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Sobering enough?

The main message reads: “Ka mõõdukas alkoholitarvitamine (Even moderate alcohol consumption) KURNAB organismi (compromises / exhausts the system) ja SOODUSTAB haiguste teket” (and promotes / contributes to the inception of disease). Information on amounts consumed, effects, precautions, facts, particularly for young people and where to get help can be found at a new website (www.alkoinfo.ee). […]

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WE COULDN’T MEET THE MINISTER BECAUSE…

Sunday, November 20th, we had a prior invitation which we just could not refuse. We had been invited by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to a barbeque at Garden Island, with the hope of seeing the visiting young Danish royals. Dress code was definitely business suits, so no palazzo pyjamas or designer-torn jeans. A […]

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Centennial year of Estonian scouting begins

RIINA KINDLAM MEIE KODU Tallinn 29. nov. 2011 Centennial year inaugural celebrations were held outdoors simultaneously in Tallinn, Tartu, Kilingi-Nõmme, Haapsalu and Rakvere. In Tallinn, scouts and friends of scouts gathered in Vabaduse väljak / Freedom Square where they lit candles, played games, sang and watched video greetings from other troops. Cake was later served […]

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ESTONIAN CRAFTS, 2011

KÜLLIKI POOLE,  MEIE KODU What an unusual year! S.E.S. Kunsti ja Käsitööring started off with a definite plan of what we were going to learn and produce during the year. In the plans were monthly presentations by various members of new techniques which they were willing to share with the others. Helle-Mall Risti gained a […]

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JUHO LOOVEER: SELTSID, TEGUTSEGE!

AALE KASK-ONG, MEIE KODU   Sydney Eesti Spordi Klubi on juba ammu sulgenud uksed. Eesti Päevadel on sport vaeslapse rollis. Kõigest sellest hoolimata õnnestus vaid Balti Mängudeks kokku pandud meeskonnal võita lätlasi ja leedukaid, kes regulaarselt koos mängivad. 17. septembril Bankstowni spordiväljakule jõudsid eestlaskonda esindama nii uued eestlased kui siin sündinud. Eesti meeskonna viis kokku […]

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Estonia Celebrates

According to the Collins Dictionary, a ‘pilgrimage’ is a ‘journey to a shrine or other sacred place. It fits well then to say that a few months ago I made another pilgrimage to Eesti.   What I hadn’t realised was that my time there coincided with the 20th anniversary of Estonia’s most recent independence. My […]

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Subscribe to MEIE KODU online edition

Dear friends, Subscribe to MEIE KODU, online edition (pdf version). Only $22.00 for a whole year of issues (special introductory price). One issue per week in your email inbox every Monday. Alternatively, if you would like to subscribe to the hard copy in your postbox, the cost is $99.00 for Australia; $125.00 for Europe, USA […]

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ANNUAL BALTIC GAMES VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL

ANNUAL BALTIC GAMES VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL The annual ・friendship games・ will be played on Saturday 17th Sept 2011, Starting from 10 am, at Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Third Ave, Condell Park Baltic Games 2011

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Mai Maddisson: Our past and present are but one!

What do you do for a living and what role does “Art” play in your life?    Occupation wise I am a family doctor and I work about 60% time at present but I am planning to slow down gradually even more. My main interest lies in emotional trauma and particularly childhood memory. I do […]

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Run in family Husband and wife to race together in China

  Lilian, a 33year old Estonian from West Virumaa has lived in Australia since 1999. A year after she arrived in Australia she started training in a gym and participated in the City to Surf run. From that moment she dedicated herself to sport. Her chosen sports were running, cycling and swimming ie the triathlon.  […]

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Vappu party a success‏

Two questions to Tero Holopainen, President of the Finnish Society of Sydney 1) How important is Vappu for Finnish people in Australia, and are you celebrating it regularly here?   Celebrating Vappu is one of those few things that reminds us Finns of home, as it is something that everyone in Finland celebrates. In Finland […]

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Another win for Estonian women bowlers!

Inspired by reading the article in Meie Kodu on 23 March, I , Anne Richardson ( nee Silting) felt it important to let the Estonian community know that there is another Eestlanna who is inspired by the game of bowls and doing quite well – for a novice – compared to Riina. I actually thought […]