04 kesäkuuta 2017

Fiesta at Countryside


My sweet granddaughter Helmi finished high school  with great grades and got her white student cap. Now university either in Aberdeen or in Glasgow waits for this eager psychology student. Her graduation party was held at Siuntio, a rural community at less than hour's drive from Helsinki.

Helmi's brother Hannes celebrated his 16th birthday and finished his primary school with excellent grades.
High school now waits this handsome 190 cm tall young man!

Helmi's family had booked this pretty Fanjunkars Cottage that has great history. So I'll tell a bit about it. One of our most important Finnish writers, Aleksis Kivi  (see more at the link!) lived here between 1864 - 1871. His landlady was Miss Charlotta Lönnqvist who offered home and creating peace for this poor writer. Those years at Fanjunkars were the most productive in Kivi's life. He wrote there also his great novel Seven Brothers.


Helmi's cousins are pretty and sweet, like taken from Carl Larsson's paintings!

After the war Fanjunkars Cottage remained in the area that had to be rented to Soviet Union. Sadly under those years the cottage got ruined, only the stone foundation was left. The idea to rebuild Fanjunkars lived for long and gladly finally in 2003 the construction could be started. Three years later this pretty culture house was ready. The local council of Siuntio meets sometimes there and the cottage can be rented for private purposes as well.





In the cottage there is a museum room showing portraits and the writing place of this great writer. Our happy graduate celebration was a sunny success in this beautiful cultural environment. The table was filled with all kinds of delicious stuff - thanks to my dear daughter-in-law!




I hope you enjoyed my happiness and this little piece of our culture.

25 kommenttia:

  1. Congratulations, dear Riitta, to your granddaughter Helmi und her brother Hannes!
    I think their parents can be very proud of their children. And what pretty and sweet little girls!
    Indeed I enjoyed your post so much. All the best for you and your family!
    Regards Edith from Germany

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you so much Edith. Helmi and Hannes are good & healthy kids, the parents -are- proud and me too!

      Poista
  2. Congratulations to Helmi on her high school graduation, and Hannes on his move to high school. You have beautiful grandchildren, Riitta. Celebrating together in such a pretty and historical place is delightful.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you Lorrie. The day was a succes for also the sun came out - the previous day we had rain & storm.

      Poista
  3. How proud you must be of both of your talented grandchildren, Riitta. I enjoyed learning about the origins of the cottage and seeing how much you all enjoyed celebrating Helmi's graduation success there.
    Happy Mosaic Monday, have a great week.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. They are clever and behave so well, which is not always the case with teens :) Time flies, you notice it how the children grow.

      Poista
  4. Wonderful shots from celebration of graduation party.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Wonderful aspects and congrats to your lovely niece and nephew, whole family, too! It's so much joy to accomplish great results, to have great grades at the end of the school year and to be so happy daily! And the historical place, the cottage is so interesting, full of amazing aspects. I do not know to much about the writter, but for sure he lived in a very creative place.
    Many thanks for sharing all these aspects of your happiness in a mix with the culture, Riitta.
    Best regards and a very creative sunny new week to you. Greetings in June, Alexa

    VastaaPoista
  6. Congratulations to your grandchildren! You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing about the cottage. Your posts are always interesting.

    VastaaPoista
  7. Riitta, Thanks for sharing history, culture and family. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you all for your lovely comments <3

      Poista
  8. I did enjoy your happiness! Congratulations to Helmi -- more exciting adventures await her! thanks for sharing her graduation party at Siuntio. Happy Monday!

    VastaaPoista
  9. Kesä on alkanut juhlien mukavassa paikassa. Mukavaa, että opiskelupaikkakin on tiedossa.

    VastaaPoista
  10. Onpa hieno ympäristö juhlia ylpääreitä. Onnea neitoselle! Isot haasteet odottavat; hyvä niin!

    VastaaPoista
  11. Muchas felicidades para tus nietos y también para ti, son muy guapos. Besitos. Me encanto la historia.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Onnea ylioppilaalle!
    Ihana kesätapahtuma postaus.

    VastaaPoista
  13. Onnittelut valmistuneen perheelle!
    Ihania kuvia Suomen kesästä <3

    VastaaPoista
  14. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post.
    Congratulations to Helmi on her high school graduation, and Hannes on his move to high school.
    Your grandchildren are lovely and how nice to celebrate together like this.

    All the best Jan

    VastaaPoista
  15. Best wishes to your granddaughter as she heads off on the next part of her education journey after graduating with such great results. What a wonderful place to hold the party.

    VastaaPoista
  16. Hieno paikka ja nuorille niin tärkeä hetki! Onnittelut valmistuneelle :)

    VastaaPoista
  17. I love the idea of renting a writer's cottage. The history surrounding it must feel wonderful.

    VastaaPoista
  18. Juhlaa ja kesäkuun riemua! Onnittelut valmistuneelle! Kauniit kuvat!

    VastaaPoista
  19. Kesä on kuvaamisen juhlaa! Ym. juhlaa :)

    VastaaPoista
  20. Congratulations to Helmi on her graduation! Your grandchildren are beautiful and Hannes a handsome young man. Belated birthday wishes to him. How lovely to celebrate in a place with literary connections! The party must have been even more special because you could use the rebuilt cottage. It looks idyllic and so good of the lady, Charlotta, to have offered it so that Alexsis Kivi could write in a peaceful place.

    VastaaPoista

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