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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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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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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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Exploring Uddebo: What do we have here..?

The other day I went for a wander around Uddebo with my camera. I would like to show you some buildings we have here and also introduce some of the locations where things happen. 1. The Old Hotel Not a … Continue reading

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Tre Trappor Upp: Jonas Knutsson and Tom Kennedy Quartet

Click above to listen to the first track off Tom Kennedy’s new album – recorded live by me and my camera On Sunday 30th March the music club in Tranemo held a free concert of internationally recognised jazz musicians. They … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Past in Växjö

This is not a post about a visit to some historic site; in fact it is a post about discovering the past in the home of a fellow volunteer, and friend, over in Växjö. I had visited previously and saw … Continue reading

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Tranemo: Paired Photographs

I wanted to show some photographs of Tranemo, but they felt too contrasting just to put all together. Then, looking at them, I saw that they matched up quite well with other images that had similar content, colour scheme or … Continue reading

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Sweden: Gothenburg in Photos

Welcome to Gothenburg! Or rather: a few photographs of it. Known in Swedish as Göteborg /jœtəˈbɔrj/ it is the second largest city in Sweden with a population of about half a million and it lies on the west coast. It … Continue reading

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Sweden: First Snow in Tranemo

The first snow of our time in Sweden arrived a couple of weeks ago. Although warmer weather came along and melted it all, I did record this momentous event and can share it with you in the form of a … 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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