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…

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…

Gardening II

As I wrote earlier, I bought a greenhouse. I found it rather cheap on blocket, which is a site to buy used stuff. It is not used but was still in its carton, so I could build it up myself. It basically consists of metal rods and a plastic sheet that is pulled over it…

Another lake – Abborrsjön

Last year when I was in this area of Sweden in the summer, I had a little stop at a lake. and ever since moving here I was very curious to visit that lake again, because it is not very far from my home. It would have been super interesting to see it in the…

Favourite place

At the moment one of my favourite places is at lake Grössjön. It is not far from my home and only takes a few minutes to drive there by car. It is a wonderful place to fish, has a little hut and a fire place and is just perfect to hang out by a campfire,…

Bureaucracy

One thing I have wanted to talk about for quite a while is the burceaucracy and the experiences I have made. I have already written about the personnummer here in Sweden and what a hussle it was to get it, but that was back in February/March. It took me until now, to open a bank…

Little explorations

For a long time I had wanted to check out a bit more of the other side of the lake Graningesjön. Everytime I drive to or from Solleftea, I come by this one place on the road, where you have an amazing view on the lake and on what seems to be an island. I…