Posts tagged ‘finland’

May 9, 2020

I can’t believe I come from these people

by allthoughtswork

I’ve got Swedish blood but I think the Welsh genes won out because that much isolation in a wintry country is just asking for my personal remake of The Shining to happen.

July 14, 2019

Heavy Metal Knitting: Update

by duncanr

back in April, I reported on the growing popularity in Finland of combining heavy metal music and knitting, on stage [original post – here]

well, I’m sure all who read the original post have been eagerly awaiting news of the 1st World Championship Heavy Metal Knitting competition held a couple of days ago (July 12) in eastern Finland . . .

April 26, 2019

Heavy Metal Knitting

by duncanr

apparently, a liking for heavy metal music, and knitting, are two popular activities in Finland – only a matter of time, then, before a marketing company came up with the idea of combining the two on stage.

hence, the first World Heavy Metal Knitting Championship to take place in Finland in July this year


if you fancy your chances and want to compete, check out the official website – here

April 22, 2019

Girls and HobbyHorses

by duncanr

some girls in Finland are deriving a lot of pleasure and satisfaction – and finding new friends in the process – making and riding hobbyhorses . . .

more info here

February 1, 2019

Cream, sugar…reindeer cheese?

by allthoughtswork

Image result for coffee cheese


Coffee cheese is a thing up north, waaay up north. Hey, if the English can float toast in mulled wine….

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December 9, 2018

Not just in the woods, ya’ll

by allthoughtswork

Finnish Photographer Proves Fairy Forests Are Real In Finland

Finnish photographer, Ossi Saarinen, has impeccable timing.

May 10, 2017

Funny Folk – Finns

by duncanr

girls having fun in Finland – [make up your own jokes]

July 6, 2009

Wives : worth their weight in beer !!!

by duncanr

“Generally the best wife is the wife of one’s own, all the more if she is harmonious, gentle and able to keep her balance while riding on . . . her man.”

“Intuitive understanding of the signals sent by the partner and becoming one with the partner are essential in both of them – sometimes also whipping.”

“It is of great importance to find a mutual rhythm. If the wife . . . is rocking out of time, the speed slows down. When the rhythm is good, the wife and the carrier become one accompanying the motions of each other. It is advisable to practise in order to find the mutual rhythm”

No, not what you think !!!

I haven’t lifted these from Nursemyra’s site.

While the USA was celebrating the 4th July with barbecues and ‘bangers’ (fireworks), Finland was staging the 2009 Wife Carrying World Championship in which men have to carry a woman (not necessarily their wife) over an obstacle course – the prize for the winner being the wife’s weight in beer.

The quotes above are taken from the Tips on how to best prepare for the race.

Click here to view . . .

wife-carrying_1387624i-300There are 4 different carrying styles – though competitors are free to create their own individual style.

A word of warning to those thinking of entering the competition in 2010 – if you are thinking of employing the wife dangling down the back style, be sure to explain to your ‘wife’ beforehand that part of the course is a water hazard and that adopting this style means her head will be dragged upside down through water for a time !!!

This years winners were a Finnish couple – Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen, in a time of 01:02,090 mins

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