Not much more astonishing than Marie Fredriksson: she survived a brain tumor after being given only a 5% chance. As a result, she lost sight in one eye and had to relearn how to read, among other things. She's now in the middle of a world tour with Roxette that began in Feb. 2011 and won't finish until Sept. 2012. They released an album last year and another one this year, and she's continued to improve throughout. Amazing woman.
Skip the cinnamon. Swedish Christmas rice pudding - my mom makes this for us every year. She adds cardamom, though, and one almond to be found by "whoever is the next to marry". Ok, mom, I get the hint! via Donal Skehan
Blossa Glögg: “A bottle that is shorter and rounder than other Blossa products. The shape of the bottle is kept from year to year, with the colours and typography changing to reflect that particular year’s design and flavour.
This is our classic bearded tomte made with a wooden frame. He has a tangled felted wool hat and a long beard made with genuine grey Gotland or white Icelandic sheepskin. Every 30 cm tomte is handmade in Örnaholm, Sweden, and is totally unique.