Jan 7th: Russian Christmas

С Рождеством!   Today it’s Russian Christmas. I love Russia. I’ve been attending Russian courses at the local Adult Education Centre thing in Helsinki for the past year, but unfortunately I can’t continue this spring due to work commitments. But I intend to study the necessary chapters by myself and join my beloved classmates again in […]

POHUTAKAWA

means bless you in Maori. No it doesn’t really. I’ve just been having serious problems trying to come up with a title for this. Ok so Christmas special-time. HAPPY CHRISTMAS. This is my favourite tree in NZ, the Pohutakawa, also known as the ‘NZ Christmas tree’. GORGEOUS eh!? Our more ‘traditional’ Christmas will be tomorrow […]