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Archive for May, 2010

And the winner is… Posted by on May 14, 2010

Remember the book competition? Thank you once again for the big interest!! And since it’s Friday, sunshine, almost post work and soon pre party, we all of a sudden have two winners instead of one! (Though I’m in the office still and I don’t have any camera here, so you’ll just have to trust me…

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What were your first impressions of Sweden? Posted by on May 14, 2010

My mom and her boyfriend flew in from the US yesterday to visit the newest addition to the hoard of grandchildren (barnbarn). As always when you get people visiting from abroad, you become more aware of all the ultra Swedish things that used to catch your attention when you first got here. Clean minimalist design…

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Your wish – our command! Posted by on May 13, 2010

I admit, we have been a bit lazy when it comes to grammar and vocab lately. But before we dig deeper into the fascinating world of accusative cases,  the genitive, å-ä-ö, tongue twisters and sj-sounds, we would love some guidelines from you kära läsare (dear readers). Please let us know what confuses you the most about Swedish and what you never seem to…

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Marstrand Posted by on May 12, 2010

When Jantelagen meets Marstrand

I have recently done some long walks on the Swedish west coast (västkusten aka. bästkusten). just to clear my head out. One of my all time favourites is Marstrand which is a small town situated on two islands named Marstrand and Koön. I was lucky with the weather and there weren´t many people there since the season begins around…

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Bring on the Swedish summer! Posted by on May 11, 2010

Take out your calendars and make some important notes! This is what the Swedes (some of us at least…) are looking forward to at the moment: Eurovision Song Contest 27-29 May Since Sweden failed to deliver last year, we have to earn our place in the big Eurovision Song Contest on May 29th. But we have high…

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Stockholm Syndrome – Music from Mayhem Posted by on May 10, 2010

Jennie recently linked to a sketch by Comedy Central. Through some investigative journalism The Daily Show found that Stockholm is “possibly not heaven on earth according to Wyatt Cenat.”  The sketch plays on the Stockholm Syndrome term suggesting that the Swedes interviewed are being held hostage by their country, and so are sympathetic to its…

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Sweden’s Culinary Treats Posted by on May 8, 2010

Husmanskost is the Swedish word for traditional Swedish food.  Many of the traditional meals that are included in the husmanskost category include potatoes and fish or some other form of meat. While some dishes or foods are more common than others, some are more famous than others. For better or worse.  For example, there’s the…

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