Why Invading Sverige?
This is a bit of an in joke. I’m a historian, and I find history immensely interesting. A few months before I created this blog, the internet went wild with the news that there were only 22 countries that Britain had never invaded. This became an in joke between Emil and I, as he found it hilarious that we had never tried to invade Sweden. As such, I decided I had to remedy this by Invading Sverige ( the swedish word for Sweden).
Why do you say you’re a Brit rather than English?
I’m from Cornwall. There’s some debate over whether Cornwall is technically English or not. Whilst I’m not really involved in the politics and do not affiliate myself to any political party (Mebyon Kernow or otherwise) I prefer to think of myself as Cornish rather than English. I’ve always felt that way. The reason I don’t say ‘cornish’ in my blog title is because most of the world would be confused.
How long are you going to be in Sweden for?
Initially three months, from September to December 2013. We’ll see where it goes from there.
Where are you from?
I’m from Cornwall. When I began this blog, I was living and working as a Teaching Assistant and Literacy Teacher in Berkshire.
I met a man at a University who made me laugh and smile. He brought me Dark chocolate Digestives and Jaffa Cakes, as well as really tasty tea. He was funny, and silly, and Swedish, and I fell in love with him. His name was Emil. His name is still Emil, but now he isn’t in the UK, he’s in Sweden, so I followed him.
But you’re a strong independent woman! Why are you moving for love?
Because he makes me happy and in the end, that’s the only thing that matters, and if I didn’t try this I’d regret it. Besides – to live abroad is an awfully big adventure!