Love on the Edge - My life in Finland

Rakkautta reunalla. Finland through the eyes of an English expat now living her sixth year here. This won't be your usual collection of Finland cliches...Time for something a little different, my personal perspective on, and experience of, Finland.
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26 Comics Of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To (By Karoliina Korhonen) This is so funny! So me.

26 Comics Of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To (By Karoliina Korhonen)

26 Comics Of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To (By Karoliina Korhonen) This is so funny! So me.

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

What I learnt in my first week of school in Finland in the year 2000! Now there is a handy graphic!

Finnish swearwords - a list of profanities you shouldn't know - Big In Finland

Hazrat Shah...is serving up warm food and drinks under a makeshift tent to #refugees in #Finland, just outside #Helsinki’s main railway station. Women, children and men huddle around a small fire in the cold to protest the Finnish government’s decision to deny asylum to so many like him from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.

With an ageing population and a falling birth rate, the Nordic nation could benefit from refugees or immigrants. Instead, racism is driving many out.

What PhD Life is Really Like

Having devoted a year to an insoluble problem, I had only respect and admiration for my supervisor’s instincts. And gratitude.

Random Finnish Lesson: Things to do with kids in Jyväskylä

Random Finnish Lesson: Things to do with kids in Jyväskylä

Finnish university students tend to be very independent. A PhD lasts around four years and the main focus during a PhD is doing your own research, which you will start from year one

Finnish university students tend to be very independent. A PhD lasts around four years and the main focus during a PhD is doing your own research, which you will start from year one

Britons in Finland face uncertainty over their future.

British expats fear for their rights post-Brexit

Britons in Finland face uncertainty over their future

Non-political and non-profit making, the Anglo-Finnish Society warmly welcomes anybody with an interest in Finland, its culture and the Finnish way of life.

Non-political and non-profit making, the Anglo-Finnish Society warmly welcomes anybody with an interest in Finland, its culture and the Finnish way of life.

December 9, 2011, Bar Backstage, Helsinki, Finland. GabbaGabbaHey - The Helsinki Ramones Tribut

December 9, 2011, Bar Backstage, Helsinki, Finland. GabbaGabbaHey - The Helsinki Ramones Tribut

I become Finnish when I’m here. I keep my distance and I never touch anyone. I become another person. I also try not to speak too much and not to laugh loudly

Happy New Year! The Foureyed Poet. Another New Year is upon us! The Foureyed Poet.

Jyväskylän kaupunki:Kulttuurisuunnistus: In English

Jyväskylän kaupunki:Kulttuurisuunnistus: In English

On the bus back to Tampere airport I cried and thought to myself, “what if I don’t go back to the UK? What if I just drop everything and stay here.” But I had a job and friends there and I wanted to end things properly. So during the next five months I saved money and I bought a one-way ticket to Finland.

Andruta, Romania: There’s all this kind of body shame, but not in the sauna.

“polite discrimination”: While dressed up as compliments, these statements are based on ideologies that see migrants as members of an “underclass”

“polite discrimination”: While dressed up as compliments, these statements are based on ideologies that see migrants as members of an “underclass”

the reality of Finland today – an ageing population with a falling birth rate. An economy that cannot survive without being connected to the world.

the reality of Finland today – an ageing population with a falling birth rate. An economy that cannot survive without being connected to the world.

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