Category Archives: Family

In Sweden remembering ANZAC

Date: 25 April 2014 05:47Location: Örebro, SwedenWeather: -2° Mostly SunnyThe sun is just creeping over the horizon here in the far north; another glorious Spring day of blue skies and birdsong breaks forth. In Turkey, barely four hours away by … Continue reading

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Summer memories: cycling in Orsa

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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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Middle Sweden

Its been a slow start to the winter, the initial cold snap was replaced by the usual rainy darkness of November, the time when Swedes withdraw to their living rooms and watch TV. Its been hard to think of Christmas, … Continue reading

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A walk in the country

The days draw in. I wake in darkness; clear days are frosty now. Jackets, gloves and hats. Nights are long. Winter knocks at the door. But autumn is beautiful this year. Lack of rain brings stronger, wilder, colors; the trees … Continue reading

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Summer memories: Graduation

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Axel Munthe and his family

I have just finished reading a fascinating biography of Axel Munthe, surely one of Sweden’s most colorful doctors, who died in 1949 at the age of 91. He was born in 1857, and lived through both world wars, as well … Continue reading

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