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... out there!
We drove about twenty minutes south of Umeċ to a beautiful area on the Baltic coast. Our destination Norrmjöle.
Tommy and Tiny have played golf there for many years and Tina has often admired a lovely home on the 15th green. Earlier this year they discovered it was for sale. After a lot of thinking and negotiations it will be their new home in March.
The owner was away for the holiday, ...
... a light high on the hill....and soon we could see the awaited guest approaching the house. Everyone gather at the door to greet Tomten. All but the youngest, Melvin, were thrilled to see him.
Soon we were in the midst of present distribution. It was a big job, each child came forward to accept their gifts and thank Tomten. Soon there were mounds of packages in front of 4 happy boys. Then they presented a gift to Santa and he was off to visit the next ...
... used to. Expect ham strips.
-Bicycles rule the sidewalks
-Pedestrians rule the streets
-Sweden does not believe in using salt for ice. They use sand, which doesn't help as much in my opinion.
-Swedish chocolate might just be the best chocolate ever
-The Netflix options are not the best
-Fika breaks are lifesavers
-November is the worst month to visit Sweden. Everyone I talked to said they wished November didn't exist.
... we haven't seen any behaviors that would require a second teacher. This also means that each class is co-taught.
The students at the school call us and their teachers by first names and that was a little bit of an adjustment. Our cooperating teacher, Elisabet, is only there 50% of the time. This means that she is there Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Wednesdays for the whole school starting at 9 and ending at 1:45. Because of that, ...
... we went to campus and attempted to find our building. Unfortunately, none of us knew exactly which one it was so we had no idea what we were looking for. When we gave up on that, we went down to city centre and walked around. We ended up going into this little mall and having coffee at Wayne's Coffee. In Sweden people do what's called "fika," which is a social coffee break and I have no problem with that! We walked around ...