Category Archives: Sweden

Watch your language!

My last post was so unsuccessful I’ve decided to post another picture. Enjoy this: Over and out. I have work to do. 🙂

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Chocolate, a castle, a cake fit for a princess – and Moomins

Chocolate I haven’t been eating for some time. And I really don’t miss it. Castles are just an occasional treat – well, I do love a good ruin. And though I rarely have cake, the mere sight of a good … Continue reading

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Death, burial – and untimely resurrection

The dead were fast becoming the underlying (sorry) theme of our trip to Uppsala. First it was ancient DNA. Then, as day two dawned – actually, it was long after dawn – it was the turn of Viking burials. Replete … Continue reading

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An airlock, rune mastery & the meaning of life

The Swedish train was impressive. We’d flown into Stockholm from Manchester – after another early taxi thanks to untimely rail strikes – with carry-on luggage only, for a (slightly) cheaper ticket. In no time at all we were standing, somewhat … Continue reading

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Trips off my tongue

I’ll soon be writing up the first of what may be several pieces about our recent trip to Sweden, but, in the meantime, hope you’ll enjoy these appetisers, fresh from my little pink notebook. Word-food-pictures 1 At Hambergsfisk – a … Continue reading

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Lights, sights and lingonberries

Nearing ten o’clock at night. Speeding through customs with a small, carry-on backpack to a waiting taxi. Luxury! Well before eleven we round a corner warmed by the glowing windows of the William Pub to arrive at Akademi Hotellet. Opening … Continue reading

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