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Had two blackouts today.
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06-07-2013, 02:21 PM #16
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blather again:

Tell us about when you used to be a hairdresser WR.
06-07-2013, 02:26 PM #17
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-07-2013, 02:09 PM)Blather Wrote:  
(06-07-2013, 01:48 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I am a native Finn. My parents, grandparents etc. were all born here.

You would really appreciate a sauna I tell you. Anyone in a cool climate would. But not an electric one, it has to be wood-fired. Besides, when you have another blackout and you need heat and warm water it's a great solution.

There are about 5 million people in Finland and over 2 million saunas. Everybody has access to a sauna.
Quote:Taking a sauna begins by washing oneself up and then going to sit for some time in the hot room, typically warmed to 80–110 °C (176–230 °F). Water is thrown on the hot stones topping the kiuas, a special stove used to warm up the sauna. This produces steam, known as löyly, which increases the moisture and heat within the sauna. The word löyly is used for this steam only in the context of the sauna and not the word höyry ('steam, vapour'). Its original meaning was 'spirit, breath, soul' and it is still seen in the Uralic languages, for example, Udmurt lul, Komi lol, Mansi läl 'life', Khanty lil and Hungarian lélek.[5] Occasionally one uses leafy, fragrant boughs of silver birch called vihta in West Finland and vasta in East Finland to gently beat oneself. This has a relaxing effect on the muscles and also helps in calming the effects of mosquito bites. When the heat begins to feel uncomfortable it is customary to jump into a lake, sea, or a swimming pool, or to have a shower. In the winter rolling in the snow or even swimming in a hole cut in the ice, an avanto, is sometimes used as a substitute. Often after the sauna it is a custom to sit down in the dressing room or the porch of the sauna to enjoy a sausage, along with beer or soft drinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

It took JR some getting used to, but he loves it now. chuckle.gif


I'd love to see it take off here but we don't get a lot of northern Europeans in Australia. I got no building skills either :(

Taught myself how to use a chainsaw from da manual, but I think that's about as far as I can go. My place is a dump really, it's a liveable demolition prospect on 16 acres, so you don't really spend money on the house if you can avoid it.


Yeah I hear you, it's an investment for sure.

Here's a pic of our sauna out in the wilderness. This is when we had just painted it a few years back. They come IKEA style, so you assemble the thing yourself. I think the sauna in the pic was a bit over five thousand euros, everything included.

İmage
06-07-2013, 02:27 PM #18
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-07-2013, 02:20 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  You have great English, Octo.


Thank you hug.gif
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06-07-2013, 02:30 PM #19
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(06-07-2013, 02:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(06-07-2013, 02:09 PM)Blather Wrote:  
(06-07-2013, 01:48 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I am a native Finn. My parents, grandparents etc. were all born here.

You would really appreciate a sauna I tell you. Anyone in a cool climate would. But not an electric one, it has to be wood-fired. Besides, when you have another blackout and you need heat and warm water it's a great solution.

There are about 5 million people in Finland and over 2 million saunas. Everybody has access to a sauna.
Quote:Taking a sauna begins by washing oneself up and then going to sit for some time in the hot room, typically warmed to 80–110 °C (176–230 °F). Water is thrown on the hot stones topping the kiuas, a special stove used to warm up the sauna. This produces steam, known as löyly, which increases the moisture and heat within the sauna. The word löyly is used for this steam only in the context of the sauna and not the word höyry ('steam, vapour'). Its original meaning was 'spirit, breath, soul' and it is still seen in the Uralic languages, for example, Udmurt lul, Komi lol, Mansi läl 'life', Khanty lil and Hungarian lélek.[5] Occasionally one uses leafy, fragrant boughs of silver birch called vihta in West Finland and vasta in East Finland to gently beat oneself. This has a relaxing effect on the muscles and also helps in calming the effects of mosquito bites. When the heat begins to feel uncomfortable it is customary to jump into a lake, sea, or a swimming pool, or to have a shower. In the winter rolling in the snow or even swimming in a hole cut in the ice, an avanto, is sometimes used as a substitute. Often after the sauna it is a custom to sit down in the dressing room or the porch of the sauna to enjoy a sausage, along with beer or soft drinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

It took JR some getting used to, but he loves it now. chuckle.gif


I'd love to see it take off here but we don't get a lot of northern Europeans in Australia. I got no building skills either :(

Taught myself how to use a chainsaw from da manual, but I think that's about as far as I can go. My place is a dump really, it's a liveable demolition prospect on 16 acres, so you don't really spend money on the house if you can avoid it.


Yeah I hear you, it's an investment for sure.

Here's a pic of our sauna out in the wilderness. This is when we had just painted it a few years back. They come IKEA style, so you assemble the thing yourself. I think the sauna in the pic was a bit over five thousand euros, everything included.

İmage


(blather again)

Droool.
06-07-2013, 02:34 PM #20
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't blame you. chuckle.gif The sauna faces the lake, so if you take a bath late at night you can see the moon rise and reflect in the water. It's like meditation. cheers.gif
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06-07-2013, 02:43 PM #21
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(blather again)

ooooh,and a lake too! I don't have a dam cos they attract snakes here.

So is drinking huuge there? That's my impression of the northern Europeans. I'd have to say alcohol is warming in cool climates. One doesn't necessarily drink to get drunk one drinks to warms one's innards. yuh?
06-07-2013, 03:02 PM #22
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah you could say drinking is pretty huge here, especially in the summer.

Quote:One doesn't necessarily drink to get drunk

That doesn't apply here. coffeetime.gif

Kidding (a little), I can't party like in ye olde days anymore.
06-07-2013, 03:10 PM #23
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yeah I met some Swedes and Norwegians when I used to post in Autism support groups (it's something you do when you get dx'ed, then you get tired of all that stuff). Haven't met Finns before.
06-07-2013, 03:15 PM #24
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh I see! Well, we're all good neighbors up here. Finns are supposedly more quiet, but more to the point when they do speak. Also seem to have a darker sense of humor, but I don't know. There are all kinds of people everywhere.

cheers.gif
06-07-2013, 03:20 PM #25
Blather Member
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:)
06-07-2013, 03:25 PM #26
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
I dated a Finn for a while (parents emmigrated) and he had what I call a dour sense of humor. Name was Nevelainan (sp?)

We have occaisional black outs here but it's no big deal I'm sorta set up for no electricity.
Blather, when I read 'two blackouts' I thought it meant you passed out damned.gif glad to hear that's not it.
06-07-2013, 03:27 PM #27
Octo Mother Superior
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Nevalainen perhaps? That's a pretty common name. cheers.gif
06-07-2013, 03:33 PM #28
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(06-07-2013, 03:25 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I dated a Finn for a while (parents emmigrated) and he had what I call a dour sense of humor. Name was Nevelainan (sp?)

We have occaisional black outs here but it's no big deal I'm sorta set up for no electricity.
Blather, when I read 'two blackouts' I thought it meant you passed out damned.gif glad to hear that's not it.


yuh it was a bit ambiguous, unintentionally. I just type away, don't always see the multiple meanings. It hit me later people mighta thought I fainted or something similar.
06-07-2013, 03:36 PM #29
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The English language has so many hidden meanings and double entendres, one doesn't keep up with it all. It's a hideous language, full of guile and trickery. I'm deeply sorry that it has become the international language, but I had no control over that. I'd prefer a simpler language for international-speak.
06-07-2013, 03:51 PM #30
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
(06-07-2013, 03:42 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  how funny.. what would you call an electricity blackout in Canada?


Same as in Finland, a Bedribbif (short for 'better drink the beer before it freezes')



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