Tag Archive: Swedish


lycklig  1. lucky, fortunate (successful by luck) 2. lucky, happy, glad (enjoying peace, comfort, etc; contented, joyous) 3. successful (whether by chance or not) Wiktionary

#46. Mando Diao – Infruset

Artist/Band: Mando Diao Album: Infruset (‘Frozen’) Country: Sweden Released: October 2012 Favorite tracks: En Sångarsaga, Infruset, Strövtåg i Hembygden Mando Diao has been one of my favourite Swedish rock bands since their debut… Continue reading

Ja visst gör det ont

Ja visst gör det ont när knoppar brister. Varför skulle annars våren tveka? Varför skulle all vår heta längtan bindas i det frusna bitterbleka? Höljet var ju knoppen hela vintern.   Vad är… Continue reading

Svorsk Swedes in Norway

I’ve lived in Norway 10 months now. I came here for the same reason as nearly 150 000 other Swedes: to work and save money. I work in the service industry and I… Continue reading

Thinking in Swedish

I often feel like I want to think something but I can’t find the language that coincides with the thoughts, so it remains felt, not thought. Sometimes I feel like I’m thinking in… Continue reading

To be, or not to be – a writer

I recently received two writing related job offers from two different people. One friend who lives in France and does a PhD and internship at a big  IT company said he would like… Continue reading

Jantelagen: a cross in Scandinavian culture

After writing about being a writer or not… I began to wonder if perhaps not the “crook in this drama” (boven i dramat) or the place where the “shoe squeezes” (var skon klämmer)… Continue reading

My sister singing

This is my little sister Sara doing a cover of Melissa Horn. Ain’t she great!!? 🙂

Room in the heart, room for the bum

It’s 6.30 in the morning and I don’t need to be up. I don’t have a job to go to, remember! I do however have a coffee date with a friend at 10… Continue reading