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  • Swedish central bank 'missing some parts of the puzzle' business group warns

    News
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Inflation is increasingly difficult to control from Sweden.
  • The Viking town still using a Scottish sound

    The Local
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    The way Swedes say 'no' is slightly different in one isolated town in the south of the country, where many Vikings settled in the 10th century after returning from Scotland. The Local's Maddy Savage has been to Åkeby in Kalmar to investigate why a strange, Scottish-sounding phrase has stuck around for centuries.
  • Stefan Löfven to visit New York and Washington

    News from the Swedish Government
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is to visit the United States on 29-31 March. The visit will begin in New York and will focus on issues concerning decent working conditions as part of the work on the global sustainable development goals. In Washington, the Prime Minister will meet US Vice President Joe Biden and give an address at the Brookings Institution think tank on the challenges and opportunities presented by globalisation. Article: Stefan Löfven to visit New York and Washington Statement at The ECOSOC Session, New York Speech at the Brooking Institution, Washington DC Prime…
  • Dongfeng quits Volvo 5th leg

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    31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Spain -- Dongfeng Race Team, joint leader of the Volvo Ocean Race, was dramatically forced to quit the fifth leg early Monday when its mast broke in the Southern Ocean. ...
  • Jay Z challenges Spotify with Tidal streaming

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Alicia Keys: “Our goal is simple: we want to create a better service and a better experience for both fans and artists”.
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  • The Viking town still using a Scottish sound

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    The way Swedes say 'no' is slightly different in one isolated town in the south of the country, where many Vikings settled in the 10th century after returning from Scotland. The Local's Maddy Savage has been to Åkeby in Kalmar to investigate why a strange, Scottish-sounding phrase has stuck around for centuries.
  • Swedish Astrid Lindgren prize for African group

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    An association that promotes reading among children has become the first African group to win the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's largest prize for children's and young people's literature.
  • Canadian star sought for Sweden hockey attack

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    A Swedish prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Canadian ice hockey player André Deveaux after he was caught on video violently slashing an opponent in a pre-game warm-up for his club side in Ängelholm.
  • US spy agency to feature in Stieg Larsson sequel

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The sequel to Swedish author Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millenium crime trilogy, due for release in August, kicks off with an artificial intelligence intrigue involving a US spy agency, the book's publishers have revealed.
  • Swedes rescue Syrian refugee's cat in Sicily

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    A Syrian refugee will be granted her wish this Easter after staff at a Swedish animal shelter rescued her long lost cat from quarantine in Sicily.
 
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  • Stefan Löfven to visit New York and Washington

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is to visit the United States on 29-31 March. The visit will begin in New York and will focus on issues concerning decent working conditions as part of the work on the global sustainable development goals. In Washington, the Prime Minister will meet US Vice President Joe Biden and give an address at the Brookings Institution think tank on the challenges and opportunities presented by globalisation. Article: Stefan Löfven to visit New York and Washington Statement at The ECOSOC Session, New York Speech at the Brooking Institution, Washington DC Prime…
  • Visit to China focuses on trade, human rights and diplomatic relations

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    On 27-28 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is visiting China. Mr Löfven has been invited to participate in Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan and he will also visit Beijing. Talks with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang are important elements of the visit. Article: Focus on trade, human rights and diplomatic relations Speech at Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China Prime Minister's Office, 28 March 2015
  • Swedish Government envoy in talks with the King of Saudi Arabia

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Swedish Government envoy Björn von Sydow today presented the Government's well known wish for respectful and good relations between Saudi Arabia and Sweden. This took place in talks between Mr von Sydow, King Salman bin Adulaziz al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier today. During the talks Mr von Sydow presented this wish along with the Swedish Government's desire to develop the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Sweden. Article: Swedish Government envoy in talks with the King of Saudi Arabia Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 27 March 2015
  • Statement by Margot Wallström on the terrorist attacks in Yemen

    21 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    "I am shocked and distressed by yesterday's appalling terrorist attacks in Yemen. The attacks against two mosques in Sana'a killed at least 140 people and many more were seriously injured.The Government condemns these cowardly acts of terrorism, which deliberately targeted civilians during Friday prayers. Our thoughts go to the victims' families and loved ones." Statement by Margot Wallström on the terrorist attacks in Yemen Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 21 March 2015
  • European Council meeting on energy union and external relations

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    EU heads of state and government met in Brussels on 19-20 March. They agreed to align the sanctions against Russia to the implementation of the Minsk agreements and approved the proposal to establish an energy union. They also discussed the crisis in Libya. Sweden was represented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Article: European Council meeting on energy union and external relations Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, 20 March 2015
 
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  • Andre Deveaux's arrest ordered after on-ice attack in Sweden - CBC.ca

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    CBC.caAndre Deveaux's arrest ordered after on-ice attack in SwedenCBC.caA Swedish prosecutor has ordered the arrest of former NHL enforcer Andre Deveaux after he slashed an unsuspecting opponent during warmups prior to a second-tier pro game last week. The 31-year-old Deveaux, a veteran of 31 NHL games with the ...Andre Deveaux's contract terminated in Sweden after slashing incidentCBSSports.comCanadian star sought for Sweden hockey attackThe Local.seGotta See It: Ex-Leafs enforcer's vicious slashSportsnet.caToday's Slapshot -New York Daily News -Editor In Leafall…
  • Portugal stunned by Cape Verde, Ibrahimovic on target for Sweden - SkySports

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    SkySportsPortugal stunned by Cape Verde, Ibrahimovic on target for SwedenSkySportsA Portugal side missing Cristiano Ronaldo were stunned 2-0 by African islanders Cape Verde in Estoril in the most eye-catching result of Tuesday night's friendlies. The Ballon d'Or winner was released from international duty ahead of the friendly Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands: African nation shock Fernando Santos' side as Daily MailZlatan Ibrahimovic bags 54th international goal, Cristiano Ronaldo-less BallBallall 65 news articles »
  • Sweden needs lower wages for young: report - The Local.se

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The Local.seSweden needs lower wages for young: reportThe Local.seSweden has weathered the economic crisis better than most but falling school results, an inflexible labour market, and slow integration of immigrants remain a worry, the OECD said. “A highly skilled workforce is crucial to sustain competitiveness and and more »
  • Sweden formally introduces new gender neutral pronoun: is Australia next? - ABC Online

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    ABC OnlineSweden formally introduces new gender neutral pronoun: is Australia next?ABC OnlineThe new Swedish dictionary will include a gender-neutral pronoun. One Swedish commentator says it reflects the country's progressive tradition, but as RN Drive reports, she doesn't expect to see such a move in Australia any time soon.
  • Sweden's ban on dancing upheld - Daily Mail

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Daily MailSweden's ban on dancing upheldDaily MailSweden has voted to keep a controversial law that bans unlicensed dancing in public - and even includes 'illegally moving your feet to music'. Owners of bars, clubs or restaurants that lack a dance permit can still be fined if customers 'dance
 
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  • Ibra silences raucous Iran fans to give Sweden 3-1 win - Channel News Asia

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Channel News AsiaIbra silences raucous Iran fans to give Sweden 3-1 winChannel News AsiaZlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden scores a goal next to Iran's Pejman Montazeri (C) and Morteza Pouraliganji (L) during their international soccer friendly match at Friends Arena in Stockholm March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency.VIDEO: Ibrahimovic scores again as Sweden sink IranYahoo Singapore NewsGood Home Match against Iran, Swedish Striker Ibrahimovic SaysTasnim News Agency (press release)all 25 news articles »
  • Sweden must give immigrants time to learn Swedish - The News International

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
    Sweden must give immigrants time to learn SwedishThe News InternationalThe News Advance Search · Today's Paper | Archive | e-Paper. Group Chairman: Mir Javed Rahman. thenews.com.pk. Founded by: Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman · Beta thenews.com.pk. Editor-in-Chief: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Latest News>; Pakistan.and more »
  • Sweden Coach Hamrin Wary of Iran's Dangerous Counter-Attack - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Tasnim News Agency (press release)Sweden Coach Hamrin Wary of Iran's Dangerous Counter-AttackTasnim News Agency (press release)We are going to test ourselves against a good team such as Iran,” Sweden coach Erik Hamren said in the pre-match news conference. “Iran has a very dangerous counter-attack. We saw their match against Chile. Iran could have scored several goals in the ...and more »
  • Diplomatic row: Sweden says sorry - Arab News

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Arab NewsDiplomatic row: Sweden says sorryArab NewsIn a message to King Salman, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressed “deep sorrow and regret over the current crisis in the relations between the two countries” while stressing his government's keenness to maintain healthy relations between the ...BARÇIN YİNANÇ > Sweden should not back down from feminist foreign policy Hurriyet Daily NewsSaudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reachYahoo NewsSaudi envoy to return to Sweden after diplomatic rowYahoo News UKGulf Business Newsall 107 news…
  • Montenegro-Russia match abandoned; Sweden, Austria win - Yahoo News

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Yahoo NewsMontenegro-Russia match abandoned; Sweden, Austria winYahoo NewsPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia was abandoned Friday after Russia's goalkeeper was hit by a flare and a 30-minute suspension of the game was followed by a brawl between ...and more »
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  • Sri Lankan apparel exports receive shot in arm from Sweden

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The Sri Lankan apparel export sector received a shot in the arm, with Sweden, one of the countries in the world with the highest per capita income, extending its support to the industry. This was conveyed to Rishad Bathiudeen, minister of industry and commerce of Sri Lanka by Nesli Almufti, Trade Policy Advisor of Swedish Government's National Board of Trade-Open Trade Gate.
  • Japan Extends Sanctions Against NKorea for 2 More Years

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Japan says it will extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years after they expire on April 13. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the decision was in response to North Korea's failure to provide a report on its investigation into abductions of Japanese decades ago. Japan bans North Korean-registered ships from entering its ports except for humanitarian reasons.
  • Swedish Foreign Minister Apologizes to Saudis for Insulting Islam

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Sweden and Saudi Arabia have reportedly restored diplomatic ties when the two nations inked a new arms agreement over the weekend. Estimates state that canceling the arms deal would have had a negative impact of $1.3 billion dollars.
  • "Sweden Residential Construction: Market Update" now available at Fast Market Research

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    This report is the result of Timetric's extensive market research covering the residential construction market in Sweden. It contains detailed data on market dynamics along with latest industry happenings, industry players and happening projects in Sweden.
  • Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    " Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry. The company said the Stena Germanica re-entered service on March 26 to operate between Kiel, Germany, and Goteborg, on Sweden's southwestern coast, after a conversion that cost 22 million euros The ship uses dual fuel technology, with methanol as the main fuel and a backup option of marine gas oil.
 
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  • Her Excellency Dr. Ocansey Unmasks Ebola Impact!

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    University of Alberta-Canada Ebola Symposium EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, March 31, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- March 31, 2015- Edmonton-Canada: Notable Diasporan African leader and renowned philanthropist, Her Excellency Rev. Dr. Ocansey, delivered a …
  • 'Lines' verdict likely to alter music biz

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    … verdict and its implications. Howard King lead attorney for Thicke … Gaye is not infringing.' King who also represents numerous … to have new music' King said. That assertion was … will receive their award from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal …
  • It’s No Joke That on April 1st Washington Will Become a Political Fantasyland in this New Book by Politcal Media Expert

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 27, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- It’s No Joke That on April 1st Washington Will Become a Political Fantasyland in Politcal and Media Expert Terry Irving's New Book The Day of the Dragonking: Book One of the Last American …
  • Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    … illegal to disobey the king and considered a sin … to instability. Historically, the king has the final say … letter addressed to King Salman from King Carl XVI Gustaf, a figurehead … a second letter from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressing " …
  • Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    … illegal to disobey the king and considered a sin … to instability. Historically, the king has the final say … letter addressed to King Salman from King Carl XVI Gustaf, a figurehead … a second letter from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressing " …
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    home and away

  • Waiting for spring

    Ahoy!
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Tomorrow is April and spring is in the air!This day a year and a week ago, I was a newly graduated PhD. On the first of April, my parents and my sister and I flew to northern Sweden to Kiruna and further to Abisko to get some guaranteed snow. It was yet another snow-poor year in southern Sweden last year, so at last it was a pleasure to introduce them to the joys of snow. What I love about family visits (besides getting visits!) is how I can renew the first joy of discovering things through my family's reactions, and how our experiences become memories that we talk about for years.We did…
  • A dad joke

    Ahoy!
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Winter this season has been very mild down here in Östergötland and the small amount snow that has fallen melts away after a few days. When it snowed yesterday, I sent this picture to my family as a winter greeting. Some people made a couple of snowmen in the building's backyard:Dad sent a reply:"What did the big snowman say to the little one?""I dunno. What?""Now you know why ice bathing is bad for you!"Ba dam dam - Tssssh!
  • Start the new year with a cold spash (1°C)

    Ahoy!
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    January 1, 2015  ”Idiot test”, ”Brrr!” and ”Urk!” were some of the words I heard it described when I told people I was going to go ice bathing on New Year’s Day. Well, I hate to start the year by breaking others’ bad expectations. Ice bathing was actually more like starting out in a spa and ending up in a roller coaster. And how could thatbe so bad?In Hellasgården, in Stockholm where I spent New Year's Day. Someone is going out from his swim in the ice. What is ice bathing? I didn’t even know it was a concept until a couple of years ago, when two friends mentioned…
  • If a tree falls in a forest...

    Ahoy!
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Miljöskadad. Swe. Adj. (lit.: "damaged by one’s environment"). Idomatic expression meaning that someone is affected by one’s background, education or other conditions, to see or perceive things in a certain way. For example, a language teacher automatically registers bad grammar on television shows even without trying to look out for them.So I have a major in Philosophy. Which is why sometimes, I find myself pondering on thoughts – usually thoughts to which there are no clear-cut answers, or just some small thing that I think may be insightful – even when I’m watching a movie, out…
  • Quezon City 2014 - Week 1

    Ahoy!
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Driving through Manila on the way to QC from NAIA airportQuezon City, Philippines14°38′ N 121°2′ ETime 22:55, Temperature 28° CThere are almost three million people living in Quezon City, the largest city in Metro Manila. For perspective, my mid-sized city of Norrköping celebrated its 135,000 resident this year, Emil. This same year, the Philippines celebrated its 100th millionth baby, which its parents named Chonalynlyn. It seems that there may have been a few more hundred thousand people living here since my last visit two years ago, if you’re to judge by the number of cars, the…
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    A Fig in Sweden Portland

  • silver falls and a reminder that we've got it really good

    swedishfig
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    I don't know when my last blog post was. I'm afraid to look. But I felt compelled to stay up and add one tonight, even though setting our clocks forward this weekend means it will be hard to wake up...
  • the mother of all mother's days

    swedishfig
    12 May 2014 | 6:42 am
    I had to explain to Sophie today that sometimes people cry because they are really, really happy.
  • she's the bee's knees

    swedishfig
    1 May 2014 | 7:02 am
    One of our neighbors is a backyard beekeeper. He has 5 colonies. One of those colonies decided to escape to the top of another neighbor's tree. It was big news on our block yesterday. Sophie got to see the swarm...
  • lei it on us anytime, Hawaii

    swedishfig
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I get it now. Why everyone around here has been to Hawaii (and Maui in particular) and keeps going back. Now that we're West Coasters, we decided to do what West Coasters do and get a taste of paradise ourselves....
  • i wish we could freeze time

    swedishfig
    25 Feb 2014 | 12:49 pm
    This blog may not show much of a glimpse into our everyday life anymore, but it does show how pathetically far behind I am when it comes to documenting important milestones. It's proof that I'm just barely holding everything together!...
 
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    The World According to Pia

  • apoidea and beebee have been bizzy bees

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    a week since their arrival and 12 golden honey jars already. apoidea and wee beebee have been busy indeed.leonard might have helped. and possibly the very local hobby beekeeper. honey is just like with most things in life, don't buy from large scale producers, buy organic, local and small scale. and if possible collected by bobbaloos.
  • chocolate sauce (and it's vegan)

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Let me tell you about the best chocolate sauce I've ever had. And it's made of three ingredients only. Plus it's vegan. Tastes great, simple to make, is kind, things doesn't get better than that! the best chocolate sauce ever 200 g dark chocolate 3 dl oats milk 1,5 - 2 dl light syrup Chop the chocolate coarsely. Put all three ingredients in a pot. Let it melt together while stirring. Let the
  • how well do you know your swedish?

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Remember the English test?  Yesterday the actual Swedish scholastic aptitude test took place at universities in Sweden. And this was/is the comprehension part. Like with the English test it isn't rocket science, getting 20/20 isn't such an achievement for a native Swede. Still flaunt it if you're good (without the help of Google of course). And oh the shame if I hadn't had 100%... 
  • a walk in the woods

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A quiet Saturday, walking in the woods (I love my suburb!) and airing some bobs. It was lovely and refreshing. I do need to make this a very regular thing. Sans dog it's so easy to skip doing it. There is something magical about this time of the year. When winter meets spring and colours are dull still. And you still stumble over ice on water.
  • the reusable keepcup

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    finally i got me a reusable, biodegradeable keepcup. in brilliant colours - red, pink, orange. it seems ridiculous to keep buying the takeaway soy lattes in paper/plastic cups which you mostly can't recycle because there are no recycle bins available out and about. i'm not a very regular drinker of these takeaways, i mostly sit down at the cafe for them. but still, too many papercups
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    A Swedish American in Sweden

  • Silence @Sweden

    Hairy Swede
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Every week, a new Swede takes over the country's official Twitter account @sweden. It's a glorious social experiment that is largely uncensored. The account just celebrated three years last month. That's over 150 Swedes who have spoken for the country. Every week is a little bit different, but they can usually be placed in two categories: those who talk about fika and meatballs and those who talk about not talking about fika and meatballs. This past week was someone who talked about not talking about fika and meatballs. So edgy. So different. So predictable.The curator, that's what Sweden…
  • Peer Pressure, Pictures, and the Swedish Periphery

    Hairy Swede
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    I climbed down the stairs from the back of the plane. The sun was shining, it was cold, but not Arctic Circle cold. Except it was. I was north of the Arctic Circle. As I walked across the tarmac, careful to not get sucked into a jet engine, I noticed people stopping. They pulled out their cameras and their phones and their tripods. And they stopped. I slowed down, looking around. Was their something worth photographing? A moose loose perhaps? Or a bear on a tear? Perhaps a fox wearing socks? Instead, I saw a plane. The same plane I had flown in on. Trees. The same trees that I had flown over.
  • Swedish Relationship Advice

    Hairy Swede
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    After a breakup a couple of years ago, a friend took me out for a drink. She was in a relationship (and is now engaged. Woo.) and was ready to offer me some dating advice. She didn’t have much of it, but it was good advice. Never send unsolicited dick pics. It’s advice I didn’t need, but advice that I have followed nonetheless. No one wants to see that.But lots of people still want to see pics. Especially ones that show folks in various stages of undress. Of course, consenting adults do consenting things sometimes. That’s fine. But those pics get tricky. On your computer? On your…
  • Moving to Sweden - Most Common Jobs and Salaries

    Hairy Swede
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Sometimes when I get bored, I start searching for answers to life’s burning questions. Why am I here? What did I do to deserve this? Who is Luke’s father? Why does my eyeball make a clicking sound late at night? You know, normal, everyday questions.Then, having exhausted Google, I usually end up trying to answer questions I get about moving to Sweden. Half the time, I don’t have any idea what the answer is. And by half the time I mean all the time. Lately, I’ve had a lot of people asking me about moving to Sweden. Mostly about housing, but sometimes about cost of living, salaries,…
  • Avoid Your Neighbors Like a Swede

    Hairy Swede
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    I have attained near-native fluency in avoidance tactics. It’s a skill, really. One that can be learned quickly, but takes years to master. Just like Pong.But here in Stockholm, every day on public transportation gives you a chance to practice your craft. Thank goodness for cell phones, newspapers, books, even fingernails. There’s always something to stare at rather than looking awkwardly to the side so as not to make eye contact with the person in the seat across from you.The Peephole: A Swedes best friend. Use it liberally.Of course, you have to get through your apartment first.
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • How to Do a Whole Poodle in Swedish

    Marcus Cederström
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    This proud poodle refuses to apologize. By B. Schoener (Flying Spark at de.wikipedia) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons That title doesn’t make much sense, does it? That’s what happens sometimes with literal translations. But in Sweden, you’ll sometimes see headlines about someone who has gjort en hel pudel. In fact, just recently, after Sweden apologized (or didn’t apologize) to Saudi Arabia after the country chose not to renew an arms deal with the Saudis, Dagens Nyheter asked that very question: Har Sverige gjort en pudel? As I’m sure you’ve realized, att göra…
  • 30 Swedish Hockey Words You Need to Know

    Marcus Cederström
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    On March 28 hundreds of the best hockey players in the world will be in Malmö, Sweden. Malmö is host to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. For one week, eight teams from Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America will be competing for the World Championship. With the tournament coming up, you might want to brush up on your hockey vocabulary. Below is a list of Swedish hockey nouns that will help you as you discuss the World Championships with your friends. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the words in Swedish are…
  • Super Scary Prepositions: Under

    Marcus Cederström
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    This is the second post in the “Super Scary Prepositions” series. The first, written around Halloween inspired the name. Since prepositions are scary at any time of the year, I’m going to stick with the title and just call it a series. Anyway, if you missed the first one, it was about the preposition till and was, appropriately, titled: Super Scary Prepositions: Till. This time, let’s take a look at the preposition under. Under is actually a relatively simple preposition to deal with. Under, like so many prepositions, helps to indicate location and time. It also helps us…
  • What Does That Mean? Swedish Town Names

    Marcus Cederström
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Since you’ve all been browsing IKEA’s website to improve your Swedish, you may have noticed that a lot of Swedish cities, towns, and villages have similar endings. Those endings actually mean something though. Let’s take a look at ten different endings that you may find while shopping IKEA or driving through the Swedish countryside: Borg: Borg means stronghold or even castle. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that these towns and cities were at one point home to some sort of borg. Göteborg and Helsingborg are probably the best-known cities with the –borg ending. Fun…
  • Swedish grammar: Is it “han” or “honom”? The answer might not be what you think!

    Stephen Maconi
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A shopping street in Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden. If you’ve lived in Sweden for any extended period of time, you may have noticed that there are plenty of dialects and plenty of personal, individual variants (so-called “ideolects”) of Swedish. One particular variation you might happen to notice is the use of han rather than honom as the third-person male object pronoun of a sentence. In plain English, that’s the word “him”. In Standard Swedish, the subject form “he” is han, while the object form “him” is honom. But some people…
 
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    Photos From Haninge

  • Bird of prey

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    The weather improved a bit today. We had a blue sky for a few hours, but it is still cold, maybe 6C. I stopped at the nature park Slätmossen in Handen where I spotted a sparrow-hawk up a birch tree. Next to it sat a great tit. I hope the bird of prey didn't eat the "talgoxe" after I had left.
  • That Old Tree

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    This is the current weather situation. Cold, gray, misty and rainy.
  • Droplet

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    It's raining again. So the planned bike ride was canceled. As was the promenade. This is pretty much the only photo I have taken this weekend. A macro photo of water drops on a crocus flower. Using the silent zoom lens and three extension tubes this was as close as I could come.
  • Spot the bird

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    When the rain stopped yesterday, the mist rolled in. Which was good news for the photographer. I have shown you this tree a couple of times. It stood next to a two hundred year old barn at the Nödesta farm. The barn collapsed a few winters ago. Now it stands there on it's own but if you look closely you can spot a visiting hawk.
  • Under The Bridge

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    Art for commuters. If you travel by commuter train to and from Stockholm you can spot this graffiti art near the Jordbro station.
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    Anne's Food

  • Butter-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Dates

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    I'm an avid reader and I usually have a book - or three - going on my Kindle app. (I rarely pick up paper books these days - it's just easier to read on my phone.) In a book I recently read, the main character was in New Orleans, and at a restaurant ordered delicious brussel sprouts, cooked in butter, with bacon and chopped dates. Intriguing!Just after reading that, I came upon lots of bags of gorgeous fresh brussel sprouts at my grocery store. I immediately knew what I had to make for dinner and I googled until I found this recipe.  I adapted it a bit and served it with some…
  • Dinner The other night

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:51 am
    Take four pieces of salmon fillet, in an oven proof dish. Mix creme fraiche with crumbled feta cheese, and some finely chopped capers, olives and sundried tomatoes. Spread over the fish and bake. Serve with boiled potatoes and some butter-fried sugar snap peas. Delicious, easy and quick!© Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
  • Crockpot Chili with Pineapple

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    I thought this would be a nice weekday dinner that the kids might approve of since the pineapple lends a lot of sweetness - alas, they weren't interested but I sure liked it.Crockpot Chili with Pineapple1500 g beef, suitable for stewing - I use högrevneutral oil1 onion, chopped1 yellow pepper, diced1 red chili pepper, minced(or more)6-8 garlic cloves, minced1 dried ancho chili400 g crushed tomatoes2 tbsp tomato purée2 tbsp white wine vinegarsaltblack pepperancho chilicumincoriander1/2 pineapple, finely dicedCut the meat into large dice and brown well on all sides in some neutral oil. Add to…
  • Last night's dinner

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    Grilled chicken leg, bulgur wheat, lots of veggies and a Turkish yogurt with lemon zest, garlic and a little honey.© Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
  • Carrot Ginger Lemongrass Soup

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    Carrot Soup with Cashews & Fetaserves 41 small onion, diced1 tbsp neutral oil700 g carrots, sliced2 lemongrass stalks1 tbsp grated fresh ginger75 ml cashew nuts, raw (a large handful)75 ml red lentils1,2 litre watersaltToppings:crumbled feta cheesecashew nuts, toasted and coarsely choppedfresh coriandercrispy baconFry the shalotts(or onion in the oil, on medium heat. When it looks transclucent, add carrots, cashews and lentils as well as ginger and lemongrass.  After a few minutes, add the water.Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil. Then, cover with a lid, lower the heat and…
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