“Snygeimmät Joulubiisit Paavalintsyrkassa”

 Yesterday we were in Helsinki at the St. Paul Church. There was a Christmas concert organized by “The Stadin Slangi ry” and the St. Paul’s parish. The songs sung in Helsinki slang/dialect = Finnish full of words influenced by both Swedish and Russian languages and some English language as well. The concert is very popular. The church is for 800 persons. It was over crowded and still they told people to, please, squeeze, squeeze as there are still so many people outdoors. Unfortunately some had to go home. I felt sad for them as some may have come even from more far away than we did.
It snowed all day yesterday and the road condition was really bad. After the concert most had to literally dig their cars out of the snowdrifts. Back home, we had to shovel the path to the garage to be able to drive the car in.

Igår var vi i Helsingfors i Pauluskyrkan på en julkonsert. Sångerna sjöngs på Helsingfors slang. Ett gammalt tal språk, finska,  med massor av ord influerade både av svenska och ryska  samt en del engelska. Konserten ordnas av “The Stadin Slangi ry” tillsammans med St Pauli församling. Konserten är mycket omtyckt och det var så mycket människor så alla, tyvärr, inte rymdes in trots att arrangörena om och om igen bad folk att klämma ihop sig.  Verkligen tråkigt eftersom många kanske hade kommit ännu längre ifrån än vi.

Det snöade hela dagen i går och väglaget var verkligen dåligt. Efter konserten måste de flesta, bokstavligen, gräva fram sina bilar ur snödrivorna. Väl hemma var vi tvungna att skotta väg till garaget för att kunna köra in bilen

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