Monday, 1 February 2010

This Sunday to finish our Sunday exploration, we decided to go to a cake shop (Konditori in swedish), the one that I wanted to go to since two weeks ago and that is near home. Before I continue I have to tell you that Swedish people like lights very much, I guess that it´s because of the long winter nights. There is no window without at least one point of light or something that causes a feeling of warm and comfort. So, you feel like coming in and staying there, I love it!! The cafe had all those things and also it looked like a story with its decoration and its “weird” colored cakes. The coffee wasn´t all bad, it was accompanied by a green cake with cream and one red glace cherry. It was really good, although I don´t like cakes very much. I like more salty things and coffee, it comes from family… I bought a coffee maker, I wanted to see if I could make it better, but the raw material is not good enough. Here the coffee doesn´t smell like coffee. They also like tea, they have as much variety as sauces. I put pictures here so you can believe me. There are whole corridors of both things. I´m sure that if they try a good “pot coffee”, they would change their minds, that´s good coffee!!.

I love to go to the supermarket because I always find one thing that I need or that it´s new for me. There is no butcher´s shop or fishs´ shop. Meat and fish are packed and they don´t have a photo on the cover, you don´t know if you buy reindeer meat or pork. The only thing that I can distingue is the salmon. I don´t know why they don´t put any photo. If I was a label designer I wouldn´t doubt for a moment, Shutterstock has all kinds of animals, you don´t need to go into the countryside with a camera on your shoulder, hehehe. I guess that in Spain it is be the same, but it isn’t in Swedish so I understand. Today, I found mayonnaise. It is perfect for salads and it´s cheap, that´s the best. The Dictionary helps a lot too, but I feel observed. I´m getting a lot of agility at searching. The next time, I´ll bring to Sweden:
Sunflower seed, lentils, quince and coffee. I won’t say anything about Jamón Serrano and chorizo because I already have them.
One big kiss.


Tuesday, 26 January 2010
I live in a two floor building, in door 67. It´s an apartment with kitchen, small but we have plenty of space, and it´s absolutely comfortable. In our hall there are eight apartment more, so the nine of us share a kitchen with all appliances and equipment that one mother always reach with her hand*. We live at thirty minutes walking from the ski slope, ten from town center, five minutes from campus and three minutes from skating rink, what more could I ask for? Well for example, I could ask that the name of the street was Villagatan, I love it, because it looks like to brought of "Penguin Village". Ah! Gatan is street in Swedish.
The laundry is one of my favorite weird things. It´s in the bottom floor, and you have to reserve day and hour. In the horror movies usually there is a place where you have more risk of death, you only have to do that one light doesn´t work good and you already have the joke prepared, but it only should be in U.S.A. because here in Sweden the laundry is great friendly, but situations of tension might occur, thought it wasn´t the same way.
On Saturday I went to take the clothes from the dryer and a girl came in and talked to me like a submachine gun in Swedish. When I could react: I´m sorry I don´t speak Swedish (this is my best sentence), so when I thought I had run away… She started to talk with me like a submachine gun in English… My ears were boiling and I wanted to get into the whaser, but Lis,
it´s her name, was very cheerful and determined to know who was me, so I had to keep one conversation with her. With a little work at the beginning and a lot of questions from her, I finished to telling a bit of my life and it proved to be very funny. Of course!! She want to travel to Spain. Ohhh! Spain a lot of party!!.
Here a picture of the lit laundry. The yellow board in the left is the panel where you reserved date and time. It´s marvelous!

To learn a little more every day, I will do this English version of my blog, I accept suggestions and corrections, of course. Poor Swedish people, they will have to deal with me!

*I think that I only used the scissors, the oven and the microwave, but everything will come. I already cooked paella, it was very tasty… rice with eggs, with a bit training I will be able to pay a tribute to you ;) Blink
*Thank you Mr. Couceiro for your help.