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10 things to know about Sweden

So the time has come to summarise some key points about the Swedes and Sweden. Here is my list: 1. FIKA If you have never heard the word ‘fika’ before, it is important to know before coming to Sweden. It … Continue reading

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Global Festival: The Final Day

So we came to the end of the Global Festival week yesterday and now I will share with you some of what was going on then. It was the busiest day in which the main venue was full of stands … Continue reading

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Global Festival: Day Five

(Apologies for the bad photographs – I did not have my good camera this day!) Day five of the Global festival featured more live music, from both Kulturskola students and music by a Swedish singer called ‘Lova’ and also featuring … Continue reading

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Global Festival: Day Four

Day four of the Global Festival was the best day so far! It started with the ‘kortfilmfestival’ (short film festival) with work by local children and then went on to the live music…  Kortfilmfestival Yes, it does say ‘slut’ in … Continue reading

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Global Festival: Day Three

There were two events today: the Träffpunkt at the Glasets Hus, Limmared, and a live music evening in Sveaborg, Tranemo. Träffpunkt The Träffpunkt occurs every week as a meeting place for people to come and practise languages and mix with local … Continue reading

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Global Festival: Day One

The Global Festival began in front of the Tranemo Kommun building with a music group called ‘Alla kan’ (Everyone can) who had links with LSS, the national organisation for people with disabilities. The young people who were singing were supported … Continue reading

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Fagerås: The Place of a Million Daffodils

That’s right: 1 million daffodils! Also, not just one kind, but many different varieties of daffodils, I never knew they were so diverse! Every year, for a period of about 10 days, the flowers come into bloom and many people … Continue reading

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The Story of the Easter Bunny

A long time ago there lived a boy in Greece who was called Orion. His father was Neptunus, the god of the sea, and his mother was Euryale and she was a nymph. You should know that nymphs are incredibly … Continue reading

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Glad Påsk! : Happy Easter! : Sweden style…

It is Easter Sunday and in many Christian countries people go to church and praise how Jesus came back from the dead. But in Sweden every tradition has more than just the Christian; there are always elements from other sources, … Continue reading

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Gula Huset: Clothes Exchange

The other weekend at the Gula Huset was a clothes exchange (kläd-bytar) where people could come and give away any clothing that they didn’t want. It is a really nice concept. There is no money involved and you don’t even … Continue reading

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