Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Welsh New Year Wish

Cold is the man who can’t love, The old mountains of dear Wales, To him and his warmest friend, A cheerful holiday next year. Cold is the snow on Mount Snowdon, Even though it has a flannel blanket on it,

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‘Jack Finn’´s Carols

Finnish Christmas carols are often seen as extraordinarily depressing. That isn’t quite fair. In fact, we have a Finn (Jaakko Suomalainen, Jacobus Finno) to thank for some of the best loved carols worldwide. He was a priest and head of the

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A Translation for every Teenager

Every teenager in Sweden should get a translation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We should all be Feminists in time for Christmas. What would I give every teenager in translation into English? Something from a teenage perspective: Their peers are more likely

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Learn Finnish by Christmas

Finland is 98 today. You can celebrate all the way to Christmas by learning the language. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think. You can learn a new word every day with the Finland emoji Advent calendar. Catch

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Waiting for the dawn

It’s advent. It’s still getting darker. The earth is drained of colour, finally covered in snow, waiting for spring. People are on the move, looking for a place to rest safely. It’s a waiting time. Waiting for the wilderness to

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