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Update From Finland

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I have a ”private” blog (in Swedish): http://kimoffinland.com

Hello you,

Summer is over and it’s time to get back to work.
Which includes getting this website back on track.

My summer was hectic and it changed everything.

As you may know I haven’t been very happy living in Sweden for the past few years.
Had I stayed I would have ended up in a psychiatric clinic of some sort.
Unfortunately Sweden is lost on so many levels and the smart people are leaving.
And when you are politically very ”active” you eventually reach a point where you’ve said all there is to say. No one wants to listen in la-la-land, so ”OK, you’re on your own!”
Like in a bad relationship.

”Naa-na-naa-na-na-na-naa – there’s nothing left to say”

So I left.

As I have family in Finland, and as I lived in Finland for a few years back in the nineties, I decided that Finland would be the next chapter in my life.

I put my Stockholm apartment on the market (sold before one finished writing the word s-o-l-d), and got myself a nice little home in a small town (countryside to be honest), about an hour from the gorgeous capital Helsinki.

So here I am today, with my dogs and we have a nice little garden and we go for walks in the woods.
Very peaceful indeed.
And exactly what I need at the moment, as I am trying to forget about The Drama called Sweden. (Check out this clip – all he says is true. ALL OF IT. ”Welcome to Sweden”) (Be warned: at times dirty language.)

I don’t know how long I will stay in this little town (I am a big city man after all), but TODAY I am where I want to be. And as I am very very old, wise man, I am finally trying to live TODAY.

Of course I am still dreaming about Israel.
But Israel is not very far away – we’re in the same time zone now after all!

I hope to find a way to do some good for Israel, here in Finland.
I don’t know a lot of people (yet), I don’t know about pro-Israel organisations and so on.
But I will find out.
On the other hand Israel is not as controversial in Finland as it is in Sweden (for example), as Finns have had their struggles themselves, and are smart enough to know that everything can be lost.

So there is different kind of understanding for Israel’s struggles.

Shana Tova!
Yom Kippur is coming and I’ll travel to my congregation in Copenhagen.

From me to you: peace.

Don’t get me wrong – Finland is far from perfect. But it’s better. Society is healthier. 


With my gorgeous nephew and little Clifford.


A lot of Finnish trees!


Sebastian and Clifford are adapting well.


Of course we have a sauna!


This is Finland.


Finnish countryside in autumn.


Happy man.

Here’s my ”documentary” Kim Moves To Finland (in Swedish)

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About Kim Milrell da Costa

Pro-Israel blogger since 2008.

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