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Video of cute small town parade in Lyckeby Sweden
September 9, 2011 9:35 PM



This past Saturday it was once again time for our yearly St. Jacobi market here in Lyckeby in Sweden. A small market that has been held since 1909 in Lyckeby, where I live. This year I managed to arrive at the market just in time for the parade. Yay! I had never seen the St. Jacobi parade before. And what a cute parade! It had such a small town feel to it. Cozy and fun without any fancy decorations. Now I did bring my camera but in the last minute I decided to film it instead. So below is my video of this years St. Jacobi market parade. :-)



/A.L


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Crazy Farmers Day Market in Ronneby
July 18, 2011 10:22 PM



I recently visited a lovely market called Tosia Bonnadan - Crazy Farmers Day in my neighbour town Ronneby in Sweden. Ronneby is about 30 kilometres from Karlskrona where I live. And it was a beautiful photogenic day so of course I snapped some shots while I was there. :p


Many of the market stands were lined up along the Ronnebyån - Ronneby river.


The Crazy Farmers Market is quite popular and attracts about 100 000 visitors during its three days every year. Quite a lot of people for a town with about 29 000 inhabitants.


A fun and refreshing market stand/truck this year was this flower auction type of event thingy, something I had never seen before. An energetic, "mad scientist" type of guy shouted out with German accent from his flower truck that he sold the cheapest and best flowers of the entire market. Boy was he popular! Not only among those who wanted to buy some cheap flowers but also among those who just wanted a bit of entertainment. Lol!


Langos!!! Yay! I simply cannot leave a market without eating one of these babies!!! Lol! However I didn't order my usual toppings this time. Instead of red onions and caviar I had pineapple and curry with shrimps and sour cream on my Lango. A combination I'll definitely eat again! Hm... Which reminds me... I have to find out when the next nearby market is. Because now I feel like eating Langooooooos! :p

/A.L


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Leaf market time in Karlskrona!
June 25, 2011 8:11 PM




Yay! Now the Leaf market is a truly traditional Karlskrona market, in fact this market has been a yearly tradition in Karlskrona for over 200 years.


It's also the first major market of the summer season so it's always packed with people.


Originally the Leaf market was when farmers went into town to sell shrubs and flowers, which were used as decorations around farms. And although flowers still are a popular part of the market today, there are a lot of other things for sale at the market stalls as well.


Like handcraft.


Brända mandlar - Roasted almonds covered in melted sugar. These are so good! Especially when they are freshly made.


Home made candy.


Old fashioned chocolate covered cream buns.


Which look like this inside. But the white stuff is not cream, it's whipped egg white.


Swedish strawberries, which are a huge seller at the Leaf market. This is of course because the Leaf market take place the day (always a Thursday) before Midsummer's Eve. And something you HAVE TO EAT on Midsummer's Eve is strawberry cake!!!


Another very popular berry at the Leaf market is Bigarrå - a sort of Cherry.


Of course all this walking around creates an appetite! And my favourite market food to eat is Langos! And there are plenty of Lango carts to choose from at this market.


Langos is not a Swedish speciality though, it's a Hungarian dish. It consists of fried bread with different toppings. I love to have sour cream, shrimps, caviar and red onions on my Lango. It's sort of like a mini pizza when I think about it.


And here I am devouring a Lango at the Leaf market. So tasty!!!!


A major concern each year is how the weather is going to turn out on the day of the Leaf market. But I have to say that, although there were a few rain clouds in the sky, the weather was pretty nice at Karlskronas Leaf market this year. :-)

/A.L


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Old fashioned Christmas market
December 12, 2010 9:48 PM



Today is Advent third. And besides lighting a candle in my Advent candlestick and eating rice pudding every Advent Sunday, I try to visit at least one old fashioned Christmas market every year. So this afternoon I decided to uphold yet another of my December traditions. I grabbed my sister and off we went to an old farm called Hässlelyckans gård, located a few kilometres outside of Lyckeby. Every Advent Sunday they have a small and cosy Christmas market here, inspired by the 1600s.






In the above pic is the farm, Hässlelyckans gård. Second pic from above; a suspicious doggie. I bet he thought those Christmas goats looked a bit weird (which they do). LOL! In the third and fourth pic; more Christmas goats, and a stand where they sold different kinds of smoked fish.




And here are some pics of the old farm shop, which was filled with lovely traditional home made products. Like different kind of drinks made according to traditional recipes, home made crisp bread, candy, honey etc. I bought something called juniper berry root beer. All in all it was a nice and charming Christmas market. :-)

/A.L


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In the middle of a market
September 4, 2010 21:27

Today it was time for the annual St Jacobi market right here in Lyckeby, Sweden. A market that has been a held since 1909. And I have memories of being at it when I was a child, but somehow I remember it as a lot bigger than it is today. We could spend hours there. Today it took me about ten minutes to check the whole thing out. I don't know if it's because I have lost interest or because markets always seemed bigger and more fun to me when I was a child?

Anyway, after my quickie at the market it was off to work for a few hours...After that dinner at mums, turkey - yum! My aunt and her husband are there over the weekend so it was fun to see and talk to them as well. And on the way home from mums we made a little stop in the forest to let Lisen and Diva run around in the fields for a while :-)

Below are some pics from today.




Above: From the market today.
Below left: Todays dinner.
Below right: Not sure if it's Diva or Lisen, but it's one of them anyway. Listening and looking out for wild animals.

/A.L
 
 
 
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