Category Archives: Sweden 2023

Final rest with Carl, Sigfrid and Elsa

It was with great relief that I carried my full shopping trolley up the stairs at the house this morning. Relief because it marks the last time I’ll be doing it. We are heading to a new house tomorrow, one … Continue reading

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No food at the castle

Nyköping, which translates into English as Newmarket, is a town not far from us in Trosa. Prior to 1230, it was called Aros. There’s evidence that people lived in the area from about 2,000 BCE. In around 1444 it received … Continue reading

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Unexpected boat safety day

Mirinda went into Stockholm this morning for an InternationsGo wander around Stockholm University. As she was leaving, she suggested I take the girls into Trosa for our walk. I don’t know why she suggested it but, as it turns out, … Continue reading

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It was a fire and police station

I rather like raw beef. Not all raw beef, obviously, but the type that’s used to make steak tartare. Okay, there was the Great Food Poisoning of 2017 but, generally speaking, I love it. And, tonight, I had some brilliant … Continue reading

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Ascension Day miracle

Sweden is a largely secular country. It’s just another reason to love it, as far as I’m concerned. However, Sweden recognises a few religious holidays, including Ascension Day – the day that Jesus flew home – as well as the … Continue reading

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Personal storage wars

I feel like I’ve only ever experienced beautiful weather here in Trosa. Obviously, this is not true. The day we brought Amanda here, it was grim and grey and threatening to rain. Mind you, that was in March. And then … Continue reading

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Dog teeth in a bowl

Today was a bit full on. With our departure getting quite close, it was important to organize EU pet passports for the girls, as well as changing our winter tyres back to summer. I had arranged both last week and … Continue reading

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Brief return to Ekerö

I have been waiting ages for my S1 certificate to arrive from the UK. Unfortunately, it took longer than the standard 15 days and, subsequently, it arrived at the house we were staying at in Ekerö. We decided to go … Continue reading

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A new CMS

I have been thinking about creating a photo album on my website for ages. I want to get rid of my Flickr account but not before I have something else in place. The trouble is, I hadn’t found anything that … Continue reading

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Salad and a haircut

Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. Loreen and her song, Tattoo, romped home after a bit of a scare at the end. It looked like Finland was going to take the competition with the pubic vote but, no, Loreen … Continue reading

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