Thank goodness for the American Women’s Club Stockholm

Because there is nothing like sisterhood when you live in a foreign country

And this holds true whether you are a new arrival to Stockholm or have lived here 40 years. And the sisterhood feels especially nice when you’ve been away for 4 years and are welcomed back into the fold with (literally) open arms.

American Women's Club Stockholm

So in one week, I attended the welcome back wine (of course) and a luncheon on the top floor with a view. And there were a couple of movie nights, after works (happy hours) on rooftops, and another luncheon I could not attend. August and September have been chocker block. But there is another great evening planned for next week as well as plenty in the coming months.

And the club members make it all worthwhile. We’re a mix of seasoned professionals, students, designers, mothers, entrepreneurs running charities and thriving enterprises, journalists, web shop owners, sports enthusiasts, government employees, and o course, more. Not a dull one in the bunch.

So, no need to feel alone or lonely. There is sisterhood waiting. Nice things happen to me in Sweden.

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Internations

Internations Turns 10 – Stockholm Party

Internations

 

OFFICIAL EVENT
Stockholm Celebrates — InterNations Turns 10!

 

Sat 07 Oct 2017 18:00
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Albatross Member Free
Basic Member SEK80
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Still in love with Tjejmilen

TJEJMILEN

Tjejmilen 2017

The 34th edition of Tjejmilen took place on Gärdet and Djurgården in Stockholm on Saturday 2 September. 30,000 participants ran or walked Tjejmilen, Sweden’s largest sports event for women.

Tjejmilen 2017

I participated in the Fun Run in 2013, 2015 and again this year.

Tjejmilen 2017

Two sisters came in from the US to participate. One is a former Stockholm resident.

Tjejmilen 2017

Source: Tjejmilen

An Ethiopian sister took 2nd place in the elite race category.

Tjejmilen also provides an opportunity for participants to support education for girls.

I’ve already signed up for next year.

Nice things happen to me in Sweden.

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Visiting cousins from the US

Nice things happen to me in Sweden.

Family in town, yay! We have fun with these cousins.

Met some of the younger ones too. Nice.

visitors

Add the sun, a view, excellent service and what’s left?

Seafood, of course. And lots of fun.

Nice things happen to me in Sweden.

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I learned in 2 days what I hadn’t after 12 years. Lagom.

As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best).

Lagom

Lagom
Me with the author. Photo: Karin Weman

I went to Lola’s book mingle on Thursday, unwittingly with one of the contributors I connected to the author and met so many interesting people supporting the book launch. I got my hands on a hard copy of the book [I have the Kindle version too] and read it in two days.

Lagom
Dr Karin Weman, book contributor with author Lola Akinmade.

The book was a fascinating read in 2017 even after moving to Sweden in 2006. Lola’s dissection of lagom in every aspect of one’s life opened me up to a completely new understanding of lagom and how to apply it daily. I think I get what it means to live lagom more than my Swede 😉 Nice things happen to me in Sweden.

Get your copy of the quintessential Lagom book today. Already available in English and Spanish and soon to be 11 additional languages.

Lagom
Author and friend Lola A. Åkerström
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