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Swedish FIKA is a Swedish word that translats as "taking a break for Coffee and a bite to eat". But it means much more than that... it´s a moment to RELAX to catch up with your family and LAUGH vith your Friends.

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The Lopapeysa is an Icelandic style of sweater originating around or before the 1950s, at a time when imports had displaced older and more traditional Icelandic clothing and people began to search for new ways to utilize the plentiful native wool. It is believed that the sweaters are patterned on Greenlandic women's costume, or even inspired by South American, Turkish or Swedish textile patterns | Svava Sparey Yoga Holidays #iceland #travel

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Lillian Asplund was the last Swedish/American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. She was five years old at the time and she had actual memories of the sinking. Her family were third class passengers when they boarded the Titanic on April 10, 1912. She remembered that the Titanic was very big and it had been freshly painted. She reportedly said that she did not like the smell of the paint. She passed away on May 6, 2006, at the age of 99.

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motleymakery: DIY Crocheted Spider: Free pattern from Joxe Stilfigurer. The pattern is in both Swedish and English. European patterns read differently from American crochet patterns, so HERE is a handy conversion guide.

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The mental image smultroställe conjures, of an endless green field where wild strawberries grow, is a wonderful metaphor for the special place each of us has where we can finally feel free. If you’re lucky and you travel you can find many smultroställes all over the world and return to them time and time again.

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