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Archive for May, 2010

Let’s talk about snus Posted by on May 25, 2010

A friend of mine came back from her fist visit to Sweden the other day. Like all of us, she loved it (but of course!) and came back with a new found love for Kalles kaviar and 433 pictures of the archipelago, the castle, sea food and slightly sunburnt Swedes. But there was one picture that confused me slightly. In between  photos…

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Vote for Sweden’s new national costume! Posted by on May 25, 2010

Remember Folkdräkt 2.0? The 25 – one for each Swedish province – brand new and meticulously designed costumes are now ready and up for display! Have your say and vote for your favourite here! Foto: Karin Granstrand/Småland

Swedish prepositions: Till Posted by on May 24, 2010

Prepositions can be a real horror to master when you are speaking a foreign language and for me – a native Swedish speaker living in England -, it is  to/for that is extremely confusing. The reason for this is quite obvious: I translate from Swedish to English when I speak and where it is  “till” in Swedish, it’s either “for”, “to” or even…

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A Swedish lesson from a 3-year old Posted by on May 24, 2010

Last of the Swedish office facts Posted by on May 21, 2010

To finish off the blog posts that have kind of turned into office facts I am going to write about the different events during the time you work. I feel that starting with what is expected of a newcomer at his or her workplace would give us a chronological order, ending with retirement (pension). #1.…

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