Unwritten rules

So what is an unwritten rule, something that is legal according to the state laws but not okay in the society or at least something that you shouldn´t do, something that no one expects you to do. Like for example when people are standing in line and someone goes a head in line and doesn´t respect them who actually has waited for their turn. That is unacceptable for Swedes. To stand in line is a typical Swedish behavior.

Another exemplary unwritten rule is the fact that we never chooses to sit close to someone on the bus. People have their bags on the site next to them so that no one will sit there. If there is an empty double bus site, you are expected to choose that one before sitting close to someone. In other countries it is considered rued not to choose the sit next to a person but that isn´t the case here. There is exceptions of coures.

A bus

Young people have their own rule or at least girls, they can´t buy the same clothes as there friend have. That is both embarrassing and like almost forbidden to them. I remember when it was extra hard to buy clothes, it was the time when everyone including you, started to care about your own look and style. I guess it was the time when boys became more interesting than just being friends.

Not going out when it is sunny outside and lovely weather is more like a shame. The sun times are precious and can´t go to waste.

Love Malin

Eurovision song contest

We won’t have to wait anymore the winner of Eurovision song contest is named, Anna Bergendahl won with the song, This is my life. I was cheering for Anna and Salem al fakir who sang the song Keep on walking.

I just got to mention another person that is worth mentioning, the hardcore Dolph Lundgren my new idol, talk about Man! The way he talks and just acts is fascinating.

/Malin <3


I just got to tell you about a Swedish design, fjällräven is its name. They are most famous for their making of jackets and backpack. I will show you some pictures. It would be fun to hear what you think about them.

The jacket

The back-pack

Have a great day Malin

smorgasboard yamie

I have talked to my fellows at home about what different Swedish words can´t be translated in to English. We didn´t come up with that much. There was one word that kept returning and it was the word “lagom” but I will try anyway to do my best so that you will understand approximately what it denotes. It stands for just enough, middling, sufficiently or something like that.

Another funny word that Englishman has borrowed from us is the word smorgasbord. Smorgasbord is a traditional Swedish buffet that consist whit warm and cold courses.

See ya later dude ;) kiss M

Some of all Swede Animals

I was thinking to share some few lines information about the Swedish animals or at least four or five of them. I will start with the “king of the forest” the moose. The moose is a ruminant which means that he eats for example blueberry springs and heath. It´s a very noble deer animal that often is seen alone except for mating season. 

The king of the forest = the moose

Another animal that keeps growing in Sweden is the wild boar. It is a kind of pig animal that lives free in the forest. A problem is that they are moving closer to the community now days. They move as a group and are omnivore (the eats “everything” meaning for example potato, mushroom, mice and snakes)

A wild boar

Brown bear is one of all the animals that have made some of my childhood days hard, since I was wildly afraid of them when I was in my family’s summerhouse. I couldn´t sleep, I was so afraid that I felt sick even though I never have seen one free in real life only on the zoo. Brown bear is active during the nights and they are omnivores. Sweden has a lot to offer when it comes to animals but it´s getting late so I have to take the other another day.

Brown bear

Sleep well Malin

It will last forever!

For how long will it last, this winter is the coldest for a long time. The earth has been covered with white shiny snow since the middle of December. I bet all the children think it´s amazing. It has been amazing, a lovely winter but please it´s enough. I long for the summer, warm summer nights with lots of barbecue and wellbeing. Being with friends doing all sort of things like for example going to Stockholm and see the show Allsång på skansen that also is sent on TV. That gives me summer feelings.

A summer picture of my sister a warm summer night 2009

I will be driving a folkrace car this summer and I don´t know how it happened but in some surprisingly weird way, I decide to give it a go. My father was driving in his youth and wanted to do it again but not alone so I joined him. I see this opportunity as a adventure, a memory to share with my father and a thing that we have in common.


This summer is something extra ordinary happening in Sweden, Stockholm. The royal family will expend with one member. Crown princess Victoria is going to get married with Daniel Westling, Saturday the nineteenth of June. It is going to be exciting and fun to watch I will definitely be there when they get married.

The royal family

Daniel Westling and Crown princess Victoria

Love Malin

Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol is something that concerns everybody. It can be social and it can be NOT so social when it goes out of hand. You have to be twenty years old to buy Alcohol (that outreach 3,5 percentage by volume) on the public utility “Systembolaget”. Beer and cider that has less then 3,5 percentage by volume can be bought in a assorted grocery but you have to be eighteen years old.

The Swedish climate doesn´t adapt to wine cultivation, on our degree of latitude does seed adapt better. Typical Swedish Alcohol is schnapps, vodka but also beer and wine.

The only “drug” that I can say something about is Tobacco. Cigarettes are quite usual here in Sweden. I know a lot of young people but also adult that smokes. Snuff “snus” is very common and legal here. Snuff is like thick black grain that you but under your lip. A person that tries to stop smoking often starts with Snuff instead, as if that would be better. It´s better when it comes to tobacco smoke pollution, snuff harms only the snuffer.

Over and out nilaM

OS is over!

Two weeks of constant TV watching is now over, the finally OS competition where launched yesterday. It was intense and entertaining when the Swedish men’s did a wonderful ski race and took bronze.  But we can´t forget the other talented people that also took medals for Sweden in OS 2010! 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals which makes a total of 11 medals. Thanks for that Sweden!

love M

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