Keeping Oktoberfest in mind, I decide to sample all of the German beers offered at the Systembolaget for the month of October. To my utter disappointment, the Almhult Systembolaget only carries four German beers. Nonetheless, I have sampled and rated them here for you. As a refresher, this is the rating system that I am using. A = Avoid, I would probably prefer water over … Continue reading Beers of Europe: Germany
It begins with a fidget. The boy starts to shift his weight back and forth, back and forth. The fidget progresses to a hop and the boy starts to hold himself and crouch down. By now you are scanning the environment, vainly searching for a nearby public restroom. Your home is about a 10 minute quick walk away; but with the boy in tow make … Continue reading To Pee or Not to Pee (In Public)?
Welcome to Sweden…and another cold wet weekend. After seven years in Asia and sweltering heat, I am perfectly content with a nice cold wet weekend; but, throw in a 10 month old and a super high energy 3 year old in one small apartment…well, things begin to resemble something akin to ‘The Shining‘. So, to help stave off any unsightly incidents with sharp objects, we … Continue reading Moose Safari
Being the awesome country that Sweden is, the State offers free Swedish classes for foreigners living in Sweden. Unfortunately, all of the courses in Almhult are offered during the day, so as a stay-at-home parent, I have not been able to take advantage of this opportunity. But, in hoping that something could be worked out, I went to the administrator/instructor of the program to inquire … Continue reading Swedish for Dummies I
The morning had not progressed as normal. Instead of a morning 8:30 nap for M, we were sitting in the waiting room of the clinic waiting to be seen regarding some respiratory difficulties that M was having. A half-hour later we were seen by the only non-English speaking nurse at the clinic, but were able to get what we needed anyways. We made it back … Continue reading A Poop Story
Vicky is a wonderfully gregarious woman. She has a broad and warm smile and is able to chat on and on about nearly anything, while also making sure to listen to others. Vicky is a Swede. In fact, she was the first Swede I have met, though I did not meet her in Sweden. Vicky lives in Burma and we became friends largely due to … Continue reading Where are all the Vickys?