Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

Sweden before the lock down

Norwegian Forrest Cat

There is a saying, and I am sure you heard it, don’t postpone to tomorrow what you can do today. It is great advice and I didn’t adhere to it when I postponed my trip to Sweden to see friends and family. In my defense I had no idea that a global pandemic was lurking, … Continue reading

Lunch French style

We have some cold days, some wet days but there has been a couple of very spring like days with gorgeous sunshine and it has been warm in the sun. If the winds would just stop it would have been quite sensational. This time of the year I always feel a bit impatient, I can’t … Continue reading

My Sweden

When I first moved to the UK from Sweden I spent virtually every holiday going back. Since then I started to go less and less and now I don’t go as often as I perhaps feel I should. It is still, and will always be home but as I don’t actually have a home there … Continue reading

A day in Margate and lunch at Yama’s Thai

Since moving to Kent I have to admit we haven’t had a proper look around in other towns and nice places. This summer I want to change that and we decided on a day out in what is called “the most up and coming town in Kent”, Margate. We picked a lovely day, it was … Continue reading

A walk though Amsterdam and the food along the way

In a previous life I went to The Netherlands pretty much all the time for business. I could most likely have operated blind folded around Schiphol airport! I did spend a few weekends there, Amsterdam is a great destination but I haven’t been for a few years now. I went back for a conference and … Continue reading

Corfu town and traditional Greek food at Ta Kokoria

On our Greek tour we started and ended it in Corfu town. Paxos island was lovely and relaxing, Corfu town is very different, there are lots of shops to satisfy even the most dedicated shopaholic! We even saw a couple of fur shops. I am not sure who shops for furs (at all) in the … Continue reading

Cook it raw! At Jos Bar with Chef Ingemarsson

I like to explore all kinds of foods and I have read a few articles about raw food. The raw food I have previously tested was more a bit of grated vegetables with a dressing, nice but nothing too memorable. Social media is a great place to get inspiration and new ideas and I found … Continue reading

A very relaxing trip to Paxos, Greece and Tolis Grill House

After some hectic times I went to Stockholm for a conference. I managed to get out in the archipelago and visit my friend who lives on the stunningly beautiful island of Utö. You can read all about it here. I had just had three nights of virtually no sleep in Stockholm and was starting to … Continue reading

A visit to the idyllic Utö island in the Stockholm archipelago

Sometimes you just get everything right and timing is on your side. I was off to a conference in Stockholm, I postponed my holiday to to get there and I was resenting my decision ever so slightly but as I arrived the day before I called a friend and arranged to go and see her. … Continue reading