Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#118 Sister Act
  • #118 Sister Act

    #118 Sister Act

    Mar 20, 2023 • 22:47

    This week we talk with two sisters who moved to Stockholm, both with very different journeys. And they both happen...

  • #117 My First Latvian

    #117 My First Latvian

    Mar 6, 2023 • 26:57

    Diana is most people’s first Latvian. And the podcast's first Latvian as well! She talks to us about dating in Sweden, Latvians around the world and more!

  • #116 Swedish Malicious Compliance

    #116 Swedish Malicious Compliance

    Feb 20, 2023 • 20:41

    Adam from Australia shares his suspicion of ice cream trucks that operate in the winter. What is really going on there?


As usual, today is simply “Thursday” here in Sweden. I have nothing Thanksgiving-ish to say, so I leave you with...

Blender of Fire

On my YouTube recommendations today. My questions: Why? Just what have the kids been looking at when they hijack my...


Took the kids to the movies yesterday to see “Fantastic Beasts” and they were literally on the edge of their...

Mars exploration

Last night I dreamt that interstellar flight was available and we could travel to Mars. When I got to Mars...

Bad parent

According to my kids, here are the reasons I’m a bad parent this week: Ordered clouds to block view of...

Chicago Cubes

While we were in Italy, we heard the news about the Chicago Cubs World Series win on the radio. Of...

Back from Italy

We’ve been in Italy the past week, offline and relaxing. People ask me, “Why are you always going to Italy?”...

Victorian Halloween

Sometimes I think it must have been terrifying to live in Victorian times just based on their holiday cards.

I am a mole person

My husband posted this on Facebook yesterday: “The official report is in: Stockholm had only 35 minutes of sunlight in...

Eye troll

For the second time in a month, I’ve gotten a nasty eye infection. Yes, yes I know it’s my makeup...

How fairytale is this kid?

This headline was on CNN this weekend. “Boy sells enough lemonade to buy pony.” Does this kid only get to...

I’m not applying for Subway

Today I had a one-sided video interview scheduled for a customer service position with a billing invoice company. I spent...

Aboriginal Field of Study

I’m always applying for jobs to supplement my translating (it doesn’t pay the big bucks), and most of the time,...

Unsuccessful soap ad

You think maybe they had a falling out with their advertising illustrator?  

Laugh tracks

I read an interesting article today on BBC news about the origin of “laugh tracks” for television shows. It’s an...