a swedish househusband’s stories from japan

a new child

Never did I think that suddenly there would come a new little life into our world; we have a small piece of soil, maybe a …
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changing times

A new year always puts a perspective on time, I feel. The breaking point that a new year signifies is both happiness and anxiety, hope …
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swedish christmas

Being in Japan for the winter holidays for the third year in a row, both my wife and I miss, apart from seeing our close …
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stars

Today I have finally realized that there are stars everywhere. I woke up this morning by my sun (I was going to write son, and …
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young activities

Once or twice a week, I take our son to different activities in the little town where we live. Tuesdays is the baby-activity in the …
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adventsfika

I could not resist to follow up the last post with a story of how we have enjoyed our lussebullar, saffron bread. The second of …
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traditions

Having given up our hope to go to Sweden for Christmas, we decided to try to do what we could to keep a few Swedish …
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finally fall

Finally the most beautiful time of the year is here. Before our son was born, I would take an early morning train and go to …
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a special grandfather

I first met my father-in-law three and a half years ago when my soon-to-be wife introduced me to her parents and I explained my desire …
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science lesson

I never thought my baby would teach me science before learning to even speak; I thought I was the one that will finally make good …
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