Apr 27, 2016
In this episode, I'll talk to Jenny Thor, a Swede who lives in Australia. I first met Jenny at a Swedish Christmas market in Brisbane, Australia where I used to sell my Scandinavian inspired wooden Christmas decorations. Jenny had her table next to me selling her origami and crochet creation from the word hello we were friends and couldn't stop laughing. I remember from the first meeting that I thought that there is no one happier and positive person than Jenny. She was also the first person I interviewed for this podcast. Here Jenny shares with me how growing up with eczema, asthma, and very bad allergies, so bad she went to the hospital many times in anaphylactic shock. She was pretty much allergic to everything and very dependent on the help from her parents even when she got older until one day she decided to move to London.
I also talk to Ulrika Eriksson, a Swedish journalist living and working in Australia. As a photographer, I have worked with Ulrika on different assignments for Scandinavian magazines. These jobs have enabled us to travel and cover editorial stories all over Australia, from Canberra, Sydney to Queensland and the tip of Tiwi Island in the Northern Territory. This interview is all about what happens when you one day decide to leave your partner and the challenges you can face moving to another country where you know no one. How do you get to know new people? What if your place is so small you get claustrophobic? What do you do if you feel lonely and all you do is crying every night? Does it get better?