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Archive for June, 2011

Lingonberry, bag-in-box and long johns Posted by on Jun 30, 2011

 Do you have a collection of Ittala-glasses with the stickers left on at home? Does anyone in your family own either a Soda streamer or a spike mat? Have you ever had stick insect as a pet? Do you take it as a compliment if anyone tells you that you are “so un-Swedish?” Do you…

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Midsummer and holiday season in Sweden Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

Long time no see, dear blog readers. I’ve been on my longest holiday ever, doing it in proper Swedish four-weeks- in-a-row-stylee and it has been absolutely amazing. Visited Sweden for two of those, got married by the sea in Bohuslän (yes!) celebrated Midsummer’s eve (Midsommarafton) on a windy field in Skåne (Click here for my guide to a…

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Housing in Sweden Posted by on Jun 27, 2011

I cheated when I moved to Sweden. I blame my parents. I have dual citizenship so I didn’t have to deal with any sort of visa or residency permit. No work permit. No student permit. Life was good. But I did still have to deal with housing. And that doesn’t mean life is good. A…

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Familjeboken – A Swedish Learning Tool Posted by on Jun 21, 2011

I mentioned a few days ago that I spent the last academic year teaching Swedish. I had way too much fun with it and am excited to be teaching again next semester. But I’m always looking for little things I can use in class: movies, short films, radio clips, podcasts, and of course, books. And…

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Garden-mania! Posted by on Jun 20, 2011

Know anything about Sweden’s climate and daylight hours? For those of you who don’t, well, a very quick summary would be along the lines of: The south is much hotter than the north, but has shorter daylight hours, thus focusing on agriculture differently from the northern parts. The north has a lot of midnight sun,…

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