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Life from a different perspective

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Mirjam found an old picture she took 2018. Stuart photographing the children he has helped for many years. The children's mother "the wood lady" died 2018. The grandmother moved to her grandchildren. Stuart Holden: Brought up in England he spent his working life in technology eventually as an entrepreneur and successful businessman. This has allowed

Happy weekend from Sweden!

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Sweden is a country I want to return to. It is a country of good, open and unreserved people. I feel at home here - like I had never left my own country. /Katya When I came to Sweden, I realized that people here live in harmony with the natural environment. This is a country

White Christmas in Ukraine

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Hannu & Oili Experience a White Christmas Text by Oili Räsänen Photos: Hannu Räsänen We had to fly from Finland to Ukraine to find a white Christmas! Both Kiev and Pisky are covered with clean soft snow. It does bother the traffic, but the kids (and Mirjam) love making snow angels. We enjoy the company of

My year started under happy signs

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Text: Markku Holopainen Foto: Mirjam Adolphi For me, 2017 started with a trip to Ukraine 2nd to 6th January. I had the opportunity to participate in distributing Christmas gifts from Children’s Embassy to families in Kyiv and in Pisky region. You could hardly imagine a more pleasant and rewarding content for a trip. The cordial

Christmas in Our Hearts – All Year

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Hannu & Oili Räsänen's  Christmas visit to Children's Embassy, Ukraine. Our Christmas in Ukraine is over. What did we learn? We felt this in a tangible way, as we went shopping and delivered food and Christmas presents to families. Many friends and many unknown people donated money and knitted warm presents to bring warmth and