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Archive for December, 2009

Friends, alcohol and hot tubs Posted by on Dec 30, 2009

I hope you all had a great X-mas! Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and people have been making plans for a long time, most of all young people. In Sweden people spend Christmas with their families, ie. the grandparents of the mother and then the father. It is also very common that families get divorced…

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Swedish bonanza Posted by on Dec 30, 2009

Let us finish off 2009 with some great websites for anyone with a heart that pounds a little bit extra for Sweden. The local A great news site about Sweden, the Swedes and anything Swedish – all written in English. Excellent articles, fun facts and packed with information about everything from Stockholm’s exclusive nightlife to…

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2010 is coming – be prepared! Posted by on Dec 29, 2009

Christmas is over (at least the fun bits of it…) and the only thing left of it is the extra kilos of meatballs on my belly that I’m now proudly carrying. Luckily for me, there’s a new year – and a new decade! – waiting around the corner and we all know what that means…

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Julafton with my Swedish family Posted by on Dec 28, 2009

From all of us… Posted by on Dec 24, 2009

…to all of you: En riktigt god jul år och ett gott nytt 2010! Hope you all are having a great Christmas, wherever in the world you are. Best wishes from Gabriel, Jennie, Katja, Marcus and Tibor

The day before the dipping day Posted by on Dec 23, 2009

Christmas Eve is not only known as julafton in Swedish, it is also known as the Dipping Day (Dopparedagen). And although we are Vikings and quite fond of our winter baths, this name has nothing to do with dipping in the ice cold sea. No, the name Dopparedagen comes from a very old tradition of…

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Gothenburgian epidemic to strike Sweden Posted by on Dec 22, 2009

Before you’d start running to your GP for another injection let me console you that this epidemy although contagious isn’t a lethal one. Guys, it’s gonna be a long one this time! And there’s a part two and a part three coming up in the near future. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Konstepedemin (The Epidemic of Art)…

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