The intent with a fika is to eat something sweet or a snack, while having a pointless, or meaningful conversation with one or several friends. A fika can mean success at work and also on a first date!
Easter in Sweden is celebrated in a traditional way and the traditions have both pagan and christian origin. Come along into the magical celebration of the Swedish Easter, with witches, eggs, whipping, birch twigs and follow the history to the present day!
Sedimentary rocks are fantastic formations that each and everyone tells an amazing history! If we know what to look for, we can read about the fascinating journey the particles in the rocks have done....
Do you need a recipe for an easy, healthy and tasty dinner that everyone can cook? Here it is: the Swedish broccoli casserole!
Swedish Thins or pepparkakor as we call them are a "must have" during Advent and Christmas time. This biscuit has a long history in Sweden and since they are very tasty and easy to eat we also eat them all year around. Read on for recipe, history and fun facts about Swedish Thins.
Have you ever felt the need to break a depressed tuning, to get out all the anger and tension from your body and mind, to make up once and for all? It can happen in all types of relationships and the feeling before the outbreak is highly explosive and very special. This is a description of such...
Somehow we humans are so afraid of germs, bacteria and virus! And since they have lived on Earth much longer time than us and are more resistant than we will ever be, perhaps we are right to be afraid! But many of the things we do, have no relevance nor give us protection against bacteria or virus....
A water leak in the kitchen can cause big damage to your house and your economy! It is better to prevent leaks than wait for it to happen. There are some pretty easy ways to prevent leaks in your kitchen...
Imagine that you could take away the oceans and be able to explore the ocean floor and the continental shelf just like we investigate the land area on Earth. That is a part of what marine geologists do but the investigation has to be done with the water still there! It is a beautiful and hidden...
Do you know what message you send out when you wear or use black? And did you know that black can be a symbol for both luxury, poverty, humility and penance as well as evil, sex and power?
If you have a dog and if you also like chanterelles you must try these great training tips! If you succeed the only thing you need to do is to buy a bigger mushroom basket! Besides that you will have many wonderful moments with good activity for your dog!
Teenagers nowadays use their cell phone almost as an extension to their own body! The cell phone is always present and they are in connection with Internet by their phones all the time. But is this all a bad thing or are there any advantages...
Semla is a pastry that is loved by the Swedes! We eat enormous amounts of this delicious pastry during late winter! Semlan is even said to have caused the death of a Swedish King! This pastry has, as you can imagine, an interesting history and I will tell you about that as well as give you the...
To sow seeds for the plants that will give you greenery and flowers during the summer is a great feeling! But there is one common problem when you re-plant the small plants; tangled roots! By reading this you will know how to avoid that problem... ....
In my part of Europe, a new type of garden is coming up; a vintage garden! It is an idea that values re-use, recycling, and also quality.
What happened to the skirt, the history of skirt length! Or why don’t young girls wear a skirt in these days?
I don’t know how fashion is in the rest of the world, but here in northern Europe the fashion to wear tights has now resulted in that some young girls and also some women walk around as if they have forgotten the skirt...
Many people spend a lot of time and effort trying to get rid of the moss in their gardens. And despite all the effort, it is often with poor result because you are struggling against nature! Stop that and nurture the moss instead! I will show you the beauty of moss and how to nurture a moss...
All dogs needs daily exercise of both body and head! And the same goes for a Leonberger. Even though it is a big breed you will be amazed over how much they can do, and how fun you can have...
A proverb should be consistent with the reality, don´t you think? But this last few weeks a special proverb has begun to annoy me! I think that there is indeed such a thing as bad weather! ...
Lobster is healthy seafood and a source of iodine, benefits from lobster, information, history and recipe!
Lobster is a classic delicacy and to eat lobster is regarded as something special in Europe! But did you know that lobster also contain many benificial nutrients, speeds up your metabolism and contain low amount of fat...
When a women wears a blouse or a shirt with buttons, there is a gap at the bust height! What kind of gaps can occur and why...
The 13 December is special day in Sweden when we celebrate Santa Lucia. Join me and learn about Lucia, maids, star boys and a special atmosphere with candle lights in the darkest season of the year!
Have you ever thought about cooking as the cause for sexual attraction? Maybe you have without having a special word for it. But now there is such a word and it appears that cooking can be both sexual as well as sensual!
I have had a few dogs in my family during the years, and the last one was a Leonberger who’s name was Prince Rosco. There is something very special with a big dog like the Leonberger and I will try to describe them for you.
Have you ever noticed the beauty of tree trunks in a garden during winter season, the amazing patterns and the colors? Here are suggestions of which trees to plant for maximum winter drama.
Coleus is normally used as an inside flower plant, but they can also be used outside in many different ways, both as solitary and in plantations where you want to add some intense colour! My favorite is a dark purple coleus that really add colour to any plantation. Mix it with lime...
Most of us take it for granted. To get pregnant when we want to seem only natural. But it isn't always so easy and for some of us pregnancy can´t be a reality without professional aid. This i my story to the greatest gift of all...
Does your clothes contains silver ions or other antibacterial agents? And if they do, do you really need those agents? Have you ever thought about where the agents finally ends up? Read on...