This wonky and wavy shingled cabin in Övre Gla was built in the 1800s and renovated in 2004 by 24H Architecture, adding a room which can slide out over the steam to expand the space whilst still keeping within building regulations on one of Sweden’s largest nature reserves. [via Adventure Journal]

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Swedish woman goes to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed her 

When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had fallen in love was actually a 24-year-old Nigerian “419” internet scammer, the 62-year-old Swede was distraught. But, soon, her feelings changed.

“The most terrible thing was not that he had cheated me, but that he had lost his innocence,” she said.

She became consumed with what she describes as “a profound need to make a difference to the people of Nigeria”.

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October 20, 2016
Here from my window in this wooden house in Sweden I watch heavy raindrops dripping from yellow leaves.
It’s nice and cozy inside and time for crocheting squares for my winter blanket. Time for lightening candles and drinking lots of warming tea.

guys, i’ve been thinking about a thing in swedish calendars. is the concept of “red days” something only we have? and the concept of numbering weeks? 

red days are every sunday and holiday (like jan 1st & 6th, good friday, easter monday, may 1st, ascension day, june 6th, midsummers day, dec 25th & 26th etc); they’re days when you’re not supposed to work (although in modern day many people especially in retail and hospitals still do but they will get extra money for it). these dates are printed in red in our calendars, whlie all the others are just in black. i mean looking at what days are red it seems like a christian thing but i’ve never heard of any english speaking people actually have a term for it? and i had a chinese neighbour once and he didn’t get at all why some stores were closed on sundays?

numbering weeks is also a thing. like every set of monday to sunday has a number, right now it’s week 42 (oct 17-23). the year has ~52 weeks so it starts on week 1 and then we just continue the year through. i read on wikipedia that this is regulated by some iso standard, and it’s adapted on several places in the world but it just doesn’t seem like others take it as seriously as we do? like we’ll take vacation on week 27, 28, 29 and 30. autumn break in schools is in week 44. it’s very common to speak of a day as “friday in week 19″ rather than the date that day has, especially in school or at work. 

so is this a swedish thing, or at least a non-american thing, or am i just.. not aware that you actually have it?