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
#123 This is Week 22
  • #123 This is Week 22

    #123 This is Week 22

    May 29, 2023 • 16:51

    Justin moved around from Colorado to Louisiana to Seattle and finally to Sweden. And what does he find the strangest? Week numbers!

  • #122 The Suburbs of Copenhagen

    #122 The Suburbs of Copenhagen

    May 15, 2023 • 25:28

    Steph lives in Malmö, but is originally from London. We discuss living in the south of Sweden, falafels, and startups.

  • #121 Living Your Best Life

    #121 Living Your Best Life

    May 1, 2023 • 20:37

    Karan, originally from India, has worked as a sous chef in Stockholm with some very well-known chefs. We obviously get some restaurant tips and learn why he hates putting raisins in lussekatter.

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...

Important news

This is the only story I felt was worth reading today on CNN. It was far more interesting than tennis...

Butt roll-on with fox scent

I’ve been doing some translating work on beauty products this week and thought I would share with you how tricky...

Life NOT better for Brits in the 80s

I’m not talking about Margret Thatcher or the Falklands War. I’m talking about THIS horrible show, watched by British children...

Everything was better in the …

… insert decade here. I’m sure you’ve gotten one of these emails before, or seen a post on Facebook about...

Get the leeches!

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches is “Theodoric of York: Medieval Barber” with Steve Martin. In this sketch,...

Conversations in Italian

I like to travel with my family to Italy twice a year, so I study at least two lessons a...

Bugs! Get them off me!

  This is why I can’t have any indoor plants. The minute I spot one bug on them, I throw...

I’m on this new bee diet

Many people wonder why people in Sweden don’t get fat at the end of the summer after eating loads of...


We seem to be having an early season for apples and other fruits here in the Stockholm area, and I’m...