Thursday, February 25, 2010

Svea pa IKEA

Svea, in the black sweater, was back in the Twin Cities for a short visit before returning to China to teach in an orphanage. Lena, Stina, Magnus, Ingrid and I met Svea at IKEA for Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, lots of talking and silliness. We all worked and/or were campers at Concordia College's Swedish summer language village called "Sjolunden" (Lake in the Woods). IKEA is just 10 minutes north of Eagan - mycket roligt!

22 comments:

  1. Looks like a great reunion! There is almost NOTHING in Santa Fe that I do not like, BUT there is no IKEA here...imagine that!!

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  2. Everyone should live that close to IKEA store.

    What's this Language Village all about? Sounds fun.

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  3. Ikea est partout, on en trouve deux autours d'Evry, mais c'est vrai que c'est bien pratique (surtout les petits crayons ;) )

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  4. Ich kann mich gut an die Eröffnung dieser IKEA erinnern (wir waren gerade zu Besuch bei Familie Hagen). Kannst du dich auch daran erinnern, Leif?

    Liebe Grüsse
    Monica

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  5. A typical image of Ikea, I can see a price behind you. Is that a price? 229?

    Regards

    Valery

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  6. hee hee
    Looks like fun was had by all!
    IKEA has a great concept. There is an IKEA about as close to Chez la Vache as in Eagan.

    For 99¢ you can get a breakfast with scrambled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon and potatoes - it's hard to match that price with home cooking!

    IKEA furnished much of Chez la Vache...

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  7. Sadly, I have to cross to Canada to get to my "local" IKEA. And then I get grilled by US Customs upon my re-entry to the States.

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  8. A nice bright happy photo - love all the bright florals on the wall.
    What are lingonberries?
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  9. As a Swede I shoulp perhaps be a bit proud! It seems now that one kid of two in France is made on an IKEA bed!

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  10. Love the wallpaper! Might go to Ikea on saturday actually, last day of the winter sales.

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  11. Sweet Swedes...
    My son went to the Concordia French camp. Lots of fun. I dropped him and his friends off, then the dogs and I went tent-camping for a week! Even more fun! I need an "I (heart) Minnesota" bumper sticker.
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  12. Olivier said...

    Ikea est partout,

    Well, sadly, not in NZ (yet?). But it seems that wherever IKEA is, there are meatballs. A lovely shot of great conviviality!

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  13. Of course you met in order to eat! I knew that. You can keep IKEA, though. Junk store!

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  14. How nice to see that there are also adventures of IKEA over there, can't tell you how many i did live through over here and in Germany.
    A wonderful Friday for you all.

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  15. There's an IKEA coming here, so they say; otherwise my closest one is in Budapest.

    But we won't have a "Swedish Chef" to make meatballs.

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  16. Lots of people go to eat at Ikea in my city; it is located close to some business centers and there's little less around that would cost so little. Every time I go there around lunch time it looks like a stampede. I like the bright colors of the photo. If not for the title I think I still would have guess where is taking place.

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  17. IKEA came to Japan a couple of years ago. I love going there, it's like a furniture amusement park :D

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  18. I have been able to find lingonberry jam at the local Cub, along with the yummy Swedish flatbread. Not quite as good as what you can get at IKEA, but a tad more convenient. Do you get the jam locally - like I do - to hold you over, Leif, or do you hold out for the good stuff?

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  19. Looks fun, I have never been to an IKEA! Before I moved to this island I never cared, and now that I'd like to go, there is not one for many miles. Anyway, glad to have found your blog about Eagan, you do a great job showing it's charms.

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