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Summer Solstice

This week is Summer Solstice, one of my least favourite days of the year, because now I know we are moving towards darker times again. I know that for another two months or so, we will still enjoy late light … Continue reading

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Ready – set – go!

I’m back at school in a few days. The summer holidays have been lovely, I worked on some of my writing projects, did some London touristy things and even had a quick getaway back to Sweden for my sister-in-law’s birthday. … Continue reading

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Millenium four – a short review

I recently finished the fourth book The girl in the spiders web (Det som inte dödar oss) in Stieg Larsson Millenium trilogy. As many of you might know Stieg Larsson died of a heart attack before he saw the success … Continue reading

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Sankta Lucia…

…ljusklara hägring… Tomorrow (Dec 13) is Lucia Day in Sweden, when Santa Lucia comes bearing light during the dark winter months. As an expat in London celebrating Swedish traditions have become more important and singing Lucia songs are one of … Continue reading

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A very Swedish thing is to celebrate midsummer around the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. In Sweden midsummer’s eve is celebrated on the Friday in the week of June 24, whereas in other Scandinavian and Northern European … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Nationalday

Today was the national day of Sweden. Celebrated in most places with parades, speeches and singing of the national anthem. On a day like today it seems as if patriotism soar in a country who is quite complacent at other … Continue reading

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