestad has stood the test of time since the 17th century.

Ulrica Eleonora Church - you can lock yourself into the pews!

Ulrica Eleonora Church – you can lock yourself into the pews!

View from Bötombergen, our "mountain" which proudly rises 115 m above the sea level :)

View from Bötombergen, our “mountain” which proudly rises 115 m above the sea level 🙂

I love the opportunity to be immersed in the culture and the languages of my native village and country – already planning next summer’s stay!

 

May the peace and power be with you.

Yours,
Rita

© Rita Rosenback 2017


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  3 Responses to “Holiday pictures from Finland”

  1. Love the pictures, looks like you’ve been to some really attractive places! I’ve been to Helsinki twice but never seen anywhere else in Finland. It looks like a great place to explore.

    • Thank you, Jonathan! These are all taken within a 10 mile radius of my home village of Dagsmark, close to the town of Kristinestad on the western coast of Finland.

  2. […] India. My beautiful home village of Dagsmark in Finland is our destination for a couple of weeks every summer. We now live in England, and each one of us has separately spent some time in Germany – coming to […]

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