14.10.2015 - 21.10.2015 3 °C
The good thing about my live-in caregiving job - is that I get week long breaks between assignments!
I was able to get cheap flights to Skelleftea (2hr bus from Umea) for only $80nzd return!
Umea is a beautiful university town in Northern Sweden. The autumn leaves are falling off and it is getting dark at 6pm already. I can't imagine what it will be like in the middle of winter - with only 3hrs daylight! I had a great week exploring the area - it is so peaceful and quiet compared to London!
Luckily, I came at a good time where James wasn't too busy with Uni. We spent most of the weekend walking around the beautiful lakes and islands!
James' street and flat
Umea Hospital - if only I could speak Swedish, then I could work here!
The Umea University Design campus
On Friday night, James' class had a potluck dinner where everyone had to bring something from their home country. I made Cheese Rolls and Lolly Cake. There was - Swedish stroganoff, pea soup, pancakes with lingonberries, cheese baskets with salty salmon; German potato pancakes, sourcream pizza; Turkish meatballs; Spanish ham and rubbed tomato bruchetta; and caramel pancakes from the Netherlands. Yum!
Another Swedish meal with James' classmates:
and a Swedish cinnamon bun - 'Kanelbullar'