Swedish Midsommar

This post contains commercial links Midsommarafton is around the corner and it is, by far, one of the most celebrated days during the whole year. The parks, the green areas, the coastline In public parks, large and small green areas and along the coastline – there’s people everywhere. Even when it rains, wich is almostContinue reading “Swedish Midsommar”

The holiday season is here

Advent is latin and means arrival. It is a celebration of the arrival of Jesus, and also a time to prepare for Christmas. Advent has its historical roots in the 40 day long fasting period that started around Christmas and finished by Easter. Traditionelly it is a time for fasting and preparing for the birthContinue reading “The holiday season is here”

Falu red

There is this certain color, a very specific red nuance, which is called “Falu red”, or Faluröd. The red paint is mainly used for exteriors and is usually used for small cottages and/or summer houses. You’ve probably seen pictures of idyllic Swedish cottages with a white wooden fence and white house knots. Usually there areContinue reading “Falu red”