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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • The cold hard facts of Swedish summer 4 days ago   There’s been a LOT of talk about the weather in Stockholm lately. Basically, May went down as either: A) the coldest and wettest in 100 years or B) the coldest and wettest in 50 years, depending on what source you read. And June has not fared much better. The warmest days we’ve had so far...
  • Sculpture by the sea 3 weeks ago     By the sea, along the beach and through the forest. That’s where the art show was that I went to yesterday.  I’ve been in Aarhus, Denmark for an article assignment and I was lucky enough to be in town for the opening day of Sculpture by the sea. This show is a unique outdoor sculpture...
  • That wondrous Scandinavian summer light 2 months ago   Even after living in Sweden for a decade, I’m still filled with wonder by the long days of summer light. Sunshine wakes me up somewhere around 3.30 to 4 am these days. I go back to sleep, then wake up with a start, worried that since the sun is so very bright in my bedroom, I must be late for...
  • Putting down roots 1 month ago     Last weekend, we bought all sorts of flowers, tomatoes, lettuce, basil, cucumber, chili pepper, capsicum, mint, chives, strawberries and planted them in containers on our balcony. This weekend, we bought an IKEA table and chairs for the space. Then Robert spent hours assembling all the...
  • Jelly fish stings and other holiday souvenirs from Australia 1 month ago       After a holiday, it’s easy to say I wish I had more time–More time with family, relaxing, sightseeing, shopping, enjoying peace and quiet, hanging out in nature (check all that apply). While it just wasn’t long enough, and I definitely wish we had a bit more time, this trip to...

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