Category: shopping

Vegetables are Green Things

On episode 59 of the podcast…. Zayna, from California, enjoys the literal translations of Swedish words, like gr√∂nsaker, gives us...

Difference in stores

While we were in Budapest, we visited 3 or 4 grocery stores just to see if they had some fun...

Why would I want this?

This gift idea came up on my feed the other day. My hometown in Texas was home to the second-largest...

Duvet cover

It’s time for a new duvet cover for the bed. My husband said I could pick it out.

ONLY cats IN bananas

You know, Amazon…. I look for shirts with this cat in a banana because I like the cat IN the...

#47 All Hail the Christmas Pig

This week on the podcast, Marta, from the popular Instagram and Blog, A_Girl Who Travels, talks with us about her...

If only it were edible

This came up on my ads today. 1. I don’t want this blanket, but I really want a pizza now....

Shopping casual

Saw this guy in line at the liquor store last weekend. Trying to figure out the story here. Is it:...

Cafe Culture and Neighbors

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Olga, from Ukraine, talks about Ukrainian vs. Swedish cafe culture, getting to know...

Italian cat food

It’s always fun to go to the local grocery stores when you’re on vacation in another country. I make sure...

From Italy to Sweden

On the podcast about expats in Sweden today, we talk to a couple of Italians, mainly about food of course,...

Picnic Bog

All these years, all these grocery ads and I still have no idea what “picnic bog” is, I just think...

A very Swedish bartering system

On the neighborhood forum today: Translation: Shoe Rack. 50 kr or will trade for two packages of oatmeal drinks. 

Climbing Clown

On our recent trip to Estonia, I left my family in a small shop filled mostly with Russian souvenirs and...

Booze Cruise

We took a short trip to Tallinn, Estonia this week on what some people call a “Booze cruise.” In Stockholm,...

Happy Swedish mother’s day

Today is Swedish mother’s day and I got one present from my youngest son a day early when I picked...