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  • Swedish town 'like Venice' after heavy rains

    The Local
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Torrential rains in western Sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.
  • Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy relieved of his duties

    News from the Swedish Government
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Having been elected Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström has been relieved of his duties. Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask is now responsible for migration and asylum policy. Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Justice, 29 September 2014
  • Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fund

    Sweden News latest RSS headlines - Sweden News.net
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    New pledges of financial aid to a UN Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after UN chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for more money. Britain pledged ...
  • Moody's cuts TeliaSonera rating following sluggish revenue performance

    News
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    "Changing the outlook on TeliaSonera's ratings to negative reflects our expectation that the company will incur negative free cash flow".
  • S dra to Invest Over SEK 100 Million in Its M nster s Pulp Mill

    Sweden News
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    The SEK 100 million investment will target the Monsteras pulp mill's evaporation plant, resulting in improved energy efficiency and productivity. Oct. 24, 2014 - Sodra said that it will invest more than SEK 100 million in its pulp mill in Monsteras, Sweden.
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    The Local

  • Swedish town 'like Venice' after heavy rains

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Torrential rains in western Sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.
  • Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fund

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Sweden has offered a new sizeable contribution to the fund set up by UN chief Ban K-moon to fight the Ebola outbreak.
  • 'Dark forces' target refugee hunting scheme

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    The Swedish hunting association runs a project to encourage young asylum-seekers to learn about hunting, a move which has proved controversial among some far right groups.
  • American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets.
  • US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said Friday it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the US and Japanese markets.
 
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    News from the Swedish Government

  • Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy relieved of his duties

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Having been elected Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström has been relieved of his duties. Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask is now responsible for migration and asylum policy. Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Justice, 29 September 2014
  • The Prime Minister has requested to be relieved of his duties

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies were held on Sunday 14 September 2014. On Monday 15 September, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited the Speaker of the Riksdag and requested to be relieved of his duties. The Riksdag's website The Election Authority's website Prime Minister's Office, 16 September 2014
  • Government newsletter: General election on 14 September

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    The elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that have been pursued. High voter turnout is a sign of a robust and well-functioning democracy. When more people vote, voter participation is more equal and the election results more accurately reflect citizens' views. Government newsletter: General election on 14 September The Government, 08 September 2014
  • New President of the European Council and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy appointed

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    The EU heads of state and government have appointed Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk as new President of the European Council and Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Federica Mogherini as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The decision was taken at a special summit in Brussels on 30 August. Article: New President of the European Council and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy appointed Prime Minister's Office, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, 03…
  • New fact sheet on migration policy

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    This fact sheet gives a brief description of the Government's work in the migration policy area at the national, EU and international level. Fact sheet: Migration policy Ministry of Justice, 29 August 2014
 
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    Sweden News

  • S dra to Invest Over SEK 100 Million in Its M nster s Pulp Mill

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    The SEK 100 million investment will target the Monsteras pulp mill's evaporation plant, resulting in improved energy efficiency and productivity. Oct. 24, 2014 - Sodra said that it will invest more than SEK 100 million in its pulp mill in Monsteras, Sweden.
  • Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days. Just three years ago, a patient at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, received a blood vessel transplant grown from her own stem cells.
  • Pak Senate delegation visits Swedish parliament : October 25, 2014,

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that Pakistan and Sweden enjoy cordial and friendly relations and emphasised that both countries need to further strengthen their ties. He expressed these views in a meeting with Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin in Stockholm, Sweden, a statement of Senate said on Friday.
  • Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the virus can double the risk of Alzheimer's disease, the researchers found.
  • UPDATE 2-Cost cuts pay off for Volvo with surprise profit rise

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Global truck maker Volvo posted a surprise rise in core quarterly profit on Friday as deep cost cuts more than made up for lacklustre demand in some major markets, sending its shares up 10 percent. The group, which vies for market leadership with Germany's Daimler and Volkswagen's Scania and MAN brands, said it would take out more costs to boost profitability that has often lagged its rivals.
 
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    home and away

  • Holy moly! Not been here since June?

    Ahoy!
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    In the past, I've already started a few blog entries trying to excuse myself for the lack of updates. So this time let me just begin by reassuring any patient followers and blog-lurkers out there. I'm not dead yet! Yay! And... I'm back to blogging.Feel free to clap!Yes, I realized that there's are still actually good reasons to keep this blog alive. Logging small stories of my life and adventures in this sometimes strange land, keeping the sense of wonder alive through my thoughts of feelings of big and small experiences – this genre is still nothing that Facebook can beat.Also, I kind of…
  • What's up, doc?

    Ahoy!
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
    Here I am reporting from the other side of the PhD-tunnel. I’m back from some months’ worth of well-deserved freedom with only job-seeking activities to constrain me. Hah!For the past few months, I’ve been living through a strange combination of being free and yet being somehow very busy. Being free from work is definitely underrated! People should try it more often if they can. In the first month of joblessness I felt the immense freedom of nobody telling me what to do with my day. No more waking up thinking of the day’s work tasks! – at least for an undetermined amount of time. I…
  • Hoooorah! Yehey! Whee! Whoohoo!

    Ahoy!
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I want to write about something before many of the small memories and mental pictures fade from my brain, before I go on vacation and get loads of other impressions from this spring. I’d likely not forget the factual details about this event. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. The memory of it – and its implications in my life – will be a part of me forever. But certainly, sooner or later, some of the feelings and memories connected to that moment might feel less concrete after a while. So I write in a way that travelers write about their travels: because I want to be able to look back…
  • What pensioners do in the city graveyard at night

    Ahoy!
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    a.k.a. Photo session turned into mom and dad's first snowball fight! Mom and dad arrived yesterday afternoon in time for my thesis defense, which will be later this month. In both their earlier visits (which had been in spring and autumn), they had hoped to see snow but missed it. They even stayed until early November on their latest visit, hoping that autumn would turn into winter. Of course each season have its charm — they saw budding flowers and tasted pine tree sprouts; and they experienced mushroom picking and loved looking at flocks of Canada geese — but winter is special…
  • From fish to nilaga with lots of things in between

    Ahoy!
    5 Jan 2014 | 10:05 am
    Pretty huh? I got this from Liz and Rob for Christmas. For such a pretty thing, it’s actually a ceramic hot pad for putting warm pots on. I love the movement of the school of fish across it, the different colors, the bubbliness of the water, and that the fish seem to be happily swimming along.I saw it at the Christmas market at Schwezingen, where it stuck out among mode impersonal geometric designs. It turns out that the seller himself had actually made this piece, and we talked to him as he ate his goulash dinner from a thermos. Hard job, this, to be in a stall all day. He said that the…
 
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    The World According to Pia

  • happy birthday to me

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    And what better day to celebrate a birthday in style than with afternoon tea? Same procedure as last year, Sigtuna stadshotell. Vegetarian delights with an autumn view. Same Pia, only a year wiser, new gaggle of pastry eating bobbaloos. For the next year in life I hope for health, happiness and love. Good food, new sights and sweet success. And for Prosit to play its part in
  • pumpkin season

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    I'm so glad pumpkins aren't are sight in Sweden anymore. But it's pretty much only since about ten years back they're easy to come by here. Yes really. I don't find them an easy ingredient to cook with, so I sadly rarely do. But love eating pumpkin dishes whenever I get the chance. Today I had an awesome one for lunch. Pumpkin puree (heavenly), barley, roasted pumpkin and pickled
  • freezing stockholm

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    i can't believe how cold the weather has become lately. though it is after all november any day now. but it feels like summer was only last week somehow. i'm just not ready for this.today was the day when both boots and the fabulous happy coat got the seasonal first wear. and it wasn't a bad decision. which make me both sad and happy at the same time. when cold winds blow in stockholm.
  • my religion is kindness said the soaring bobbaloo

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    There was such a surprise in the mailbox today. A truly kind blog reader - you're a Starr! - sent a wee pink gift. A bob without a body. It could have been a gruesome sight, but turned out to be a bit magic instead. Like things and sights with bobs most often are.It's like a genie appearing. A very pink one. The non-bodyless bobs were a mesmerized by the soaring sight. In fact this might be the
  • the tiny lunch company

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    At the day conference lunch break I decided to enjoy my lunch outside today. On my own. Or so I thought. Because as soon as I sat down I was excitedly greeted and surrounded by a huge flock of house sparrows. All fluffy and pleading, with the odd occasion of fluttering up and down to get my attention it was like having a tiny hoard of hungry cats or loaf dogs at your feet. In fact I felt a bit
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    A Swedish American in Sweden

  • Stockholm Christmas Creep

    Hairy Swede
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is not my new nickname. Just putting that out there immediately. Christmas creep is that friendly reminder that you should be buying your Christmas gifts now. It’s hearing “Jingle Bells” on your favorite country station before the leaves have even turned. It might even be seeing Christmas decorations being mounted across Stockholm. In October.I first noticed it last Thursday. That’s October 16, 2014. Or, as I like to call it: The day from which there are only 69 days left until Christmas!1 I admit that the name may need some work. Maybe it was just Stockholm trying to get ahead…
  • Adventures in the National Library of Sweden

    Hairy Swede
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Despite my headphones, I heard him coming up behind me. Quickly. Aggressively. Loudly. It’s amazing what just a few strides can convey. He grabbed me and began to turn me around while yelling: what do you say when you bump into someone‽1I am not a brave man, but I am a big man and with that comes a bit of privilege. I don’t immediately have to fear for my safety, especially in a public setting like the café of a library. Which is where this man chose to yell at me. So I slowly took out my headphones. I looked at him. He was old. He had white hair. A tired face. A saggy torso. And he…
  • Swedish Bankers’ Hours

    Hairy Swede
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    During college and immediately after, I worked at a bank in the marketing department. It was a good job with good people and gave me good experience with a good paycheck. It was good. It was a normal job with normal hours. Eight in the morning until five in the evening. Sometimes later. Especially because in marketing, there’s plenty going on during the weekend or evenings. So I put in my 40-ish hours of work a week and thought nothing of it.But then people would ask me about bankers’ hours with a glint in their glinty eyes and a smirk on their smirky face. And the only thing I could…
  • Flygande Jakob!

    Hairy Swede
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    What do you get if you mix chicken, bacon, bananas, chili sauce, whipping cream, and peanuts? A tummyache! No. Wrong. You get the makings of a delicious meal known in Sweden as Flygande Jakob. Flying Jacob. Serve it on a bed of rice with a nice salad on the side and you’re ready to tackle the day. Or at least go to bed. Back in the ‘70s, when all things disgusting happened, some guy named Ove Jacobsson is said to have invented this meal. He was probably a wonderful father, but a terrible cook. Because seriously, who else but a bunch of children and a terrible cook would think that a good…
  • Kilos of Kantareller

    Hairy Swede
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    There are some things that seem to be inherent to Sweden. Candles. Kölappar. Kantareller. Or chanterelles. A word I don’t know how to pronounce in English. It’s a mushroom for those of you who are less fungally inclined.Last weekend I went hiking in the woods with a buddy of mine. Hiking is maybe the wrong word. A walk. A walk in the woods. Nearly an eight-mile walk in the woods, but still a walk. Hiking suggests to me some sort of hill. There was no hill.We had our requisite hotdogs that were twice the length of the bun. There was some fruit. Some saft. It was a proper weekend picnic on…
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 2

    Steve
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Tjena vänner! In my previous post, I talked about one way to say “this” in Swedish: den här. This post will talk about an alternative way to express “this”: denna. As I explained in part one, when den här is used before a noun, the noun has to be put in definite form: den här stolen – this chair In other words, to say *den här stol would be incorrect. However, you also have the option of using denna to mean “this”. Unlike den här, denna does not require the noun to be in definite form. In fact, it generally isn’t used with the noun in definite form…
  • Indeclinable Swedish Adjectives

    Marcus Cederström
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    We’ve talked about adjectives quite a bit here. How to use them with en words, how to use them with ett words, how to use them with plural words. You can check out some of those posts here: Swedish adjective and noun Adjectives and specificness in Swedish Adjectives and specificness in Swedish, Part 2 30 Common Swedish Adjectives So, a quick recap of the main rule about declinable adjectives using the word stor (big): If it is an en word, you don’t change the adjective: En stor man. A big man. See? No change If it is an ett word, you add a –t: Ett stort lejon. A big lion. Stor + t =…
  • Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 1

    Steve
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Hej allihopa! This is the first part in a series of three (3) posts that will tell you all about how to say “this” and “that” in Swedish. In this first part, I will talk about how to say “this”. So, how do you say “this” in Swedish? There are two ways: den här and denna. Both have the same meaning but grammatically they are used slightly differently. In this first post, I will talk about den här. When used before a noun, den här must be accompanied by the definite form of the noun specified. For example: den här stolen – this chair…
  • Voting in Sweden

    Marcus Cederström
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    There’s an election coming up in Sweden on Sunday, September 14. It’s an important one and will help determine who will lead the country for the next four years. Currently, there are eight parties represented in the Riksdag (parliament). Steve did a great job of going through some of this information in his post Left or right? Who knows! The Swedish elections of 2014, so definitely check that out. This post will focus a bit more on voting in Sweden, what it determines, how it is done, and who is eligible to vote. Steve did a great job of listing the parties in order of their current…
  • Left or right? Who knows! The Swedish elections of 2014

    Steve
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Hejsan! Welcome to In Sweden with Steve, a new series where I will occasionally talk about Sweden rather than Swedish. But don’t worry, you language-lovers out there will be introduced to some important practical vocabulary in these videos as well. Click here to view the embedded video. So, the reason for the spontaneity of this series is the approach of a very important event in Swedish history: the general elections of 2014. Mycket står på spel – that is, much is at stake. And there are only 10 days left. Before we begin, I would like to present the 8 political parties currently…
 
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    Photos From Haninge

  • Just a coincidence

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Non-stop rain for days now. Managed to take this photo from a pedestrian bridge in Västerhaninge while there was a break in the downpour. Nothing special about the photo, just the commuter train heading towards Krigslida. I spiced it up with a fake tilt-shift. But I got a fun comment on the photo at flickr. One of my contacts saying that it is probably him driving the train! And it's even more fun because it was a little over four years ago that I spotted a wedding couple in Handen and asked if I could get a photo. And the groom is the guy driving the train.
  • The border between the living and the dead

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    The passage to the underworld is closed off at the moment. That might be good news, or bad news. The sculpture is called The Tower. Made by Jan Håfström. You can find it in the park in Tungelsta. I have showed it to you before. The first time was back in 2007.
  • An optical and meteorological phenomenon

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    I had just shot the old tree when the light suddenly shifted. When I turned around it was hard to miss the rainbow over the railway tracks at Krigslida. I wonder if there's a pot of gold hidden somewhere at the end of that rainbow? If so I might use some of that gold to buy a rain poncho as it started to rain hard just a few seconds after I took this photo. Arriving home ten minutes later on the steel horse I was soaking wet.
  • Autumn Path

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    This is how the narrow birch path at Söderby Gård in Handen looks today. The trees were planted back when the motorway to Stockholm, Road 73 was being constructed. It was meant to be a long walkway along the road, but the plans were scrapped for some reason, and this is all there is here today. It is used as a short-cut between Vega and Söderby. Although a while back when I was out shooting with my friend Jim, who first pointed out this narrow path for me, we saw a weird person running over the motorway, he made it but it was a close call. Click here for a Spring version.
  • Apartment Buildings

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    The new apartment buildings at Stora Arken in Handen are taking shape. Here is another update. The last time I showed you this was in July. Shot the panorama with the pancake lens and used panorama corrector as a finishing touch. The building to the far left was constructed in 2006. Since then a new neighbourhood has been established here, and the buildings to the far right are the last ones to be built. There are more houses behind the ones you see here. I have a flickr set with more photos in case you are interested.
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    Anne's Food

  • Happy birthday blog!

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    So, ten years. Huh. Time sure flies. I'm not going to write a lot about this, except to say that I'm so happy that I have this blog. Sure, I don't write every day, but it's still a lot of fun and I'm so super thankful for all my friends and readers that I've met - irl and digitally - over the years. The blog is an important part of my life and I can't really grasp that it's been this long.Now, have some cake.This is an amazing cake. I found the original recipe in Swedish food magazine Allt Om Mat, and it was created by Anicka Larsson who's a talented Swedish pastry chef. It has three…
  • Caramelized Pineapple, creamy caramel sauce, salted peanuts

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    I had some new friends over for dinner the other day. I wanted to make a simple but fun dessert, and something adaptable - I wasn't sure what they would like. So, I began with vanilla ice cream - always a favorite. Popular with the kids, too. I bought some, but you could certainly make your own. I have recipes for vanilla ice cream here, and here.I then made a batch of Creamy Caramel Sauce. An eternal favorite, and so simple to make.I chopped up some salted peanuts.And then, for the actual cooking part - I took a fresh pineapple and cut into wedges. I fried them in a pat of butter and with a…
  • Cookbook Watch - bake, bake, bake some more!

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    I find myself cooking less (at least less exciting blog-worthy stuff) and baking more. Or well, less than I used to, but the balance is at least leaning that way. And I'm drawn to baking books. Lucky for me, that's also what's in the stores this fall. Let me tell you about four new books, all in Swedish (albeit with English titles, most of them).The Bread Exchange is about bread - obviously - but it's mostly about travelling. And about exchanging bread for other things  - for stories, and also for food. There are loads of recipes, and not just for bread. An interesting read, and lots of…
  • Teriyaki Chicken with veggies

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Well, I'll just come out and say it. I barely cook anymore. Certainly nothing new. Or from scratch. Or well, that's what it feels like. This is about the only just barely blogworthy thing I've cooked for ages, and even then.. well.This uses shortcuts. But I prefer to think of it as a way to spruce up a store-bought teriyaki sauce which in itself can be a little boring. So what I did was take a bunch of veggies, grate lots of ginger on top, place some seared chicken on top of that, and then pour over the sauce. I baked the whole thing for fifteen minutes, made some rice, and voila!
  • Best sauce for Swedish meatballs

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Never mind this not-super-pretty-photo. This sauce is perfect. It's just the right thing to accompany a plate of Swedish meatballs, served with boiled potatoes, lingonberries and pickled cucumbers. This is, as it happens, the traditional serving for this meal. In the US, Swedish meatballs often seem to be served with a cream sauce and pasta - that would never happen here. Cream sauce goes on potatoes. Meatballs and pasta, well, then you add ketchup.So, here we go:Best sauce for Swedish meatballs100 ml water1 tbsp concentrated veal stock300 ml cream1 tsp soy sauce1 tbsp lingonberry jamsalt,…
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    Lost in Stockholm

  • I want to move to Sweden: will I find a job?

    Sapphire
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    I get this question every week, sometimes 2-3 times a week. And I thought it would be a whole lot easier to write in a post here than copy/pasting my answers. Let’s say you visit Sweden on a vacation. You fall in love with the country. You decide you want to move to Sweden. You google a bunch of stuff on making a Swedish friendly CV, wondering about the hiring process, and planning your move across the world to the north pole. And then you email me a bunch of questions (great questions) about finding jobs, interviewing, and moving to Sweden. This is when life becomes difficult. I…
  • Fika Runt Stockholm – A Map!

    Sapphire
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:39 pm
    You probably already know that Swedes loves their coffee. And they love to fika. Which got me thinking that, there should be a map to all the popular, or in some cases only, cafes in Stockholm. I took the SL’s tunnelbanan’s karta (metro map), removed all the stations, and inserted cafes. Surprisingly, it was a lot harder than I expected. There were tons of cafes in innerstaden (central city), but once you hit the förort (suburb), it becomes a coffee desert. What I would love to do is have your input for coffee shops at the missing stations. I will be taking comments here until…
  • God Jul 2013!

    Sapphire
    24 Dec 2013 | 1:46 pm
    Wishing you all a happy Christmas and New Year! The bunny wishes everyone a God Jul too.
  • National Anti-Bullying Month – My Story

    Sapphire
    25 Oct 2013 | 12:13 am
    October is national anti-bullying month in the US. But as most of you know, bullying isn’t restricted by borders, or languages, or culture, or even religions. Bullying is a nasty part of childhood, that for many, persists until adulthood. Swedes, Americans, whatever, bullying is everywhere. I was bullied in school. A lot. I moved a few times before college, and those were not easy moves. As a result, I often spent my time being the new, different kid in school. Before I get to the bullying part, let me tell you about my teenage self. I was an over-achiever who enjoyed the attention of…
  • The United States is Closed

    Sapphire
    3 Oct 2013 | 4:31 pm
    If you are currently visiting the United States on vacation and are hoping to see the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, or even Alcatraz, well, sad news, they are all closed. That’s because of the clusterfuckery of House Republications holding the budget hostage so they can “negotiate” with the Senate to delay the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, by one year. Does it makes sense now? No? Me either. Honestly, it’s just a bunch fucktards in the right of right of right Republican party that are making everyone facepalm. Of course, the tea party is jumping for joy…
 
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