Category Archives: tradition

Merry Christmas from London and Kew Gardens

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! I make my return to blogging whilst back in the UK and feeling a little strange being back in my usual tradition of Christmas-ness. It’s just too familiar to ignore all the fakery and … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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Swedish Youth and Alcohol: Documentary for the Kommun

Here is my video that I made about Swedish Youth and Alcohol. It was a project for the local kommun (council) but it will be taken to a conference in May, where they will show it as part of a … Continue reading

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Sitges: Carnaval 2014

  Carnaval is held every year in an around Barcelona, just as it is in Brazil. In the city of Barcelona they have many parades in each district of the city, but no one main parade, so many people go … Continue reading

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Knös: A Swedish Fairytale

‘Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest. She took it and placed it under a goose, and when the goose had … Continue reading

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Sweden: Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia on the 13th of December is a day of celebration, religion and myth in Sweden. The celebration comes from the amalgamation of several different traditions, which have now come together in a national (and Scandinavia-wide) day of events, … Continue reading

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