A family member is renting out their lovely 1 bed flat in Stockholm from 22 June and throughout the whole of July. This artist home close to trendy Södermalm, Swedish nature, lakes and with a communal roof terrace with 360 panoramic views is the perfect spot for your holiday in Stockholm!
Living space and separate bed room, with unique curved wall
open plan kitchen/living area
Price per week: 5000 SEK (appr 450 GBP/550 EUR/750 USD)
Deposit: 1000 SEK (appr 90 GBP/110 EUR/150 USD) – to be refunded as long as the flat is returned as you found it
Including bedding, sheets, towels, basic kitchen items (a pint of milk, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar etc)
Communal roof terrace – west-facing panoramic views over Södermalm (where the sun sets)
1 double bedroom
open plan kitchen/living space
1 bathroom with bathtub, shower and washing machine
in Sickla (click for Google map) - walking distance to Hammarby sjöstad (Eco town, 5 min) and trendy Södermalm (30 min). Regular buses to Slussen/Old town (10 min journey), bus stop only 2 min walk from flat.
designated parking space included
communal roof terrace with 360 panoramic views over Södermalm to the west and Nacka nature reserve to the east
Study area in bedroom with beautiful curved wall, door to the kitchen/living area
Beautiful nature reserve just outside the flat (Nackareservatet) with a golf course. Lake beach minutes away.
Sickla beach, family friendly beach 2 min walk from flat
Large shopping centre 10 min walk (Sickla köpkvarter), with shops, restaurants, cafés, Systembolaget and more.
Payment policy: full payment no less than 14 days in advance
Cancellation policy: more 7 days before: 500 sek cancellation fee plus full refund. less than 7 days in advance no refund.
Fettisdagen is the Swedish Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day/Mardi Gras, and the thing to eat today in Sweden is “semla” - a cardamom-spiced wheat bun which has its top cut off, and is then filled with a mix of milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top serves as a lid and is dusted with powdered sugar. It is often eaten on its own, with coffee or tea.
Are you having a semla today? Here’s me having mine last Saturday.
I think there is a current obsession about everything Scandi this weekend! Last night saw the finale of series 2 of The Bridge – the Swedish/Danish crime drama set in Malmö and Copenhagen. The series has attracted a considerable amount of praise in media, with many journalists and reviewers comparing it to The Wire and other high quality tv series (spoiler alert via the links below!).
Many students ask how long it takes to learn Swedish. I have previously written a longer blog post about it, but I have now also worked out a little rough guideline to how many hours it usually takes to reach each language level. This is a very rough estimate, and can vary considerably between individuals, but it may at least give an idea of what to expect.
The calculation is based on whether the student is a slow, medium or fast learner, and also on how much time the learner spend doing homework and other things outside of the lessons. The more hours you spend learning outside of the tuition hours, the faster you will progress (and it will be cheaper for you too!).
Wow guys, I have just spent some time looking through the calendar, and October is definitely the month where everyone wants to learn Swedish! I don’t think I have ever been this busy, which is fantastic as it means I can keep doing this for a living, which I love.
It also means that the schedule is pretty booked up for the next few weeks. Currently there are no available slots until 21st of October, but there are plenty of available slots after that:
However, do keep checking in for cancellations, as they do happen – at least a few per week.
Just a quick note to let you know that the current lead time for bookings is approximately 2-3 weeks. This means that you may need to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance, maybe even more if you require specific slots.
Also, from October all lesson hours are 50 minutes, and will start five minutes past and finish fine minutes two. So if you have booked a lesson 9-10 am, the lesson will start 9.05 and finish 9.55. Hope this makes sense!