Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hyvää Joulua - God Jul - Merry Christmas

Your lazy blogger is back online,

Once again a year has come to its end, a year full of good things and also some sad things. Nothing for you readers to worry about.

Tomorrow morning I'll be heading north, driving to Ikaalinen to spend Christmas there with my inlaws, Leena has been there already for a few days helping out in the preparations for Christmas. We're staying only for the rest of the week, because next week is all work again for both of us.

Here is our Christmascard for all of you.

Your Lazy blogger

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What a summer

This summer there have been lots of things happening.
In mid june I spent 4 days in Rome, Italy, with 12 other italian language students, we simply had a great time, even if it was a bit warm for us from the nordic, days 34 degrees Celcius, nights hardly belowe 25. Did I mentioned all the great food we had during our stay.

Over here in the south of Finland we also had a very good summer, around 30 degrees for weeks, very litle rain.

Well everthing can't be good, in july we had thunderstorms that damaged most of my PC equipments, it took almost 4 weeks to fully recover, I did had backups:-), but installations and restoring from backups can take a lot of time.

At the end of july the next epidemy hitted, many of my customers my self included was hitted by a malware attack on our web servers, the cleaning and checking of all internal computers at my customers sites and also at my office took about 2 weeks, no bigger harm done.

Despite those negative things, there has also beeen positive things happening, for example here at Velhola I got our new terrass built, the old one was removed last summer when we did the roof job.

We testdrived the new one in the end of august with our closest neighbourghs, spending an evening having good food the Italian style (the shorter version of the menu).

The last weeks I've beeen busy painting the southside of our house, interrrupted now and then by some rainshowers.
Your Lazy Blogger

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This week

My fellows and readers,

this have been a real fast moving week, been visiting customers and upgrading their software, done some web page programming, visiting an old cemetery in Porvoo with a group of genealogists.
On the old cemetery in Porvoo you can find the grave of one of my ancestors Johan Holm, born 1789, better known as "Näse-Jutte". His wife Eva Amalia Krook is also buried in the same grave.
On saturday I will attend the spring seminar of the Finnish Genealogical Society's board as an member of the board. The older one gets, it seems that genealogy's becoming more and more important, knowing our ancestors and relatives is more and more important in our hectic world where the closest relatives lives far away from you.
Just came to my mind that the Armenian Eurovision Song Contest song is in some way very good (simply my taste), it could of course have something to do with the fact that some of my ancestors are originating from there centuries ago.
Now the focus is on our upcoming 60th anniversary Family Reunion of the Calamnius Family in july in Helsinki.
Life isn't real without less wanted news, recently I got a very sad message, one of my really good friends "Ismo" had passed away, I do miss him very much as do my partner also, on the other hand we feel very lucky that his children are also our very good friends, and we wish them strength in their sorrow. Velho and Velhotar will attend the ceremony in the beginning of june.

Your Lazy Blogger.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Library.

Walking in from my garden today, I had a short glimps on my library, a few walls filled with books. It hitted me that someone could analyze the person based on their library, so here are your analyzing material.

First it hitted me that I have nearly 40 books by Alexander Dumas, one of my favourite writer, one of his sons wifes have roots in Finland, surname Knorring..

Second, there is a lot of books about exrtaterrestial things, like books of von Däniken and others like Manning, Berlitz and Kampman. There is also pure Sience Fiction as Arthur C. Clarks’s books, and classics like Franz Kafka and George Orwells 1984.

You can also find the follow up on Alexander Dumas “The Count of Monte Cristo” called “Världens herre” ‘ The master of the World’ by Adolf Mützelburg from 1863, part I and II, both very good on continuing the story in the spirit of Alexander Dumas.

There can also be found over ten books by Övre Richter-Frich, a Norwigian writer making a adventure series about a guy called Jonas Field from the later part of the 50’s

There is also books from the later parts of the 1800’s, like H Rider Haggard’s Ayshya and others by the same writer, very interesting books about the reinkarnation and the adventures about finding Ayshya that they already meet in a previuous life..

Then there is of course a few basic erotical books, like the ones by Marquise de Sade and the all famous Fanny Hill book.

There can also be found many classical books like Robert Louise Stevensons Threasure Island and other similar books.

All over this I have numerous books about history and familys that made the history, of course from my own point of view.

Your Lazy Blogger

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Hi all my fans ;-)

Velho has been attending a course in the Italian language for a few years now. Note! This doesn't garantie that I've learned anything.

Our group is unique, we have more fun than learning during the classes, alright, maybe we'we also have learned something during the years, but basically we could be desribed as a group of Italian lovers, especially the good food and the good wine from the different regions. Many of us are visiting Italia regulary, and have gotten friends in Italia, some also have relatives there.

This year our group have made a decission to visit Rome in june, everything is setup the flight tickets and the Hotel rooms are reserved, and our group members are waiting, waiting, waiting for the take off on june 11.
Our visit is 4 days, so we will have a full program to visit most of the historical sites, and still leave time to enjoy the good food and wine.

Our journey can be followed on the groups web pages we try to post something every day, mostly late in the afternoon before we head out for some good place to eat at.

Our Italian course will take a break for the summer starting in the middle of April, but the group itself will continue to meet up now and then also after that.

Just a week ago we suprised our teacher with an evening at an italian style resturant on her birthday, instead of trying to learn Italian gramatics :-)

Lorenzo d'Isola alias your lazy blogger

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Calamnius Family Reunion

Hi to all of you blog readers,

The 60th anniversary family reunion of the Calamnius family is slowly starting to come together. We have published our program for the days on our website at , look at the memberletters page.
This meeting is special, because it's also a part of the 350th year of finnish genealogical research, in the year 1660 the bishop Tersereus, started his trip to Ostrobothnia. During this trip he started to notice the many releationships between the different social classes, mostly among the priests, and the merchandants. He got what we could describe as the flu of genealogical research, and he started to note down the releationships. These notes would a few hundred years later become the famous Genealogia Sursilliana, a basis for many genealogical researches in Finland.
The Genealogical Society of Finland is celebrating this as the start of genealogy in Finland with many events during the year. The main event has already occurred, but, the most waited for event will take place in Seinäjoki on sep 25 2010, in a so called Sursill Seminar.
The lazy blogger will be one of the speakers, but wait, this is not all, there will be new research information on the Sursill family that might change the old picture totally, at least that's what I've been told. So please show up at the seminar, to be among the first ones to be told about the latest research.

The Lazy Blogger.

Seven RIngettes Nurmijärvi

First the excellent news from Canada,

The team where my wife's son's daughter plays ringette have won all plays so far, they became champions in Thetford Mines in Canada, against all odds, amazing...
The winnings seems to continue, I'll keep you posted as the tournament trip goes on.
Here is a picture from the Canadin tour.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Well we're in the 2010 now,

Not much different from other Chrismases or New Years this year.

The Christmas day was spent at the in-laws place in Ikaalinen in central Finland. ON the second Christmas day most of the relatives gathered at the same place for a dinner, many came from the south and the south-west of Finland for the event.

Here is two photos of all that gatered up in Ikaalinen. On the first one Velhotar in front, on the second one Velho in front.