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... around when Grandma Sig lived here.
Just after the turn of the century, Sweden experienced difficult economic times. Her family was struggling to support the children. At only 14 years old, Signe and a younger brother had to leave the family. They set off for America all by themselves. They had a sponsor in Iowa who would take them in and give them a job until they got established. The records at Ellis Island indicate that Signe and ...
This was a school day and I spent the day in our partner school in Jakobsberg. The Swedes are very fond of their coffee and a classy coffee machine in the staff room is a welcome friend.
Schools in Sweden are not too different from those in the UK but the different climate means that ...
... then went to a cafe in town to have our afternoon fika, a Swedish word to describe taking a break to have a coffee and snack. We tried one of the traditional Swedish snack of a "chocolate ball" which is exactly as it sounds, a ball of chocolate rolled in coconut.
We had a relaxing night to prepare for our next day in Stockholm, made dinner in her residence, hung out with some of her friends and got a tour of inside her university.
Eskilstuna is a great little city, but again not one that any tourist would have a need to stop at. It is beautiful, and old but does not really have anything that other Swedish towns do not. As we just learned in class, the main industry here is Volvo construction equipment. It is an old mill town, as it is on River EskilstunaŚn, ...
... to imagine the opposite.....only 4 hours of light......a metre or so of snow and minus 30, for 5 or 6 months. Not one Swede told us they liked the winter.
Well, I guess it's a lucky thing the strawberries tasted so good, they became a very important reward for all the work that had to be done. Strawberries aren't the only thing growing in the strawberry fields.....that's right weeds grow there too, a lot of weeds and it was our job in the mornings to ...