Posts Tagged sweden

Autumn thoughts... a great summer

Autumn thoughts… a great summer

Saturday, September 11, 2010 No Comments

So it looks like autumn 2010 has started. Today it’s cloudy, misty, and there’s a chill in the air. The forecast has rain on and off for the next few days. So I would say that Autumn has arrived in Sweden. Can’t complain though. Summer has been absolutely fantastic. I’ve had more bbq’s and days […]

Summer update...

Summer update…

Saturday, July 3, 2010 No Comments

Summer in Sweden

So I’ve not blogged for a little while, things have been so busy and on top of everything, I managed to get a rotten stinking summer cold. Which kinda knocked me off my feet for a week. But that’s just about done with now, so time for a little blog post before I go outside […]

Walking back from postbox at bottom of driveway

Walking back from postbox at bottom of driveway

Thursday, June 17, 2010 No Comments

I was just walking back from the postbox at the bottom of the drive, and realised just how many flowers have come out this last week… I took these pics on my mobile so they’re no fab, but, hopefully you can see what I mean. I can imagine before nature took hold of this garden […]

Chocolate Plopp...

Chocolate Plopp…

Sunday, June 13, 2010 No Comments


Some time ago i put some photos on my blog of products i found in sweden with funny names. Such as a bottle of clening liquid for mopping up after puppy pee, called “piss off”! Today i found this chocolate bar called “plopp”! Hmmmmn. The worst thing was you could argue thats exactly what it […]

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Category: Food & drink, Odd bits

Enjoying summer

Enjoying summer

Saturday, June 5, 2010 No Comments

So summer is well and truly here in Sweden, plus 20 degrees everyday, blue skies, little wind, and the whole place has burst into colour. At last. Apart from the usual work, we’ve also managed to have some great days and nights outside. I now understand why Swedes seem to grab every single opportunity to […]

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Monday, May 31, 2010 No Comments

Had a great weekend managing to combine lots of work, but also a decent relaxing night with some friends for the Eurovision 2010 final… Now, I shan’t bother to harp on about the fact that Sweden didn’t make it to the final, and whilst the UK had automatic entry into the final their song was […]

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Category: Food & drink, Misc.

School trip to Lund's Cathedral

School trip to Lund’s Cathedral

Thursday, May 27, 2010 No Comments

We recently went to Lund to see the huge cathedral there… very cool. It’s supposed to be built sometime around 900’s / 1000’s I believe, so it’s pretty old, and very very big! I snapped a few photo’s whilst I was there (below). Rumour has it that it was built by a giant! ?? “Jätte […]

Pear in a bottle

Pear in a bottle

Saturday, May 1, 2010 No Comments


Last night we had a dinner party at daves parents house to celebrate his mums birthday. Had great time and thought I would just post thisic of one of the drinks that were on the table. Its a pear. Inside the bottle. Apparently they grow thepira in the bottle by shoving the bottle over the […]

Flowers in garden

Flowers in garden

Thursday, April 29, 2010 2 Comments


This flower is really nice, and i have loads of them allover the garden, but, i haven’t a clue what they are called. A couple of suggestions from Daves mum in Swedish and one from a German friend, but i would like to know the English name. Are they common!? I don’t know much about […]

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Category: Misc., Odd bits

Visiting new parts of my local town, Eslöv

Visiting new parts of my local town, Eslöv

Monday, April 26, 2010 1 Comment

Unbelievably, despite living here in Sweden for over 6 months, I’ve hardly actually seen much of my local area. The main reason for this is that we’ve had so much work to do since arriving, that it’s been almost impossible to take time out for much else. The things we’ve seen the most have been […]

Glad Påsk! Happy Easter...

Glad Påsk! Happy Easter…

Monday, April 5, 2010 1 Comment

It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago that I was adding a post to this blog about the deep snow and cold cold winter… thankfully, all thoughts of snow are now well behind us here in Sweden (well, in the south part at least!). Easter is here and we all go around wishing each other “Glad […]

Catch up…

Sunday, March 28, 2010 No Comments

Thought I’d just add a quick post, for those still following my little blog… 1. The Swedish For Immigrants classes are going ok. I’m learning new stuff all the time, although I keep thinking it’s going slow, I do surprise myself when I can understand more and more of people’s conversations. So it must be […]

Eslöv Museum

Thursday, March 11, 2010 No Comments

Today, as part of a school trip, I visited Eslöv’s small museum. I wasn’t sure what to expect for such a small little Swedish town, but, it wasn’t that bad really. Okej, they didn’t have much on display that wow’d me, but, it was a nice little place. Pleasantly presented, and didn’t give you the […]

Exchange rate frustration… UPDATED

Friday, February 26, 2010 No Comments

UK currency from Crestock Images Just a quick post to say how gobsmacked I am at the recent performance of the blooming Pound against the Swedish Kronor. It wasn’t too many months ago that one could get 13 Swedish Kronor for every £1 (June 2009), but now, it’s at an incredibly lousy 10.90 kronor!! I […]

Could the weather be about to change?

Could the weather be about to change?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 No Comments

So, it’s been so long since we didn’t have snow on the ground that I’m now getting rather excited to see something other than freezing temperatures and snow… even the thought of a bit of rain is filling me with some joy, because then it might melt the snow at least!! Whilst I’ve loved this […]

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Category: Misc.

I survived the 'Great Snowstorm of 2010'

I survived the ‘Great Snowstorm of 2010’

Friday, February 5, 2010 4 Comments

Okay, so perhaps I exaggerate a little with the title, but, the last blog post I wrote whilst sitting here in the dining room of my house with the snow coming down in buckets, and the wind whistling around the house…. I was worried that I’d perhaps have to be rescued by helicopter from the […]

Not another post about snow?!

Not another post about snow?!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 No Comments

Yes, I’m afraid I just can’t let this last 24 hours go by without a record on my blog for prosperity… Yesterday started just like any other normal day, I went to school at 8am and discussed the weather and the snow as usual… There was the odd mention of snow storms, high winds etc […]

Busy busy...

Busy busy…

Saturday, January 30, 2010 1 Comment

The last week or so I’ve been busying myself ready for the marketing of our new business in Sweden, which I’m pleased to say is now fully registered set up. Yey! It’s taken quite some time just to get this far, but, at least now we can theoretically get some money earned in Sweden. We’ve […]

Lovely weekend with friends from England

Lovely weekend with friends from England

Thursday, January 21, 2010 No Comments

Our first visitors form England since we moved to Sweden were Lian and Pete, and it was nothing short of AMAAAAZING to see them again after just over 3 months. They arrived in Sweden on Friday morning, and met me after school in the local bar in Eslöv for beers and some lunch. From then […]

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Category: Misc.

2009 what a year...

2009 what a year…

Saturday, January 9, 2010 1 Comment

So I thought I’d just pop something on my blog to mark another year passing and the beginning of what I hope will be an exciting 2010! Last year was a year of huge change. First of all I quit my job of 13 years! It’s quite well known that I’ve been wanting leave my […]

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