Category Archives: Sweden 2021

The toilet woods and the pee deck

The ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich has to go down as one of the best trips I have ever taken. Not because of anything that Stena did directly but because they don’t allow dogs in the cabins … Continue reading

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Men bearing quadruplets on the ferry

Leaving the hotel and joining the queue to board the ferry to Rostock was very easy. It just goes to prove that if you scope it out first and plan ahead, things tend to go smoothly. In fact, someone asked … Continue reading

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A bird shat on me today

Trelleborg is not somewhere I’d recommend for a holiday. It’s basically a ferry port. The second biggest in Sweden, apparently. Because of that, the town has the air of the transient. That’s not surprising when you consider that it was … Continue reading

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From the noisy pits of hell to a quiet corner of heaven

The house we stayed in at Flerohopp was massive. I was talking to the host yesterday, and she said that they were expecting a booking for a kid’s football team numbering 20 people. She told them that there’s only one … Continue reading

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Postcard from Kalmar

Mirinda is always looking at real estate. It’s a strange kind of hobby and one she’s embraced for many years. It was bad enough when I had to steer her away from estate agent’s windows but, these days, most of … Continue reading

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Why did I clean the bathroom?

Today we found the best roadside stopping place ever. It’s at Tindered off the E22 in Småland, on the east coast of Sweden. While there’s a restaurant, a playground, a lovely lake, petrol, toilets and a flying fox, there’s also … Continue reading

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Last in a week of lasts

Tomorrow we leave what has been our home since last October. We have watched the seasons and the landscape change as we’ve gone from late autumn to mid summer. We have experienced temperatures of -20° and +30°. We have loved … Continue reading

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Sixth in a week of lasts

Today was a huge red letter day for the girls. Not only did they get to experience quite a few buses and a ferry then wander around Stockholm, smelling smells they’d never smelled before but they also ate a bowl … Continue reading

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Dead tick walking

Today marked Mirinda’s final solo trip into Stockholm. She visited the Stockholm Stadshuset and went on a fascinating tour of the various rooms. She came home with lots of interesting and, sometimes, surprising facts. Like the one about the mosaic … Continue reading

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Fourth in a week of lasts

The title of this post is not exactly correct. We had intended to visit Norrby’s for the final time for brunch today. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the big black gates, they were firmly closed against us. They are on … Continue reading

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