Temperature is dropping and the leaves are turning yellow and red… Yea, summer 2017 is over. Mushroom season is at it’s peak and the moose hunt is right around the corner.
Last Sunday people voted in the church elections (since the church was a state church earlier the political parties are still engaged today), in the news they reported that there was a voting record set (the highest since 1950 something) 18%.
4 cups water, 2-3 cups gooseberries, 4-8 tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) let it boil until the berries are all soft and mash them a little. Add 3 tbsp potato starch mixed with a little cold water (or more depending on which texture you’re after), bring it to a boil and let it simmer a minute or two. Let it cool a little and serve it (I like it quite cold with some cream and milk over), a perfect reminder of summer 😊
Probably tastes great with some vanilla ice cream as well !
Every year Swedish schools close for a week (either 7,8 or 9 depending on where in the country) so that the kids/teens can have a winter sports holiday (or just sleep and relax) 😊
In the south spring might have come by this time, but for the rest of the country there should be plenty of opportunities for skiing and/or skating! Many go abroad for some sun though. ☀️
The second biggest city in Sweden, located on the west coast.
The US election has been hot news here in Sweden since day one. I cannot remember that I’ve ever heard so much on TV, or heard so many Swedes voice their opinion, on this topic before. And now with the result…. this seems to be bigger news than Swedish politics has ever been. Weird!!
Of course I’m interested too, but it’s kind of more important to me than most people living here. It’s just weird that everything is about what might or might not happen in the US, Swedish news comes in second place (if there is time left).
Any way, guess it’s back to normal now 😉
This beautiful place, Almedalen, outside the wall of Visby on Gotland is the place to be one week every summer if you love politics.
All parties are there and the bigger ones even have special days on which their leaders speak to the public. There are also many activists there and many activities going on.
Later this summer Visby hosts a medieval festival, and the town is a great place to go to for historical sightseeing in general. So it’s well worth a visit even for those without an interest in politics (but maybe you should choose a different week then) 😉
As I've written before, Swedes drink a lot of milk (and also eat a lot of dairy products and a lot of food based on milk). When it comes to how much Sweden comes in fourth place (after Finland, Ireland and Iceland), with its 89,4 liters milk and 20 kilograms cheese per person and year (2013) according to Norrmejerier, LRF.
Apple trees in full bloom and a bit of sun at 9 pm 😃
(Foto from the newspaper Expressen)
May the best European country win (weirdly including Australia too when it comes to this music competition). Australia is really good this year!!! But Sweden’s Frans is the best❣ with his “If I were sorry”
Just love the song from last year though (the reason to why Sweden is hosting the event this year) “Heroe” with Måns Zelmerlöw 😍