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I know, I’ve been radio-silent for ages now. Sorry! It has been a bit… well – chaotic. Good chaotic, but chaotic nonetheless.

My time in Sweden has almost come to an end. I have around one month left now. I’m planning to update with some of the things I have done that I haven’t really done blogposts about, but I don’t know exactly when I’ll put them live.

However, without any further ado, I can give you a brief rundown of the last few days at the very least.

May came to visit from the UK on Thursday. She’s from Belfast, and has an awesome accent. On Friday we showed her Gothenburg, and on our way through town we walked straight past the wonderful Bill Bailey! The plan on Saturday was to go to Slottsskogen and meet the moose. However, it turned out that Saturday was Goteborgsvarvet, which is basically the Gothenburg Half Marathon, which starts and finishes at Slottsskogen. Instead, I took her through town and we watched the runners for a bit, eventually finding our way to the ice-cream stand at Kungsportsplatsen. Whilst we were up at Gotaplatsen, I tried my hand at simultaneous translation from swedish to english of the things the people on the big screen were talking about. I managed a few chunks, but it’s really really hard.

Saturday night was the Steampunk party, which I must say was absolutely wonderful. I loved it! We had over a hundred people there, and a lot of them were either my steampunk friends or people who knew me via the facebook group. A lot of people were from the Alingsås Konvent, but there were plenty of new faces too, which made me very excited. I ran the tea duelling, and there was free tea.
We had fire-eaters and circus acts, and some lovely DJs, By the time we got home it was already light. Unfortunately I had a fight with the pavement on the way home (I have zero balance at the moment) and I totally ripped up my knees and my right foot, so I currently have massive bruises and biiiig grazes all over them.

On sunday we actually *did* go to Slottsskogen, and we saw the moose, and it was fun. We also went to visit Emil’s parents and tried waffles, which I will admit, I have never eaten before (don’t judge me ok? Don’t know why but they just hadn’t happened before). Oh, and we showed her Repo! the genetic opera.

May went home yesterday after a day full of wandering gothenburg a little more and yet more ice cream. And then I had Game, which I had totally forgotten about until the last minute. So yep. Things and stuff.

On a side note, I have two take-home exams to write. I should probably get on with those at some point today…

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10 Things About Living Abroad: No Turning Back

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This is all true. All of it.

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Moving around the world teaches you many things. It isn’t for everyone. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what we do. Packing up all your things into two carry-on bags and two checked pieces of luggage is struggles in itself, and to generalize imagine being a woman! I could only bring 10 pairs of shoes! Your mother will go through that luggage and make you narrow it down to seven cardigans instead of 17 and she will remind you that those shorts still don’t fit and haven’t fit for 3 years, you should probably just let them go. Along with letting those shorts go you are also letting go of friendships, relationships, comfort.

A wise man told me that the reason we move to new countries is because we are either running from or running to something. I laughed and thought he was…

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