Living La Vida Lunda: A blog abroad

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  • Sport Break Gran Canaria

    Sport Break Gran Canaria

    Our Sunday morning departure to the Canary Islands (Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa) got off to a bumpy start with trains to CPH cancelled. We quickly got back on track, ordering a taxi which delivered us to Copenhagen with plenty of time to enjoy my favorite airport breakfast, sausage rolls and Skyr…

  • Au Revoir, Janvier

    Au Revoir, Janvier

    On Sunday we went to Bjärred, along the shore, where Bryant and L built a camp fire and roasted marshmallows while I hiked the trail out to Löddeåns Mynning nature reserve with a bird sanctuary and viewing tower, open in winter months. We haven’t been getting out as much lately so it felt good. A…

  • Lisbon, Celebrations, and the (Lunar)New Year

    Lisbon, Celebrations, and the (Lunar)New Year

    Here we are in the time of new beginnings and I’ve yet to complete some big events of 2023! We spent a quiet Christmas in Lund, enjoying cozy time at home and setting up a climbing wall for Nori, with sound dampening acoustic panels in the living area to reduce echo. The plaster covered brick…

  • Border triangle: Switzerland

    Border triangle: Switzerland

    Dreiländereck, Westquaistrasse 75, Basel “The point at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge and boats sail off towards the North Sea is a unique meeting place for three countries, languages and cultures.” The photography in this post is also credited to my travel companions who take as many, if not more, photos than I… the challenge was choosing…

  • Minnēstay and More

    Minnēstay and More

    It’s been a few hectic weeks since my last post. I’ve been to Minnesota and back to Sweden, celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends (3X) made basic preparations to list the Scheffer house for short term bookings (packing, unpacking, sorting, IKEA. IKEA and more IKEA to furnish and decorate, multiple DMV and Saint Paul Licensing…

  • November

    November

    Shorter days but not slowing down…Bryant completed the deal on a house for short term rental during a whirlwind 22 hour visit to MN. I’ll be going there soon to get it ready for Minnēstay and see friends and family over Thanksgiving. Since the rest of the family can’t go, we hosted an early Thanksgiving/…

  • Laura in Lund

    Laura in Lund

    Last year I traveled to Spain for a visit with mi amiga, and this time she joined us in Lund with plans to spend some quality time exploring Copenhagen. But we decided that with wind and rain in the forecast we were better off staying closer to home. Then the weather turned out better than…

  • Easing into Autumn

    Easing into Autumn

    The days are getting shorter and cooler but the fountains are still bubbling as we try to soak up the sun whenever possible. Sofia’s visit during her first break from her school in Sogndal, Norway, where she’s spending a gap year, was super fun! It felt like old times when the girls played together between…

  • Österlen Harvest

    Österlen Harvest

    Ragnhild, one of the producers for the Co-op, invited LMK members to help with harvesting apples and pears at her orchards in Simrishamn. She needed a total of 2000 kilos of cider apples and offered the orchard visit with fika, lunch and as many pears as we wanted to take in exchange for help with…

  • Harvest Festival ’23

    Harvest Festival ’23

    The food co-op LMK had a booth at this very popular event at Stadsparken where we set up some products for display, offered samples of honey and distributed information to recruit new members. The day began beautifully, but then we endured several hours of sporadic downpours with some wind and thunder. I ran home after…