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Christmas Is In Da House

Decorated Christmas Tree

Here she finally is – our beloved Christmas tree! She’s had to endure the cold and rain in our backyard since October, but thankfully she survived, greener than ever, so we could  put her in a corner and bling her up. Not bad for a first Christmas tree, right? I wish we could keep her throughout the winter, she just lights up the room and makes it feel homier. Pretty sure Matthew won’t let me though…



Matthew’s mum knitted these little stockings – how cute aren’t they?

christmas star

I also bought my first ‘Christmas star’ (Poinsettia flower) – can’t have a Christmas without one!

This thing’s been going around Facebook, and thought I’d share it with you so you can see how amazingly strange the Finnish language is.

The spruce is on fire = kuusi palaa
The spruce returns = kuusi palaa
Your moon is on fire = kuusi palaa
Your moon returns = kuusi palaa
The number six is on fire = kuusi palaa
The number six returns = kuusi palaa
Six of them are on fire = kuusi palaa
Six of them return = kuusi palaa
Six pieces = kuusi palaa

I know, it doesn’t make any sense.

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Annika B

    Hahahahah, funny post again. You made me want a Christmas tree as well cuz you wrote so warmly about your Mrs. and Her Allmighty Tree. I feel happy for her because she seem to be really beloved. OMG those little socks, sooo cute, what a great idea from Matt’s mum, heart warming picture. My boyfriend is learning Finnish now so I’m, gonna spend post-independence day teaching him these “kuusi palaa” -translations. Thanks for the great idea for a beautiful winter Saturday like this.

    December 7, 2013 at 9:06 am
    • ninaaikas

      Poor boyfriend 🙂 Christmas trees are great, one would fit perfectly in your living room. We’re old enough now to have or own trees. Have a great Saturday!

      December 7, 2013 at 9:54 am
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