Tinakenkätyttö

Exciting day! This is why I came to Finland this time, to see Kaija Koo in concert in Helsinki Arena! I have actually never been a big fan of Finnish music and I’ve never followed a Finnish artist, except Kaija Koo. Always eagerly awaiting for the next album, sometimes a …

Uncle

I visited my aunt today. With my mother’s passing, my aunt is the last of the five siblings in her family (five children – three sons and two daughters). But out of those three uncles I should have had, I only ever got to know one, and even he died …

Final

The reason I came to Lappeenranta for such a short visit was to see how my dad was doing. Happily, everything looks good so I don’t have to be worried about him all the time. But I also wanted to see the plaque with mom’s name, it was mounted long …

Another last visit

For the past couple of years, every time I’ve visited my parents’ summer house, I’ve been thinking that it’s the last time. I think this was the third last time… but now it’s looking increasingly likely that it really is the last one. Dad wants to sell it, he’s just …