2013/09/01 – After 2 months in Finland

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It has been almost 2 months since I moved to Finland. And of course, my life is really busy, to work, to catch up with my friends here, to go to the beach in the evening…

Good morning Rauma park :)

Good morning Rauma park 🙂

Hello Rauma!

Hello Rauma!

Hello Olkiluoto...

Hello Olkiluoto…

Hello Poroholma!

Hello Poroholma!

Home grilling with friends

Home grilling with friends

Then, now that September is here, the weather is colder (we already have nights with 4 degrees…), and summer is officially over!

First of all, after my first week here in Rauma, I bought a bicycle. Which was a funny story because as I could not find any used bike, I went to the supermarket to buy a new one: I talked with the salesgirl, I told her I did not really feel like spending 200 euros in a bicycle. Then and ended up going to her place in the evening to buy her old bicycle for 20 euros! That was a really good deal for her and for me but not for the supermarket…

Here is my new finnish bike , with a back wheel not round but 5 gears!!

P1030529 (Medium)

I drove once about 20 km with it, when I brought my car to change the windscreen 20 km south of Rauma… I was pretty exhausted in the end!

So, my car has a new windscreen, and it feels great because I can actually see something in the morning when I drive against the sunrise!

I had to drive a few times at night, to go to and come back from the airport in Turku, and it is actually funny to see how dark is the night: it is so dark that you can keep the full beam lights on almost until the last moment before passing the other cars… ok it does not work for trucks that have their lights really strong and everywhere around the front of the vehicle… I end up blind everytime with trucks. But I heard it will get even more impressive later in the fall, because the nights will be darker and longer…

I had one week end out of Rauma, for the wedding of my best friend Lucie and my friend Olivier from highschool. I went back to Annecy for 3 days of non-stop wedding activities! Congratulations to the newlyweds!! You are beautiful!

How the bride started the week end...

How the bride started the week end…

When a professional hairdresser takes care of my hair...

When a professional hairdresser takes care of my hair…

Newlymeds!

Newlyweds!

Bride and the bridesmaids :)

Bride and the bridesmaids 🙂

The last week end of August, this is on the coast the end of the boat season / the end of summer. There are big parties organised in some places / beaches.

With some friends, we rented a cottage in Kalajoki, not far from the beach, had a nice time (swimming, sunset watching, eating local grilled fish, seeing the first rubber boots throwing competition, sauna…) and really nice fireworks!

Driving through Finland

Driving through Finland

Arriving in Kalajoki for the end of the sun set colors on the sea...

Arriving in Kalajoki for the end of the sun set colors on the sea…

Our cottage

Our cottage

My car has never been that far away in the North!

My car has never been that far away in the North!

Kalajoki beach

Kalajoki beach

Of course, a short swim was mandatory!

Of course, a short swim was mandatory!

Rubber boots throwing competition

Rubber boots throwing competition

Local grilled fish

Local grilled fish

Trying to pick up mushrooms... but all of them were dry!

Trying to pick up mushrooms… but all of them were dry!

quite a nice week end grilled meal!

quite a nice week end grilled meal!

THE sunset

THE sunset

Kalajoki beach

Kalajoki beach

End of Summer's fireworks

End of Summer’s fireworks

Kalajoki beach

Kalajoki beach

beach + sea + sun = happy me!

beach + sea + sun = happy me!

A few view of my way to work in the morning, through the woods because I don’t like taking the big busy main road (as long as there is no snow everywhere!).

Sunrise colors

Sunrise colors

On the small roads

On the small roads

Through some fields

Through some foggy fields

On the Olkiluoto Island

On the Olkiluoto Island

On the Olkiluoto Island

On the Olkiluoto Island

Summer is over :(

Summer is over 😦

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7 thoughts on “2013/09/01 – After 2 months in Finland

  1. Profite bien de la fin de l’été… avant la longue nuit qui va arriver vite.
    Plus que quelques semaines de vélo avant de chausser les skis.
    Grosses bises.

    François

  2. Hier nous sommes venus bien au-delà du cercle arctique (Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi) et dans ma bagnole nous avons eu 19,5 º C / 67,1 º F. Pas mal!

    Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.

  3. Et nous revoilà par là-haut… je te souhaite un automne du presque grand Nord tout de même bien doux, en couleurs, dans les forêts et dans le ciel, et… en température, tout de même !
    Bonne(s) route(s), à vélo à roue ovale ou en voiture fidèle, et Bisous pour tout ; c’est vrai que vous êtes bien jolies, la triplette…

  4. Merci pour les news ! Vous étiez superbes toutes les 3 pour le mariage. Tu passeras toutes nos félicitations aux jeunes mariés. On t’embrasse Agnès. Véro and the family

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