New section about the Army museum in Stockholm added!

See the new chapter here: Stockholm Army Museum. Also some nice photos added: enjoy!

Snow and ice finally coming to the Stockholm region

Very, very, very little snow has come to the Stockholm are the last couple of days. So little in fact, that it is already gone.

What is not gone though, is the slippery ground, with ice in the morning that unfreezes during the day, and anything that has not dried up by the late afternoon will freeze again for the next morning. Some issues with driving, goes without saying.

As the holiday of Lucia is approaching, more sining, choirs, candels and similar things are emerging all over the country.

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Gustav I a.k.a Gustav Vasa

The Gustav I section of the home page has been improved further, go there immediately to read about the First King of Modern Sweden.

Gustav I Eriksson (1496-1560), the first king of modern Sweden. This man ruled Sweden for 37 years, 1523 – 1560 and transformed Sweden from a chaotic and disunited country into a European power. After several wars with Denmark, the Kalmar Union was finally brough to an end and Sweden became truly sovereign and has been since then. As a consequence of winning the war, in May 1523 the Swedish Riksdag (parliament) had a session at Strängnäs, west of Stockholm and elected Gustav king on June 6th. From then on, he was to be known as [...]

Unusually mild winter in Sweden this year!

December has come, but still no snow in the Stockholm area.

After having two of the worst winters in two decades 2009 and 2010 (while I was living in the U.S. luckily), this one is turning out pretty mild. Still above freezing and no snow at all. The winds are still far from enjoyable, but hey, as long as there is no slush around, I´m perfectly fine. Just because I am writing this, I am sure there will be some snow for me in the morning..