Beers of Europe: Germany

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

To Pee or Not to Pee (In Public)?

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)?

Moose Safari

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

Swedish for Dummies I

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