Category Archives: Freetime

Blue mountains

West of Sydney are the Blue Mountains, spectacular and of major significance in the history and development of European colonisation of NSW. West of Örebro there is a range of low lying hills which is also sometimes called den blåa … Continue reading

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Summer memories: cycling in Orsa

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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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Epiphany

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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Memories: summer’s end

One of our favourite summer swimming spots… kalkbrottet in Lanna.

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