Hej from Sweden (that means Hello for those who don't know). Had a nice trip over, even though I was at the back of the plane, but all my transport connections ran fairly smoothly. My girlfriend was there to meet me at the station and we've spent some nice days together as usual.
I've eaten Elk for the first time, which is rather tasty, both in minced form and some fried pieces from the shoulder. I've also been joining my girlfriend's family in making some sort of flat bread, which is a tradition for them around this time of year. I think I did OK, but don't think that I have a new career.
It's already snowed a couple of times this week, but it didn't last long on either occasion. It was down to minus six but it's not too cold now. Much more like english november weather.
Visited the Falun copper mine on Friday. The pit is huge and you can walk all the way around the top of it. It is from the rock here that the famous red paint gets its pigment. Almost every house you encounter has its wood painted with it, apart from the corners of course, which are white.
Also saw Falun's museum, which has some exhibits relating to Selma Lagerlof (as mentioned in the previous post) because she lived there for a while. They have a room which was reconstructed from her own, with tables, chairs and books. You can also hear a recording of her speaking on the radio, and despite the fact that I couldn't understand a thing she was saying, she had a nice voice.
Travelled up to Arjang yesterday, and while my girlfriend has been painting in the studio, I sat beside her doing some writing. I have to say that I found it easier to write while in a working environment. You can't help but concentrate on what you are doing since everyone else is concentrating on their work.
I travel home again on Wednesday with some fresh ideas relating to my writing and extra enthusiasm. I really want to get a lot of work done between now and christmas when I travel out here again. Still, it will be a shame to travel home so soon.