I came back from Colombia last Saturday 16th of march. My parents were waiting and I was of course happy to see them again. We went to the house and started looking at the computer they have for receiving mail and things....... My grandmother, sister and her boyfriend all came over for the lunch.
Unfortunately I have not been sending any reports regarding Christmas and new year, although I know everybody is dying to know about these holidays and how they are done in Colombia. My parents were there and it was great! May I refer to the video they shot!
The shock of coming to Sweden however was something else. On Saturday
evening I borrowed my parents car to check into the hotel, because I
did not have any bed or anything and my smallish apartment is all
The very next morning I was prepared to have a nice and quit Sunday
breakfast before rushing off to my parents again.
I came down and could not believe my eyes! At 8.30 Sunday morning the
breakfast table/restaurant was like the worst Christmas table
(julbord) in some popular place, were everybody goes.
The people were swarming like fly's everywhere, no place to sit and
the noise equal to a the crowd of a game of hockey. The tables were
occupied with either somebody eating occupying at least two seats,
or a huge pile of used plates and glasses, from somebody who left an
Much to my surprise, Monday morning the restaurant was as occupied as an outdoor swimming pool on a freezing winter day in Sweden. Another thing. The weather. I sent a memo to my parents and a few people telling them to fix the spring before I come. I did not work. Since I am so smart, I remembered to bring a thick jacket and my gloves. Since I came the temperatures have been 1, 1, 2 and plus 2 degrees above zero. I have access to my mum's car. Without it I would be lost.
I went to work in Sweden for the first time in a year. I discovered that I had been transferred to another department, projects for Latin America and Africa and Asia. I got an office to start with, and a PC. Thereby I had access to memo, but no more. I cannot access the network and print things, because I have not yet filled out the paper to apply for those things. The worst thing is that there is no phone in my room. I have a room with a PC, and another room with a phone. I wonder what the solution will be. We will see!
This is more or less the last report during this Colombian time. I hope that you have enjoyed yourselves as much as I have.
I wish everybody all the best!!