Marit Danielsson: In the land of left-hand traffic

Marit Danielsson: In the land of left-hand traffic

CHRONICLE: Some time ago I found a small tape recorder in my desk drawer, one with a mini tape, which is tiny and fits in a pocket. Curiously, I pressed play.

SOME TIME AGO, I FOUND a small tape recorder in my desk drawer, one with a mini tape, which is tiny and fits in a pocket.

Curious, I pressed play.

A whispering, furious voice. It rumbled so quietly that I heard no more than a word here and there. Drone, scratch and hiss, then a few words "next to the stone passage a low ..." or "up after the wall climbs ...".

I fiddled with the volume. "In front of the roses they have planted ..." (with staggering pronunciation): "Campanula persicifolia ...". Gosh! Suddenly I remembered! It was me! Which went around in English gardens with the tape recorder glued to my mouth to rabble ideas I would twist.

THE BAND ROLLED AND A LOAD of forgotten memories fell on me: we had taken the flight to England, the trip included a rental car so we tried to turn all halves of the brain to left-hand traffic - already in the parking garage at the airport we scratched the cement posts - and whizzed out into the countryside. Narrow winding roads à la Morden in Midsomer. We snooped right on several gardens every day - Hidcote Manor, Mottisfont Abbey, private open gardens ..., I ordered afternoon tea in batches and minutes and smeared clotted cream over both scones and myself - perfect nerdy garden days! (Apart from the fact that I was unwell, I was with children and every morning at five o'clock I, like an animal, had to go out and look for food. But still.)

AND YES, THERE ARE TRACKS OF THE JOURNEY IN MY GARDEN. For example, Campanula persicifolia (big bell) that made me stutter in Latin now lives here. And a Nevadaros

- which I in happy hysteria shouted about in the tape recorder when I realized that it passed my zone 4 - it stands by our shelter.

Travel is inspiration powder of the best kind. Like beautiful pictures of beautiful gardens!

Sven spoke out against the wolf - was beaten

One month ago, Sven Danielsson spoke openly about his desire for more wolf hunting in the area.

Last week, Grycksbobon was smashed with a baseball bat by masked people on their way home from the mailbox.

- The only thing they told me was that I would not comment on wolves, says Sven Danielsson.

When Sven Danielsson was to turn 70, he told about his life in a report in the local newspaper Falu Kuriren.

But the tribute quickly turned into a nightmare.

For Sven Danielsson, the reason is clear: A few lines he expressed about wolf hunting.

- I have no understanding that we should have wolves in our forests. I do not think they have any justification here, he told Falu Kuriren.

Already in the weeks after the statement, he has received several threatening calls.

And now Sven Danielsson is lying heavily bruised at home on his sofa.

- The only thing I can connect to is what I said about wolf hunting. That is the only reason I can think of for someone to do something like this, he says.

As Dalarnas Tidningar was the first to tell, Sven Danielsson would go his usual round in the idyllic community Grycksbo, outside Falun, when it happened.

- I was going to post my bills, when I suddenly felt how small it was in the back, he says.

- At first I thought I had been hit by a car, but then I turned around.

Then he stood face to face with three masked people - armed with baseball bats.

- It was two men and a woman who had driven forward with a car. I tried to defend myself, but you are not prepared for anything like that, says Sven Danielsson.

He was left bruised at the roadside, before being found by a passer-by who drove him home.


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Gardens at Stora and Lilla Änggården before the botanical garden
    • 1.2 Preparatory discussions on the construction of the botanical garden
    • 1.3 Origin and facility
    • 1.4 Development of the garden's facilities and profile
    • 1.5 Construction of buildings in the garden
    • 1.6 Principality
    • 1.7 Chairman of the Board of the Botanical Garden
    • 1.8 Prefects
  • 2 Parks
    • 2.1 The Arboretum
    • 2.2 Bambulunden
    • 2.3 The rock garden
    • 2.4 Japan
    • 2.5 Vitsippsdalen
    • 2.6 The Perennial Garden
    • 2.7 Gramina and flowers
    • 2.8 The herb garden
    • 2.9 Lökträdgården
  • 3 Greenhouses
    • 3.1 The Tropic House
    • 3.2 The Orchid Houses
    • 3.3 The Begonia House
    • 3.4 The Succulent House
    • 3.5 Bergshusen
    • 3.6 Australia - South Africa House
    • 3.7 The Exhibition Center
  • 4 Buildings
  • 5 Statues
  • 6 Visits
    • 6.1 Availability
    • 6.2 Visitor numbers in selection
  • 7 Awards
  • 8 Botaniska's Friends
    • Friends of the Botanical Garden
    • 8.2 History
    • 8.3 Activities
  • 9 References
    • 9.1 Notes
    • 9.2 Sources
  • 10 Further reading
  • 11 External links

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The Swedish dinner was introduced when the king celebrated 40 years on the throne in 2013.

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"She has shown courage"

Last week, Elin Ersson, 21, prevented the expulsion of a man on board an aircraft that was to depart from Landvetter. Ersson refused to sit down and demanded that the captain order the man to get off. Finally, the captain ordered that both she and the man leave the plane. A preliminary investigation into suspected violations of the Aviation Ordinance has now been initiated.

Anne Ramberg has since praised Ersson's actions both through a tweet and through a blog post.

"Elin has not risked her life, but she has shown courage and stood up for something that she and many others consider to be an important issue in the rule of law in Sweden," she writes on her blog.

Ramberg is far from the only one who praises Ersson's action.

"Elin Ersson is the strongest person I have seen in a very long time. Her civil courage to save another person's life is outstanding," writes artist Malena Ernman on her Facebook page.

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25 David Lagercrantz, author
26 Annika Lantz, host, comedian
27 Johan Olsson, skier
28 Gunhild Stordalen, environmental activist
29 Matias Varela, actor
30 Danica Kragić Jensfelt, Professor of Computer Science

1: Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, high school student, actor
2: Ingvar Carlsson, f.d. Prime Minister
3: Tom Malmquist, author
4: Gloria Ray Karlmark, civil rights activist
5: Bianca and Tiffany Kronlöf, artists
6: Bertil Hult, business leader
7: Ove ”Doc Forest” Skog, tattoo artist
8: Ulrika Rogland, expert net grooming, plaintiff's assistant
9: Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson, MMA fighter
10: Malou von Sivers, presenter, journalist
11: Anders Kompass, UN official
12: Emil Jensen, artist, poet
13: Maj Sjöwall, author
14: Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, court marshal, communications adviser
15: Sakine Madon, opinion leader, political scientist
16: Markus Krunegård, artist
17: Marit Paulsen, politician, author
18: Mikael Karlsson, composer
19: Sven Hagströmer, financier
20: Emilia Lind, student, Lyssnarnas Sommarvärd
21: Edward Blom, gastronomer
22: Sara Mohammad, opinion leader
23: Carola Häggkvist, artist
24: Kim Källström, football player
25: Johan Holmsäter, health philosopher
26: Isabella Lundgren, jazz singer
27: Bert Karlsson, entrepreneur
28: Johan Renck, director
29: Stina Stoor, author
30: Lennart Bylock, industrialist, business leader
31: Kikki Danielsson, artist

Summer talker of the year 2016.

1: Iman Aldebe, clothing designer
2: I Just Want To Be Cool: Joel Adolphson, Victor Beer, Emil Beer, Comedian
3: Parul Sharma, human rights lawyer
4: Siw Carlsson, comedian, actor
5: Carolina Klüft, former athlete, host
6: Magnus Uggla, artist
7: Anna Ternheim, artist
8: Alexander Bard, author, philosopher
9: Marianne Lindberg De Geer, artist
10: Janne Andersson, incoming national team captain men's national football team
11: Ida Sjöstedt, clothing designer
12: Maja Hagerman, author
13: José González, artist
14: Kerstin Ekman, author
15: Angelica Ström, special teacher, daughter of Katarina Taikon
16: Hannah Akuffo, Professor of Parasitology
17: Maher Zain, artist
18: Per Andersson, comedian, actor
19: Karin Bojs, science journalist, author
20: Klas Östergren, author
21: Silvana Imam, artist

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