Monthly Archives: July 2012

Upcoming Events at Vollsjö Mill

Last Easter, I took a trip out to Vollsjö Mill with Simon to see the mill’s grand opening and meet Cecilia, the owner and one of my Twitter friends. Her husband, Tobias, gave us a tour of the mill beyond the seed magazine that was incredibly interesting. They also had an art exhibition with Danish artist Richard Winter and a cafe selling local goods on the premises.

Here’s the blog post if you’re interested: Adventure to Vollsjö Mill.

I can highly recommend a trip out there, and there will be two good occasions to go in August and September.

On August 26 from 11 am-4 pm, there will be a flea market (or “loppis,” in Swedish). If you are interested in selling your curious and antiquities, the cost of a space is 100 kr.

On the weekend of September 15-16, Vollsjö Mill is hosting a community event with an art exhibition, various demonstrations, and possibly some different workshops. If you’re interested in participating as a performer or exhibiting your artwork, the cost is 300 kr  for the two days.

To get in touch with Cecilia, the Mistress of Ceremonies, you can visit Vollsjö Mill’s Facebook site, find her on Twitter @VollsjoMill, or call 0416-30880.

Visa större karta

Some photos from our trip to Italy

We’re on vacation in the promised land… aka Italy. It’s our first trip back since we met in Perugia four years ago, and we are having an amazing time. Here are some photos from our trip so far (click on the photos to make them larger):

Foccacia in La Spezia

Zucchini flowers on sale at the grocery store in Perugia.

The lookout from Portovenere's San Pietro church.

Coffee in a tiny bar outside of Perugia.

Basil growing in a shop window in Porto Venere.

The harbor in Porto Venere.

Cheese for sale at the market in La Spezia

San Pietro from above - in Porto Venere

Sicilian goodies for dessert

Celebrating the 4th of July with the American Women’s Club

This is an excerpt from the Expat Blog at Follow the link to read “Celebrating the 4th of July with the American Women’s Club.”

4th of July can be a strange holiday to celebrate abroad. Without the fireworks and the nationwide patriotic euphoria, there’s not much that distinguishes a 4th of July party from any other summer evening spent drinking and barbecuing with friends.

All the same, in past few years as an expat, I’ve given it an honest try. This year, I decided to give up the evangelization efforts and take it easy. Thank goodness for the American Women’s Club in Malmö. I joined their celebration for the first time and it was exactly what I was hoping for.

Picnic blankets covered the host and hostess’s yard in a blanket of red, white, and blue, and our white cardboard plates were overloaded with hamburgers, hotdogs, multiple varieties of potato salad of both American and Scandinavian persuasion. Later, the owner of a new cupcakery in town arrived with several dozen much-awaited cupcakes.

This is an excerpt from the Expat Blog at Follow the link to read “Celebrating the 4th of July with the American Women’s Club.”