Monthly Archives: July 2015

Exploring the coast of Skane in southern Sweden

First impression of the quaint fishing harbour of Molle (Mölle) on the west coast of Skane (Skåne), Sweden, is that you’re in some New England seaside village.

Molle harbour kullaberg skane sweden - photo zoe dawes

Maybe it’s the old wooden houses painted in white with traditional red roofs which overlook the ever-changing ocean twirling and swooshing along its stone walls and sandy beaches.  Originally a prosperous fishing community in the 19th century, the village is now a popular holiday destination, with many Swedes having holiday homes in the area. Continue reading

The One Hundred Year Old Man – Book Club questions

Our book club meets every two months. There are about 12 of us and our literary tastes vary greatly, but we all enjoy the variety of books we get to read and the stimulating (and at times quite challenging!) conversations we have about them. It was my turn to pick this month and I chose ‘The Hundred Year Old Man who climbed out of the Window and Disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson*

hundred-year-old-man-book

I had given up on the book when it first came out but because so many recommended it, I persevered and enjoyed its idiosyncratic romp through 20th century history and the somewhat amoral adventures of its central Swedish character Allan KarlssonContinue reading