writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: February 2014

Onwards and Upwards

Onwards and Upwards

Has everyone recovered from their post Life is Swede Day hangovers? Friday was, stupendous. I spent the whole day skipping around wearing a giddy grin, emitting small squeals of excitement, as my phone lit up with shares and tweets and comments and posts. From close […]

HAPPY LIFE IS SWEDE DAY EVERYONE!!!

Here we go folks! The day of truth!! Fasten your seat belts and hold onto your hats!! Well ish. I am so absolutely, totally and completely thrilled by the amazing response from Regan’s army who have been posting, sharing and tweeting up a storm this […]

Where art and life meet @ A Taswegian in Finland

Check out a fantastic Life is Swede day post from the wonderful Kanerva at A Taswegian in Finland! I may not be Regan, but I’m definitely waving across the Baltic at you Heather!!      

Home Sweet Canada

It’s been about a zillion years since I started this story, but you might dimly recall when I was deported from Canada, was very nearly eaten by a snake and/or bear as I slept, had breakfast with a retired gangster and met some very nice […]

Friday 21 February is Life is Swede Day!!!

Here it is! Details on my diabolical plan for world domination (*insert evil laugh here*). What do you reckon? Is it doable? Have I missed anything important? ARE YOU IN? American ex pat Regan moves halfway across the world to start a new life with […]

January blues? Pah!

January blues? Pah!

I’ve surfaced! And to celebrate, I’m diving headfirst into the teetering-out-of-control to-do list I left behind! I had grand plans to write a monthly diary here, and have managed, so far, to do one in four months. Please just imagine I did exciting and glamorous things […]

Stockholm Fashion: Brazen Beckmans and Glorious Greta

Stockholm Fashion: Brazen Beckmans and Glorious Greta

As far as I’m concerned, there is little point to taking a ferry unless you’re going to sit outside and enjoy the sea air. Indoors, let’s be honest, you might as well be on a bus. So when I boarded the Djurgården ferry on my […]

Hundreds of Kilometers of Bugger All

Hundreds of Kilometers of Bugger All

I’m still deep in the murky bog of rewrites, so please forgive a post from the deep, dark, dusty archives of one of my first blogs (I’m going to take a wild guess it’s not a repeat for anyone reading here!). It’s from around 2006 – […]