Archive for September, 2010

30 Sep 2010

Hej då 50-öringen

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Under årens lopp har 5-öringen, 10-öringen och 25-öringen försvunnit och idag är det så dags att ta farväl även till 50-öringen. Det finns idag 394 miljoner 50-öringar i omlopp, värdet är 197 miljoner kronor. När 50-öringarna är insamlade skickas de tillbaka till Riksbankens myntleverantör Mint of Finland. Där manglas de så att de inte går att använda. Sedan smälts de ner och används till nya mynt. När den silverfärgade 50- öringen blev ogiltig 2006 försvann ett värde av 125 miljoner kronor eftersom 250 miljoner mynt aldrig lämnades in därför kommer du den här gången kunna växla in dina 50-öringar på banken fram till och med slutet av mars nästa år. Read more

30 Sep 2010

Cold morning

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A cold morning in Jönköping but beautiful autumn colours on the leafs.

29 Sep 2010


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We found something cool the other day when we were at MediaMarkt (Europe’s largest retailer of consumer electronics). In the CD section we found this little device:

You scan the barcode of the CD and then you can listen to the songs of the album. Very cool! I’ve never seen it before in Sweden (maybe since it was AGES since I last bought a CD) and Simon hasn’t seen it in Australia before either. Anyone know if this exists there too?

29 Sep 2010


2 Comments Typically Swedish

It’s not a secret that I’m a big chocolate lover. My absolute favourite is Swedish Marabou Daim chocolate (it’s also Simon’s favourite…I’ve dragged him down into the deep chocolate swamp). It’s one of the things that i absolutely HAD to go to IKEA in Melbourne to buy when I lived there last year. 🙂

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29 Sep 2010

Annoyed (again)

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Since we found out that Simon already had his personal identification number issued 4 weeks ago (read about it HERE), I thought we could go to the bank and get a bank account sorted. How wrong was I!? I thought that since the number was issued and registered the bank would be able to find or validate the number in their systems which of course wasn’t the case. Read more

28 Sep 2010

Sverige vs Australia #16

2 Comments Sverige vs Australia

Time for Sweden to step up so I’ll bring out a Swedish golden card – allemansrätten (litterally everyman’s right).

Naturvårdsverket, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency explains what allemansrätten is like this;

The Right of Public Access is a unique right to roam freely in the countryside. But with the right come responsibilities – to take care of nature and wildlife and to show consideration for landowners and for other people enjoying the countryside. The Swedish EPA sums up the Right of Public Access in the phrase – ‘Don’t disturb – Don’t destroy’. Read more

28 Sep 2010

If you’re bored…

2 Comments Random

…have a look at Google maps and click on Directions (Vägbeskrivning). Write Tokyo in A and New York in B and take a close look at number 21 (works on Swedish Google maps at least)!

28 Sep 2010

Santa’s Nail Beauty

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Vill bara passa på att stlänga in ett snabbt tips om Santa’s Nail Beauty i Jönköping där jag sedan i somras fixar mina naglar. Är supernöjd med Santa, hon är trevlig, noggrann och duktig. Hon jobbar med akryl och jag gör endast en förstärkning av min egna nagel, vilket håller 7-8 veckor om man lägger bara lite tid på att sköta dem. Nu senast trots köksrenovering var de fina i nästan 7 veckor!

27 Sep 2010


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Since I ran into a blog post today letting me know that you can pre-order this year’s annual glögg [glœg] from Blossa I figured I would share this information with you. At the same time it gave me a golden opportunity to explain to you Aussies and other foreign readers what glögg is.

Glögg is a Swedish version of mulled wine for those cold winter evenings. It can be drunk all year around of course but most people strongly associate it with Christmas. It is heated, spiced and sweetened wine, a bit like the German Glühwein. Read more

27 Sep 2010

Grand Final rematch

3 Comments Melbourne, Typically Aussie

As we wrote before the Grand Final on Saturday was a draw and the rules of AFL is a bit different from other sports, instead of playing another quarter or extra time, the premiership will be decided with a full replay rematch next Saturday. This doesn’t happen that often though, it actually only happened two times before in the history of AFL, back in 1948 and 1977.

If the replay game turn out to be a draw too, extra time will be played instead of having another replay so on Saturday there will be a winner of the 2010 AFL premiership – the Magpies or the Saints. Read more