You may or may not know that The Dear Handbrake is a foreign language teacher. As a dedicated deliverer of alien culture and wisdom from beyond the shores of this fair land to her charges, it has befallen to her for many years now to encourage and facilitate the noble art of writing letters to pen friends. She has just received and delivered this year's crop of contact details from IYS (International Youth Service) in Finland. Along with the contact details was a short note (below).
Which is all a bit sad really.