The next year (and the next month in particular) are pretty damned scary. So many of the norms we’ve grown up with will be challenged and reset. We’ll become functionally illiterate for a while, and entirely blind to everything on the news for the first time in 35 years.
I’m normally pretty cynical about inspiring quotes, but these seemed very appropriate to the journey we’re about to embark on.
Continue reading Apposite Quotes for the Road Ahead
Our new home is in leafy Hässelby, a few hundred metres from Lake Malären.
Continue reading 127.0.0.1 Sweet 127.0.0.1
Aerial view of leafy Hässelby, with our house marked. Image: Apple Maps
Official tourism site for the city. Beautifully designed too.
Child Wellbeing in OECD Countries
More than any other piece of data, this (combined with the cost of childcare) was convincing in our understanding of Sweden as a better place to bring up children than the UK.
Continue reading Child Wellbeing: UK -v- Sweden
What is Sweden like? What are the Swedes like? This video gives a surprisingly accurate insight into a number of key characteristics.
(Warning: gets a bit sweary at the end)
Continue reading Swedishness (Slightly NSFW)
Excellent house for holiday rent
Our house is very nice, and we’re very happy to welcome friends and family to stay with us. But sometimes you want your own space. This house is just lovely to visit – it’s a real family house, in a very nice area convenient for public transport and with a supermarket 3 minutes’ walk away.
Continue reading Very Nice House to Holiday Rent
Importing a UK car to Sweden
New regs since 2009 make it much simpler.