Monthly Archives: March 2012

Enter Phase II of Our Swedish Adventure

Today our first American guests arrived: Megan Coffman and her 13-year-old daughter, Tabbi. I know Megan from my neighborhood book group. When I issued an open invitation for guests, because the house can sleep 9, Megan jumped at the opportunity: … Continue reading

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Road Trip!! Rejmyre Glassworks and Göta Kanal

On Friday I rented a car (another first in Sweden) and drove an hour north to Rejmyre (pron.Ray’ mew-ra) to see their glass-blowing operation. I parked my bike at Ryd Centrum and walked 5 minutes or less (it really was … Continue reading

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Swedish Life and Language 102

“This course offers a continuation of lessons and hard knocks in the gradual acquisition of language and life skills in Sweden for recent immigrants. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Swedish Life and Language 101. Flexibility, openness to new experiences, and a sense … Continue reading

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Spring is Springing!!

It’s Spring!! The calendar says it, and it is so. Our daytime temperatures are 10-15°C (in the 50s F), and it’s sunny more of the time, and we have crocuses and snowdrops all over our yard, and the fountain is … Continue reading

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Some bumps in the learning curve

The temperatures here are moderating somewhat. It tends to be around freezing at night, and anywhere from 5 to 12 (41 to 54 Fahrenheit) during the day! It’s time to start cleaning up the gardens to make way for SPRING!! … Continue reading

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Open House II: The basement and a glimpse of the neighborhood

The basement has way more space than we use! The Linnérs set aside two rooms to store their private things. In addition there’s a large workshop; a spacious laundry room, complete with a shower stall from before the upstairs was … Continue reading

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Open House!

At long last, it’s time for a tour of our home in Linköping. To set the scene, let me introduce you to our mascots of a sort, the magpies. We enjoy watching them through the kitchen window as we eat, … Continue reading

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