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October 5, 2007

National cinnamon bun day

Yesterday was National Cinnamon Bun Day here in Sweden, so it seems somehow a fitting day to start a new blog. Of course I'm a day late, but you're not going to worry too much about that, are you? Its a new tradition, started in 1999, but I've yet to find someone who can explain why it was introduced.

Everywhere I went yesterday smelled of cinnamon, kanelbulle everywhere.

November 7, 2007

Ugly wood art

Ugly wood art found during my exploration of Saltsjöbaden

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December 3, 2007

Högalids kyrka

A picture of Högalids kyrka (swedish) - just as it came from the camera. A spooky night indeed.

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December 14, 2007

Ice skating in Kungstragården

We found some ice skating in Kungstragården, a lot of the squares (or torgs) here have public skating rinks in. These are available for all to use.

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February 21, 2008

Playing with google maps

I took some location information from my walk around Rinkeby and put it on a Google map.

February 22, 2008

Ice skating in Kungstradgården

More Ice skating

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March 8, 2008

Swedens first motorway chapel

On our way back from Nyköping we stopped at a service station and discovered Swedens first motorway chapel.

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March 9, 2008

More fun with google maps

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May 26, 2008

Re:publik

We went to the Re:Publik festival at the university. The highlights of the day were Restricted Area, [grendel] and Covenant. It was smaller and less busy than I had expected for a free festival, and slightly odd to see Covenant on their home ground.

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June 6, 2008

Synth picnic

Synth-picknick was a mini festival on Vinterviken. A slightly unusual affair being basically a sound system set up in a public area, so around 100 electro music fans were picnicking while listening to DJs. I can't imagine it being possible to run an event like this in England without incurring the wrath of some local jobsworth who thinks you should have toilet facilities or a trained first aider.

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June 20, 2008

Chess club

We found a deserted chess club in the Kulturehuset by Sergels Torg.

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September 10, 2008

Norderön & Frösön wood art

I found some Ugly Wood Art on Norderön and Frösön.
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September 13, 2008

Jamtli monsters

We found some Papier-maché monsters outside the hippie house in Jamtli.
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April 30, 2009

Tinitus Festival

We went to the Tinitus Festival, run by the same people as last years Re:Publik
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May 7, 2009

Harley Davidson Locomotive

Outside the Harley Davidson office near Stockholm is a locomotive.
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June 21, 2009

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night is a big celebration in Sweden - with the celebrations being broadcast live from Skansen.
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June 23, 2009

Tram cake

Every year there is a "Tram Day" celebration on the Stockholm vintage tram - the tram cafe serves a tram cake.
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June 27, 2009

Summer at Gröna Lund

After the Rosendal Slott car show we stopped at Gröna Lund.
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June 28, 2009

Balloon over Södermalm

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July 15, 2009

Balloon in Gamla Stan

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July 18, 2009

A. hiding at Skansen

Skansen midsummer provides many opportunities to blend in to the background.
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September 3, 2009

Do not feed the horse...

...bad things will happen. Smaklust.
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November 4, 2009

Take a seat

We found a Chaise Longue in a car park on Djurgården.
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November 17, 2009

Stockholm Chocolate Festival

We went to the Festival of Chocolate.
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January 23, 2010

Hallowe'en cakes

After a little hiatus due to holidays (of which more later), we're back and can pick up where we left off, lets start the year with some Hallowe'en cakes. Swedes will take any excuse to have special cakes, and All Hallows Eve is no exception, though they celebrate All Saints Day more.
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February 1, 2010

Gingerbread house

Inside Central Station I found a gingerbread house, part of the traditional Swedish christmas.
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February 11, 2010

Christmas Cakes

As ever, the Swedes celebrate festivals with cake.
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March 17, 2010

Snow angel

A. made a snow angel in our garden.
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March 19, 2010

Runes in the old mynte

The old mint cafe in Sigtuna has some runes on the walls.
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April 1, 2010

Goodbye party

Since a number of us were finishing this week, there was a goodbye party at Ballbreaker. Its been a hell of a ride, but now its time to move on. There are still more adventures to be had in Stockholm, so this is not the end for this blog quite yet. Stay tuned.
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August 27, 2010

Modern art in Norrtälje

We found some modern art in Norrtälje.
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August 30, 2010

Ice bike

There was a bike meeting at the hotel in Sollentuna, they had some classic Swedish racing bikes on show, including this incredibly scary ice bike.
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September 12, 2010

Our neighbours party

We had heard about the open house parties thrown by our neighbours, but we finally got to see one, you can guess from the beautiful painting what kind of art studio they run.
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