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Mökkihöperyys: Finnish Cottage Life

CottageThe July month is traditionally the summer holiday month in Finland. Some Finns travel abroad when the vast majority travel to the countryside to their summer cottages. According to statistics, there are over half a million official summer cottages in Finland. This means that around one in ten Finn has their own cottage. This number is even bigger if you include the more luxurious homes. More...

Try Woolen Socks this Winter: An Interview with Finnish-Australian author Selma Kaasinen

SocksSelma Kaasinen is Australian-Finn residing in Canberra who has published her very first book, Woolen Socks, a collection of short stories written in Finnish. The book relates to her childhood surroundings of Outokumpu a small town in Eastern Finland. Each story delves into the twists and turns of the human mind. We interviewed Selma to learn more of her passion for writing, story composition and how a love of science encouraged her to make the move to Australia. More...

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