Well, after a few years in Norrköping I am about to up my life and move to Stockholm. As I am writing my new film and also promoting my new book, it makes more sense to be in a bigger city.
By now I am used to the housing system in Sweden. It was a real shock when I first moved here. In London, you could easily find a place within a week but in Sweden some cities have a waiting list of several years before you can get a first-hand contract.
My first apartment in Sweden was a real small 28sqm studio apartment. Was ok for one person but hardly any room to swing a cat. It had a tiny kitchen, the bathroom was so small I had to bend my legs to sit down and the bed was a camp bed that are the ones that you see on prison tv shows.
The apartment I am about to leave which is my second is much better. Built over 100 years ago it seemed like paradise compared to my previous one. It had a bath I could lie down in, a kitchen with tables and chairs and above all a bedroom of it’s very own!
The cost of the rent nearly doubled and the one I am moving into is almost three times as high as the first. But with a view overlooking all of Stockholm it’s worth ever Kroner.
It will feel a little sad to leave Norrköping but at times you need to know that you outgrow a place and you have to move on.
Norrköping will always be my first home in Sweden no matter how long I stay here for. I never look beyond six months in life no matter where I am living. If I do, I tend to look beyond that I just seem to get lost in time.
No, it’s Hej Då soon to Norrköping and Hej to Stockholm!
New journey begins.