2013/12/20 – Autumn in Finland (and also somewhere else…)

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I know, it has been a long while since my last real article…

Well, I have a normal life here, working and living like anybody else!!

I made a new category in my blog and now you can see all my Jumping pictures that I took the last years around the word.

Well, at the end of summer, meaning the 31rst of August, this is not summer anymore and everybody talks about winter. Well, there was still no need of warm jackets and hanging around outside in shorts and T-shirts was still fine for 2 weeks!

The first week end of september, I have been a witness of a really nice experience. As I was having home a couch surfers polish couple, we went to have a look at Rauma beach to a mud race!

Crazy Finnish people, they are obviously used to do that. Too bad I was too late to register to run it, It could have been really fun!

Mud race - Foam sliding

Mud race – Foam sliding

They made the road new to Olkiluoto Island… with big machines that it was a little scary to drive next to…

new road... a little smoky!!

new road… burned and a little smoky!!

Then, the temperatures went down, and we started being cold, having to scratch the car windows in the morning… also getting dark…

already -2 end of September...

already -2 end of September…

Getting ready for winter also means for the car: New oil, new brake flexibles, new coolant, winter studded tyres…

Winter tyres... my first studded tyres!

Winter tyres… my first studded tyres!

Feeling like cooking a lot more…

Home made ikea biscuits

Home made ikea biscuits

Also my bike, I realized with rain and cold, that my back brake didnt really brake. So I had to  change the back one and install  a front one because ther wasn’t any. It took me a few hours because the bike is really old and changing the cable was pretty hard… but I eventually made it in a few hours. (the new brake cost me more than what I bought the bike!!)

new brakes!!

new brakes!!

a little ride around the lake (Äyhönjärvi) in Rauma

a little ride around the lake (Äyhönjärvi) in Rauma

Yyteri

Yyteri, still nice days for a stroll!

Driving on a dead bambi...

Driving on a dead bambi, at night, on my way back from the aiport… didnt see the animal on the side of the road. Luckily I didnt break anything… but the wheel looked a little bloody for a few days… :-/

I also experimented during september and october a lot of different kind of Finnish flu… I was completely out of order a few times… so I did not do too much!

And I started feeling a lot better after a long week end in… Sardinia!! End of October, still really warm there, that helped me to get back on my feet!

Happy swimming in the warm mediterranean sea!

Happy swimming in the warm mediterranean sea!

Capo Caccia

Capo Caccia

At Capo Caccia, with a Fiat 500!!

At Capo Caccia, with a Fiat 500!!

Grotta di Nettuno

Grotta di Nettuno

Grotta di Nettuno, way up... long long long stairs... I thought I would never arrived up!

Grotta di Nettuno, way up… long long long stairs… I thought I would never arrived up!

warm enough for a 19th of October!

warm enough for a 19th of October!

From the Capo Caccia

From the Capo Caccia

Alghero

Alghero

Sunset from Alghero walls

Sunset from Alghero walls

Sunset from Alghero walls, with Capo Caccia

Sunset from Alghero walls, with Capo Caccia

Alghero streets

Alghero streets

Alghero, and Capo Caccia

Alghero, and Capo Caccia

South of Alghero

South of Alghero

Near Bosa

Near Bosa

Bosa

Bosa

Bosa

Bosa

Bosa

Bosa

Villanova Monteleone

Villanova Monteleone

After this break (thank you ryanair!) I went back to Finland…and it was Halloween time! A friend organized a “Pumpking carving party”, where every body brought his own pumpking… it was a first for me, but it was not bad for a first!

my first carved pumpink!

my first carved pumpink!

I went to Uppsala for one week end, and now it’s time for me to tell you something: better if you see it yourself!

Thank you Lucie for your striped belly!!

Haha! Thank you Lucie for your striped belly!!

Ice hokey game, go Lukko!!

Ice hokey game, go Lukko!!

eating french duck in finland! with french wine, and home made muffins...

eating french duck in finland! with french wine, and home made muffins…

arrgg... this is getting colder... well, now its time!

arrgg… this is getting colder… well, now its time!

flying again, to Germany...

flying again, to Germany…

And drinking glühwein at the Christmas market!

And drinking glühwein at the Christmas market!

And now, still no snow in Finland, the shortest day is now behind us! It was really hard, with day light starting around 9:30 and ending around 15:00… and without snow, everything is really really dark!

Almost full mooon, at 8:00 am from work...

Almost full mooon, at 8:00 am from work…

and the lazy sun, getting out at 10:15 am...

and the lazy sun, getting out at 10:15 am…

But now, just started 3 weeks holiday! Starting in France…

Found some snow!! In France, back for 3 weeks holiday!

Found some snow!!

See you!!

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