Swedish thrillers

If there’s something Sweden is good at, it’s making thrillers. Swedish author Henning Mankell has written my favorite detective book series, and those books have resulted in over 30 movies. I was so happy to see that they had released a third season now.

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So this is the movie my sister and I are watching now. In english the title would be translated into “missing” or “lost”. Seems like a good movie this far!

The Wallander series has been remade by English BBC, but I have to say that I’m not a fan of British Kurt Wallander. All he does is crying and drinking? Not sure what’s up with that.

Anyway, back to focusing on the movie!

Weekend in Stockholm

Last weekend I went to Stockholm to visit friends and my goddaughter. Since I don’t have any vacation this summer, I could only go during the weekend. I left work early and took the 2 pm train south. The train was actually in time (which is unusual for being Swedish trains, believe it or not) and everything went smoothly.

Saturday I spent playing with my goddaughter and it was so much fun. I will never understand how children can have so much energy, it’s impossible to keep up with them! We went to two different playgrounds, we played with cars, and the kitchen, and water and painted… When she had gone to bed and we were watching football I almost fell asleep sitting up. Had to go to bed during halftime, haha.

Sunday I was heading back home again. I had booked a bus ticket since the train had been too expensive to book earlier that day. After breakfast I headed to the metro to catch the train to the central station, that’s where I hit trouble. The train came 13 minutes late and I ended up arriving at one end of the central station at 10.14 and the bus left from the other end at 10.15. I hurried to try to catch the bus incase it was late, but when I came to the busstation side of the station my bus had disappeared from the sign with all departing busses, so I couldn’t even go see if it was still there.

Anyway, I found a rather “cheap” last minute train ticket so it was okay. That was the first time I ever missed a bus/train/flight, and I guess statistically I was just getting closer and closer to the day I would miss something. And it was a rather good day to miss the bus, compared to what it could have been. I was only heading home, after a weekend away. It could have been on the way down when I would have come down to Stockholm way too late instead, or could have been me missing a flight going abroad.

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I ended up spending a few hours at a café, reading and people watching. Could have been worse, but of course it would have been better if I had been in time for the bus, or if I could have spent the extra time with my friends.

But overall I had a great weekend. So much fun seeing my friends and my goddaughter, and her younger sister of course (who’s too young to play but so cute and happy all the time). One of the best things with being back in Sweden is to be close to my friends and family again.

Hello again

I’m back in Sweden since a few days. After a stop in Stockholm, visiting my best friends and my goddaughter, I’m now up north. I’ve unpacked at my sister’s but I’m spending the weekend at my parens’ place.

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This is the corner of my sister’s place where I’ll stay this summer. Her apartment is really nice and I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun, even if both of us have to work all summer.

I start my new-old job next week on tuesday or wednesday. It’s the same place where I had my first job as a physiotherapist, but my job will be different. I’m actually looking forward to start working again. I’ll work within home healthcare.

Almost there

After 7 hours, one bus and four trains, I’m almost there. Almost in the city (of town more like it) where I grew up. I’m on the last train right now and have about 40 minutes left. Looking out of the window it’s obvious I’m up north. The view has changed constantly and now everything I see is trees.

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Tried to take a picture through the window, don’t know if you can see how pretty it is outside. Sweden is actually a very beautiful country.