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Took this snapshot down by the Great Lake (Storsjön) in Östersund (Jämtland County) today. They have built a few fortresses of ice for the kids and on this you can see Storsie (the Great Lake Monster) check the visitors out. I can appreciate the fact that they put so much love into a project like this.

Every kid around here will be exposed to this mystery very early on.

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I like Mark Steyn. I read his books and I enjoy to watch him on YouTube. I just discovered that he mentioned my hometown of Östersund (Sweden) in a recent Steyn Post, dealing with immigration. He has apparently actually been here, which is news to me. I would have loved to have been able to share a couple of beers with the guy had I known.

Listen to his report here.

February (3)

Posted: February 5, 2017 in General, Jämtland (County), My photographs

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Östersund down by the lake today. Hundreds of people will enjoy themselves down there when they have a day off. Good to see.

Glad I brought the camera with me today.

February (2)

Posted: February 5, 2017 in General, Jämtland (County), My photographs

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Östersund Railway Station today. I always had a soft spot for this place. I used to work down there a couple of hours a day many years ago when I was working at the Post Office. I have spent countless of hours on trains on my way to seeing rock concerts and meeting rock stars over the years. Always nice to come back to this place though.

I will always be happy in these parts.

February

Posted: February 5, 2017 in General, Jämtland (County), My photographs

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We rarely see the Sun in my neck of the woods during the Winter. Here is a snapshot from the Harbor of Östersund taken today. This explains why Swedes tend to spend a lot of time outdoors during the Summer. Many owns a cottage in the Countryside.

This Winter has been quite strange though. Something is up…

Lettuce shortage

Posted: February 5, 2017 in General, Jämtland (County), Prepping

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Took a two hour walk in good company today and on my way home I popped into my local ICA grocery store (as you may know, I live in Jämtland County, Sweden). They are indeed out of Lettuce due to unusual weather conditions in Greece, Italy and Spain. As you can see, the store explains why the shelf is empty. My friend noted that the general prices of vegetables has gone up lately. In other words, imports are likely to come in from different markets for some time.

This is only the beginning, it is a signal that things are about to change.

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Swedish publication Svenska Öden & Äventyr issue 1 2017 sports a very nice Ann-Margret cover. She grew up not far from where I live in Jämtland County (Sweden).

Got to love this.