Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas time in Umea

It's about a week until Christmas time and it is SUPER DARK but school is out for winter break so the darkness isn't as bad. And after Christmas it'll start getting lighter! I thought I would post a few pictures from around town and Christmas activities!

We made lussebullar yesterday, saffron buns. They came out really light and fluffy and nice (and very yellow!). I'm not used to the taste of saffron though so it's a little weird to me still, but they were fun to make :)

 There is a big real Christmas tree in town! :)

They've made the center of town look very cheery with lots of lights and people and little tents set up. When we were there last they were setting up what looked like a little Christmas market, but I haven't been back yet to check. But I go back tomorrow and I hope they are still there!

Alex and I celebrated my last day of class (well not really last day, but last day before Christmas!) at Lotta's Krog in town. It was lots of fun. We hadn't been there since my parents visited!

The snowy walk to the grocery store! Sadly the snow melted today again and now it is a mess of icy sidewalks and slush. I'm hoping it'll snow again before Christmas! 

Well that was just a little glimpse of Christmas time here, I'll miss seeing all my family members on Christmas but I know it'll be very special here too and I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I will try to post more pictures after Christmas :) 


  1. Hello. I stumbled across your blog while trying to find a pie shop/bakery in Umea. I am hoping you can help me. I am hoping to find a bakery in Sweden that can deliver pies (like a pie-of-the-month club) to someone in Umea. If you are willing please email me at: jchaven@gmail.com.

    PS: I find your blog fascinating - I too am originally from Fla. now living in NC.


    1. Hello!

      Thanks for your comment! Well the two bigger type bakeries I always see in town are


      But I'm not sure if they deliver pies...I remember trying to find a place to deliver cakes when I lived in the U.S. to someone in Sweden and I never found anything unfortunately. Good luck though and I hope
      you find something!