2017-12-14 Handymen

In between Sweden and Portugal it is impossible not to reflect on handymen. As in people who come to your house to fix things, a broken fence, a dish washer, cleaning of pipes, you know. I am intrigued by the fact that these seem to be entirely different species between different countries. In Sweden, when expecting a handyman […]

2017-07-09 Safety

In Sweden we are quite, I’m not sure it’s the right word but let’s say, quite worried about safety. Or maybe not worried, but quite aware of safety. More so we are quite aware of and worried about the risks that might lead to not being safe and we want to control those risks. It’s […]

2017-02-05 Ordnung

Sweden is, in quite a few aspects actually, quite German. Portugal, on the other hand, is not. At all. Whatsoever. Especially when considering bureaucracy and the good old ‘Ordnung muss sein’, this is obvious. In Sweden, you know that the authorities are well organised. Not to say meticulously organised. You know that if you yourself […]