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  • I actually felt a bit sorry for this guy Therehellip
  • I went for a walk in Gamla Stan the otherhellip
  • The weather was great over the weekend in Stockholm sohellip
  • I really like the classic red Swedish houses! Im nothellip
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    Walking in a winter wonderland

    January 9, 2017

    As soon as the snow arrived, I felt I needed to head out for a walk or two to take it all in and just enjoy winter at its best. Walking is still quite pleasant when it’s around 0 degrees outside, as long as you have a few layers of clothing on. However, I realised pretty soon during my second walk that -13 doesn’t feel quite as nice. I almost lost my legs to frostbite.

    I was saying to Jeremy that my puffer jacket is amazing, because I can’t feel the cold through it, so I would love to purchase some puffer pants. He thought that was pretty funny, and I’m not even sure if that’s a thing. But if it isn’t, it really should be!

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    Recipe: 3 types of shortbread biscuits

    January 6, 2017

    Today is National Shortbread Day. I love shortbread biscuits and they’re so easy to make. To observe this day, I decided to make three different kinds of biscuits, because you know, one is just not enough! In this post, you’ll find the recipe for the following biscuits:

    • Schackrutor (Chess Board Biscuits)
    • Hallongrottor (Raspberry Cave Biscuits)
    • Brysselkex (Brussels Biscuits)

    The best thing about shortbread is that you hardly need any ingredients. They’re so cheap and easy to make. The process of making them is a bit longer, only because you have to rest the dough in the fridge, but hey, it’s worth it.

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    A bit of trivia about Sweden

    January 4, 2017

    Today is National Trivia Day. I looked up fun observances online the other day and found quite a few that I might try to write posts about. You know, just because.

    As I’ve just recently moved back to Sweden, I thought I could share a bit of trivia about this beautiful country in the north. Maybe you already know them, maybe you don’t!

    Sweden invented the three-point seatbelt

    The Swedish three-point seatbelt is claimed to have saved 1 million lives. It was launched by Volvo in 1959 and is found in 1 billion vehicles worldwide. I didn’t actually know this until quite recently, but it’s pretty cool!

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    Winter has finally arrived!

    January 3, 2017

    I don’t doubt that I’ll be complaining about the snow and the cold in a few weeks, maybe even earlier, but there is no doubt that the first snow of the year is pretty magical. I was sitting in my bedroom watching some Teen Wolf when I looked outside and saw that giant beautiful snowflakes were falling outside.

    The snow is sparkling like a million little suns
    – Lama Willa Miller

    It’s been snowing a tiny bit since we got to Sweden, but this is real snow. The kind of snow that would stick around. Continue reading…

    Jeremy has gone to London

    January 3, 2017

    It’s a sad day today. We went to the airport earlier this morning to see Jeremy off. I miss him already. I know, I’m pathetic, it’s only been a few hours, but that’s how it is when you love someone. It’s just not the same when he’s not around.

    For those that don’t know, Jeremy has applied for Swedish residency, and when he did so back in January 2016, we weren’t expecting there to be any problems having it approved before our move to Sweden in December. However, due to the immigration crisis over here, the processing times are outrageous, which means that we’re still waiting for a decision.

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    My goals for 2017

    January 2, 2017

    Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2017 already, 2016 flew by! I suppose that’s what happens when you spend a year planning an overseas move. Even though I felt there wasn’t enough time to get everything done, I also couldn’t wait for it all to be over so that I could find myself in Sweden with my family again.

    I don’t usually set goals, mainly because I never seem to be able to reach them, but this year I’ve decided it’s time to set some. A new start in a new(ish) country requires some planning and some goal setting.


    Visit at least 2 new countries

    I would preferably like to visit way more, but the reality is that money might be quite tight this year, especially the first half. I would still like to be able to go on at least a couple of weekend trips, most likely somewhere close in Europe that I haven’t been before. Maybe even Denmark and Finland seeing as they’re our neighbours and I’ve still never been.

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