Saturday, 8 March 2014

Need a job?

I recently  had adverised here for a highly competent individual to join my team, with even a share in the business. Not a single application! :-)
Now I need something simpler. I need a driver cum secreatary wih some computer and human skills, for about about 20 hours a week. A student wanting to get some extra money to support himself or herself?
I have had about 60 applications, mainly from Finns in Oulu, retired people, students and a few really wanting to get into the job market.

Do apply quickly if you are interested. I will be interviewing this week.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Dubai The International Indian

There is a very nice article about Jacob, quite wrongly stated as being the Oldest Malayali in Europe! He is not the oldest in Europe and also probably not even in Continental Europe, which was the original research topic by Prof. Prabhu Guptara, the author of this article. It is a chapter contained in a book on the Malayali Diaspora which was released in Cochin last January.

However, I do know that although he may be the oldest Malayali in Finland, he is also the youngest at heart! :-)

The International Indian
Reported as being the Oldest Malayali in Continental Europe

Friday, 14 February 2014

Finnish TV interview about Me!

I am pleased to give you two links to a TV interview by Helena Lehtimäki of Laureus University of Applied Sciences, Espoo, about me. I really enjoyed myself! It was aired in a new TV station called CaringTV which is to motivate us older folk to do creative things.

Helena and her team have gone a great job. Thank you Helena.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

What is a great honour?

Yesterday I received in the post a copy of the Finn-Brits Magazine for Spring 2014 which is a special issue which celebrates 35 years of the existence of this Society to help the Finns understand the English Language and British Culture.

The magazine contains a feature about me and my work as an artist, author, but is mainly centred around the fact that I was Chairperson of the English Club of Oulu, plus being a teacher fort Finnish children to retain the English language when they returned back to Finland after they had spent some time in an English speaking country.

This is part of the History of the Finn-Brits Society. I am greatly honoured to be the subject of this article.

Hope you enjoy it.

If you are interested to interact with Finns and help them to improve their English Language skills, you will find a chapter of the Society near you. Join in - it is fun as they have some wonderful programmes around the year.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Not a single reply! Why

I advertised a couple of boog entries ago for a work-at-home assistant to help me. I am absolutely inundated with work.

It is surprising that not a single person replied or applied. No students, no housewives with time on their hands and computer skills,

Jacob has got many hundreds of requests from all sorts of people wanting senior desk jobs in IT, Web design, SAP,  Java, etc. All sorts off challenges and opportunies - including marketing, sales, etc.

Here was an opportunity, where the sky was the limit, for someone who could work independently, It was the start of a team as there is so much work required to be done.

But not one application.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Natural childbirth - Is it for you?

Take a look at the story today in Huffington Post "New Mom's Uncensored Photos Reveal The Beautiful, Messy Reality Of Home Birth"

You may have to register to read the story.

Natural births difficult unless you prepare for it correctly. 

In Finland it is not permitted. I have covered this in one of my tutorials.
Although Finland has the lowest mortality rate with regard to childbirth, something is missing in the mother/child relationship. 

That develops out of natural childbirth.

Please see the details in my book "Raising a Child the Montessori Way" where the importance of natural childbirth is discussed.

In my case, our first daughter was born in a hospital in an English village (Cross Houses), the second, our elder son was born in our home in a very small English village (Shawbury), while the next two, a daughter and then our youngest son were born in Willingdon Hospital, in Chennai. Each was difficult in its own way.

I have just uploaded Tutorial 5 A, 5 B and 5 C on

The next upload of the Tutorial series will be in a couple of days.

Correspondence Course Tutorials 4 A and 4 B

With this tutorial we are moving into areas which are important from the parents point of view of how they react to the development of the child.

You can find this tutorial at