Monthly Archives: December 2020

Something wicker this way came

As I sat at the dining table, researching a long time dead soldier, there came a light tap, tap, tap at the window. It was dark outside. All I could see was the vague outline of a skinny man gesturing … Continue reading

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A masterclass for Evelyn

There’s a small brick building at Tyresö Slott. From the side it looks like a rugged, weather defeating bus shelter. When you stand at the front and peer in the smeary windows, it appears to be full of chicken wire. … Continue reading

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So this is julbord

Julbord is the traditional Swedish Christmas dinner. Like a smorgasbord, it features various dishes (similar to tapas) as well as glögg (extremely sweet mulled wine), beer and all the spirits you can drink. And tonight we went to one. It … Continue reading

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The issue at hand has been annulled

To make up for the fact that our usual Norrby’s fish soup didn’t happen on Wednesday, we had it today. And, I’m happy to report that it still tastes terrific on a Friday. It was a tiny bit more spicy … Continue reading

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It’s smelly inside this turkey

One of the things that helped me get through the long Lockdown in the UK was my trolley. Before the long Lockdown I would go shopping every day but then, when the plague forced things to change, I changed with … Continue reading

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More muddle than mingle

Today was mostly about technology. In fact, apart from a walk around the block before making dinner, I didn’t leave the house. Mirinda managed to have a long walk in the forest and fika at Norrby’s but even she found … Continue reading

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A barrack centre resembling a wild western city

I am not your normal shopping centre person. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I dislike shopping centres. I’m definitely more a High Street Shopper and Browser. Mind you, if I had to go to a shopping … Continue reading

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No bun Monday

John Le Carré died today aged 89. There was a lot of stuff about him on the World Service including comparisons between him and Ian Fleming. Smiley v Bond. While 007 gave spies glamour and flair, Smiley was all about … Continue reading

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Thank you, Lucy

It is traditional that a young girl with a crown full of lit candles will appear on December 13 each year and lead the way from the dark to the light. Her name is Lucy. Or St Lucy. Or Sankta … Continue reading

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Raki or the psychologist?

I have mentioned a number of times on this blog how there appears to be a huge number of pizzerias in Sweden. From Åhus in the south to Stockholm, you can’t go more than a mile before you reach another … Continue reading

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