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At least they wore a “mask”!

“Transportation officials in the UK have warned commuters not to use live snakes as face coverings, after a bus passenger was spotted with a large reptile wrapped around his head.

“While there is a small degree of interpretation that can be applied to this, we do not believe it extends to the use of snakeskin — especially when still attached to the snake.”


I’m just surprised this wasn’t Texas.

There IS enough room on this sidewalk for the both of us!

On this week’s episode of the Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow podcast, Steve, from England, and host of the podcast “The Experience Designers”, tells us how it is to pick up and move a family with older children to a different country, how he embraces the idea of “lagom” and how it ties into the Swedish drinking culture… maybe.

You can listen on iTunes, Spotify, poddtoppen, or anywhere you get your podcast. Just type “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow”

crosswalk

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/13-this-sidewalk-is-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us/id1440431070?i=1000429757928&l=en&mt=2

 

poddtoppen – https://poddtoppen.se/podcast/1440431070/life-in-the-land-of-the-ice-and-snow/13-this-sidewalk-is-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us

 

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/3m8G45xIU7bp9o90Khf3qu?si=KwrVMrcaRoeBm8F34YNuiw

 

Ice and Snow website –

https://iceandsnow.se/podcast/13-this-sidewalk-is-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us/

Boxing day

It is only this year that I learned what “Boxing day” means. Most Americans have heard this term and I guarantee that the majority of us just picture a boxing match or taking out frustration on relatives after being cooped up in a house with them over the holidays.

So for those who, like me, have never understood why the UK has a day to beat the crap out of people after Christmas, I will give you the information I learned this month from Reader’s Digest:

“… it’s actually a celebration of charitable giving…… The name comes from the ritual of opening ‘the box’ – the alms box – in the local parish church and distributing the contents to the poor.”

That’s nice, but there are still a few people out there who could use a good knock-out.

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