Culley´s column


Frigid Tourists

Winter is here and so are the tourists. Our visitors from afar are not used to cold temperatures and many are even experiencing snow for…


Alarming Dreams

  Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school and work. For most of us, this means once again using the alarm…


Sing it like Google

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Just for fun, I tried translating the lyrics of popular…


Flushing the toilet

The average Finn uses 170 litres of tap water every day. This water is used for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and sanitation needs. The United Nations…


DESTROYING LAPLAND

  Lapland is a wonderful place, but is there trouble in paradise? Finland is experiencing a mining boom and media will have us believe that…


Don’t worry, be   we’re happy!

For the second year running, Finland is declared the Happiest Nation in the World. It has to be true, after all, it’s the United Nations…


Choosing the correct celebrity

Once again, the elections are upon us. Finland was the second country in the world to give all women the right to vote in 1906….


Women, Politics & Sex

  When I first arrived in Finland, I saw women operating snowploughs, driving buses and working on building sites. I had never seen anything like…


Liar, liar, pants on fire!

As a child, I was always taught that a promise is a promise and not meant to be broken. Since promises are made in politics,…