Ikea. Simple, sleek, and elegant Scandinavian design. Sometimes affordable, sometimes not, yet always somehow feels desirable. But .. Continue reading “I used to like Ikea …”
On Tuesday, 23.05.2017. I woke up, read a FB message, checked the news and cried. Continue reading “After the Manchester bomb: Our Manchester”
Their motto is “To save a life is to save all of humanity”. Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called “The White Helmets”. Continue reading “The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love”
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it’s been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit.
The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord’s prayer. The ban was put in place so that audiences “would not be offended” by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something. Continue reading “Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.”
In the middle of August I will have been in Finland for a decade. It’s been a blast and the years have flown by. Looking back, there are few things I’ve picked along the way. Continue reading “10 years in Finland. What have I learned?”
Here is a snippet from an imagined conversation I didn’t hear as I passed a dad walking his son to daycare one morning.
“Dad, am I Finnish?”
“No son, you are Chinese.”, smiled the father. Continue reading “In Finland, but not Finnish”
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel surrounded by idiots? You’re amazed they even manage to brush their teeth without pushing the toothbrush out through their ear.
This one I’ll post quickly now, but I suspect I’ll be pondering this issue later!