Tenta Time

The Swedish word for university exam is tentamen, or tenta in daily speech. We have two semesters, autumn and spring, and every semester has two reading periods. Reading periods 1 and 2 are in the autumn and periods 3 and 4 are in the spring. At the end of each reading period comes tenta period, a week of lecture free study time -cramming! – and then the great climax: the exams.

20151026_113844When I came home on Monday afternoon, I had to laugh at my shopping. It was all uppers (candy), downers (gin and tonic, which I take in small amounts ONLY if I get panicked and need to knock the top off the stress – no need this time ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and a huge stash of the easiest comfort food available (pirogi). I am enormously indebted to my brother-in-law, for coming to stay with the mum-in-law, who is unwell again and has been admitted to hospital for a few days. The husband is travelling, and having the brother-in-law here has meant all the difference for me; I have been queen of my own time.

Not much time to draw, but I passed a new forested park on my way home from school one day last week. That really was the best downer of all, to sit and just draw.



4 thoughts on “Tenta Time”

    1. Yes, I have completely changed my walking pattern after this forested hill opened up as a park/recreation ground. Iยดm drawn there like a moth after a long day at lectures!

  1. I had no idea what pirogi was, my knowledge of international cuisine is pretty much non-existent. I did a little Googling, it looked a lot like an Indian dumpling and turns out it is similar to one of my favourite local dishes called “karanji.” Small world, right? Enjoy your comfort food – that is what exams are for! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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