Tag Archive: Sweden

Oct 03 2015

Lovely look at Sweden year-round


Sometimes I still can’t believe I actually live here. A year in Sweden from Sweden on Vimeo. Related articles Great view of my Swedish home city by bike Volvo’s version of Sweden in winter will stir your soul

Jun 05 2015

Seeing him off with Swedish sunshine

My brother’s all-too-short visit wraps up tomorrow (Sweden’s National Day … how the hell did that happen?) so I took the day off (which I always do on Denmark’s National Day) to hang out with him and the vacationing Dr. Darling. They have had their usual rip-roaring time together, to the degree that my quiet, introverted …

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May 30 2015

And the carb-fest continues in Sweden’s capital!


My brother, for all his many visits with us here in Sweden, had never been to Stockholm. So we fixed that on this trip … though somewhat at the “last-minute” because although we offered it up early in the itinerary planning process (as we do every time he comes over) … he declined, saying he …

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Jan 30 2014

Volvo’s version of Sweden in winter will stir your soul


The ad wizards for Volvo have done it again. On the heels of their viral truck commercial featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme comes this gorgeously shot Volvo XC70 advert, featuring a haunting recitation of the country’s national anthem and its biggest soccer star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It’s garnered nearly 3 MILLION views on YouTube since it was released on January …

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Jul 11 2013

Swedish is a seriously singing nation

Because you’ve always wanted to hear 3 Swedish fishermen singing Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” a cappella.

Jun 20 2013

On the verge of Viking puberty

Best re-tweet ever!

Today marks the 11th anniversary of my move Sweden, which basically puts me on the verge of Viking puberty. It’s also the start of what is essentially just over two-week’s worth of celebratory events for Dr. Darling and myself.  June 20th is the date that the Swede and I have always celebrated as the beginning of …

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Apr 06 2013

Swedes know hockey players have boyfriends, too


Sweden, like most of the Scandinavian countries, has been pretty leading-edge when it comes to acceptance of gay relationships. Gay couples appear often in both TV shows and advertising. But there is still some homophobia to be found in certain quarters, including teams sports. which is what makes this ad for a mobile phone service …

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