Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Playing Mölkky

For my dear blogger friends and readers: I don't know what's wrong with my template, but I've been trying to find a new one for a while. I apologize for any inconvenience caused these days, esp. later on when I'm changing it (I don't know when I'm going to have enough time to do it - maybe after the training is done).

Anyway, I've promised to tell you about the game we had together in Kelujärvi with my in-laws. It's called Mölkky and it's like outdoor bowling, but not exactly ha ha ha ha ha...

There are 12 small logs of wood with the number 1 to 12 on top. The more players there are, the merrier. Basically speaking, first of all the 12 logs of wood are put together in the center and the first player has to hit them with another log of wood (unnumbered).

If a player manage to knock down only one log of wood with the number 10 on top, then he will get 10 points. However, if he knocks down more than one log of wood, for example 4 logs of wood, then he'll only get 4 points (the number of logs of wood he knocks down).

The winner is the one who gets the total amount of 50 points. The player must get EXACTLY 50 points. If his total points is over 50, then he's out of the game. It's really fun he he he he...

Oh, almost forgot...once the logs were spread down and knocked down on the ground, then they'll be put upright again on their separate location, so they're not grouped together again close to one another like in the beginning of the game. So the more spread out they are, the harder it is to knock them down he he he he he...

Here are some pics so that you can understand it better:

And you know what peeped at us while we were gaming Mölkky? THIS CUTE BUNNY!!! Unfortunately my digital camera was inside the house, so I asked for hubby's mobile phone to catch this bunny he he he...It's not THAT clear, but it was SO cute. It was my FIRST time being so close to a real wild bunny he he he he...I LOVE living in Finland HE HE HE HE HE HE...^______________________^

Note: I SUCKED at gaming Mölkky, but I won again and again and again during our card games HO HO HO HO HO HO...It feels GOOOOODDD, babbyyyy hi hi hi hi hi...

Here are some other pictures I took last weekend:

My FIL went fishing (hubby said he used a fish trap) and found this two hauki (pike).

The neighbour's horse was lazing around in the sun he he he...

Saw this dragonfly while I was walking towards the lake.

And this pretty butterfly, too. Unfortunately my camera couldn't capture it well, but you see the bluish butterfly there, right? ;-D

Okay, time for me to cook and then I'll blog hop a bit...or try to fix my template. We'll see how it goes!!!


  1. I bet you got bitten to death with all the mosquitoes about now!! Hope that you were wearing lots of OFF!

    Thank goodness for OFF!

    Love Michelle x

  2. Mrs. Arctic Rainbow: Yes, I did put lots of OFF and I was fine HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO...;-D

  3. Mrs Arctic Rainbow: HEY, I just noticed! It's a NICE pic of you as your icon HE HE HE HE HE...;-D

  4. I would love to live there too, where I can see all these animals and enjoy the open fields all day!

  5. enak yah, mel. Lingkungan tempat tinggal mertua kamu :D

    and thanks for doing the tag...I'll add u 2 master list.

  6. That game looks really cool! Had never heard of it :) Thanks for sharing :) And the pictures were really helpful to understand the game better.

  7. Blur Ting: Now you know why I love going to my in-laws so much, esp. since they're SO nice he he he...

    Jul: Yeah...I'd love to grow old with hubby in that kind of place he he he he he he he...

    La delirante: Glad to know the pics helped. ;-D

  8. It looks a lovely place to live. Open fields, horses and rabbits!

    The game looked fun too.

  9. How funny, I was just busy writing about... rabbits! :-D

    I love the wildlife here in Scotland too. I saw hoorses sleeping like your one just yesterday on the way into town.

    I can live with colder weather for the privelege of living closer to nature. :-)

    I really enjoyed reading about the game as well as the photos.

  10. Hey Amel,

    Problems with templates, feed burners, widgets, links in a blog is a mess. This is the time when we realise that a blog is much more than just writing...and it consumes a bit of time too *nodding*.
    That being said, you are completely forgiven, gorgeous :D!

    Mölkky sounds fun! We have a similar game here (and in France) but it doesn't involve logs (it's called Petanca).

    The photos are superb! The bunny is so cute!!! I pass by wild bunnies everyday (in my daily walk), they are so cute and fast too lol...

    Have a delicious weekend, darling!


  11. i am here, mel. have a nice weekend

  12. Hello... If you want to a fresh new blog template, you can find some cool themes at btemplates.com. Cheers ;0

    By the way, those photos are really cool. It made me wanna go fishing ;0

  13. The World According to Me: Yeah, love that place so much! ;-D

    Michelle: You were writing about rabbits? That's funny indeed. I'll be visiting you later on. I've been under the weather these past few days.

    Jeanne and Jenny: Glad you enjoyed the pics! ;-D

    Max: Yeah, that's VERY true what you said. It does consume a bit of time he he he...

    So you have a similar game in Portugal and France? Interesting he he he...

    You pass by wild bunnies everyday? HOW LUCKY!!! ;-D And yes, they are very fast he he he...

    Jul: THANKS for your visit!!! ;-D

    Hye: THANKS SO MUCH for your recommendation!!! If you feel like going fishing, maybe you should go fishing he he he...