Expat to Expat Q&A – #1 Seasons and all Their Glory

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Hello and welcome to a new feature here on The Hemborg Wife!

Each month on the 15th, well 25th this one time, Belinda from Found Love, Now What?   and I will be hosting an expat link up featuring 10 themed questions. We will post the next months questions a few weeks ahead and we hope you will join in, even if you have moved from one side of your country to another why not join in!

*The link up form is on Found Love, Now What?*

This month we decided on weather/seasoned themed questions since so many are just entering into Spring!

1.What was your favorite season back home and is it the same now; why or why not?

Well in Huntington Beach, CA there is not much in the way of seasons but I always liked fall for all the decorations and now love I actually live somewhere with changing leaf colors.

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2. Is there a place you would want to move to based solely on the weather?

I think I would move to either Washington or Oregon because unlike most people I love rain and chilly temperatures but could do without quite so much snow.

3. What is a piece an article of clothing that you had to buy for your new home due to the weather? i.e. galoshes, winter coat, etc

When we moved to Sweden I had one heavy cotton jacket that was really more for looks then warmth and a tan trench coat which is not that much warmer so I had to buy one of those big puffy winter coats unless I wanted to get freeze!

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4. Have you found the weather stereotypes of your new home to be true?

People tend to think of Sweden as having lots of snow and they are not wrong there, even now I can see piles of the white stuff out my window. One thing though I think would surprise people is how humid it is in summer!

5. Is there somewhere you would never live based solely on the weather?

I do not think I would like to live in a desert climate as I detest being hot!

6. What are you looking forward to most this spring?

I am looking forward to not wearing boots, just this past weekend we put all the boots up high in the closet and they can stay there until December!

7. Where you live, what is your go to outfit for spring?

The temperatures here are have been in the 40’s for the past few weeks which means jeans, high top converse, layered tank tops, and a heavy cardigan. I do tend to run hot though so Mr. H is still wearing a hat!

8.  What is one thing or event that you miss that happens back home at this time of the year?

I would love to be sitting out on a patio by the beach drinking a beer before it gets to packed with summer tourists!

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9.If your hubs could bring home a bouquet of any type of flower, what you pick?

Hmmm I am not so much a flower person, allergies, but we had the bridesmaids at our wedding hold bouquets of baby’s breath and I loved it.

10. What does your perfect Saturday look like?

A perfect Spring Saturday would be; getting up and having a fun breakfast, maybe bagels and lox, sitting around drinking tea and reading, next head to town for library books and embroidery supplies. After that a light lunch and latte at Barista, coming home and playing a game of Scrabble and enjoying a nice fika, later in the evening cooking dinner together and settling down with a movie and some candy!

Bonus Question:

Are there any special holidays in your new country in the month of May?

In Sweden Ascension Day as well as Whit Sunday will be public holidays, meaning many things will be closed. Those are often only celebrated though in the church. This year though we have decided to bring Cinco de Mayo to Sweden and are having a party with our friends!


5 thoughts on “Expat to Expat Q&A – #1 Seasons and all Their Glory

  1. Oh, husband and I are hoping to road trip it up to Sweden this year! It’s in my blood! I’m part Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, and German! I am just made to live here in Germany. I love it here.

    When I visited Finland last year (Helsinki area) in April it had snowed one meter! I had to borow my family’s jackets because I definitely was NOT prepared for the cold that you’ve got goin’ on up there!

  2. I’m so glad you and Belinda are hosting this link up! What a great idea. I put away my boots the other day also and it made me so happy! I’m ready for some warm weather. I’m glad I found your blog. I look forward to reading more.

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