ELAG2010 in Helsinki

I will be leaving for ELAG2010 tomorrow and hopefully it will be an exciting conference. It will be my first time in Helsinki, Finland and I have talked it over with the kids and explained how many days I will be gone and where in the world Helsinki is.

After the talk the daughter made this small list:

At the top are five small boxes that she will be checking off – one per day. The first four contain a v (for away – væk) and the last contains a j (for home – hjemme). That way she will be able to keep track of when I’m coming home.

She also wrote that I will be gone on vacation (“feje” = ferie = vacation). When I tried explaining to her that I actually had to work she merely remarked that “if I was traveling then it is a vacation”.

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