Category: Nice things happen in Sweden©
Llamas, rabbits and sheep. Oh my!
Turns out my Swede is Dr. Dolittle. Yesterday I spent a lovely day with a handful of my Democrats Abroad Sweden Western Chapter colleagues. A fellow member who hails from New Jersey invited us to his family’s farm for a picnic. His daughters run a weekend loppis and cafe in Utby and when we arrived…
Home truly is where the heart is.
And boy do I have a lot of heart here. My mother-in-love’s boyfriend thought I needed an easier way to get down from the friggeboda to the main house after seeing me struggle one day. The next thing I know a stair case has been customed built and named….. “Avenue Adrianne”. Tell me that’s not making…
Living like IKEA – The wonderful everyday
Nice things happen to me in Sweden and last week was no exception, even though the week did not end as expected. But that is the wonderful everyday, actually. Better than imagined. The serious topic can take on an air of fun when it means seeing old friends and meeting new ones in the context…
My 2nd Tjejmilen and my personal best time.
I happened to meet world class runner Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK two evenings before the race in a hotel elevator. She was so gracious and said hello and then I recognized her. “You’re an elite runner“, I said. Isabellah smiled and said, “Maybe“. And I asked, “You’re here to run Tjejmilen, aren’t you“? And…
Swedish Summer West Coast Style – Week 1
My Swede loves nothing better than being “in paradise”. So here we’ve been for one week.The Swedes say, “away is good but home is best”. Add on the drinks with neighbors (which equals life long firends), the drink at the neighbors, visits from old friends, the long walks, swims, etc….. What will this week bring?…
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Celebrating birthdays
I’m so glad my girlfriend invited me to celebrate her birthday with her in Halmstad. The two of us started with a little bubbly and appetizers at her place. We had a delicious dinner Fridolfs Krog I hadn’t been out dancing in ages and the Boom Boom Room was the perfect place to have fun.…
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – My first Tjejmilen
On the 30th Anniversary of the Tjejmilen, I decided to participate. It is the biggest sporting event for women in Sweden. I signed up in the walking category so we were the last two groups to start the race. This was the category for women with baby strollers, walking sticks, and newbies like me. I…
Hanging on to summer. Nice things happen to me in Sweden.
Well, it is September and no doubt the last vestiges of summer are slipping away. “Don’t go”, I scream. “Seems like you only just arrived. Sigh”. But I have to admit it was a pretty awesome summer. The Culture Festival in Stockholm was packed with great acts including the legendary Hugh Masakela. My friend’s dog…
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – squeezing out every day of summer
It is not uncommon for Swedes to have summer houses and how great is it to have a friend with a summer house with this view? And this spread for dinner? Nice things happen to me in Sweden.
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – treating customers right
More good customer service from companies in Sweden. Am I the only one who can’t read the small print on packages where they list the ingredients? And when companies don’t list their ingredients on their websites customers are at the mercy of customer service. The Henkel company, the parent behind Schwarzkopf has excellent customer service…