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Archive for November, 2010

Mulled wine of the year (Årets glögg) Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Every year the Swedish company Blossa releases a new bottle of mulled wine (glögg). This time the taste of the year is saffran bun with cognac and pomerans. The gold colour of the bottle makes it look very Christmasy and luxurious. Previous tastes: 2009 – Tangerine 2008- Blueberry 2007- Cinemon and sea buckthorn  But if…

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Julkalendern – a much loved TV tradition Posted by on Nov 29, 2010

The windows are pimped, the first candle is lit and the countdown to Christmas can begin! But the real countdown officially kicks off on the first of December, when all the kids can open the first window in the Advent calendar and –  if your living in Scandinavia – watch the first episode of a much beloved…

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Bring out your candles and stars – it’s Advent! Posted by on Nov 26, 2010

As all you people know – and might have experienced – end November in Sweden is dark, depressingly dark. Snow is a blessing, since it kind of makes things lighter and brighter (and it’s loads of fun of course) but come this weekend, this awful darkness is about to get a kick in the butt…

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Liseberg 2010 Posted by on Nov 25, 2010

So it was time for opening the Christmas market again already in november. It feels like Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year. I wouldn´t have a problem with that as a child. And I love the market at Liseberg. But when I saw a Santa getting on the tram I almost fell off the seat the…

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Can climate effect ethics? Posted by on Nov 23, 2010

Sweden has a long history of cold winters, and its people preparing long in advance for them. This is of course the case even in today’s day and age, though maybe in a completely different way… Each fall there is a new assortment of winter fashion pieces released on to the market, and shopping for…

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We will never die! Posted by on Nov 22, 2010

So let me give you another Swedish song with translation and lyrics. Learning vocabulary from lyrics/songs is like a guldgruva (gold mine) i.e. where you have lots and lots of treasures/resources, would maybe our Marcus say. I am referring to his previous blog post of course. I have chosen a song from one of my favorite bands Bo Kaspers…

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Fun with Swedish – Compound Words. No Really. Posted by on Nov 18, 2010

Swedish words can end up being really long.  I mean really long.  Nordöstersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranläggningsmaterielunderhållsuppföljningssystemdiskussionsinläggsförberedelsearbeten long.  I found this word on the always reliable Wikipedia, which we all know should never be doubted. Or something like that.  The claim is this word holds the Guinness World Record for longest word in the Swedish language Regardless of the…

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