Back to work in our allotment

our allotment

Our Finnish friend gave us expert advice on companion planting.

Our allotment

My Swede dug and dug turning the soil in preparation for seeding later this month.

Our allotment

Our spinach and leeks just keep coming so I weeded in between them and was happy to do it.

We growing!


Wednesday Plus – Oracle Networking Event

Oracle puff

Oracle would like to invite all talented Solution Sales and Presales professionals to an exclusive Networking Recruitment Event.

Shake hands with Sales and Pre-Sales Leaders from all of their lines of business and discuss career opportunities based in both Dublin and Malaga. John McGann, VP Oracle Direct EMEA Sales Consulting, Strategy and Programs will shed some light around the Oracle journey. This is the ideal chance if you aspire to a career with Oracle Direct.

Date: 5 March
Time: 18:30
Venue: Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Click here to RSVP (limited spaces)


Spring is in the air! ToStockholm’s March 2015 Newsletter


It has been a strange winter – not much snow and the ice didn’t settle for long on the lakes and sea. Now we can look forward to spring around the corner with longer days. Don’t forget to change your watches on the 29th of March!


The worlds largest cross-country ski race (90km) – and possibly the oldest, takes place this year on Sunday the 8th of March.

In 1520, a nobleman Gustav Ericsson Vasa tried to convince the men of Mora to start a rebellion against King Christian II of Denmark (known in Sweden as Christian the Tyrant).

The men would not join the rebellion and Gustav headed towards Norway to seek refuge. However, the men of Mora changed their minds and two brothers were sent out into the snow on skis, to catch up with Gustav.

They caught up with Gustav in Sälen. On the 6th of June three years later, Gustav Ericsson Vasa was crowned King of Sweden. That is one of the reasons why we celebrate the National Day of Sweden on the 6th of June.

Blueberry soup

(Blueberry soup)

Last year more than 44 000 liters of “Blåbärssoppa” was consumed during Vasaloppet. It is traditionally served to the participants during the race. You should try it, it is delicious and full of vitamins! It can be served hot or cold

– also together with some whipped cream.

March in Sweden


8 March – International Women’s Day

20 March – Vårdagjämningen – Spring Equinox

25 March – Vårfrudagen
Waffel Day

The Stockholm Archipelago
Why not enjoy a three hour brunch cruise on board S/S Stockholm and experience the beautiful Stockholm archipelago at this time of the year. It departs at noon every Saturday and Sunday and they serve a delicious Swedish buffet with a fabulous spread of desserts to go with your coffee.

If you are interested in contemporary art you can visit the yearly “Vårsalongen” (a jury-selected Spring exhibition) on Djurgården at Liljevalchs.

Don’t miss the “Pompeii” exhibition that runs until the 18th of May.

For more information or to receive our Newsletter, check our website:


Global Professionals Network networking event in Stockholm

Thursday March 5 18:30-20:30
Global Expat Centre
Västmannagatan 92 3tr, Stockholm
Are you an expert who aims to work as a consultant?
Do you want to sell services without setting up your own Swedish company?
Are you looking for a temporary way of having a company without registering one?
Jan Bergstrand, CEO of Cool Company in Sweden will be our speaker for this evening.  He will present “Invoice without having your own company & contract without hiring”

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your professional network within your global community in Sweden!

Meet after work with interesting people who are willing to share their expertise in their field of work, as well as a nice glass of wine or beer!

The Global Professionals Network creates avenues for members to develop their personal networks by connecting them with other professionals to learn from their experiences, better understand corporate culture, and identify career growth opportunities in a fun and casual atmosphere.

Snacks will be provided.

Please sign up for this workshop through our website under the Calendar.  More questions or want to register? Contact Jocelyn Tochor by e-mail:


Learning how to make pasta – deliciously fun

Pasta making class

It’s non-stop in our international community. This time I got my hands dirty making pasta.

Pasta class

Our Italian teachers wet our appetites with home made pesto and other sauces.

Pasta class

And with my lasagne sheets I made ravioli. And with the sweet dough our teachers provided I made three small tarts.

Pasta class results


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