Archive for May, 2012

31 May 2012

Swedish Midsummer for Dummies

No Comments Typically Swedish

Only a couple of weeks to go until Midsummer so time to prepare yourself and if you don’t know what you need to do here is a little guide – Swedish Midsummer for Dummies.

30 May 2012

Tough decision

2 Comments Import your dog

We made a tough decision the other week, Pollux is not coming to Australia with us. 🙁 After having had a serious discussion about it, weighing pros and cons for him coming, we decided it’s best for him to stay in Sweden. He’s my best friend, my little soul mate that has been there for me through happiness and sadness the last 7 years and it will be very tough leaving him. But he’s almost 8 years old by the time he can leave and it doesn’t seem fair to put him through the long flight and a month of quarantine when I know he’ll be well looked after back here and will be happy. Especially since we would have to leave him alone all day when we’re at work too (no doggy kindy in Australia) and he gets company all day back here and lots of walks. 🙂

30 May 2012


No Comments Typically Swedish

Sweden got a smashing win at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Baku, Azerbaijan this weekend (if someone managed to miss it). The competition, both the local one where the country’s representative is picked and the international one are big events in Sweden and CNN has made an analysis to this phenomena. Why CNN find that so important is somewhat unclear but reading their analysis is quite entertaining. Read more

29 May 2012

Sweden cufflinks

No Comments Typically Swedish

The latest addition to Ibolya Vass’ Memories of Sweden range – cufflinks. Love it!

29 May 2012

Förberedelser inför flytt

2 Comments Move to Australia

Att flytta inom Sverige kan vara nog sÄ omstÀndigt men vid en flytt utomlands fÄr ordet flytt en helt ny innebörd. Det Àr en hel rad av saker att tÀnka pÄ och fundera över och jag tÀnkte jag skulle dela med mig av min stÀndigt vÀxande lista av saker att förbereda. Kanske kan den vara till hjÀlp för nÄgon som hamnar i samma situation som jag nu Àr i. Och ser ni som redan gjort en utlandsflytt nÄgot viktigt jag har missat fÄr ni naturligtvis hemskt gÀrna tipsa mig om detta.

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29 May 2012

Back to reality

No Comments Prague

After an amazing weekend in Prague it’s back to reality again. I’ll give you an update about the weekend and upload photos when I can find the time. Until then I’ll just share this beautiful view over Prague from the Prague Castle in MalĂĄ Strana.

23 May 2012

Cross the ocean

No Comments Quote of the day

22 May 2012

What team should you be barracking for?

1 Comment Typically Aussie

When in Oz you have to have a footy team that you go for.  For those of you that might be indecisive I’ll pass on a photo Marie shared in the Swaussie Facebook page that might help you make up your mind.

22 May 2012

Nice camera bag

No Comments Photography

Through a Swedish camera blog I follow I found out about American Kelly Moore‘s really nice camera bag collection. It’s such a great idea to actually design a camera bag that doesn’t look like an ugly camera bag but more like a normal handbag. I’m surprised no one thought of that before (or maybe someone did and I’ve missed it). Anyway, I think it’s awesome and want to share it with you here in the blog.

My favourite, the Classic bag.

Som en bonus pÄgÄr t om 29 maj dessutom en tÀvling i Linas blogg dÀr du kan vinna en valfri Kelly Moore vÀska men om du inte har turen att vinna sÄ gÄr det ju lika bra att skrapa ihop sparslantarna och gÄ in pÄ och köpa en sjÀlv.

22 May 2012

Spotify, finally in Oz

No Comments Australia, Typically Swedish

Spotify announced yesterday that it’s now possible for everyone Down Under to sign up for this great music service, one of Sweden’s best inventions ever. With Spotify you can search for artists, songs or albums and start playing without having to download the tracks. You can create playlists and share music with friends.

There are three  different plans available, one of them being free but then you have to live with the fact that they play ads every now and then and there is a restriction to the hours you may use the service and how many times you’re allowed to play a track. it gets pretty annoying so I would recommend you to chose either the Unlimited plan for $6.99/month which gets rid of the ads and gives you unlimited usage or the even better  Premium plan (that I have here in Sweden) for $11.99 giving you enhanced sound quality and the possibility to use the service both online, offline and on your computer or mobile as well.

We recommend you to visit the homepage and get on board straight away!