Spring has sprung!

It was a glorious spring day yesterday (until exactly 19:50 when it began pouring, ten minutes before my bus arrives home - of course. Looks like Melbourne weather has followed me), so I headed into Göteborg a few hours before my class at Folk Universitet to enjoy the city and have lunch in Haga. Every …

fredagsmys.

On Fridays we eat tacos. Let me explain fredagsmys. Fredagsmys is the end of the working week celebration enjoyed by all Swedes. Every Friday evening, they will eat an indulgent dinner (preferably tacos) with soda (or alcohol) followed by treats like chips, cookies, ice cream and candy while cosied up on the couch watching TV. […]

Swedish differences #2

The butter knife. In Australia, we do also have a butter knife. It is a regular metal knife without the serrated edge. Some people own them, some do not. The average person probably doesn't even know the difference between a butter knife and the other knives in their drawer. No one would care if you …

Swedish differences #1

You do not cut cheese in Sweden. Cheese (ost) is sliced, and it is sliced with a specific utensil used only to slice cheese - a cheese slicer, duh. I have a bad habit of an unseasoned cheese slicer, I create odd ski slopes of cheese, and somehow manage to leave chunks of cheese at …

Apparently it is Spring.

Here are some photos from a short walk I took on an afternoon last week. The sun was shining the day before, and it wasn't too bad when I had left the house yet after about twenty minutes of walking I was hit with grey skies and incredible winds (I could hardly hear my podcast playing no …

A new direction.

Earlier last week I decided to walk in a new direction. I didn't want to walk along the main road, or hear the cars (considering we don't live in the city, I thought I would take advantage of the quiet and nature). I set off in a new direction, checking Google Maps on my phone …

Learning Swedish.

Moving to a country before being fluent in the native language is definitely hard (let's not say impossible, I don't want to dampen my spirits). It is different to travelling and knowing you're set for a few days or a few weeks knowing the usual polite phrases and how to get somewhere. Sweden actually has …

Daily walks.

Here is a little snippet of my daily walks in the nearby area on Tjörn. Each day I usually walk for about 45 - 90 minutes (depending on the weather and how my knee is holding up) around the following areas. Before I head off, I make myself a nice breakfast, which to be honest …