Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Candy





Candy Candy Candy !
We found a new SUPER BIG SUPER MARKET
when we were driving around yesterday not far from the apartment.
And they have a OH SO BIG candy section. All our favorites. So great.

I couldn't find anything like this in Australia. And one of the first things
I did when I came to Sweden after being in Australia was to run to
the candy shop.

So if I should compare candy I would give Sweden the gold medal.

I just started my new idea "COMPARE SWEDEN - AUSTRALIA " in this blog.


SWEDEN WINS THE "COMPARE CANDY" COMPETITION!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

PONA





MISS YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH PAULINE !
YOU ARE THE BEST !

AIK






Chris chatting with the cops



Ola don't like the beer ?

Photos : Chris


Favorite
SOCCER TEAM

AAAAIIIIKKKKK


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Change

The sun finally arrived in Scandinavia.
We had a great weekend with sunny nice weather
temp 20-25!
For you interested in what temperatures Australia got
have a look here,

We will go for a drive with our new car today, FREEDOM.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Twiiisties

Oh my oh my the taste of twisties melting in my mouth,
one of the most popular snack food in Australia,
send me a bag now anyone ?



"Life's pretty straight without ....Twisties! "

Aussie slang

Some aussie slang that I picked up when i lived in Australia and from Chris :


Reckon
Spewing
Fair dinkum
Im gonna chuck a sickie
Stubbies
Ripper
Chrissie
Coldie
Chuck a u-ie
Bugged
Smoko
Barbie
Crack a tinnie
Doin your block in
Telly
Pokies
Arvo
Spot on mate
Stuffed

How many do you know ? Not including Aussie people.

I will write the meaning later on!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Late friday night

Long time ago since I updated,
it feels like I'm loosing a lot of my English
now when were back in Sweden.
We still talk English to each other but
when we lived in Australia it was everywhere, of course,
which is really great then you learn more and more.
So sorry for my bad English, I will start to read books
with English text so I can keep it up to date.

We've been working today and Chris is really satisfied
with his new job, he starts 7am
so he have to wake up really early.
But its Saturday tomorrow
and that means sleep in !

Everything feels so good in this new apartment and
I will add pictures very very soon! We have 5 min walk to
the ocean with beautiful big cliffs and forest. So its great for the dogs.



These animals are running around outside our apartment.


We're missing everyone in AUSTRALIA and it hurts so much
that its so far away , you're all in our thoughts every second of the day.
But we will be back in a few months and its going to be lovely!
I wish it was closer and i also wish it was a SHORT FLIGHT.
But if they just hurry up with the new Hypersonic airliner we will be
able to travel to Australia in under five hours.



Thats the future my dear friends!


Click HERE to read more about this new super plane
,

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter day / Påskdagen

Today were finally eating our chocolate easter rabbits...
I tried to eat mine already on thursday but Chris told me that...
we have to wait until its EASTER DAY :)



Easter in Sweden

Text from sweden.com Easter


How do we celebrate Easter in Sweden ?

Easter is the first extended weekend of the spring and this time of year is associated with the awakening of the natural world after months of hibernation.
A tradition in Sweden is that children dressed up as Easter witches with long skirts, colorful headscarves and painted red cheeks, go from house to house in the neighborhood and present the occupants with paintings and drawings in the hope of getting sweets in return.

According to Swedish folklore, during Easter the witches fly to Blåkulla (the Blue Mountain) to meet the devil. Their origins are to be found in the old superstition that Maundy Thursday was the time when witches stole household brooms and flew to dance and consort with the devil at a feast hosted by him on “Blue Mountain”, a fictitious mountain, possibly in present-day Iceland.

Children are given Easter eggs filled with candy.Some parents let the children search for the eggs themselves in a treasure hunt — following clues until they find their prizes.

Easter meal
A traditional Easter meal is likely to consist of different varieties of pickled herring, cured salmon and Jansson’s Temptation (potato, onion and pickled sprats baked in cream),egg, meatballs, lamb and much more. The table is often like a traditional smörgåsbord.

We are also painting eggs in different colours and decorate our houses with coloured feathers.




History

Easter, the most important Christian festival of all, commemorates the resurrection of Christ.

It begins on Palm Sunday in celebration of his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On Maundy Thursday, you were not allowed to spin or chop wood, as this might intensify Christ’s suffering. Also on that day, witches flew off to consort with the Devil at Mount Blåkulla, and people used to protect themselves by painting crosses on their front doors and hiding broomsticks and rakes so that the witches could not fly on them. Good Friday was spent in quiet contemplation. People dressed in black and ate salty food without anything to drink.

The whole week was designed to recall Christ’s suffering and death on the cross.
On Easter Saturday, the celebrations turned joyful, and people began eating eggs again. Eggs were sometimes painted in different colours, probably because they were often given away as presents.

Egg competition
In certain parts of Sweden the custom of äggapickning was observed. People gathered on Easter morning with hardboiled eggs in their pockets. Two players stood opposite each other, one holding his egg still and the other using his for attack. There were strict rules - end to end, never the sides. The winner was the one whose egg remained unbroken after the assault.


GLAD PÅSK = HAPPY EASTER!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Castle

My destination today was :






The bus took me Chester and Otus to Nasby slott (pictures )
We meet Chris on his new job and the doggies loved to run around in the nature
and they went for a swim in the ocean. Its only 12 km from Stockholm city but its takes
a while with public transport around 40 min. Right now we both wish we had a CAR..

perhaps this one...




Who is this man ?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Summer in Sweden 2008 part : boat cruise







Videos
First : Ida's brother in white clothes eating salt lakrits ( "salty" liquorice ) hockeypuck.



Second : Claes Ljungqvist trying to balance (after tooo many beers )
not a good idea



video video

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Mathematics



Ive been studying all day because tomorrow is
examination day




I
also dreamed about numbers last night..
but its better to be prepared..



This is my 160 aus dollar beauty,
and she is helping me a lot.

Chris is playing Fifa Soccer PS3 with his English friend..
Boys.
Back to the books.

Friday, April 03, 2009

My beautiful amazing mum!




My mum is my best friend in the world,
and she is also very beautiful and smart!
I can tell her everything and she is always trying her
best to help me with my troubles!


Here she is looking young and stunning as usual.

I love you mamma !

/ i




Sun is shining

And everything feels so good!

New Apartment,

5 min from the ocean,

Chris got a new job,

full time, 7 til 4,

Its going to work out perfect with our
Aussie trip,

Spring is here,

Finally its going our way,

hopefully a bit less stress in the future,

it feels like two big rocks disappeared from our shoulders,

We have been in the forest two mornings in a row now with the dogs and some food, very nice days for a picnic in the sun!

Now its time for some study, got a test on Monday,
after that were going in to the city to buy some clippers to
the dogs and some other stuff.

Enjoy !