If only it were edible

This came up on my ads today.

1. I don’t want this blanket, but I really want a pizza now.

2. Isn’t it odd that these girls in a white bedroom are just reading a book like normal people under their blanket. I think if someone had a pizza blanket, they’d probably just be rolling around all over the floor laughing hysterically.

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Podcast episode 43 – Don’t Shake the Baby!

On this week’s podcast… Jarrett, from Calgary, thinks you people are WEAK! You want to see a real winter? Come to Calgary! (He also shares some expat stories from when he was a villain on Korean tv that you don’t want to miss.)

Available anywhere you get your podcasts. Just search for “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow”
Or click any of the following links!

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7
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Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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Why didn’t I think of that?

I can’t believe I never thought of doing this. I’ve tried wearing 4 layers of clothes but this one never occured to me!

 

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My favorite Halloween comic strip this year…

… comes from Poorly Drawn Lines.

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Trying once again to explain Halloween to Swedes

Listen to the latest bonus episode of our expat podcast as we make our yearly attempt to explain Halloween and Day of the Dead to the country of Sweden.

Available wherever you get your podcast by typing in “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow” or at any of the links below:

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7
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FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl
Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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It’s MY restaurant, you hear me?

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I have got to eat here on my vacation.

Listen to this podcast episode or the Babaroga will get you!

It’s that time of year for Serbian tales of vampires, the Babaroga and Nikola Tesla. Jelena fills us in on this, plus we discuss the Swedish birthday song as well as ’Swedish problems’.

Available anywhere you get your podcasts and at the following links!

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7
Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg
Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/
FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl
Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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No one wants see-through bathrooms

Looking up hotels for Barcelona and starting to remember how it was last time we were there. Both of the hotels we stayed in just had weird frosted glass separating the bathroom from the main room. Who wants this? We had to start leaving the room each time the other one really needed to use the toilet because it was too embarassing.

Looking through hotels today, I see nothing has changed. Took a screenshot of how the bathrooms look in many Barcelona hotels:

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Newest episode – Expat Superpowers!

Luis, who grew up in Spain, talks a bit about his birth country Costa Rica (watch out for alligators), swimming at Saltsjöbaden (fun to swim in, hard to say) and expat superpowers!

Listen anywhere you get your podcasts or at any of these links!

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7

Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg

Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/

FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl

Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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My cat’s feeling a little full of himself.

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Podcast episode #38 Cinnamon Buns the Size of Your Head

Welcome to the podcast for expats in Sweden! Today we chat with Nicole, from Massachusetts, about the terror of grocery shopping in another language, tricks for not having to speak, recycling and Cinnamon Bun day!


Listen and subscribe anywhere you get your podcast or at any of these links!

 
 
 
 
Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

And don’t forget to check out International Podcast Day Sept 30th! #InternationalPodcastDay

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How to make an Ewok

Step 1: Get very furry cat.
Step 2: Make it reach for toy in the air.
Step 3: Success!

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Podcast episode #37 Superstitions and Air Raid Sirens

Pinar, from Turkey, joins us on this week’s episode where we talk about superstitions, air raid sirens and chain restaurants that might or might not be Turkish.

Available anywhere you get your podcasts and at the links below. Don’t forget to click subscribe so you can get new episodes as they are published each week!

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Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/

FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl

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I’d love to have a glass, but I’m the designated driver

At a party a few weeks ago where I happened to be the designated driver, this was one of the drinks served. I chose the right party to volunteer to not drink alcohol.

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Shopping casual

Saw this guy in line at the liquor store last weekend. Trying to figure out the story here. Is it:

1. Realized store was closing soon and didn’t want to waste time changing.
2. Thought to himself, “You know what my spa day could use? More champagne!
3. Has decided to live his life in ultimate comfort everywhere he goes.

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Cafe Culture and Neighbors

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Olga, from Ukraine, talks about Ukrainian vs. Swedish cafe culture, getting to know your neighbors through fake traditions, and the beauty of rules, among other things.

Just type in ”Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow” anywhere you get your podcasts, or choose one of the links below. Don’t forget to subscribe to get new episodes each week!

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y24ufzn9

Season 2 of the podcast!

We are back with season 2 of the “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow” podcast!

We’re back for Season 2 with a recap of our Swedish and not-so Swedish summers! We discuss scuba diving with the metric system, the advantages of bathing caps and co-ed summer camps.

Join us anywhere you get your podcasts or just click a link below!

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Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/

Player FM – https://player.fm/series/2484919/240787105

 

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What to wear, what to wear…

I’m going to two “musical events” this week. One tonight and one tomorrow. Trying to figure out what to wear to each one. Hope I don’t get them confused.

Tonight – Icelandic band Hatari
Tomorrow – Ballet at the Royal Opera

Nothing to see here

Took the kids to a science experiment center last weekend. As we entered one of the live shows, the woman at the microphone said, “Welcome! Sorry about the accident at the previous show. We’re all set to go again!” And then the door closed, trapping us inside.

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Italian cat food

It’s always fun to go to the local grocery stores when you’re on vacation in another country. I make sure to bring my camera each time. On the most recent Italian trip, I noticed the names of food in the pet aisle. It’s always interesting to see what other countries use as names for cat food. Here were 2 of my favorites:

 

Of course, I have yet to find a country to beat the greatest Swedish cat food name of all:

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(Side note: Unfortunately, by the time we got a cat, the company became aware and changed its name.)

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