April 20, 2021

HOUSE HUNTING IN EDINBURGH: WE’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW APARTMENT!

As I mentioned a few months ago in this post, we’re on the hunt for a new apartment! We moved to Edinburgh in November, and since then we’ve been staying in a furnished, rental right on the Royal Mile. We always knew were going to buy, but chose to rent for a few months first […]

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April 6, 2021

5 PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL IN 2021

Though we’re very much still in the middle of a pandemic, and travel isn’t recommended yet, I’m feeling hopeful that as more vaccines go out and restrictions start to be lifted, it will be possible to safely travel again at some point this year. One of the main reasons we chose to move abroad was to […]

March 30, 2021

5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE EASTER LIKE A SWEDE

Glad påsk! The sun is shining (when it’s not raining), flowers are starting to bloom, and it’s really starting to feel like spring! This Sunday is Easter (Påsk), one of my favourite holidays to celebrate, and so I thought I’d reminisce a bit and talk about how it’s celebrated in Sweden! Påsk has pretty much […]

March 23, 2021

SWEDISH FIKA: YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST SWEDISH PASTRIES

Let’s talk about fika! Fika is a Swedish word that seems to be making it’s way around the world through Instagram and Pinterest, and for good reason! Often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, fika is this and so much more. Fika is an important part of Swedish culture. In fact, many Swedes consider it an […]

March 16, 2021

5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SWEDISH AND AMERICAN APARTMENTS

Now that we’ve been in Edinburgh a few months, we’re looking to move our of our temporary apartment and into another for the longer term. With all this apartment searching and comparing, I’m reminded of the last time we changed apartments which, of course was in Sweden.  Before moving to Sweden, I was of course, […]

March 9, 2021

5 WAYS I TAKE CARE OF MYSELF DURING LOCKDOWN

Between lockdown, quarantine, moving, staying healthy, and enduring a pandemic in 2 different countries, this last year has been a lot to say the least. I’m not going to pretend it’s been easy – because it definitely hasn’t. Sure, there have been weeks where I’ve felt productive at work, gotten out for my daily walks, […]

March 2, 2021

SO YOU WANT TO MOVE ABROAD? TIPS FROM AN EXPAT

After a year in lockdown, are you sick of the same old same old, feeling that wanderlust, and itching to try something new? Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sunrise in Greece, shopping in France, or having daily fika in Sweden? Maybe your company has another branch in Germany, and you’re debating […]

February 23, 2021

6 FOODS I STARTED EATING AFTER MOVING TO SWEDEN

Before living in Sweden, I had never heard of a saffron bun. Pea soup and pancakes definitely were never eaten together, and liquorice was not something to be trusted (unless in the form of Red Vines). But after two+ years, I can say that I’ve tried the pickled herring, found the perfect jam/cream/pancake ratio, and […]

February 16, 2021

GREAT SCOT! SNOW IN EDINBURGH

Last week Edinburgh was transformed into a winter wonderland as the city experienced a snowfall that hasn’t been seen since the hit of 2012’s Beast from the East. In the midst of what has felt like a long dark winter during an even longer pandemic, the atmosphere in Edinburgh was significantly lifted as people raced […]

February 9, 2021

VALENTINE’S DAY IN LOCKDOWN: 7 DATE IDEAS

Are you feeling in a bit of a slump this Valentine’s Day? If you’re like me, you’ve been cooped up with your valentine for basically the past year in lockdown and are  out of ways to make chilling in sweats and watching Netflix cute. We’ve done all the puzzles, “supported” our local community by trying […]

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