The Naked Cavalier

A Trip to the Autumn Cabin Makes Me Most Productive

The cabin is a great place to work at this time of year, the low temperature and darkness ensure that everybody fervently pulls together until we have accomplished the luxuries of light and warmth, once these tasks are completed work can commence.

The Serenity of Succumbing to Your Age

I'm in my mid 30's, I have reached the halfway point of global life expectancy, in five years I will have reached the halfway point of Finland’s male life expectancy.

Autumn Makes Me Miss a Steady Salary

It is times like this that I do miss my old work-life. The boring but predictable call centres of my youth were always warm and bright and guaranteed you a consistent pay-check at the end of each month.

KKK and the Barrage of Dumb-Arse-Ry

In an act with about as much class as school on Christmas Day, a mob of alabandical "patriots" decided they would intimidate some very vulnerable families, waste police time and embarrass the country they seem so proud of.

I Am the Proud Antithesis of Olli Immonen’s Ethos

With Gaelic, Celtic, Scandinavian, West African and Carib Indian ancestry and a wider family that is made up of about every demographic on the planet my children and I are the proud antithesis of Immonen's ethos.

I love summer, I really, really love summer

For me summer is a time to indulge in a sun drenched, languid apathy. A barbecue here, a white wine spritzer there, nothing too fancy and nothing too potentially stress inducing.

Oh My God, I Live in Finland!

Have you ever had that dream when you suddenly wake in a mild panic thinking to yourself "Oh my god, I live in Finland!?"

The Naked Cavalier

Finland Today columnist Alec Kyle Sibbald explores the working life in Finland from the perspective of an immigrant.