The sauna has a conceptual significance for Finns that it doesn’t have for the rest of us. It’s not a post-gym digestif or a method of bathing but a ritual event. You aren’t supposed to cuss or get mad or whistle or sing or even think about having sex in a sauna. When the sauna gets too hot, you don’t complain. Instead, you step outside for a break — and, optionally, dive into cold water or roll nude in the snow — before heading back inside. A properly applied sauna will transform weakness into strength, chaos into order, filth into purity, and anger into tranquillity. To sauna with someone is to forge a bond in sweat. There’s a Finnish-American proverb that goes like this: If a drink of liquor and a sauna won’t cure an ailment, it is a fatal one. A Finnish word that May doesn’t mention (but evokes) is sisu: both a characteristic and a value, as well as another word with no direct translation. Sisu means something like grit, … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Enjoy This Winter?
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However, Vogue did not change the text on her previous Instagram post which read: "I never imagined I would own my own house in my favourite place in the world, well I did but I didn’t actually think it would happen! I finally got the keys in March so I haven’t actually been to see it since before that." … [Read more...] about Vogue Williams unveils beautiful Ireland home – but Spencer Matthews isn’t happy
It’s predictable, but … he’s Kevin! He defends his home from the notorious Wet Bandits! He helps to reunite a disgraced old man with his granddaughter! He got the milk, eggs, and fabric softener! Kevin gets the only true growth arc of the McCallister kids, though, sure, Buzz does come around. But every time you watch Home Alone, it’s a tiny bit jarring just what an unrelenting little brat Kevin is in those first 15 minutes. For all the credit Home Alone gets for its slapstick nature and its heartwarming ending and O’Hara’s general brilliance, it’s pretty underrated for its story of a little kid who learns to take care of himself. Kevin’s journey from plain cheese pizza and decadent ice-cream sundaes to Kraft dinner on Christmas Eve counts as progress, and honestly, part of the reason Home Alone 2 secretly sucks is that Kevin’s accomplishments in the first film are completely erased and he goes back to being the cousin or sibling … [Read more...] about Here’s the Only
While Russell Watson has been busy adjusting to life in the I'm A Celebrity castle, the opera singer will no doubt be missing his second wife, Louise Harris, the woman he credits with transforming his life. Since meeting a decade ago the couple have been inseparable, with Russell describing Louise as having a calming presence, one that makes him feel that he can "achieve anything". We're taking a look at their relationship timeline... … [Read more...] about I’m A Celebrity’s Russell Watson’s wife: their romance, engagement and wedding revealed