Goodbye For Now….Taking a Break From Blogging

Over the last 15 months of writing this blog, life has changed dramatically for me and my little family.  The reason for starting blogging was to document our home schooling journey, that then became a following of our dreams journey, to now settling down to living abroad and embracing a new culture.  I have loved writing and I have loved …

Chokladbollens dag – Chocolate Ball Day

Thursday 11th May (torsdag elfte maj) was chokladbollens dag….yes, that’s right, they have a whole day dedicated to eating chocolate balls!  The longer I live here, the more I feel this country is the perfect place for my sweet tooth to have taken residence.  It seems there is always a yummy treat to spend a day officially celebrating!  So, in …

Scouts Celebrate St.George’s Day at Sjöscouten.

Sunday was St. George’s Day.  Lord Baden-Powell chose St.George as the Patron Saint of Scouting as the story of St.George shows him overcoming adversity. “All Scouts should know his story.  St.George was typical of what a Scout should be.  When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – …

Easter In Sweden – Påsk i Sverige

We have just spent our first Easter in Sweden (Påsk), and I would like to share with you a little about what Easter in Sweden is like compared to back in the UK, and whether or not we have fallen in love with yet another part of Sweden’s culture.  Easter back in the UK for us, was always a mix …

Våffeldagen – A Whole Day Dedicated to Eating Waffles!

Våffeldagen is a whole day in Sweden dedicated to eating waffles….nom nom!  Saturday 25th March was the day this year.  It is another way of celebrating the start of spring after the cold dark winter here in Sweden.  The name originally comes from “Vårfrudagen” meaning our lady’s day, which is on the same day, but said in a poorly articulated …