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Ten Swedish Gift Ideas

Several times I have been asked about Swedish gift recommendations, so here are 10 of my favorites. Lightweight and easy to pack, these teas are available in most Swedish supermarkets and come with some very Swedish ingredients. On the far left is Vit Fläderdröm, a white tea flavored with elderflower and apple. In the center […]

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Panoramic sugar eggs

Last year I made a post about Easter (Påsk) traditions in Sweden, and this year I am sharing something that has always meant Easter to me. When I was growing up, my mother made panoramic sugar eggs every year (actually, she is still making them and has made 7 dozen this year!). They varied in […]

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Möss (mice)

IKEA has a mouse problem. I was shocked when I ran into this today.

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Svenska Siffror (Swedish Counting)

I have been coveting this book for a year and for some reason never got around to buying it until now. I recently purchased two copies, one for my own children and one as a gift.

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Brösarp steam train (Brösarp Ångtåget)

For anyone following this blog, you are well aware that this summer in Sweden has been cold, wet, and well, pretty depressing. But a couple of weeks ago there was a beautiful, sunny day that even fit into the category of being hot. And fortunately for us it happened to be the day that we […]

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Mina första 1000 ord (my first 1000 words)

We had only lived in Malmö a few days when my sister-in-law Margareta stopped by for a visit and brought Mina Första 1000 Ord by Jan Lewis. It was a gift to my then one year old daughter, Elsa, and was also intended to help me with my Swedish. The book was an instant hit with […]

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Barnkammarboken, Den Silvriga – Children’s Music

With two small kids and an hour drive to my in-laws, I am incredibly appreciative of kid’s music that doesn’t push me to the brink of temporary insanity. After listening to it hundreds of times, Barnkammarboken, Den Silvriga (Nursery book, Silver) is still a CD I enjoy.

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