Three Days in Bergen, Norway

2017 was a quiet year for us in terms of travel. Other than a few small local getaways over the summer, we didn’t go anywhere. So at the end of October, we kick-started our travelling again with a quick trip to Bergen, Norway.

I knew before we got there that Bergen is one of the rainiest places in all of Europe. And of course, everything I wanted to do involved being outside! So instead of changing my plans, I packed wet weather gear, crossed my fingers and kept an eye on the weather forecast. Luckily the weather gods were on my side. It did rain two out of the three days we were there, but we managed to time our activities perfectly and only got rained on a few times. Continue reading “Three Days in Bergen, Norway”

Stockholm’s Best Kanelbullar

October 4th is Kanelbullar Dag in Sweden. A Kanelbullar for those who aren’t familiar with the Swedish pastry, is the most delicious Cinnamon Bun ever! Since moving here two years ago I have eaten plenty of these bad boys and I never get sick of them. I’ve tried many other popular Swedish pastries and deserts, but I always come back to the Kanelbullar as my favourite. Which got me thinking, which one is my favourite, and do other people agree? So to answer this question, I turned to google to find out which one others thought was the best in town. Some I had tried and others I hadn’t yet. So in order to make an informed decision I set out to try each one on the list. I now have a new favourite, a review of the ones I tried, and a few extra kilos 🙂 Continue reading “Stockholm’s Best Kanelbullar”

Graffiti Wall of Fame – Stockholm

Last weekend, the family and I went to look at some of Stockholm’s amazing graffiti art. Just outside of the city there’s an industrial area dedicated to providing graffiti/street artists with the space to legally exhibit their artwork. Each Spring the area hosts the largest street art festival in the Nordics. Held over three days, artists come from all over Sweden and other parts of Europe to completely transform the area. Continue reading “Graffiti Wall of Fame – Stockholm”

My Summer Reading List 2017 – Some Oldies from the Library

Summer is finally here! Which means that very soon almost all of Sweden will be going on holidays. For most of July there is a mass exodus here in Stockholm. Most locals escape to their summer houses and many of the businesses, shops and restaurants close. Including the local library. So before that happens I popped by to pick up a stack of books for my summer reading.  Continue reading “My Summer Reading List 2017 – Some Oldies from the Library”

Book Review: Us by David Nicholls

If you’re anything like me, you love Sunday mornings. My favourite ones are slow and quiet and relaxing. I like to start with a coffee and then take a stroll with the puppy. No rushing allowed on Sunday mornings around here! Then I like to head back to the couch with another cuppa and a good book. I try not to sleep in on Sundays so that I can get the most out of the relaxing day.  Continue reading “Book Review: Us by David Nicholls”