Thursday, 9 July 2015

Shock, Swedish Style




Swedes don't pull their punches.  They speak with a bluntness which to us pussyfooting Brits sounds rude. I admire plain speaking but am incapable of doing it myself. I will tie my tongue in knots trying to be diplomatic.  Don't ask me my honest opinion about your hair, dress sense or the size of your derrière because I am incapable of saying anything other than you look gorgeous.  I'm used to Swedish candour but I have been shocked by my Swedish bathroom. If I had to hang a full length mirror, I would put it by the bedroom door so that guests could check their appearance as they left the room. I would not put it DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE LOO.  There are some activities I do not want to watch, does anyone look their best in this position.  I suppose I should thank the Hovs Hallar Hotel for this wake up call about the flabbly state of my thighs.  Every time I try to eat anything, the image in their bathroom mirror comes back to me and puts me off my food.  



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  1. B to B, Well, that's a heck of a way to go on a diet!

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  2. You made me laugh out loud - I have a Swedish neighbour - a lovely lady but I know what you mean -; enjoy the travels, Ozlem x

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    1. Ask her where the mirror is in her bathroom.

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  3. Strange! But enjoy your trip!

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    1. glad Im not the only one who thinks it strange

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  4. To badly paraphrase Oscar Wilde on his deathbed 'either that mirror goes or I do'.

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    1. i have now gone and have a lovely window opposite my current wc

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  5. . . they go around with cow-horn hats at soccer matches, what do expect?

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  6. I'm exactly like you when it comes to straight talking; or not - "Yeah, you look lovely." :) Hmm, not sure I could even sit with my eyes open on that loo. Definitely a perfect way to make most people go on a diet I'd say. :)

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    1. Its worked, I've lost a kg in a week

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  7. Like Ozlem, you made me laugh out loud! So funny! Oh dear, my imagination is running riot....

    Axxx

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    1. Don't think about it too much I don't want to ruin your day

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