Monthly Archives: January 2011

Happy (Chinese) new year!

Saturday morning found me at the Asian art museum here in Stockholm, visiting the exhibit of China’s terracotta warriors from Xi’an. I met up with an acquaintance who grew up here, and we spent a few hours prowling through the … Continue reading

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Ice!

I took a quick walk over to the mall yesterday, to pick up some wine and get out into the sunny afternoon.  My other reason for walking was to see the state of the ice rink in the park across … Continue reading

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Prices

I purchased some tape the other day, a brand-name roll of 33 meters of “crystal” clear plastic with gum on the back, for 24 kronor.  That amounts to a little over $3. I admit that I have no idea off … Continue reading

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Long skates

On Sunday afternoon, we went out to the same lake where we paddled a canoe a few months ago.  Only now it’s frozen! Amusingly enough, the couple we went skating with had the same size feet as we do.  They lent … Continue reading

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History museums

Stockholm seems to have at least three big history museums — well, at least, the three that I visited (and mistook for each other) last weekend. I’m happy to have them sorted out now: Nordiska Museet: historic housing, fashion, and … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, lickety split

Well, almost.  We spent a little over two weeks in Canada, visiting Matt’s family for the Christmas holiday and new year. It was splendid!  We ate too much, we slept a lot, we opened presents with the nieces and nephews. … Continue reading

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