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Aug 8, 2011 - Thursday 4th- Ljungbyhed

Thursday 4th After breakfast Jen set her grandparents up for Skype and showed them how to use it so they can still chat when she gets back to Australia. Jens Aunt and cousins drop round again and we sit outside chatting and before too long its lunch time and her gran brings out a nice roast for everyone – to be honest after the sandwich cake I was thinking it may have been another maccas run on the way home but this was very nice. We hit the road after lunch for the long journey home but stop in at one of her friends houses on the way and...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Tuesday 2nd- Day trip to Landscroner

Tuesday 2nd We get up and Marie and Michael have already left for work. The plan for today is to get Jenny’s furniture and other items that her mum has had in storage for her to either get rid of or to sell. The stuff is all in Landskroner but we need the address and a key to get in and the only people that have keys are her sister (who we still haven’t seen yet –Annie) and her Mum. Where things get a little strange is Jen tries calling her mum – no answer and then sends a message- once again no answer, so we assume her mum is at work....

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Jul 19, 2011 - Saturday 16th- Karnavalen

Well today is the main day of the festival, today is parade day. Was a bit of a late start once again, I think it was about 12-1 when we actually left the flat. Went to the supermarket and Jens card isnt working, keeps saying wrong pin. Went back and looked it up the transactions on the computer and Jen called her bank who told her there was nothing wrong with her card. The girl on the phone did inform us that the card had been used at 7am that morning but it clearly wasnt us- we were asleep till 10! Weve had to cancel her card and transfer...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Sunday 17th- BAck to Marie and Michaels

Well now Im pretty happy, Last night to get cash out the first ATM wouldnt give me cash and the reason being "unable to connect with bank". I thought that it may have timed out so tried again but with the same result so we tried another atm that worked. Just checked internet banking and it appears that the first two attempts (which I didnt get cash for)have gone through! Emailed my bank manager and she is looking into it. We were up early and keen to get out of there as Jens Dad and Karin chain smoke in the appartment and was starting to...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Monday 18th Chill day- Marie and Michaels

Just a chill day just the two of us as Marie and michael have had to go to work. Spent most of it just watching tv and doing washing and a bit of a tidy up around the place. They left us the keys for the Pontiac if we needed to head out which I was quite hesident about but we thought we would just head to the shops so we could have dinner sorted after they had been at work all day. Went out there but the battery was flat so some how managed to talk Jen into getting on the push bikes and riding just around the corner to the shops. Well,...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Friday 15th- Karnevalen

OK, so this is the big highlight for Jenny. Our trip was all planned around this festival in her home town. Its pretty much alot of concerts by local bands and performers over three days. Jen was really looking forward to bumping into old friends while wandering around the town throughout the festival. Gotta go, will finish this later and add some good photos (worth waiting for I promise!) So sorry, Ive been a little slack with the updates over the last couple of days, for starters we ran out of credit on the phone so had to go find a store...

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Jul 15, 2011 - Thursday 14th- First day of Karnevalen

Another late start with breakfast at 11 - its starting to become the norm so far! Packed our bags and headed off to Landskrona. Jen took us the long way so she could show me where she grew up, old school and hang outs. Stopped off at the supermarket for a few supplies and bumped into her uncle who didnt even know she was in town. He is a bouncer at a club in town so will catch up with him later :) then headed to Jens old mans place where we will be staying for Karnevalen. Karnevalen is a big party in the town over 3 days with rides and...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Wednesday 13th July- Driving test

So today its been organised that I get to do part of the driving test that the Swedes do as part of getting their driving test. I had no idea what to expect and was quite excited about doing this. Its conducted at the local race track so I was hoping it would involve a few hot laps but sadly no. It is more of a safety and awareness course and was really quite interesting as it was all practical tests and no real theory (apparently that is a different day that is all theory- glad I wasnt included in that!) But they strapped us into a seat...

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Jul 12, 2011 - Sunday 10th July

BIt of a quiet day today. The plan was to go out for lunch so I could experience a Swedish smorgesboard with all the different swedish foods etc but unfortunately Marie wasnt feeling too well. Used the time instead to reasearch and book flights to London for the 19th and accomodation for the night when we get there. Prices are fine getting there but nearly 4 times as much to return so we are looking into other ways of getting back (possibaly by train and ferry) and the chance to see something different. Will worry about getting home I guess...

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Jul 12, 2011 - Tuesday 12th July- Swedish car show

HAd to head out to get more credit for the internet for work and so I can keep doing these journal updates. The buggers here wont let you add credit online or over the phone, you have to actually head into one of their stores to do it which sucks! Anyway, headed to the shops did that and grabbed some stuff for lunch at home. After lunch we all piled into the Pontiac and went and caught up with Jens granparents again before heading to a car show. I was quite interested to see what a car show in Sweden was like after always going to ones at...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Wednesday- Liseberg

Jens a little excited as we are going to Liseberg today. Its a big theme park full of rides and amusements etc and we are going with Michael, Marie, Frida and Robin. Today also happens to be Robins birthday so we are actually heading into town first to get him a present while he is at work - he works as a truck driver but is able to finish today at 12. Poor bugger, we had him out till late the night before and then he was up at like 5am to start work today. We all had a bit of a sleep in and the day didnt actually start till about 11 but...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Thursday 7th

Today the plan is to leave Gotenberg and head back to Marie and Michaels place. Woke up and Frida and Robin both had already left for work which is a pitty as we didnt get to say good bye to them and thank them for letting us stay at there place. Packed our bags and had breakfast. Breakfasts here are different to home. At home you would be having cerial and toast where as here its more like sandwiches with different meats, cheeses, spreads and tomatoes. Anyway, headed off on our 3 hour journey but stopping off at Nordstrom (like harbour...

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