My name is Diana and I have become an honorary Finn through marriage. I met my Finnish wife almost four years ago and it was like being reborn…as a Finn.
I’ll be honest, before meeting my wife, I never really knew much about Finland aside from it being a dot on the map. How could I have never known about this little treasure of a country until now (well, almost four years ago!)?
This blog will take you through my journey into how I’ve become an honorary Finn. I’ll share my experiences, feelings and explorations of Finland. I’ll write about my daily interactions with people, learning the language (which will be a life-long process since it’s insanely difficult and it’s not like any other language…well, the “closest” is Hungarian! Luckily, there are numerous Finnish class offerings for beginners), culture…pretty much my complete immersion in the Finnish way of life!
Under the tab – EMAILS WITH APPIUKKO, you will find emails (past and present) between me, my in-laws (Appiukko & Anoppi-puoli) and an online language translator. My in-laws don’t speak English and I don’t speak Finnish. We have to communicate somehow, right?!…
I hope you enjoy this adventure as much as I do!