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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery – Fredriksten Festning – Halden

This is the final Monday Mystery Photo for 2016. MMP will be back in 2017 with more guest submission. Test your geographic knowledge each Monday. Continue reading

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Not Your Average Crime Novel – ‘Unwanted’

‘In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.’

‘In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.’ Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer? Continue reading

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Three Seconds – To the Dark Side

Have you ever sympathized with the villain in a story? Read the Swedish Crime Novel of the Year for 2009 and you will see why I did!! Continue reading

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Shadow – Book by Karin Altvegen

“When does the first flake fall that will form the snowball? At what stage does the movement start? Nowadays people talk a lot about chasing happiness. There are a multitude of books courses about being happy. Is it something worth striving for? From the Scandinavian realms, Karin Altvegen explores this in her psychological thriller novel, “Shadow.” Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Sweden

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object, on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where the following mystery photo was taken, or what it is. If … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from Around the World

Each week I post a proverb and a saying or quote that I find thought provoking. They won’ t all be to your liking, but I welcome comments both positive and negative. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs from Around the World

Each week I find a proverb, saying or quote that is meaningful to me and I welcome discussion on its meaning and relevance to modern life. There are lessons for us all, in these wise words. Welcome to Proverbial Thursday Continue reading

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Travel Theme – Frame

In response to Ailsa’s Travel theme – Frame I try to look for a natural frame – or, Something man made that will assist to frame the photograph Or something artificial…      and finally, another frame: ( pardon the corny pun/Dad … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from Around the World

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something. Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You Wish You Could Live In

I blame the sadness. It caught me completely off-guard. In my defense, I would claim that I had only recently returned from an exhilarating vacation in Scandinavia, and had almost made it through the mandatory 3 weeks of post-holiday, emotional doldrums, that consistently ‘kneecap’ me on my return to the sunburnt land in which I live, when Iborrowed this part-travelogue/ part-memoir, at my local library. Continue reading

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Room

Daily Post weekly photo challenge wants a room and here is one of my favourite rooms: This lady was making ‘kleiner’ – a type of traditional Christmas Donut style dough shaped into a twisted diamond. Delicious. The simplicity of this room … Continue reading

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Sweden is my favourite place

I was recently invited to write a guest blog posting, for a travel blogger, about my favourite place that I had visited. That is easy and difficult. Easy because it is somewhere in Scandinavia, and those who know me, mumble … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Where in the World are We?

Where in the World are we today? Can you recognise this cityscape? Last week we were way up north at 64.7500° N, 20.9500° E in Lapland. Swedish lapland in fact. This beautiful cathedral is located in the Gulf of Bothnia, … Continue reading

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