06.11.10 – Craic, pronounced like “crack”, is not a Finnish term but an Irish one meaning good fun, great conversation or basically having a good time. My Finnish for Foreigners class, a cultural melting pot of good friends and good times, has introduced me to another fine fellow, Barry. Barry, who is Irish, is in Finland with his Finnish fiancé and he’s been here about the same amount of time as me. He and his fiancé recently moved into a new apartment and they decided to throw a house-warming party. Luckily, they invited me.
The party was excellent. Barry and Mira are exceptional cooks so the food was delicious, flat bread pizzas with goat cheese and cherry tomatoes or a carmelized onion version. The conversation died when the food was served because everyone was either busy eating or going up for seconds. There were also two versions of dessert which were out of this world. Both Barry and Mira are exceptional hosts always making sure you had something to drink, eat or talk about.
They have great friends too. There was always about 20 or so people at the party, parents with kids early on and then replaced by more young couples later in the evening. Most of the couples were Irish guys with Finnish girls. We started joking that it was a club meeting.
All in all, it was great craic!
Note! The photos are from my Estonian trip 😉
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