Tag: Europe

  • Second class riff-raff

    I went to Malmö, in southern Sweden, by train last weekend. My husband had a work trip, so I decided to tag along. However, his work paid for a first […]

  • New Year, New Arrival

    New year, new arrival! You wanted to hear from someone who just got to Sweden and here it is! Episode 8 of the podcast features Lauren, who just moved to […]

  • Pay toilets

    Someone today brought up how strange it is that many European countries have pay public toilets. This is something that’s always bothered me here in Sweden. I’ve been here 18 […]

  • Svart fredag?

    For several years now, here in Sweden, I’ve been seeing stores advertise for “Black Friday.” It’s not the chaos of the U.S., but more regular type sales. As far as […]

  • Just because I SOUND like a caveman…

    This past weekend, I took a shortcut past a brand new tram stop that had not yet opened. A very confused looking woman asked me in Swedish when the next […]

  • Extinct giant cows return to Europe

    They’re heiffing mad and they’re not going to take your bull any longer.  

  • My son encounters an Italian public toilet

    Plus, it’s the woman’s toilet.

  • Eurovision

    Well it’s that time of year again. Tonight is Eurovision – the song contest between 40 European countries (where Abba got its start). Last year’s winner was a bearded drag […]

  • Tag lines

    While pre-publishing a post for next week (I’ll be on vacation) about politics and Europe, I was suggested certain tags for my post in order to publicize it. I’m still […]

  • Act your age, not your shoe size

    I just realized that the phrase “Act your age, not your shoe size” doesn’t work in Europe. I’m a size 37.

  • Giving thanks for not having to cook today

    Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S. Happy Thursday to Europe! Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  This is the time when everyone meets family, eats too much, watches football […]

  • May 1

    May 1 is a day of protest and change each year in Europe.  Everyone goes out with signs and gathers around town to march or protest something they believe in. […]

  • Time Traveling on a Friday morning

    I called a number this morning while I was on the bus and left this message for a friend: “Hello, I’m calling from Friday morning.  I hope you are having […]

  • Bugs

    One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house.  No roaches!  Only fruit flies for 2 weeks of the year and maybe […]