Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas
Writer and artist Tove Jansson was best known for creating the Moominland stories. In this extract from her celebrated memoir she recalls the enchanted Scandinavian Christmases of her childhood.
Runeberg's torte (Finnish: Runebergintorttu) is a Finnish pastry flavored with almonds and rum or arrack and it usually weighs about 100 grams. There is usually raspberry jam in a sugar ring on the tart. The torte got its name from the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877) who, according to legend, enjoyed the torte with punsch for every breakfast. Runeberg's tortes are typically eaten only in Finland and are available from the beginning of January to Runeberg's birthday on…
50 Cultural Facts on Finland that Help You Understand Finnish People
Here is cultural advice about Finland. A must read if you are traveling to Finland! #finlandculture
One of us has started the long-awaited summer holiday. Me it ain't. Dragging oneself out of the bed at 6.30 in the morning is even harder now as The Boy Next Door just rolls over and blissfully continues his snoring sleep. Sure, he too needs some rest. Though this holiday thing seems to be totally messing with his already challenged sense of time. One night he got this idea of a road trip. You know, a mini road trip. To Porvoo. In vain I, ever the voice of reason, tried to protest: before…