Sadly summer is gone, we're way into the autumn, near it's end.
A weekend when both Velho & Velhotar are at home, so today we've beeen doing a lot of work in the garden and around the house before the winter comes with a suprise, with snow and cold weather.
While outside today, I also had my camera with me, and snapped a few photos, one attached.
Now we're waiting for next spring, two booked events, first "Sadoin sähkökitaroin" (a hundred electric guitars) at the Savoy theatre in Helsinki on march 3.
Later in the spring our Italian vacation, seeing friends and relatives in a bit warmer climate!
According to the story, about two milleniums ago, a good guy was crusified because of his speachs about humanity and caereing about the people you're living with.
Last saturday we experienced the same, a person we all cared about was beeing buried with the nearest relatives present.
He was a good father for the children, but also a good father-in-law for the ones that married or otherwise stepped into the family.
We all miss "Lauri 'Lasse' Mäkelä" from the bottom of our hearts. Our wish is that he have reached a better place, and is thear waiting for us when our days are ending, if we only can live according to the same values that he did.
Even if I'm the lazy blogger, I have to write this so soon after my last entry in my blog.
As I previously wrote, I was speaking at a family reunion, and attending my father-in-laws 80th birthday celebrations on july 3 2011.
Last weekend early on sunday morning we got the sad news that my father-in-law had passed away early in the morning july 10 2011. It's with great sadness I share this with you, he was a good human, a fine friend and a great carpenter, he always wanted the best for all living beeings, I simply miss him.
The ceremonies will be held within a week and a half with only family members and the closest friends present.
My father-in-laws 80th celebrations was held on july 3 because his daugther living in Italy had the possibilitie to be present at the celebrations. This still did not helped him to reach the real 80th birthday mark, he missed it by two weeks, but it doesn't really matter, hope he reached a better world.
Velhola manor age 211 years don't permits any vacations, there is always something to do to keep the manor up to date.
This year the north side of the roof is to be replaced, and also the warehouse on the north side. Pictures will be published after the job is done
Next weekend my father in law will be 80 years old, so the celebrations will be held in Ikaalinen with lots of friends and famlily members present.
The same weekend I will also be attending the reunion of the Wallin family in Karkku, making a speach about the Calamnius Family as the chairman of the family. The Wallins are one branch of our widespread family.
The next week I have a reunion with my Italian language group called "Il gruppo Pazzo", we have been studying Italian for over five years together, waiting for it! We're a really crazy group:-)
After that it's time for the "Talkoo". Talkoo means you have your friends and relatives over for helping you with a job, they get the food and beverage, and you get the job done with a little luck:-)
This time it's all about the roof job and the warehouse restauration. My brother said that he has ordered good weather for that weekend, but lets see the reality
It's a long time since my last post, but I had to wait until I got my celebrations over :-)
We had a lovely vacation in the south of Hungary, the spring was at it's best, so what more can one ask for as a birthday present.
Ten days in good company, having good food and wine, visiting many beautyful places, some already seen, some new, in the country I love.
We spent three days in the south of Hungary, in the Pécs area and the wine-area south of Pécs. Then for the rest we seattled in Tihany the penisula in the Balaton lake. From there we made excursions to many places, and believe it or not, I went hiking a couple of times along trails around Tihany.
Well back in Finland now, and I wish to express my thank you's to all of you who have wished me congratulations on my 60th birthday, even if I escaped abroad for the time:-)