Sunny Stockholm

I am in Stockholm right now, and the weather is glorious! I spent yesterday in the sun in a newly developed area in south Stockholm called Henriksdalskajen, a trendy and expensive place by the sea with board walks, cool cafés and swanky restaurants. 1 bedroom apartments starting price in the region of 3 million kronor. … Read moreSunny Stockholm

Viva Swedish music

The other day, BBC Radio 6 Music’s reporter Danny Robins did a programme – Viva Sweden – a sort of musical journey of the contemporary musical scene in Stockholm.  You can listen to the whole programme here, but I thought I’d also give you a brief summary of some of the topics discussed in the programme, including … Read moreViva Swedish music

Lucia concert at Swedish Church London

I went to a Lucia concert last night at Swedish Church London last night. It was so beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Went to the Swedish pub across the road, Harcourt Arms, before and after, for some Glögg. Also, the church hall served glögg and lussebullar after the service. Strongly recommending it for next … Read moreLucia concert at Swedish Church London

Strange traditions in Sweden: the Yule Goat in Gävle

It has happened again. The Swedish Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt to the ground last night, only 1 week old. The goat has been built and erected almost every year since 1966, in the main square in the town of Gävle. The goat has since had a history of being burnt down roughly every … Read moreStrange traditions in Sweden: the Yule Goat in Gävle

Sweden in London: Marylebone

Marylebone is an area of London, UK, which has a particularly high concentration of Swedish-related shops and organisations. If you are in London, and want a taste of Sweden, then there are a few places you may want to check out. Most places are centred around the streets Montagu Place, Crawford Street and Harcourt Street. … Read moreSweden in London: Marylebone

Snapshots from Stockholm

Much of the snow had melted (!). It was semla season… Hammarby ski slope is a cool place I think, it is a small ski slope in central Stockholm. My mum’s apartment is just a stone’s throw from the slope. Can’t beat a kanelbulle and coffee. We are pretty heavy coffee consumers, among the highest … Read moreSnapshots from Stockholm