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Still no government in Sweden Posted by on Nov 12, 2018

The 25 September voted most of the Swedish parliament (Riksdagen) against Stefan Löfvén the sitting prime minister (statsminister) from the Socialdemocratic party. The most recent elections was held on 9/9 where the turn out was very close between the right and the left block: Alliance coalition between: (Moderate Party, Liberals, Center, Christian Democrats) 39,6 Red-green coalition…

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Language learning in Europe Posted by on Oct 22, 2018

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in Swedish (Gemensam referensram för språk) aka. GERS is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. A – Language User at a new-beginner level A1 – Breakthrough A2 – Waystage B – Independent User B1 – Threshold B2 – Vantage C – Advanced user C1 – Effective…

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The autumn song (Höstvisan) – Can you fill in the gaps? Posted by on Oct 15, 2018

Höstvisan by Tove Jansson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvMSX8HXSNg Vägen hem var …………. lång och ingen har jag mött, nu blir …………. kyliga och sena. Kom trösta mig en smula, för nu är jag ganska …………… och med ens så förfärligt allena. Jag märkte ………….. förut att mörkret är så stort, går och tänker på allt det där…

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Mushroom picking Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

There is a collective mushroom picking craziness going on from middle of August until mid September usually. It depends on the weather really and this year the mushrooms seem to come a bit later because of the dry summer we have had in Sweden this year as I mentioned in my post about the crayfish…

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Kräftskiva – Crayfish party Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Now it is the season for crayfish parties all around the country. From the middle of August to the middle of September. It is also the time for picking mushrooms. Compared to last year when it was an amazing mushroom year this year hasn’t been so generous with us. It is probably because of the…

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