Monthly Archives: January 2014

Back to Loka

I’m here for the second time this year, but this time at a two day diabetes conference. It’s still winter, the snow is deep, the air crisp and icy, but the days are thankfully getting longer. Its evening and I … Continue reading

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Loka Brunn

Back in November I wrote a blog about conference centres in Sweden. A week or so ago I stayed overnight at one of the centres I mentioned in that blog. I drove out to Loka Brunn in driving snow, in … Continue reading

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Summer memories: smultronställe

In Orsa last summer, the wild strawberries (smultron) were everywhere…

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Winter has been slow in coming this year. After a “green Christmas” and a New Year marked by darkness and rain, but not especially cold, the mercury has finally started to dip below freezing. Stacking wood is an artform in … Continue reading

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Today is a public holiday in Sweden. Epiphany. Most Australians have no idea what Epiphany is, but here in Sweden the common name for this day is Trettondagen – “thirteenth day” – so people realise it is somehow related to … Continue reading

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