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Plogging: get healthy and look after your planet

Plogging (“plogga” in Swedish) is a trendy movement initiated by Swede Erik Ahlström. It involves picking up waste/rubbish while jogging and comes from the word “plocka” (pick) and “jogga” (jog). The initiative aims to raise awareness for the environmental problems we are facing and our responsibilities towards them. This movement has spread around Sweden so […]

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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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That Restart Button

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Moving to a new place when you have a good career back home isn’t just hard; it IS a big decision. But a choice had to be made. And that choice brought me to Sweden, more than 10,000 kilometres away from my home country. I never thought that I would have to move to Sweden. […]

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Allemansrätten – How To Minimise It’s Impact

Allemansrätten is a unique but very lovely, Swedish concept.  Is is the right of public access to roam freely almost anywhere in the countryside.  However, a few responsibilities come with this privilege.  We need to take care of nature and wildlife, respect landowners and others enjoying the countryside, respect the land and leave no trace that […]

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