Hi there I stumbled across your blog a little while ago. It's great to read about you guys enjoying your life together in Sweden. My girlfriend is Swedish and we're currently living in Sydney but are thinking about potentially moving over to Goteborg in a year or so. I was wondering how Chris has found the move to Sweden? Especially how it has been working over there, as I here it's pretty tough getting a job over there! Looking forward to hearing from you
Hi Matthew! So nice to hear from people in the same situation with long-distance relationships. It's a special situation, sometimes difficult when you have one family on the other side of the world but fantastic to have two countries to call home! Chris really enjoys living here in Sweden and we lived here now for almost 5 years. First in Stockholm which was so much easier for jobs and now in south of Sweden where he found it harder to get a job. Took a bit of time but now he got one that he's really happy with. He went to school for a bit because it was so hard to get a job.The job-situation in south of Sweden is very tuff right now with a lot of big companies cutting down on their staff. But in the bigger city's like Gothenburg and Stockholm it's easier. But otherwise he found a lot of new friends here, playing soccer and getting in to our Swedish traditions! He's learning Swedish much quicker here in south of Sweden because people is not so comfortable with speaking english here. In Stockholm it was english all the time. Not good if you want to learn. He got an Aussie friend in Gothenburg, living there with his Swedish girlfriend, so it's good for him to have him close by sometimes when he need some Aussie talk :)
At the start it was a bit difficult for him with the cold swedish winter, but now he looks forward to the snow and saying that he likes it when it's a bit colder. It's funny because when we're in Australia for visits in the summer he can't handle those days with 40-45 degrees heat anymore :) So he changed to a Swede a bit :) But off course he misses a lot about Australia and our family and friends there is very very tuff to be so far away from. He got a big family with lot's of family-gatherings so we miss out on so much down there. It's the downside to the hole story for all of us with long-distance relationships, nothing new there :)
Gothenburg is a lovely city! So I wish you and your girlfriend good luck in whatever you decide to do! If you have any other questions I'll be happy to answer them to. Take care!
To the left - Chris's dad, Chris and his Aussie friend in Gothenburg.
Before our engagement in Australia. Some of my family and some of Chris's family together. Not happening so often!
My brother, me and Chris and Chris's sister at our wedding last summer here in Sweden.
The bridal-party. A mix of Swedes and Aussies :)
Just got married! Our beautiful church!
Had to take some photos in the Swedish forest off course