Friday, August 17, 2012

Official Monkey Countdown Timer

This is the official monkey countdown timer..........

Monkeys are Tanja's favourite candy and upon me leaving Finland I was given 78, one for each day apart. They are now forming a countdown timer with how many days left.

Only 25 days left till I arrive in Finland!!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My new title banner

My soon to be Brother in Law (Lanko in Finnish) Janne created the banner for the blog, pretty cool huh?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


So as you can see I am a bit of a book nerd. Those six boxes all weigh in at 177.k kgs and was quoted by a removals company over £1,000 to transport them to Finland at around 2 months wait. I then decided to use a local freight company instead and today got the quote of £177.65 at around 7-10 days wait.

It makes you wonder some times how companies do it. 

Well that's one more thing to tick of the to do list.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Welcome to my New Blog

I have made this blog to tell my story of moving to Finland and fitting into a new culture.

So why am I moving to Finland?

Well in March 2011 I attended the wedding of a friend in the city of Oulu, it was there that I met the beautiful Tanja. She took my breathe away, I'm not sure if it was because she told me no one would marry me or because she is the most beautiful woman I have laid my eyes on. I believe she told me this to corner the market herself.

When am I moving?

I am leaving the Isle of Man on the 12th of September 2012.

A few random facts about Finland:-

Finland is known as the Land of a thousand Lakes because it has over 180,000 lakes (Ranging from 500 meters up).

Nuntii Latini is the worlds only Latin News Broadcast service (

There are no payphones in Finland, Nokia is a Finnish founded mobile phone company and there is about 5 million mobiles in use for a population of 5.4 million.

Santa Claus has an office in the Lapland City of Rovaniemi and can be visited all year round.

75% of Finland is Forested and the Lakes and Rivers make up another 10%