Littlebearabroad The Blog
An irregular blog by Jill, editor of Littlebearabroad.com. A Scottish lass taking on Sweden, one smörgåsbord at a time, and a deep-fried curly wurly.
This was compounded by a disastrous coffee morning meet up with a corporate expat agency. It ended with the door slamming me on the backside on the way out because my HUSBAND didn’t work for the right firm.
The word came up again today. I’m a “privileged immigrant”. If the shoe fits. Factually, that is exactly how to describe my current migrant status.
“I’m living in a country whose liberal and plural values are sliding into non-existence at an alarming rate. The rise of far-right, extremist neo-nazi attitudes and rhetoric is sickening. As a #proudimmigrant whose future is entwined with Sweden, it gives me the fear.”
Pregnancy in Sweden is a no brainer, speaking from experience. Sweden is a westernised, medically advanced and socially organised country. According to the Commonwealth Fund, Sweden is ranked third in the world for it’s progressive healthcare system, high proportion of doctors, above-average healthcare spending, and relatively low prescriptions of drugs (2016)
Our incredible day in pictures at Stockholm Pride Parade 2017. A day full of colour and the brilliance of so many people, mostly youngsters demonstrating their right to love who ever they want to.
What an adventure!! Whoop whoop…you’re off on the trip of a lifetime, you’re totally psych’d and even the kids seem up for it (if they can talk). You land, you act like a tourist for 3 weeks (roughly the length of a good holiday), everything looks super rosey…and then…
Stockholm in a day…with kids is a handy, short, sharp guide to getting the most out of Stockholm, in a day, with kids. Like a tin of Ronseal, “it does exactly what it says on the tin.”
Learning a language doesn’t just have to be done in a classroom. We’ve all heard people tell us being “embedded” in a foreign culture is one of the best ways to absorb a language, but what does that mean?
Anne Pihl arrived in Sweden in 1998 with her Swedish husband. Her daughter had been born in England, 2 months before moving to Sweden. You can imagine how surprised she was when Försäkringskassan called her up offering a monthly parental leave allowance.
It’s all been a bit quiet at Littlebearabroad HQ recently, on the website front, the social media front and the real life front. Sorry! We’re going through the annual VAB ritual that starts at this time of year and usually finishes around the end of March.