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The Swedish Terminator: Episodes

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This summer we were on a week vacations in Bohuslän, a landscape on the west coast. My wife likes very much to be there because she spent many summers there when she was a child and I when I was ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2298118.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This summer has been bad for fishing. The never ceasing rain has done that you don´t want to sit in the boat. The lake where we have our summerhouse is called Yngaren. There we have a rowing boat ...
As I mentioned in the episode about midsummer we are very interested in the weather forecast. Now I can say we watch it with horror. Because it seems as if all the clouds in the world have parked above us.
And it rains rivers and the lawn grows and I must empty my boat without being able to use it for ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2297697.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Having vacations is wonderful. Being in a weekend cottage and enjoy the sun, go fishing in a boat and have bath many times a day, and not to have to think of nothing but rest – all the summer!
We ...
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The autumn is complicated period for me. I like the first part and I hate the second. And why is that? Here´s the answer: In September and October one can pick mushrooms. Picking mushrooms gives ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2297681.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Dear readers and listeners, now it´s a quarter past four in the morning. Behind the clouds the sun has disappeared a few hours. This night is the longest of the year – it is midsummer. And I ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2297428.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Something I like very much is to go by bike in the surroundings. I try to find roads with little traffic and much nature. A ride by bike shall not only be physical training but also, and above all, ...
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As I mentioned in the episode about alcohol in my country, we use to make a journey to Germany now and then. The journey has different purposes, provide us with “beverage with a certain per cent of alcohol”, speak German and having vacations for some days. This year was no ...
Once upon a time… About 40 years ago. I was in Stockholm to watch the musical Hair on the Skala Theater. My girlfriend had acted in the Bear by Anton Tjechov with one of the actors in hair, and that´s why we were kind of “special guests” on this occasion.
It was fun to be welcomed by Charlie and ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2270085.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />If you go to Sweden sometime and want to enjoy yourself and drink alcohol, don´t buy it here, it´s too expensive. Why is it so? The answer is that the taxes are so high. The authorities pretend ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2270079.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In the spring we celebrate the Walpurgis night (the Eve of May Day), a holiday we celebrate in some parts of Sweden but not in others (Not in the western part, there they´ve got Easter fires). ...
A foreign friend once said to me:”It seems as if many swedes can build their own houses”. And I think it is so. Even if I cannot, i know many who do (that is build their houses). They say we are practic. There are well known Swedish companies in the whole world, Volvo, Saab, IKEA, Ericsson, Astra ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2268103.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Being a teacher is a fantastic work. Sometimes comic situations emerge and I´ve got some here that I want to share with you.
Here is the first one. I had a lesson in history and we spoke about ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2249210.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />After the last ice age, when the ice had disappeared from the south of Sweden, came hunters from the continent to Skåne, the area far south of Sweden. They hunted seals and rein deer on the land ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2249196.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Gustav Wasa had carried through the reform that made the Swedes protestants. His intention was to quit the wealth from the church, to pay the costs for the struggle for independence. During the ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2246149.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sweden is a small and long country, 2000 km from the South to the North. In the North West there are mountains. There one can go skiing in the winter and make trips when there is no snow. There ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2246142.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This year the spring came early. It doesn´t always come early. I like the spring very much. The nature gets rid of the snow and I with my long sleeve shirt. One enjoys the sun. The trees that lost ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2246131.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In the East Sweden border on Finland. Between our countries is a sea named the Baltic. In that sea is an island named Åland. There they speak Swedish, but the island belongs to Finland.
A pleasure ...
<img src="http://don-gerardo.podOmatic.com/mymedia/thumb/1181777/0x0_2246128.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A foreigner once said to me: ”I don´t understand the Swedes. They live in comfortable houses and as fast as they get time they crowd together in small houses without shower and with outhouse”. ...
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