In Sweden

I don’t have a lot to write at the moment, since I’m mainly enjoying my time back home (excluding the cold, of course). Feels like there’s a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it – trying to get to see everyone as much as possible.

My old boss has asked me to drop by and help her with some statistics that I did for her last year as well. Not sure when I’ll have the time for that… But she gave me a good reference for my job (I think?!), so I kinda feel like I owe her.

Today my mom had me over for dinner, and they made me a mini-Christmas dinner, since I was in the UK for Christmas. Yummy!


Other than that, I’ve done some shopping. Found two dresses for two weddings I’m attending this Spring, as well as a pair of comfortable shoes for work.

My niece and nephew have been over a few times, and they’re so cute. I wanted to take a picture of them, and my niece immediately started making funny faces and poses.

My camera takes really bad quality pictures sometimes...

My camera takes really bad quality pictures sometimes…

Earlier in the week I visited a friend to see her for lunch, and to do our Christmas gift exchange. I gave her a coffee cup that said “You’re my person” (a quote from Grey’s Anatomy), and some English chocolates. She gave me this…


I think she won. Her gift for me was way cooler!


In Sweden — 3 Comments

  1. Awesome gift! And your niece looks like she’s doing “finger guns,” haha.

    What is a traditional Christmas dinner in Sweden? (I kind of love food. Can you tell by all my questions about food? :P)

    • A traditional Swedish Christmas dinner is very much like a buffet *lol* A bunch of dishes that you take a little of each (or a few, if you’re picky like I am!).

      I think it varies a little bit between families, but the basic traditional things would probably be:
      Christmas ham (oven cooked with a mustard cover, eaten cold, often on bread)
      Prince Sausages (they’re finer than regular ones and small)
      Jansson’s Delight (a potato gratin with anchovies)
      Raw Herring
      Stockfish (this is less and less common, I don’t think we’ve ever had it in my family)
      Salmon (my family doesn’t, but you’d probably find it if you went to a restaurant for their Christmas buffet (which you can do most of December *lol*)

      I think those are the basics, but you’d also find breads, cheese, some veggies. A lot of people will have some egg halves with kaviar or shrimp on them.

      Now I’m hungry…

      • Ah, neat! I think in Canada (based on friends’ and coworkers’ dinners), a traditional meal is either turkey or ham, with mashed potatoes and assorted side veggies. The mashed potatoes are a must!

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