The Big Rottweiler at Home: Family vs. Friends

In an earlier post, “Where are all the Vickys”, I shared some of the challenges faced here in Sweden regarding making friends.  In essence, I explained that the quiet, reserved, and okay with the status quo cultural traits of the Swede makes if quite difficult to start a friendship.  Well, having been here a bit longer, things have improved and my family and I have … Continue reading The Big Rottweiler at Home: Family vs. Friends

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