Back in Sweden

After our visit in Germany, we took the way back on 2 days. We started driving in the evening of the 29th August, drove through the night, stayed with Tom's family on the 30th and drove the rest of the way on the 31st. We had a wonderful time in Kumla, it was a supernice…

Visit to Germany

Again a pause in posts. And I start again with a blogpost a little different than usually. As I had mentioned in an earlier blogpost I spent the two last weeks of August in Germany. Right after we returned the moose hunt started, we got a kitten and we were in the lucky company of…

Hot summer days

As I wrote before, here in Norrland this summer was especially cold. However we had a few especially warm days in July, where it was over 30°C for a few days in a row. My outside thermometer even measured above 40°C but of course that was in the sun on a day without any wind.…

Norrlands gold

In July it was time to pick some Hjortron (Cloudberries/Moltebeere). They are very special and only grow in more nordic climates. Here you can find them in swampy areas with a lot of water in the ground - so exactly where all the mosquitoes are. When they are ripe, they become a golden tone and…

Fishing and exploring

I have really come to enjoy going out with Tom to fish. Contrary to Germany it is not required to have a general fishing liscence, you only need to buy fishing cards for the lake or area where you are fishing. That makes it very easy to just stop at a place, buy a fishing…

Summer nights

Spending summer nights outside has its price in northern Sweden and it is to be payed in blood. This sounds more grim than it is, but I am not kidding. There are mosquitoes everywhere and I feel like it is almost impossible to effectively keep them away and not get bitten. During this summer I…

Little trips

Sometimes during the summer I went on little trips. One more time I went to Västanåfallet and I must say that it is even more beautiful in the light of the sun, surrounded by all the green the forest has to offer. I could even fly a little with my drone. Another time Tom and…

The last days in June

I know June is long over, but since the long post about the bright nights, I had no longer time to update this blog, so I am summarizing what I did afterwards. At the time being I had a lot of difficulties going to bed at normal times. That was not because of the brightness…

My summer

This summer has been my first summer in Sweden. As every season this year has been my first living in a different country. Stating the obvious, I know. Truth is, I don't know where to start. I have been working a lot during the summer and enjoyed every day of it, but also outside of…

One night outdoors

The other weekend I spent a whole night outdoors, because I wanted to see how dark the nights can get nowadays and if there is some fog on the lakes. Tom accompanied me and we drove to different places to check out the surroundings. We knew that there was gonna be a huge amount of…