Fall is here now or at least it feel like it is here to us. It can be so beautiful with sunshine and chilly crispy mornings but it can also be awful with grey skies and pouring rain and coldness. I wanted to write about some of my favorites and some of my not so favorite things so far. Also our internet connection in the apartment we are living in now is not the best. So while we live here I will have to find internet at other places. My blogging might therefore be somewhat sporadic. Right now I am sitting at the library which has free internet and is close by where we live for the moment.
Swedish design is just so beautiful to me anyway. I go past the interior decorating shops and just drool over thing I would like to get. No it will take us a while before we find a place of our own I guess so I will not do or buy anything major but just one or two small things that I happen to fall in love with.
Swedish cheese, yoghurt and all the other wonderful dairy products that exist here. There are a lot more dairy products to choose from. The yoghurt here is quite different as it does not have any or as much gelatin as the American ones.
The pickled herring that I love is great to be able to buy in just any grocery store.
My family of course least but not last. So great to be able to hug mom, dad and Emil the black Labrador and whom I call my youngest brother. My real brother P livening in Moscow is actually coming to visit some time during this coming month. He has been living there for the past five years and is married to J that is Russian and they got little daughter A in March this year. We have Skyped with them from Alabama but I have never met J and A and I am sooo exited to finally get to meet them for the first time in real life.
I love the freedom to be able to move around with other means besides the car. That you can walk or bike to many places here.
I love the city that is alive and where people both live, work and hang out.
I love all the beautiful water that surrounds Stockholm. It is nicknamed Venice of Scandinavia and one understands why. I love taking an early jog and being able to come close to water and take in that fresh scent that lingers in the air.
Sweden not so great…
The weather and climate. Not the best at all times. We have been here about a week and most of the days it has been raining which has not been terrific. It will get worse. This is just the beginning, so far it fall has not yet started even. It will get colder, rainier and darker. We will see if we do stand this climate after all in the end.
Right now we are having a bit of the same problems as we first had when we moved to Alabama. C has been registered as living in the country again but still it will take him about 4 weeks before he really is in the system and until then he can’t get an address and thus can’t get his bank codes ect sent to him.
It is so great to be able to just go out into my parents yard and pick myself an apple or two.