8:02 a.m. Dark outside. Board tram en route to office. Ruminate.

8:31 a.m. Step into office. Late by Finnish standards.

8:32 a.m. Walk over to fancy coffee machine to make a specialty coffee. Remember that there is no such machine in the office. Use second-hand French press instead.

8:36 a.m. Turn on computer. Start writing.

9:02 a.m. Dream about lunch. Realise this is early, even by Finnish standards.

9:03 a.m. Wonder why my computer thinks I’m British. Adjust language settings.

9:37 a.m. Still dark outside.

10:21 a.m. Go to foosball table for a quick game. Remember we have no foosball table.

10:22 a.m. More coffee.

10:25 a.m. Stare at screen. Stare at walls. Realise that computer is more interesting.

10:35 a.m. Have discussion with colleagues about gerunds. Things get heated.

10:37 a.m. Suggest lunch. Remember that non-Finnish colleagues never want to eat this early.

11:32 a.m. Suggest playing with NERF toys to recharge creative juices. Remember we have no NERF toys.

12:01 p.m. In the writing zone. Completely miss the fact that colleagues have left for lunch. Realise this may be why they were poking me.

12:02 p.m. Eat rye crisps at desk.

12:07 p.m. Sneak off to the power napping room when no one is looking. Remember we have no power napping room.

12:08 p.m. Back to computer. Work.

12:36 p.m. Colleagues back from lunch. Have discussion about serial comma. Objects thrown.

13:02 p.m. Head to the game room to play video games. Remember we have no game room.

13:03 p.m. Back at computer. Write.

13:59 p.m. Call our “London office”. Realise she’s not home.

14:27 p.m. Have long discussion with colleagues about hanging participles. Brouhaha ensues.

14:58 p.m. Go sit in neon-coloured beanbag chairs for some serious thinking. Remember we have no beanbag chairs.

14:59 p.m. Back at computer. Default spelling is back to British English. Write anyway.

15:32 p.m. Walk to the sun lamp room for some vitamin D. Remember we have no sun lamps.

16:30 p.m. Leave office. Dark outside.

16:38 p.m. Board tram for home. Ruminate.