7 December – Do you hear what I hear?


It was a big day yesterday if you were Finnish. It was Independence Day, where the great and the good get hosted at massive expense (it is Finland, don’t forget) by President Niinistö. It must be a good gig to hob-nob with famous people. Those of us that manage to get to Eurovisions don’t quite have the luxury of fraternising with stars. We just get Eurovision singers instead. For today’s birthday girl Marion Rung, she gets a double whammy. Independence Day one day, and birthday the next. It’s all good. She sang for Finland on two separate occasions so I was spoilt for choice. I went for the colour tune.

Marion is 72 today.

Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Marion!