Polar Night. Kaamos. Полярная ночь.


The polar night occurs in the northernmost and southernmost regions of the Earth when the night lasts 24 hours. This occurs only inside the polar circles.

In Northern parts of Finland this polar night starts 25.11. In Finnish it is called kaamos. The sun in under the horizon about eight weeks. It is not totally dark , it is soft twlight.

Here in our area the sun doesn´t go under the horizon, but the shortest day, the sun above the horizon, is only about three and half hours.

Black Friday. Musta perjantai.

Black Friday has arrived to Finland. Today was the first time when every shop had Black Friday and – 30%, -50% signs everywhere.  In a big mall shops were empty, so this Friday was not  big success, but our sky had a great “black clouds” show.

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What are you doing in my blog, you old …  Ok, just once, or twice, I have to take a nap.

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A working cat. Kissa työssä.

Kosmo mallikuvaHi, it´s me Kosmo here. An amazing story in today´s newpaper, a cat named Pörri, is working in Pyhtää municipality. She works in an information office and welcomes all the visitors. She has worked there already seven years. She lives in a nearby house, and is every morning ready to work. She has, of course, an ID card.

Iltalehti newspaper presented Pörri, a working cat, today.


A cat is KISSA in Finnish, I pronounced like i in a word lip and  A like a in a word car.

And here she is!



A Rainy Sunday. Sateinen sunnuntai.


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It´s me, Kosmo, a cat in faraway Finland here. And what has happened here? Nothing, I say.

The first snow melted away soon and the it has been raining, raining and raining. I don´t remember a year so rainy as this one, hmm… I am about four years, but rainy anyway.

It is dark here as in a coal mine, never been there though, Midsummer night is brighter than our daytime now. I got my Christmas tree already, it is outside, the lights I will have at the beginning of December. Some cats have the lights on in their yards in this rain, looks like a very sad circus.

Mom has not been blogging at all, so I have to do this, she has been walking, knitting and reading a book with strange letters, like плджщшгцыю, and making strange sounds. So I will be in charge of this blog for a while. I try to read your blogs, I know how to open this machine, lid up, lights on, and a long nail out to the letters, and that´s it. I am going to take a nap just now…

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All Saints’ Day. Pyhäinpäivä.

While the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day is generally observed on November 1, the dominant Lutheran churches in Finland  have celebrated it on the nearest Saturday since the mid-1950s.

Variously referred to as known as the Feast of All Saints, All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas, the day honours saints, martyrs and those who have died, especially during the previous year. Finns traditionally mark the day by lighting candles at the graves of loved ones.

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