Our yearly stay in Finland is drawing to an end … here are some more pictures from our thoroughly enjoyable family holiday. Normal blogging routines will resume next week.
This is the time of the year when I take a bit of a break from blogging and relax on a family holiday in my native Finland. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy – more to follow next week!
A bit of an obvious statement, you may think. Unfortunately, it is not. Instead, it is a problem many children in the developing world still face: not being able to attend school in their mother tongue. United Nation’s International Mother Language Day is celebrated on Sunday the 21st of February and this year’s theme emphasises […]
Sharing more pictures from our holiday in Finland – we have caught up with relatives and friends, been swimming and cycling, visited the Ähtäri Zoo, hiked in the gorgeous Helvetinjärvi National Park and been spoiling ourselves with all the good food. May the peace and power be with you. Yours, Rita © Rita Rosenback 2015 […]
Family and friends, peace and quiet – these are the most important reasons I want to go back to our house in Finland every summer. When I travel to Finland, I go home – but I also go home when I return to my new home country, England. Between the two countries, I am […]
Today I am taking part in the Read Around the World Summer Reading Series hosted by Multicultural Kid Blogs. There could not be a more apt choice for a summer reading series than Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book – you may already know Tove as the creator of the Moomins. The Summer Book is one […]
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 […]
“Where are you from?” that was one of the questions from last week’s post – a question to be mindful of when speaking to a bilingual or bicultural child. Many adult bilinguals have however said to me that they don’t mind being asked where they come from – and I do agree with them. I […]
I have always loved Christmas and I am sure I always will. The most important thing for me is being together with the family, relaxing, playing games, enjoying scrumptious food and lots of chocolate. As I have spent most of my Christmases in Finland, there are some traditional Finnish features that will always be part […]
Det här är första gången jag bloggar på svenska – den ”Europeiska flerspråkiga bloggningsdagen” till ära. Mitt tema för denna vecka är ”Varför jag är tacksam för min flerspråkighet” – den engelska listan på orsaker att vara tacksam kan du hitta här. Vad menar jag med att finlandssvenskan är mitt första främmande? Så är det […]