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Sep 20, 2012 - Stockholm
@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Stockholm is spread across 14 islands connected by at least 57 bridges, but it’s surprisingly walkable. The city is compact, with distinctive neighbourhoods and the old town, called Gamla Stan, is its beating heart. The streets of the historic centre are razor thin in places, paved with ancient cobblestones and lined with shops of every description. If it’s modern your after, the modern Stockholm is only a short bridge away. The latest fashions, in clothing, accessories and automobiles, can be enjoyed by curious...Jump to full entry
Aug 11, 2012 - Down on the Farm
August 11 Down on the Farm Today was a travel day - about 4 1/1 - 5 hours from the summer house to Stockholm. But first we had to finish packing and cleaning and help Uncles Pelle and Hugo put the boat to bed for the winter. The first part of this was a surprise - a wasp nest in the boat house! Uncle Pelle got rid of it and then gathered some cousins to help lift the boat. Mia, Thomas, Grammar and I made this into an Olympic event by moving chairs down onto the lawn for ourselves and by cheering and clapping wildly. Grammar, Mia and I then...Jump to full entry
Aug 2, 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
It is known that a castle and a church were built here in the 13th century. The church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of shipping and is referred to today as the Great Church. In the 18th century, Stockholm attracted many scientists and scholars. It became a cultural, musical, and dramatic capital. During the last 100 years of Stockholm's history, the city has become industrialized and the government has changed from a monarchy to a full parliamentary democracy. Stockholm is built on fourteen small islands. Modern Stockholm...Jump to full entry
Jul 30, 2012 - Stockholm
July 30 - Stockholm We are now settled inTeslin and Hugo's lovely spare room. And Grammar's luggage did arrive today-- hurray. This is quite a relief for her when she starts to think of all the things she carefully packed for this BIG trip. To bad Grammar does not travel as lightly as I do. We all went to the beach today and made sandcastles and some of us (not Grammar the chicken) went swimming. It was lots of fun. Grammar has just figured out how to add photos. She does not know whether they will show up in the blog---they still don't???!!!!Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2012 - Copenhagen and Stockholm
Denmark - in Scandinavia at last! We have decided Copenhagen is a mecca for young people - it seems to be one non-stop party. Probably bad timing for us - we arrived as celebrations were starting for high school graduation, which means truckloads of students being driven around the streets of the city 24/7 with horns and music blaring, with screams and shouts of (drunken?) joy and celebration going constantly. We arrived on Friday (Julia a bit shaky still from a flight from Edinburgh in a very small jet!) and dear Maja met us at the...Jump to full entry
May 25, 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden - Day 17
PharmSCAN Blog report: May 25th/May 26th On our final day in Stockholm, we spent our morning with Peter Hulten from the Swedish Poisons Information Center. He was very welcoming and generous with his time, even though his schedule is quite busy. First, we began by discussing the differences within the practice of pharmacy along our Scandinavian journey. We compared and contrasted the various countries visited to the practice of pharmacy we are most familiar with, the United States. Next, we took a “fika” break which was thoroughly enjoyed...Jump to full entry
May 22, 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden - Day 14
The PharmSCAN team arrived in Stockholm, Sweden late Monday night after a train ride through the beautiful Norwegian/Swedish countryside. After a good nights rest, the team was ready to enjoy our two free days in beautiful Stockholm. The first stop on our journey was Gamla Stan or 'The Old Town' in Swedish. This beautiful city center has been in existence since the thirteenth century and its cobblestone streets are hundreds of years old. The island itself is situated in the center of Stockholm harbor allowing us to get great pictures of the...Jump to full entry
Mar 20, 2012 - Sweden
When I got off the plane in Sweden I was shocked because the time there was 6:00 P.M. and my watch said 12:00 P.M. It was the summer time and so the temperature was only in the upper 60's. After that I went to go to a football game. Everyone there were talking in Swedish luckily I was able to under stand it because i spoke Swedish. Once I got there I heard this big discussion about the captain of the football team. He got removed from his position because he was discriminating someone. I meet up with my cousin Peter at the game and later...Jump to full entry
Mar 19, 2012 - New Zealand here I come!
I´m going to New Zealand and I can´t barely wait! It going to be so much fun, me alone in this adorable country. But first I have to do all preparations. It´s boring, but it worth it all, because who doesn´t want to go to New Zealand? Here in Sweden our degrees is under the zero, because it´s winter. While in New Zealand it´s summer and it´s going to be hot! So I no longer have to freeze to death when I´m out. Today I´m going, and the flight goes from Arlanda here in Sweden 17.15 and then it will land in Amsterdam 19.25. There I can buy...Jump to full entry
Mar 7, 2012 - Back on the ice ledge again...
I'm back in my native Sweden and while it's a bit chilly I'm really having a lovely time seeing friends and family again. Isn't it strange how when you return it sometimes feels like you've never really been gone at all? That's a very positive feeling for me. I's been pretty much exactly two and a half years since I moved to London after all... We've had some very nice late winter days lately, blue skies and sunny though a bit of a bite in the air as it's a couple of degrees below 0... but it's not bad at all really. Of course, first thing...Jump to full entry
Mar 4, 2012 - Less then 24 hours left....
Even though we knew that this day was coming it still has felt a little unreal. We are actually going to the US and now in less then 24hours we will be in the air on our way to London! Can't believe it actually. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and keep checking and double checking my to-do list. Gosh I sure hope I haven't forgotten to add anything to that list. Have I got everything with me? Is everything that I needed to get done before I leave taken care of? And last but not least, What if we oversleep tomorrow and miss our flight! I...Jump to full entry
Mar 3, 2012 - 4 more days or.....
Well I thought we had for more days before we leave but Eric and Julia informed me that I don't know how to count. I was counting Saturday day 1, Sunday day 2, Monday day 3 and Tuesday day 4 but they told me WRONG! From Saturday to Sunday is day 1, From Sunday to Monday is day 2 and from Monday to 7 am Tuesday is almost a day which would make it day 3. I guess I have to agree with the kids on this one =) Today the kids just want to hang out at Sophie's apartment where we are currently living. Her apartment is small but cozy so it's like we...Jump to full entry