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Sarah Campbell

Hej! I’m Sarah.  I’m from the UK and I live in Uppsala with my husband and our two children.  I am a language teacher and freelance writer, and my husband is a researcher.  It was his work with moss (yes, moss!) which brought us to this beautiful country, and we absolutely love it here!  Highlights of our life here so far include experiencing the midnight sun in Abisko during an epic Arctic Circle roadtrip, blissful summers in Dalarna, and meeting Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria (along with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge!) in Stockholm’s historic Gamla Stan. 

A family guide to Dalarna

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Dalarna – Sweden at its finest Finding the perfect holiday destination is not always easy.  But if you are looking for a relaxing and charming Swedish getaway, look no further than Dalarna. Dalarna, also known as Dalecarlia in English, is just a few hours’ drive from Stockholm, yet with its sweeping scenery and quaint charms, […]

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Schools Out for Sommar! Celebrating the skolavslutning in Sweden.

It’s that time of year again when schools begin to wind down towards the summer break, and students of all ages begin to dream of the long holidays ahead. In Sweden, there is one important tradition to take part in before children and teens can bid their classes farewell and head for the beach: the […]

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Champagne, rafting and bonfires – Celebrating Valborg in Uppsala

Have you celebrated Walpurgis Night in Sweden yet?  Or Valborg, as it is known in Swedish? Each year on the 30th April, crowds gather in many Swedish cities to celebrate Valborg, an ancient festival heralding the arrival of spring and commemorating St Walburga, an 8th Century Christian missionary known for fighting witchcraft.  Valborg in Uppsala […]

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What does new mean to you? The conversion of a indoors girl to outdoor life in Sweden…

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Have you heard it yet?  The ubiquitous phrase so popular in Sweden when the weather gods do their best to keep everyone indoors? Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder. There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing. Never did that turn out to be truer for me, previously a self confessed devotee of all […]

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Open Preschools in Sweden: the perfect hangout for you and your baby, toddler or preschooler

If you are arriving in Sweden with a baby or young child, you will no doubt be keen to find activities to fill their days with almost from the get go.  Sweden’s fantastic network of öppna förskolor (open preschools) can be a wonderful place to start. Open preschools (sometimes known in English as ‘stay and […]

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