Away is good but home is better
What a joy it was to leave rainy England to arrive in warm and sunny Sweden to visit family and friends and meet the latest edition to our family. Nothing brings the family together like food. And there is nothing better than seeing the sea and my Swede calls this part of Sweden paradise. As…
I was home for Christmas.
I was home for Christmas and I was not disappointed. I cooked the family meal with my mother, gave and received some of the best gifts ever and enjoyed unseasonably mild weather and friends to boot. I am grateful for every second of it all.
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Who says birthdays only come once a year?
Sommartiden hey hey! And the summer just keeps getting better and better. We hadn’t seen my Swede’s godmother and family since last July and they live just over the bridge from us in Lidingö. Don’t get me wrong. We tried but folks are busy. And would you believe they pulled out the champagne in July…
Like most Swedes, I closed “shop” in July
It’s prime time vacation time in Sweden and me and my Swede were no exceptions to the rule. We spent time at the summer house on the west (best?) coast, celebrated the US’ Independence Day at an annual party in Halmstad, enjoyed the sun, sand, and after beach music in Tylösand, returned to Stockholm to…
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Early Thanksgiving dinner
Thanksgiving came early to Stockholm this year, at least for us. With my Swede’s mother up from the 2nd largest city in Sweden, his aunt and uncle in from Maine, his father’s cousin down from Lungby and his godmother and her husband just a suburb away, I decided an early Thanksgiving dinner was in order.…
Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Day 7 in Frillesås
My Swede’s god brother, wife and two kids joined us for a day and night in Frillesås, and his old freinds were in town for an art opening so he invited them for dinner and to stay the night too. The result: It was very nice to be with “family” and old friends. Nice things…