Karin Olli-Nilsson

Karin Olli-Nilsson

is @sweden 2018-05-21 to 2018-05-28

Hello hej! I’m Karin @karinonilsson, a 35-year-old Swedish journalist residing in Stockholm. I previously lived, worked and studied in England for nearly eight years – and I’ve got the accent to prove it!

A former classical musician, photographer, DJ and Brighton party princess, I now specialise in reporting on Sweden’s news in English.

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All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

@sweden May 25, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

Here you go: Sweden’s National Anthem, played on the recorder by Sweden/@karinonilsson. 💥 🇸🇪 🔊SOUND ➡️ON! 🎶 (Cred… https://t.co/mNKv1KgWxn

@sweden May 25, 2018, 7:40 a.m.

Good morning, Twitter! After all that talk about music last night, would you be interested in watching a video of m… https://t.co/5UwPHX7QFp

@sweden May 24, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

@claes_hansson @neiby Mate. I did not mean to offend Gothenburg in any way – I have plenty of good friends who live… https://t.co/SZysAgFYFB

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Okay, think I'll stop here for tonight – before my music tweets get out of hand. https://t.co/GMm1qcswaK

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

@sharkvstiger Aww! 🙁 Try searching for YouTube videos? Or find a good tutor! 😊

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

@sharkvstiger Ever tried making a sound blowing into a bottle? Just like that!

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

This is my favourite sound in the world. Always sends shivers down my spine; always makes me wish I was up there on… https://t.co/LeyKSUPLu7

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

I haven’t had an oboe for many years now, but I still have a flute and a couple of recorders! I love playing every… https://t.co/gLjmGfrsaO

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

After I graduated from high school, I briefly went to the Music Conservatoire in Borlänge’s neighbouring town Falun… https://t.co/PBp7Q98374

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Okay, I missed some musicians from Borlänge, apparently! 😃 https://t.co/V7NwnYhrMJ

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Here you go! A recipe for Swedish cinnamon buns. https://t.co/10YvxCd66v https://t.co/Qix8xlbJpS

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

I was in a marching band, Borlänge Skolors Musikkår, and in 2001 we won the Swedish Youth Tattoo Championship. We g… https://t.co/Wi55Fu2hId

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Okay, you've all come up with some pretty good guesses, but they come nowhere near the answer...

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

@vivocalle Yes, very sad. I was never taught by him personally, but I know many who were. 😔

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

I KNEW THIS ONE WAS COMING. 😆 (No.) https://t.co/GYsC0sIDOe

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Could've been! I make good cinnamon buns, if I may say so myself. But nope! https://t.co/O38zcD7u9k

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Ooh, that's a good guess! But nope. https://t.co/sQ4DhRV67c

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Speaking of my past… I actually once won the Swedish championships for *something* once. 🏆 You’ll never guess what!… https://t.co/3RIi36HIYG

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

@grodaeu Well, you'll be excited about my upcoming "secret" trip this weekend, then! ;)

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

I’ve also had the honour of playing with these two talented people, who both went on to become professional classic… https://t.co/QBzaYGXAy0

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Borlänge actually has a good track record for producing musicians! I played in the same school orchestra as the guy… https://t.co/RRpqlrU3I6

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Borlänge was a pretty dull town to grow up in: you either played football, or you played music – there wasn’t much… https://t.co/chpgCrZGpm

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

I grew up i Borlänge, Dalarna county. It’s an average-sized Swedish town of some 50,000 inhabitants. It is dominate… https://t.co/oyKeg4cCix

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

(That’s right, by the way: I’m a FAKE Swedish blonde! I'm actually a brunette. 😮)

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Here’s a picture of me playing the oboe in 2000, from local newspaper @dalademokraten! 🎶 #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/cSdqgC98gG

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Like it says in my bio, I used to be a classical musician. My mum made me play the recorder for ages, then I briefl… https://t.co/5B2aUQ9YMG

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

So, since today’s Thursday, I thought I’d do that #ThrowbackThursday thing – with a music theme! 🎼

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

RT @WanderlustChloe: How pretty is @goteborgcom? 😍🇸🇪 Looking gorgeous in the sunshine today! ☀️ #gothenburg https://t.co/iP8xka1Irx

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

I'm not a huge fan of Gothenburg (I'm an east-coast lady!), but those are some lovely pics! https://t.co/ZLfQtXV1ux

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

@JimFuson Thanks! I really hope you're right!

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Oops! I posted this tweet from my personal account yesterday by mistake. It’s confusing having two accounts with th… https://t.co/VEeuvklf22

@sweden May 24, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Hej, Twitter! I’ve been a bit quiet today – had a migraine earlier. 🤕 Better now though!

@sweden May 23, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

RT @MtgKaylesh: @sweden In The Netherlands it's the "VrijMiBo", short for VrijdagMiddagBorrel "Friday Afternoon Cocktail Party".

@sweden May 23, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

To me, AW used to stand for Autumn/Winter, in the fashion-season context. But here in Sweden, it means After-Work.… https://t.co/t2ang78Vzw

@sweden May 23, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

‘Sup, Twitter? I’m off to a so-called AW! Don’t know what an AW is? Neither did I before I moved back to Sweden fro… https://t.co/y8kBmicrlQ

@sweden May 23, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Outdoor lunch in the sunshine today! ☀️ 🥙 https://t.co/s1VCtsjvLC

@sweden May 23, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

RT @StefanBeyron: Some artwork by @simonstalenhag,my favorite contemporary swedish artist. #konstonsdag https://t.co/akA7ivGeVc

@sweden May 23, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

RT @cecilyferguson: Hejsan Karin @sweden I looove that you are sharing works by Carl and Karin Larsson today! I am totally biased but I lov…

@sweden May 23, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Not everyone does. But the traffic here in Stockholm is a bit hectic, and the cycling infrastructure is far from pe… https://t.co/H2bISJgkOs

@sweden May 23, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Karin Larsson (1859–1928) was not just the wife of Carl Larsson – she was an artist, too. The couple had 8(!) child… https://t.co/UnSP1nZ0XG

@sweden May 23, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

But then I became fascinated by Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement, and I started to see the greatness of… https://t.co/ZqXSSn4XsM

@sweden May 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

I used to find Sweden’s most famous artist Carl Larsson (1853–1919) a bit boring. You’ll find reproductions of his… https://t.co/GbwPyjFynp

@sweden May 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Today’s Wednesday, which means it’s #konstonsdag! That’s “art Wednesday” for non-Swedish speakers. Any art lovers o… https://t.co/e879cbARZB

@sweden May 23, 2018, 8:33 a.m.

This is where I work. Today I’ll be “Super Editor,” which means I’ll have a hectic day in charge of the… https://t.co/fElV1fzSYG

@sweden May 23, 2018, 8:29 a.m.

I rode my bike to work today. Wearing a helmet, obviously! #SafetyFirst https://t.co/NPuNJec0cZ

@sweden May 23, 2018, 7:56 a.m.

Another morning energiser! 🎧 https://t.co/CeKBCt9bNA

@sweden May 23, 2018, 7:47 a.m.

Good morning, Twitter! I need energising this morning. Here’s a song to do just that. 🎧 https://t.co/7SXsA4SX8e

@sweden May 22, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Well, Twitter – I’ve had a long day. I’m gonna leave you with this dreamy song by the amazing @z_h_a_l_a. Good nigh… https://t.co/be4njyVUdh

@sweden May 22, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

RT @PetraMHall: @sweden @MSBse Might also be useful to add that the same info was published in every phone book before, they every person h…

@sweden May 22, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

The physical brochure is being sent out during 'Emergency Preparedness Week,' 28 May–3 June, apparently. But it's a… https://t.co/TUI7KrOXEF

@sweden May 22, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

However, many of you have asked me for a link to the brochure in English. That I can give you! https://t.co/Mj1WmHspBT

@sweden May 22, 2018, 9 p.m.

A lot of people have very strong opinions about Sweden these days, and I’m really quite fascinated by the discussio… https://t.co/RHpDd2UUlA

@sweden May 22, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Sweden is getting a lot of attention right now over its ‘If Crisis or War Comes’ brochure. I’d just like to remind… https://t.co/QthRcSkoZP

@sweden May 22, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

I spent most of this afternoon in meetings that can be summarised in four letters: GDPR. In you haven’t heard of it… https://t.co/IBeMBH6DTy

@sweden May 22, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

It’s a bit windy this evening! But Stockholm’s still looking pretty. https://t.co/9u6LJpa2Tf

@sweden May 22, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

As promised: The Bonnier News (& Business Media) choir gives you "Supa klockan över tolv" – a song about getting wa… https://t.co/REKDwStb3M

@sweden May 22, 2018, 8:43 a.m.

It’s nearly beach season! 🏖 https://t.co/0tb46nkDoJ

@sweden May 22, 2018, 8:41 a.m.

I love the sound of moody Swedish synth music in the morning! 🎧 https://t.co/YKSiTlVtQ5

@sweden May 22, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

I live on the beautiful island of Kungsholmen. Today I’m walking to work along the water! https://t.co/cRFQvzabjj

@sweden May 22, 2018, 8 a.m.

I'd like to start this day by wishing @SaxonandWolf a.k.a. My Best Friend Beth™ a very happy birthday! 🎉🎁💐 When we… https://t.co/4AlRCLOZzX

@sweden May 22, 2018, 7:56 a.m.

Good morning, Twitter!

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Tuesday = choir practice at work! We're singing a couple of songs by 18th century composer Carl Michael Bellman. He… https://t.co/ItoKs2i8uB

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

It's 11.28pm and time for bed I think. Going back to work tomorrow!

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Last but not least, I have lots of talented ex-colleagues over at Radio Sweden/@sverigesradio who report on Sweden'… https://t.co/AU7JYwojTt

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

I should mention that my former employer @sverigesradio also does news in Swedish for beginners! Check it out: https://t.co/KAJJfPhDVQ

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

@djShmeeJay Oops! It won't happen again! ;)

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

RT @Britt_W: @sweden @TheLocalSweden Elk. Elk. Elk. Elk. (And repeat.)

@sweden May 21, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Some people have also asked me if I'll be tweeting about sports. I'm sorry, but the short answer is: no. https://t.co/uIwQ49mP2m

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

I fear the old Elk v. Moose war could be about to break out once again! Luckily @TheLocalSweden has an article prep… https://t.co/eeiKphjPcy

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

The Local Sweden does serious news stories, mixed with some lighter ones! Here's a story I wrote for them last summ… https://t.co/uqQTKPJuyW

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

For anyone interested in Sweden's news in English, I'd also recommend @TheLocalSweden. (Yep – I've worked there, to… https://t.co/0hYMKF3Qks

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

I've been getting quite a few questions about Sweden's new crisis-preparation brochure that was in the news today.… https://t.co/VwCZ4kQqax

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

@radiosweden *Okay – British with a very Swedish tinge to it!

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

And… for those of you who wanted proof of the British* accent I claim to have in my Twitter bio, here you go! A sto… https://t.co/TAZEQEfIYF

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Radio Sweden also does a weekly podcast. Here’s the latest one, presented by my ex-colleague and good friend,… https://t.co/BIz5nsAVsW

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Here’s a great thing @radiosweden recently started doing: a daily 2-minute podcast summarising Sweden’s top news st… https://t.co/vKx7aUlOXj

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

If radio/podcasts are your thing, then you need to check out @radiosweden! It’s part of Sweden’s public-service bro… https://t.co/HwzcJBiC86

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

I’m presuming you’ve all heard that the Nobel Prize for Literature has been cancelled this year? If not, check out… https://t.co/mau1hEFjSb

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

As you may have gathered from my bio, I’m personally more of a culture vulture than a business person – but we do c… https://t.co/NieuZlGS6A

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Here’s a story from @BINordic on how Sweden is preparing itself from foreign interference ahead of the general elec… https://t.co/dlrQ9mRYNY

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

At @BINordic we actually cover all the Nordic countries – Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, as well as… https://t.co/3DSiMEHVrG

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

So, when I’m not running off to the detist’s, I work at Business Insider Nordic: https://t.co/I6GhcQH23K

@sweden May 21, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

I saw that some of you were asking me about news from Sweden in English, so let me tell you a bit about that!

@sweden May 21, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Toothache, huh – what a great way to start my week as curator… Thank you @hakansjostrand, @1azylizzie and… https://t.co/nXCi9SSlZl

@sweden May 21, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Good evening, followers! I’ve had a powernap (that lasted 4 hours!) and now I feel a bit better. I’ve even had some… https://t.co/mdpbryhshK

@sweden May 21, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Now eating soup whilst watching Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage on @svtplay. There's TONNES of Bergman stuf… https://t.co/rOdn3v9rLH

@sweden May 21, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Went back home from the dentist’s as I’m feverish from my toothache. 🤒

@sweden May 21, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

You lot seemed to enjoy my picture from Stockholm’s cavernous blue-line metro, so here’s another one! Taken at the… https://t.co/Eh7cWxwn7b

@sweden May 21, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Well, that was quick and easy! Fairly painless, too. Not very cheap though: 805 kronor (£68/$92) minus invoice fee.… https://t.co/cwMoJ9ZQxS

@sweden May 21, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Here we are, my wisdom tooth and I, at the dentist’s. Wish me luck! Did you know that Sweden has plenty of private… https://t.co/J1ocMYeoBI

@sweden May 21, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

It’s nice and cool down here in the cavernous Rådhuset tunnelbana (metro) station though! I’m on my way to an emerg… https://t.co/j863DbxBXX

@sweden May 21, 2018, noon

Monday’s weekly editorial staff meeting: done. ✅ It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in Stockholm! Here’s a view of Po… https://t.co/sTilaKCiIU

@sweden May 21, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

I recently started a new job as an online editor at @BINordic and @veckansaffarer, which means I get to work in Swe… https://t.co/N0LsQ9b6Ev

@sweden May 21, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

I’m Karin @karinonilsson, a journalist in Stockholm. I previously lived in England for nearly eight years – and I’v… https://t.co/wsOO15qoST

@sweden May 21, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

Good morning, Twitter! I’m @karinonilsson and I’ll be your Swede this week. Thank you, @krim_vardaren for last week… https://t.co/bHo4RVmBlp