HELMETS AND NETS

Once upon time I took Talky, then 5, scooting along Sea Point promenade in Cape Town. Mom, I’m the only one wearing a helmet, I feel retard. Me [looks around]: Right, take it off. Once upon time we lived in South Africa, a country without nets. No safety nets provided by the state, no safety […]

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MONEY MATTERS

and injury issues. Both sports related. Now when we have successfully medicated Talky to meet the requirements set by the world famous Finnish education system, there is more time and extra energy to focus on other Very Important Problems. Such as doing sports. And not doing sports. MONEY MATTERS Talky takes swimming classes five times […]

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YEAR TWO

after Cape Town. Today a year and 11 days, to be precise. Not that I’m counting days, like with my not-running (28). I sure hope years are different from children – wonderful ones, terrible twos. YEAR ONE Because year one back in Helsinki is not a year I ever want to relive, nor do I […]

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FRIENDS FOREVER

Some people come, play an important role in a play called your life, and go. Think about your childhood best friend, best friend in high school, first boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-colleagues, and so on. I’m still in touch with my childhood best friend. Sort of. Facebook, you know. I’m still friends with my high school […]

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10 WHYS

Some random thoughts from “Africa”. Now that I live in “Europe”, I’m allowing myself making some previously-stupid generalisations. Both ways. So this is a collection of random wonderings from the past week. Why do people in Africa smile and laugh so much? Why is alcohol such a huge issue in Finland? Why do we take […]

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