Thursday, February 7, 2013

Easter in Sweden

We try to go home to Sweden at least once a year but last year we decided to visit our friends in Montana instead. Therefore, I and kids are going home for Easter this year to catch up with friends and family. My Mum was just here in Dubai but unfortunately my Dad can't travel that far anymore so we decided that this year we will all spend Easter together, the Swedish way! Emirates flies all the way to Copenhagen and from there we fly SAS to Gothenburg. Rumour has it that Emirates is opening up Stockholm and/or Oslo this summer and that sounds almost too good to be true! Husband is excited and I suspect he will be bidding for this destination on a regular basis. That also means that my supply of falu sausage, cheese, Estrella crisps, Swedish interior design magazines etc will never run empty. My hubby is from the northern part of Sweden so for him Stockholm is a much better destination than Copenhagen, whereas for me, Copenhagen is actually better as you can easily hop on the train to Kinna (the small village where I'm from) in case all flights are full.
This Easter I am looking forward to Easter Buffet with my parents, taking the bus to Gothenburg (I love Gothenburg!) and visit some museums (thanks Nazima for the great advise!) and stroll around in town if weather permits.
After almost 7 years of expat life, one of my greatest pleasures is actually to go grocery shopping! I never thought visiting my local ICA grocery store would bring me so much joy! But the bare sight of Swedish shrimps, hard bread, Estrella crisps, shrimp salad, cheese, sausages makes my heart beat a little faster!! I could easily go completely nuts in that store, most of the times I do and stock up on food as if we were going to stay for a few years. But there are so many things I've missed! Other "must do" things are ordering Swedish pizza with pizza salad, visit the local coffee shop for a meatball sandwhich with beet root salad, enjoy my Mum's home made sandwich cake (smorgastarta) and drink "paskmust". 
And then we will of course celebrate this guys' birthday! Elias turns 10 end of March!

7 comments:

  1. Görhärligt det låter med ett Sverigebesök i Påsk! Allt det du nämner som man kan göra och äta i Sverige tar en annan för givet,men jag förstår att man får en annan längtan efter detta efter många år utomlands.

    Önskar dig en underbar Sverige -vistelse!
    Kram

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    1. Tack!!! Ja det ska bli underbart och oj vad jag ska frossa i mat!!! Har redan borjat gora en matlista....!
      Kram!!!

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  2. Hahaha känner igen det där att man gillar att gå i vanliga matbutiker då man är i Sverige! Det känns nytt och hemvant på samma gång. :-)
    Kul att n kommer åka hem till Sverige i vår och att Elias kan firas tillsammans med familjen där!
    Kram!!

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    1. Ja att handla pa ICA har fatt en helt ny mening!!! Det ar en ren frojd att vandra runt bland hyllorna! Det ska bli jatteroligt att aka hem, min pappa har inte sett barnen pa lange sa extra roligt for honom och sa lite fodelsedagskalas samtidigt!
      Kram!

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  3. Ditt inlägg får mig nästan att längta till Sverige, trots att jag kom tillbaks hit idag. Men..det är nog verkligen så att man uppskattar de svenska sakerna fullt ut när man inte har haft tillgång till dem på ett tag.

    Har haft det lite knackigt med WiFi:n på Barbados. Nu har jag många blogginlägg att läsa ikapp mig på inser jag.

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  4. Förstår att du längtar efter lite svenskt efter alla dessa år :) Kul för er att ha påskresan att se fram emot. Kram

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