Gö Naturreservat – Indulge Your Senses In Nature

Gö naturreservat is situated in the southern Swedish county of Blekinge.  It is one of our favourite places to spend a few hours or a whole day, whatever the season.  We have been wild camping, cooked outdoors on some of the fire pits and baked cinnamon bread, hunted for geocaches, paddled in its shallows, and climbed up several of its trees.  Gö is one of …

A SkiStar Sälen Holiday – The Facilities

Sälen is the biggest ski resort in Scandinavia.  We recently headed off for a SkiStar Sälen holiday, being able to experience skiing in the country we live in for the first time.  We were not disappointed and had a fantastic time on our SkiStar Sälen holiday.  This post discusses the facilities you can find on a SkiStar Sälen holiday.  There are …

My Top 11 Places To Visit in Blekinge Nature (So Far!)

Throughout our first two years of living in Blekinge, southern Sweden, we have explored a lot of islands and nature reserves in a bid to learn about the area we live in.  It was very hard to whittle the list down to 11 places to visit in Blekinge, and there are many other places we have visited which have been beautiful …

The Blekinge Museum – A Trip Back In Time

The Blekinge Museum is a fantastic place to visit (free for children, and adults only need to pay in the summer months).  It can be found in the centre of Karlskrona, and although I was initially wondering whether my three would enjoy a trip there (indoor exhibitions are not really their thing), I was really pleasantly surprised. Although, after two …

Karlskrona Marinmuseum – Discover Swedish Naval History

Karlskrona Marinmuseum offers an in depth look at Swedish naval history.  The museum is currently free, and is well worth a visit if you are in Karlskrona, in Southern Sweden.  It is housed in a lovely building, and done really well with lots of interactive features for children (and buttons to press for twin 1, who if he ever came …

Raising Children In Sweden – An Expat’s Perspective

A large part of our motivation for moving abroad was our children, and giving them what we felt was a better lifestyle than we could in the UK.  Not better in terms of more things or money, but in terms of quality.  However, it is important to remember that this blog post is based on our (so far) two year …