All things Swedish…?

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So admittedly I am biased. I do love a good swede. And the culture, scenery and just about everything Swedish. I even have a thing for their plug sockets – so perfectly small and simple. Who needs more pins? 

As some of you will know by now, I love a list and hate lengthy ramblings. Well some of the time anyway. I suppose it had to do with my wanting to be efficient and juggle tasks effectively. So here’s a list of all things Swedish (some of which are not entirely Swedish!):

  • Swedish meatballs – of course! Everyone loves these don’t they? 
  • The cream sauce gravy that goes with the meatballs.
  • Dancing around trees at Christmas and whenever they’ve had too many Aquavits 
  • Crayfish – and the obligatory party!
  • Pine trees and forests 
  • Ikea – a bit like marmite – you either love it or hate it! I love the idea and even the design, but I absolutely can think of nothing worse than having a family day out to ikea. Thank goodness they deliver now. 
  • Technology – Bang and Olufsen, Ericsson amongst many others who are the best at what they do and usually the first to come up with the idea! 
  • Volvo – reliable, sexy (?), roomy, first class family car. 
  • Blondes. Not so common these days with the influx of a variety of people choosing to live in the country from non scandinavian countries. 
  • Pippi Longstocking – fantastic and superhuman little girl that was the fantasy of all ‘good’ Swedish children who dreamed of being naughty and living in a land without adults 
  • Absolut vodka – may not be the strongest but it comes in some yummy flavours. My fave is vanilla. 
  • Finally…how could we forget…the Swedish Chef from the muppets! Here’s a video 
  • Oh and of course their delicious ginger biscuits…’pepperkakar’. 

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