I haven’t mentioned this yet on the blog, but this past October my very first picture book, The Kraken’s Rules For Making Friends, was published! The novelty of seeing my name in print has not worn off (I secretly hope it never does). The sheer amount of work that goes into writing and illustrating a 32 … More Live, From New York!
Last time we talked I was feeling a little down and out, and still feeling the pangs of life in a new place. Since then, with a lot of driving, and a lot of u-turns (which don’t happen to be quite as legal here as they are in Texas) we have found our grocery store, … More Center Stage
With my travel guide in hand (Lonely Planet Sweden) I boarded the train in Älmhult and took the 80 minute ride down to Southern Sweden’s largest city, Malmö. Despite the fact that there wasn’t any snow on the ground, this seaport city had a temperature well below freezing. However that didn’t stop hundreds of people … More Malmöhus Slott
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had intended to set out and explore the non-IKEA side of Almhult. Well, that took me all of a few minutes. This is a very small town, and with such a massive company headquartered here, it dominates day-to-day life. That’s not to say that there is nothing to … More Two HUGE Claims to Fame
It’s been about 9 months since we’ve been out of the country, so it was about time for us to hit the international road once again. This time we went to the home of Volvo, Carl Larsson, the Nobel Prizes and most importantly (at least to us) the home of IKEA. Sweden. 70 years ago … More Älmhult, Sweden