Archive for July, 2012

20 Jul 2012

Don’t be a leader, be a follower!

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Don’t forget that you easily can stay connected and follow our updates both on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (swaussie) and Bloglovin’ (ENG/SWE).

20 Jul 2012

Summer BBQ

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We’ve been trying to spend time with friends and family before we leave and just so Simon could meet all our friends down here in Karlshamn one more time before he left we had organised to have  a little summer barbecue in mum’s garden last Sunday. We got lucky and had no rain all afternoon and we had a great time.

To see some photos just look under photos/Sweden/Summer BBQ up the top.

20 Jul 2012

In Sweden, we call it summer!

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I’m over the rain! I was hoping Sweden could show me its best side before I leave and treat me with some warm and sunny summer weather. But no, all it does is rain. Every single day! The picture below has been circling around Facebook  lately and has made both one and two Swedes laugh I think so I thought I would share it with you too.

18 Jul 2012

Off he goes

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Simon is one his way back home to Australia. It feels really weird that he left and that I only have another week left in Sweden before I go. It’s been days (or more like weeks) of intense preparations and we really pushed ourselves to be ready with all the packing and cleaning before Saturday morning when we left to go down to my mum’s. But in the end we made it and everything we’ll ship is photographed, bubble wrapped and packed in boxes. We’ve valued our belongings and organised the pick up by Move Corp. All our other belongings are either sold, given to my family, stored at mum’s, donated to goodwill or thrown away. In a way it’s been nice to do go through all my belongings and sort them out but it’s been though too. But now it’s done and I plan on enjoying my last week in Sweden to the max, starting with a bbq at a friend’s house this arvo.


12 Jul 2012

A box of chocolates

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11 Jul 2012

A productive day

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We’ve had (yet another) busy day today. So far we’ve packed some more stuff, bought MDF board for the boxes we planned on building (with we I of course mean Simon) to protect my paintings during transport, built these boxes (and yes I helped), given stuff away to goodwill and sold a TV bench. And the day isn’t even over yet. Such a nice relaxing holiday…or not. 20120711-193909.jpg

10 Jul 2012

Vakuumpåsar del 2

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Förra veckan efterlyste jag bra och billiga vakuumpåsar och nu verkar det som om vi hittat vår källa – Jula. En förpackning med två påsar 60 x 80 cm kostar endast 49 kr och det finns även en mindre variant 50 x 60 cm som kostar 39 kr för ett tvåpack. Vi lånade brors bil imorse och for och köpte ett gäng så idag har det vakuumpackats till både  höger och vänster. 🙂


10 Jul 2012


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10 Jul 2012

Simon made it

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Simon made it both to Ireland and back even with his expired Swedish residence permit. We did end up having a tiny drama leaving Sweden when it was discovered Simon had overstayed his visa here. At least on paper, once the application for an extension is in the permit is extended until a decision is made but since our application hasn’t been processed yet it doesn’t show up in the systems.

In the end the police at the passport check let Simon travel when we explained that we’ve handed in an application for an extension and that we’ve been told that travelling was ok once the application was in (which was what Simon was to when he called up the Migration Board). We had the document from the Migration Board (confirming that the application was registered and the date for that) with us which I think helped.

In the UK, where we transferred flights, and Dublin there was no drama. Entering Sweden again (which we thought might be an issue) went smoothly too. So in the end we were nervous for nothing. 🙂

09 Jul 2012

Regret nothing

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