Yesterday, as last year, I went for an aurora borealis hunt. The magnetic storm was so strong that you could see the northern lights even in Stockholm (or at least Hägersten) despite the light pollution. A friend of mine, managed to make this photo in Sollentuna. I hope that more of you managed to see… Read More Magnetic storm above Stockholm
Hi there! Do you know about the fantastic social networking platform Meetup? If not, you should keep on reading. Meetup is a platform that allows members to create online groups and arrange offline group meetings that members can participate in. The variety of groups is huge. It can be a group for cooking enthusiasts to… Read More Let´s meet up at Meetup
Christmas is finally coming, the 2nd time to celebrate Xmas in Sweden In Swedish, Chirstmas is ‘Jul’, the ‘Julbord’ (Christmas dinner) mostly attracted me, after the fantastic ‘Julbord’ in our department last week, we also planned to prepare the ‘Kinesisk Julbord’ to celebrate Xmas with my Chinese friends, we listed 12 dishes and gave some special… Read More God Jul! Perfekt Julbord!
It is holiday seasons now, scientists celebrate Lucia and Xmas at the Neuroscience Department! Thanks for Jahan Salma and Michael Entenmann for some of the pictures. Happy holiday!
X’mas and the new year are approaching, here are some gift ideas. These gifts focus on training and health, which are perfect for people who have a new year’s resolution: be healthier and fit. The price of these gift ranges between 0-150kr. 1 Book: The power of habit. (see my blog about the book: https://researcherblogski.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-power-of-habit/ … Read More Gift tips for X’mas and the New Year
Last Friday, while working from home, I received an unexpected phone call from my boyfriend: Pack our camping gear! Tonight we are going to hunt aurora borealis!
This wouldn’t be a blogpost about the elections if it didn’t have a poll! I will not share the latest opinion polls done by professional agencies, but rather ask you: what will be the predominant color of the next Swedish government? Blue is for The Moderates, and Red is for The Socialists 🙂 For more… Read More Swedish Elections & Swedish Choices
Declare that the kanelbulle was invented in your country How dare you – claiming that in a country where they even celebrate the “Kanelbullens Dag”. Remember this on the next 4th of October… Say that fika is a waste of time Closely related to the kanelbulle…. Fika is taken very seriously. Fika is not only… Read More Various ways of upsetting your Swedish friends
Everybody knows (right?) that Sweden is Ikea-land. All self-respecting Swedes have at least half of house furniture from Ikea and visit in the Ikea store during the weekend is must-do entertainment. I could spend long hours praising Ikea’s Lego/adult-puzzle style of assembling furniture or describing delightful cuisine based on such a fancy thing as köttbullar. But… Read More Ikea or death metal?
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming