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Failed Blogger confesses

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Views [271]

Hi I have had to face the fact that I am a failed blogger!  here it is christmas and I still haven't uploaded all my stories from Sweden when I travelled there in June and July 2008. when travelling I found too much to do to stop and blogg and when ... Read more >


5 & 6 July 2008 - Churches & Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Views [468]

Hjusjön, Hällefors, Vildmarkskrogen, Kindla Nature Reserve On Saturday morning we headed off to Hjusjön church.   This is a fascinating old wooden church all red and wooden shingles.   Once inside the heavy doors, there is a very old panel ... Read more >


High Coast

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [342]

2 July 2008 High Coast After leaving Skuleberget, we headed off on a scenic drive around the High Coast.   The lakes, with their clear green water were calm and mirrored the pine forests that grew right down to the edge.   The blueberries ... Read more >


Skuleberget

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [438]

2 July 2008 Skuleberget A quick drive down the main highway soon meant we were driving into Ö rnsk ö ldsvik for a rendezvous with Agnete and AnnBritt.   We found them watching some crazy young kids, skiing down the snow slope without ... Read more >


Umea day 2

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [374]

2 July 2008 After a tasty and filling breakfast, we drove to the township of Norrbyn to catch the ferry across to Norrbysk ä r – a group of islands, now a tourist spot, with a history of having the largest steam-powered timber mill during 1895 ... Read more >


To Umea

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [560]

1 July 2008 After quick farewell to my Servas host, Christina, I headed off for the bus station – which was conveniently next door to the train station.   I noticed to the left of railway station, The Arctic Hotel.   A lesson learnt:   look ... Read more >


Inside the Artic Circle

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [385] | Comments [1]

28 & 29 June 2008 One reason for going to Gällivare was to see the Midnight Sun.  We arrived in town well into the evening and rushed up to our booked accommodation and chucked our bags in the room, grabbed a jacket in case it was cold up on Dundret ... Read more >


Luleå, North East Sweden

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [663]

29 & 30 June 2008 The train trip to Luleå was packed and the countryside had a sorta used feel about it, not as interesting as on the Inlandbanan.  I had an adventure finding some accommodation as by the time I had arrived and walked up to the Info ... Read more >


Inlandsbanan

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [664]

26 - 28 June 2008 We left Rockhammar early on the 26th June and headed to Mora where Emma, Michael and myself were boarding the Inlandsbanan.  for further information check out http://www.inlandsbanan.se/eng/inlandsbanan.php .  basically this was a ... Read more >


To the North

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Views [493] | Comments [1]

27 June 2008 Tomorrow, Emma, Michael and I are being driven by Agnete, to Mora, where we will be catching the Inlandbanan (a tourist train that only runs in the summertime) to the far north.  Snow has been predicted so that might be an excitement I ... Read more >


Textiles

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [489]

One of my main interests is textiles and what better place to investigate textiles, then to come to Sweden. In the first day I was here, Agnete took me to the Red Cross Shop nearby.  This op shop was more like an antique shop to me.  and on the shelves ... Read more >


My first impressions of Sweden

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | Views [483]

Already well into my second week in Sweden, so what is sticking mainly in my head?  The lack of fences is a major observation.  On the farms where there are cattle, sheep or horses, there are fences, but generally the crops swirl in and around islands ... Read more >


Birds I have seen so far

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | Views [299]

The great thing about travelling to a totally new country, hemisphere etc., is that every bird seen is usually a new one.  OK - I have seen the sparrows, blackbirds, starlings and song lark, but there are so many more.  The first day was full of magpie ... Read more >


First few days in Sweden!!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [504] | Comments [3]

My arrival in Sweden was very easy and early also!  Anders was there to collect me, also Emma and Michael and we drove off towards the sun to Rockhammar.  A wonderful welcome from Agnete made the beginning of my trip to Sweden special, so the next few ... Read more >


Gallery: Swedish photos

SWEDEN | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Planning stage 1

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 30 May 2008 | Views [290] | Comments [2]

Count down has begun - only 12 days to go before lift off to Sweden! I will be staying with friends Anders & Agnete and meeting their family and friends. Also looking forward to catching up with my daughter Emma and her partner Michael who are ... Read more >


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