Monday, October 31, 2005

Christmas decorations

I saw the first of the Christmas decorations in the shops today. They were all very tasteful and minimalist - not like some of the naff decorations at home! The advent candles and stars seem most popular, but there were also quite a few decorations with drawers to put sweets in for each day in December leading up to Christmas. My favourite was a pretend gingerbread house with 24 tiny drawers - might have to treat myself!

Friday, October 28, 2005

New camera

We ordered a digital camera from Ebay recently and it finally arrived today. In an attempt to find out how it works, I've been hanging out of the window taking photos, so here are some shots of the view from our flat.

I'm sure it won't be long before I take the next set of photos out of the window with everything covered in snow!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Its snowing!!

Well it was for about 15 minutes early this morning! It was our first snowfall this winter, but sadly it had all melted by the time it was light outside. The news has been saying that it is going to be the coldest winter in Sweden for 10 years so hopefully they'll be plenty more snow to come!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Last picnic of the summer

I had a friend from home to stay last weekend and luckily the weather was nice enough for us all to have one last picnic by the lake. We went to Gaddesanda, on the edge of Lake Vänern, which is the largest lake in Europe, being the size of the M25 area. It was fairly chilly and windy but we managed to sit out long enough to eat our skagenröra sandwiches and go for a walk.

Life in Sweden

I've set up this blog to keep track of things I've done in Sweden, places I've been to and other general day to day goings on....