U18 world champions!!


The Finnish young lion cubs won the world championships! 6-1 against Sweden. ๐Ÿ™‚

The game started after 3 am Finnish time. So I went to bed at 8 pm last night.

6-1 was the same result when the Finnish men (the real lions) beat Sweden in the world champ final in 2011! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now both the U20 and U18 teams has won gold this year in the world championships! ๐Ÿ™‚ How about the “old guys” in May? Three golds would be perfect. Jesse Puljujรคrvi, who scored three times in the final with an injured hand, was in both teams. Only he and two other guys in the world have managed to get two golds in the same year with the U20 and U18 teams.

6 am… I guess I’ll have to go back to bed now and get a few more hours of sleep. I’m working from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Still coughing pretty much. And the nose is itchy and a bit running. Will take some medicines when I wake up again.

Lots of big snowflakes outside…

Mead and market


I have a pretty bad cough. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I am coughing a lot and my voice is not normal. The throat has been sore, but not so much at the moment. It’s when I cough a lot that the soreness of the throat feels more. Didn’t get much sleep last night, because whenever I laid down my head on the pillow, I would get a tickling sense in my throat and start coughing. So I had to sleep, sitting and leaning my back/head against the wall. That’s not very comfortable. I will take some cough medicine tonight.

We have made some mead tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, it’s not done yet. But the process has been started. Mead is a drink that Finns drink around May 1st. The bucket we make it in was hidden in a kitchen cupboard behind some other stuff, so I had to remove some things first to get to the bucket. I put it aside to put the other stuff back in, turned around and who sits in the bucket? ๐Ÿ˜€ The bucket was of course washed to get rid of the cat hairs that might have been there.

The bucket is now filled, not with the cat anymore, but with hot water, sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel. Once it has cooled down (probably late tonight), a bottle of beer (0.33 liters) will be added and also a tiny bit of yeast. Tomorrow the glass bottles will be filled with the mead. You add some raisins and a couple of teaspoons of sugar before pouring the mead into the glass bottles. The bottles will then stay in room temperature during the day and placed in the refrigerator in the evening. It will be in the refrigerator for some days (5-7) before it is ready to be tasted. Hopefully it doesn’t have to much yeast in it, because that will make it strong. It’s very difficult to measure a quarter of a teaspoon of yeast!

I will try to take a nap in a while and late tonight (11 pm) I will watch the Finnish U18 ice hockey juniors fight for a place in the World Championship finals! ๐Ÿ™‚ So tonight they show the semifinal against the U.S. It might be difficult for the young Finns to win the game, but I am sure they will never give up! They will fight for all the 60 minutes they play. (More minutes if needed.) If they lose the game tonight they will play in the bronze game. The other semi final is between Sweden and Canada, so one of those will meet the Finns in their last game of the world champs. It’s fun to see the young players! They are very talented and have lots of energy.

Today and tomorrow they have the annual big market is a sports arena outside of town. It’s probably 200+ people selling stuff (food, travel, book, garden, etc.), thousands of people crowded in the arena, looking at all the things. They also have several small scenes with performers (artists, authors etc.). Many offer small bits to taste, and most have candies, pens and similar small items that people can have for free. Many lotteries of course, where people can win trips, gift certificates, a newspaper for a year, hotel visits etc. I didn’t buy much, but I got many candies and three pens. Also many magazines and brochures and one postcard, one bookmark… Don’t know how many times I wrote my name/phone number/e-mail on small pieces of paper. I hope I win something. A couple of companies had you guess how many candies were in a jar. In one place you had to guess how much the sand weighed that was in a suitcase… I am not good at guessing those things just by looking at the jars of candy or a suitcase filled with sand.

Well, going to cross stitch a little now before I take a nap. Hope I can sleep better tonight, but I doubt it.



Lots of snow came last night and early this morning! April 19th. Well, sometimes we’ve had snow on May 1st, so it’s not very unusual. But everyone thought the winter was gone for this time and many people already changed to summer tires on their cars.

It looked beautiful this morning with so many big snow flakes slowly falling down from the sky. But as I walked to town around 10 am it was already melting. And now it’s probably all gone, at least most of it. It was very slushy and wet on the streets. I did take the camera with me and I took some pictures from the little pond that I see on my way to town.

When I got home from work in the evening I read on the internet that a new royal baby has been born in Sweden! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congratulations to all Swedes! They just had the press conference at the hospital and Prince Carl Philip told the press it is a little prince that was born. ๐Ÿ™‚ So now the king and the queen of Sweden have five grandchildren! Two girls and three boys. The queen is actually in New York, USA, right now and found out about it during a meeting. They talked to the queen shortly before the press conference started.

It’s going to be interested to hear, probably tomorrow, what the name of the little prince is going to be. It is difficult to guess.

Better go to bed now. The cat is sleeping on his blanket on the floor, next to the television. Usually he sleeps on the couch during the night, but he changes position several times, so he will probably jump up on the couch later.

Eddie the Eagle

I went to the cinema tonight to watch “Eddie the Eagle”. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was four people watching the movie tonight, so it was an improvement from last time when I was alone.

It was a good movie; emotional, funny, scary… Everyone thought he was a clown, going to the Olympics (in Calgary 1988) even if he was such bad and the British Olympic Associationย tried to stop him, but he wanted to fulfill his dreams and worked hard to do it.

It rained pretty much when I went home, so I got wet. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And I got a headache from the loud noises in the cinema. Why do the volume of the movies have to be so loud in a cinema?

I got to see 1/3 of the ice hockey game between Finland and Slovakia. The third period had just started a couple of minutes before I turned on the TV. The game ended 3-2 to Finland, so that was nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a practice game, but still…

I’ll see if I can get some sleep now.