A blog by an Irishwoman, written in both English and Swedish, depending on what humour is on me....
En blogg av en irländska, skriven på svenska och engelska.
Just scroll down to find the English bits among the Swedish, or vice versa.

Ta Gaeilge agam freisin, más é an rud é go bhfuil éinne eile le Gaeilge ag léamh mo bhlagsa.

Ich verstehe auch ein bisschen Deutsch, je parle un petit peu francais och klarar av lite norska med.

Wondering about the background of the blog? They're the Cliffs of Moher, in the neighbouring county, County Clare, 8km long, 700m high, and magnificent. Well worth a visit if anyone is around the West of Ireland

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Here are a few more pictures from our holiday in Sweden:

Husband was delighted, his favourite second hand record shop in Gothenburg was still alive and kicking, 16 years later, Dirty Records.

After 2 nights in a hot humid Gothenburg, we got the bus and train to Karlstad, where we stayed in a house in Hammarö, which is actually the neighbouring district to Karlstad.

The following days were spent doing out favourite activities when in Sweden, ie, swimming and eating Swedish food, visiting Ikea, visiting the library in Karlstad, meeting M's mother and his friends and family, and generally taking it easy.


the stone bridge in Karlstad

more swimming

Farmors födelsedagstårta den 14e juli

jumping on the trampoline


  1. I think Vänern is too cold to take a swim in :-) I can almost feel ice around me when trying :-) :-)

    I ahven´t been to IKEA for over fifteen years I think! I think that might be a world record of some kind :-) :-)

    Have a great day now!

  2. We always swim in Vänern, that is, my husband and children do, I usually just sit at side and read, my crazy Irish kids love the water, it's so clean and fresh, I love that there's no current, no salt, no jellyfish (manet) and that the beaches are långgrund, shallow and sandy. I work hard enough to get us all to the beach and i will be back 'on duty' again when we leave the beach, so when we get to the beach I like to have a safe beach for the kids and then i can take a break.
    I really really want to get to Ikea in Dublin soon, before I go back to work in school again, yes 15 years without goin there is a record!
    have a nice day you too!