In the text about Åreskutan I used the word pike.
What I meant was PEAK!
Hello and Welcome to my week as Curator of Sweden!
I am very excited to have you staying with me and I promise we will have a great time! I will tell you a little bit about myself.
I was born in the early 1960’s in a small village in the area called Jämtland in the middle section of Sweden. My family has owned our farm, including forest, since the 15th century and I grew up with breeding dogs and horses. Because my mother had epilepsy, I did a lot of work on the farm in my youth including the forest. I did not appreciate how much I learned from the hard work until I was older.
In the 80:s I moved to Uppsala, 70 km from our capital Stockholm, to study law. During my studies I also worked extra at Uppsala University Hospital for some years. It was a great time to study law.
After I had finished my studies I got my first work in Jönköping, a city 140 km east from Gothenburg, at the Swedish Board of Agriculture. Jönköping is located in an area called Småland. The most notable export of Småland is Pippi Longstocking by writer Astrid Lindgren. Even though, Sweden is not known for being religious, there are some areas like Småland that are very religious. This can be difficult for people that are not religious and not active church goeRdrs.
Since arriving in Jönköping years ago, I have had the opportunity to work in courts, law offices, and my own agency. For several years, I have been working in the parole office. This is incredibly rewarding work. I help people that have violated the law get their lives back together and on track after making bad decisions. Everyone deserves a second chance. Sometimes I learn more from them than they do from me about perseverance.
My husband is a judge and we have four children between the ages of 8 – 17 years old. I still have a love of animals, which includes a horse (Ardennes), a dog (Norwegian Elkhound), and cats (mixed breeds). I am very active socially with several hobbies – skating, sailing, camping, reading books, architecture, silver smithing, cooking, wine tasting, and all things nature. I am an active member of the wine association called Munskänkarna.
My family and friends are very important to me and there is nothing better than meeting new friends. I’m famous for talking a lot. :-)
I’m @oehrnell on Twitter and Instagram.
This week I will write about everything that passes my head from work to fun to home!
And remember that this week I’m here for you so don’t hesitate to follow me and give me your questions about my way of living in Sweden!
Hugs from me to you! / Ingrid :-)
In the text about Åreskutan I used the word pike.
What I meant was PEAK!
Time to go to work!
See you later! :-)
Another photo of my Norwegian Elkhound. http://t.co/56xPvPSFFH
Another bird in area of Jämtland, Tawny owl. http://t.co/nk0dLpOIFz
A common bird in the forest in area of Jämtland, Black grouse. http://t.co/dJv0wyNYOz
From the pike of Åreskutan you can see far way and a lot of other fjälls. http://t.co/6X6jjCbgXU
The view from the pike of Åreskutan is awesome! http://t.co/o6HnLLCkvr
Why not a selfie on the pike of Åreskutan :-) http://t.co/DYqDxl1B8S
The pike of the Fjäll Åreskutan is 1420 meter above see level. The difference between winter and spring is amazing! http://t.co/aOTfph9VaY
You can see the fjäll far away. http://t.co/IyphkcTsik
Famous slalom skier in Sweden are Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärsson, Pernilla Wiberg.
Area of Jämtland has a lot of Fjäll. This one is a very famous ski resort called Åreskutan. http://t.co/h63hBQm85s
The travel up in north continues.
In Sweden you have
mountains (big hills with trees on) and
Fjäll (big hills without trees on the top).
This year it’s 20 years since the ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic see and 852 people drowned. I big catastrophe!
Ohhhh I think i forgot to say:
Good morning all followers!
It’s a beautiful morning here in my city Jönköping! http://t.co/iFYiEKsy7C
@SteveBrammer I will tell you later today different words in Swedish for heights :-)
@strebenn don’t you think you can have a silent protest just by walking around among people?! :-)
@the_turtle why not! :-)
@technecat Thank you for letting me know! :-)
@DanushNejad Later I will tell you some more words in Swedish for heights :-)
@LukeAFBradley lol :-) Do you think so?!
The people at Greenland has also a lot of words to describe snow….so why not heights?! :-)
@lwrocks no! Thank you for the tip! I will get it! I need to learn French also! :-)
@ronindotca That’s a point! :-) :-)
@nylaelis your the best! Thank you dear Elisabeth! Time for a glass of wine soon?! :-) <3
@Fondacey it’s association among people owning their own real estates. Making the area better :-)
@HeikkiOjala Thank you dear Heikki! :-)
@Wharfrat1983 Thank you! :-) I’m reliefed :-D
@marylynewebb Thank you! :-) But even if you not leaving Cornwall those days….You can ”travel” in Sweden through this account :-)
@Pallavisms lol :-) Of course! But it’s a bit embarrassing….not so Swedish!
Fish and chips! :-)
@Ancestweets Thank you! :-)
Yes it was a gorgeous day and the only day with Sun on that Easter journey. :-)
@roleze Happy that you enjoying my week here! Thank you dear! <3
@sketchwish It is the language spoken by the indigenous people who are in Sweden, living on reindeer husbandry.
@stevenkarwoski of course you have no choice! I understand that!
@runcheat Thank you! :-)
@GEPStockholm Thank you! :-)
@HeikkiOjala Thank you dear Heikki! :-)
@Fondacey :-) Yes!
@JanJanssonShow you have the breed Irish wolf hound. But there are no Norwegian wolf hound what I know. This breed are also common in Norway
@kristin_wester in my dialect in Jämtland; häbre. The name of the house!
@vanwieb Danke! Du bist so nett! :-) Thank you! Your so sweet! :-)
@Urbexpeditie Thank you! :-)
@GunterAndersson Thank you! That was sweet said of you! :-)
@diva_ex_machina I will try to send some to you! My sister in laws son was a student in Tasmania for a year. :-)
@kuykendalljsa so sweet you are! :-) Thank you!
@FredrikNNorberg no…not really :-)
@Pallavisms yes isn’t it! It’s a typical farm up in Jämtland :-)
@lapuntadelfin dogs are clever! :-)
@LgHague :-) :-) skull and antlers.
@LOLwithTara you make me smile! Yes! Isn’t it just lovely! :-)
@doppifity okay…And now it’s midnight here. Day by you?! :-)
@peter13b Good evening my friend! That’s very sweet said of you! Say hello to your mother from me! Do you speak Swedish?
Today it’s okay to speak with dialect in the Swedish radio. For many years it was not accepted. It used to make people upset and angry.
Party games are very popular in Sweden. They’re selling a lot! It’s a nice way to meet your friends :-)
In Sweden you can have a silent protest that’s more important than words!
E.g. 1. Nailcolor 2. In haircut 3. Protest by wearing skirts.
Did you know that in Swedish there are 26 different words to describe heights?! :-)
Learning language through the cell phone…what a good idea! I think I will try it!
Chinese? Portuguese? Finnish? Swahili? I can’t choose!
Language museums to know:
1. Mundolingua, Paris
2. National museum of language, Washington D.C.
3. Museu day lingua portuguesa, Sao Paulo
Someone named Ingrid today offered to stand on the square in town on Saturday NINE O’CLOCK and advertise her workplace! She must be crazy!
The job is done for today. As a board member of the association where I live, I shall now go on the annual meeting.
See you later! :-)
This day on the job was a lot different, a little weird but a very fun day :-)
And who forgot to take a photo of the lunch that I promised you before???
Well done of me! :-( :-(
Maybe tomorrow… :-) :-)
… the feeling… :-)
Sitting at a meeting talking about one of my clients and…suddenly realising that I have papers from another client!
And now….time for lunch!
I’m hungry! :-)
I’ve been working for 4 hours now!
….I will soon post a lunch photo for you! :-)
Now it’s time for work!
See you later!
The Norwegian Elkhound is a very common hunting dog up in the north of Sweden.
A very nice breed.
I also have one. http://t.co/tQbaDHp4nd
Moose antlers on the wall indoors. http://t.co/HDCj9X5Azk
Moose antlers on the wall is a classic decoration both indoors and outdoors in the area of Jämtland. http://t.co/L4nGdFUSCY
>>> Signs in Swedish and Sámi. http://t.co/LMsi3ulaEl
The municipal signs in Jämtland do not only contain the names in Swedish but also in Sámi since there are a lot of Sami in the area. >>>
There is almost no water in the southernmost part of the lake Storsjön before snowmelt from the mountains runs down. http://t.co/zqhW6NL0kl
Evening by lake Storsjön. http://t.co/UMDxYFc5VW
I have a small picturesque house to stay in when I visit the place where I grew up. It’s an very old barn. http://t.co/8JLKhaxCQT
View from my house. The spring hasn’t come so far up here. http://t.co/5RWuAP8Xer
The travel from Monday continues.
I grew up by Sweden’s 5th biggest lake, Storsjön, in the area called Jämtland. <3 http://t.co/g3v1WQdnpc
@diva_ex_machina Hello! :-)
A warmish Autumn sounds nice!
And here we start to get the feeling that it soon will be spring/summer :-)
@WeAreAustralia Than you from my city Jönköping :-)
@nylaelis you’re so sweet! <3
Yes it’s really fun to do this!
If I got problem…can I ask you for advice? :-)
And welcome back!
Good morning from Sweden!
It’s already Wednesday and it seems to be a sunny day. That’s a good start of the day! :-)
@perttuhavulehto Thanks for explaining. I can try to see what I can do. But I can’t give you any promises to succeed :-)
@nylaelis Good morning dear friend! Nice to see you here! :-) I hope I don’t do to many mistakes in your language! :-)
@SalawutSihakm could you write the text in English please! I don’t understand. :-)
Time to sleep! Good night dear friends! :-)
@petewicky Hello! Dm ….you say….is that name so secret?! Or?!
@marylynewebb beautiful pic! :-)
@marylynewebb it’s never to late! :-)
@marylynewebb yes it’s so many different landscapes :-)
@perttuhavulehto please! Can you explain what ATV is!
@JensHakanson yes indeed! :-)
@PLKBygg sorry! What do you like a lot?
@amybrticevich no bills :-)
@Mossmanm Thank you! It did! :-)
@Infomastern Thank you dear Susanne! You’re so sweet! I wish you a good night! :-) <3
@stevenkarwoski No I didn’t know about this kind of hunt. Do you practice it? :-)
@DaveLandes I have not comment. I’m not familiar with the issue :-)
@snowyduerre we do all the work at the farm by our self. I have a sister and a brother that are much younger that I had to take care of. :-)
@lokkomotion no :-) Six days! ….to much work back home to go away for a longer time :-)
Unusually low mail in my post box after being away for a week. Good sign! :-)
The day started adversity until that kind colleague sticking his head in my office and asks if I want a new screen?! OF COURSE! :-)
@tbbol Thank you! Likewise! :-)
Time for work!
The holiday went away to fast!
@svenka063 Lol :-) Good morning! New week! New possibilities! :-)
And…do we know each other very well?! :-) I think so but are not sure!
@Mavie_Chatrine you too! :-)
@Ancestweets God natt! :-)
@Britt_W Goodnight / Godnatt Britt!
Time for me to sleep! Good night Twitter for a while! :-)
@Britt_W Yes…it could be about that…I think Autumn -11 :-)
@john1966olsen Lol :-) Thank you! You’re sweet!
@john1966olsen Good night Denmark :-)
@Britt_W maybe we never got an answer! Anyway, nice to see you here! :-)
@Michelle404_ Thank you! It’s my sister dog. I needed a black dog for the photo and mine is grey :-) And yes! She’s really nice! :-)
@Confronta yes they are! :-)
@lokkomotion Thank you! It’s by my sister :-) We’re back in town since yesterday….time to work again! :-)
@Hydrophilous very welcome to stop and look next time! :-)
@JoHamperium of course I cross my fingers for you! In this part of Sweden there are a lot of empty houses :-)
@mjrouser yes of course! We can’t forget the wooden horses the make here! :-)
@LooniDel of course! :-)
@JohannaWestberg Nice! I cross my fingers for you! :-)
@Babhdan Thank you and very welcome! :-)
@cary1961 yes it’s a really nice city! Especially in the summer! :-)
@campsiteowner Thank you for telling me! I’ll try to remember! :-)
@afshimono yes…you having a point! It’s wood so when it starts to burn….But I think today they have a lot of different protection.
@DonGiovanna okay…so my city is a fast starter this year :-)
@john1966olsen Thank you! I’m not a man so I can’t judge that :-)
@KarMoeller Thank you! / Danke schön! :-)
@john1966olsen Thank you dear John! Hope you also had a nice evening! And thank you for the compliment! :-)
@glopez1924 poles ”dressed” with leaves. In the midsummer eve we dance around those poles :-) Very exotic!
@glopez1924 we having a big party at midsummer in Sweden. Dalarna has this tradition with the pole. In the other part of the country we >>
@SaskiaSnippe Hjo is a really nice city! :-)
@rivalg yea you’re right! :-)
@lutheratur Hello dear Eric! Nice to see you again! Hope everything is ok with you! Thanks for your sweet words about people from Jönköping.
@JensHakanson it’s a place called Sjötorp.
@YeruV Thank you for your concern! Now it’s solved :-)
@daniel_julia I don’t know either…But I don’t think it’s a tree that brings fruit.
@calfern04 on the motorway the highest limit is 120 km/h
@daniel_julia yes! Isn’t it! :-)
@Ancestweets Thank you! It’s very beautiful :-)
@Kos_ I don’t know the public opinion in this case.
But Swedes are normally positive to taking on refugees from war area.
@snowyduerre Thank you for your sweet words! :-) Very welcome! :-)
Yes we still have the farm. My parents live there.
@geoffest lol…yes…like that! :-)
@sunrayswench lol….yes it really does! :-)
@jairamvs I’m also a lover of the long bright summer nights :-)
@ChefyStephie now the problem is fixed! :-)
So, reached the goal of this trip. The area where I grew up. The Clock it’s 9,30 pm and it’s still light. Lovely! http://t.co/StHTJWTOzl
From Dalarna and further up north one can see traces in the snow of snowmobiles beside the road. http://t.co/ztKaj5p38X
Typical houses in the area of Dalarna. http://t.co/mmpW5CQFEK
450 km north from my home you come to the area called Dalarna, known for these poles, used at midsummer. http://t.co/gFLR1jVmQm
Gota Canal is a 190.5 km long channel since 1832. A 390 km long waterway through Sweden from the Baltic to the Kattegat. It has 58 locks.
On the way north you pass Gota Canal. http://t.co/Ed8vwXRiCZ
Lake Vättern seen from Hjo. http://t.co/OKiCBvSuTG
Lake Vättern (by A) 2:nd largest lake in Sweden. 140 km. 120 m deep. In Europe, nr 6 in size. http://t.co/15RVQTiu8i
60 km north from my city you find a picturesque city, Hjo, also by lake Vättern. Here you can buy smoked fish. http://t.co/wc5Knn92N8
This is what it looked like a week ago in the city, Jönköping, where I live and work. http://t.co/eZwL4F0dam
The school was off last week so the family decided to go north….710 km to the Swedish area called Jämtland where I come from.
If you want to see my photo and read about me I suggest that you go to
>> show up!
For all of you who wonders if Jenny that had this account last week and I are twins (same photo) the answer is NO! Waiting on my avatar to >
@Britt_W Do so if you have the time! I don’t remember what subject we where talking about…so I can’t give you clue :-)
@Dr_J_Skill okay! Thank you for letting me know! :-)
@Britt_W I’m from Jämtland, living in Småland. :-)
@Britt_W Hello Britt and thank you!
Haven’t we been taking before…2 years ago…on my own account. It’s something familiar with you! :-)
@Dr_J_Skill okay…sorry that I not know. Can you tell me more about it!
Thank you dear Twitter friends for all your
good wishes at the start of my week! <3
@Zevs_14 for me too! :-)
@viller0d Thank you my friend! :-)
@ormiga Thank you! I will be counting on you! :-)
@AnnaHeimersson ohhh Anna! Don’t make me nervous! :-) :-)
@Infomastern neither do I! So maybe we are confused both of us! :-)
@Zevs_14 Hello and very welcome to this account! :-)
Enjoy your day!
@JavafarsanM Hello and very welcome to this account! :-)
Enjoy the day!
@AnkiBagenmark Hello and very welcome my friend! Enjoy the day! :-)
@jenny_li Hello and very welcome my friend! Enjoy the day! <3
@Akergb Hello my dear friend! Very welcome! Enjoy the day! <3
@Kixiedixie Hello my friend! Very welcome! Enjoy the day! :-)
@viller0d Hello my friend! Nice to see you here! Enjoy your day! :-)
@AnnaHeimersson Hello Anna! Nice to see you here! <3 :-)
@servasmexico Good morning and Happy Easter to you!
NIce temperature! We need the spring right now! Bye winter! Enjoy your day! :-)
@Dayreamer Thank you dear Twitter friend! :-)
Enjoy the day!
@KarMoeller Good morning / Guten Morgen!
Enjoy your day! / Ein schönes Tag! :-)
@ormiga Thank you dear Twitter friend! But you have to send more Sun…there’s a lot of clouds here today :-) :-) And you have a nice temp!
@Jjst9 Thank you dear Twitter friend! :-)
@Dr_J_Skill Hello! :-)
Sorry…but i have no opinion…I didn’t know there was a sausage shortages in your country.
@Infomastern Susanne! I guess this tweet is meant for Jenny that had this account last week? You know…I’m not from the west coast :-) :-)
Good morning folks!
I’m @sweden this week!
I will soon tell you more about myself.
And…I’m looking forward to talk to you this week!