Holidays in Finland, part 2

Holidays in Finland, part 2

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.                   May the peace and power be with you. Yours, Rita © Rita Rosenback 2017...
Holidays in Finland, part 1

Holidays in Finland, part 1

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!                   May the peace and power be with you. Yours, Rita ©...
I had the right to use my mother tongue at school

I had the right to use my mother tongue at school

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...
Why I will always return to Finland, part 2

Why I will always return to Finland, part 2

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...
Why I will always return to Finland, part 1

Why I will always return to Finland, part 1

  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...
Book review: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Book review: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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...