Swedish Citizenship Ceremony

This post is for Mark who wanted so badly to be with us today but couldn’t.

I usually use public transport in Stockholm but today my son-in-law Sam picked me and Tina up in his car. What a treat!

I usually use public transport in Stockholm but today my son-in-law Sam picked me and Tina up in his car. What a treat!

As I got out of the car, Sam and Tina presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers

As I got out of the car, Sam and Tina presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers

Tina, Sam and me outside the City Hall.

Tina, Sam and me outside the City Hall.

In the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is held each year

In the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is held each year

Caroline af Ugglas and her large choir sing for us

Caroline af Ugglas and her large choir sing for us

A big day for me

A big day for me

The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten

The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten

The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten, with me and with the Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, Ulla Hamilton

The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten, with me and with the Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, Ulla Hamilton

What it looked like as everyone headed for the coffee and buns

What it looked like as everyone headed for the coffee and buns

The Golden Hall - 18 million tiles of genuine gold leaf!

The Golden Hall – 18 million tiles of genuine gold leaf!

The certificate every new citizen receives from the City of Stockholm

The certificate every new citizen receives from the City of Stockholm

left to right: my son in law Sam, me, my stepdaughter Amanda and her wonderful mother Tina who has become one of my most special friends ever

left to right: my son in law Sam, me, my stepdaughter Amanda and her wonderful mother Tina who has become one of my most special friends ever

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I bought myself a little flag in the gift shop to commemorate the day, and Tina gave me a lovely fridge magnet and bought me a delicious lunch!

Thank you so much to my Swedish family for making my life in Sweden, and my day today, so special.

Love you all xx



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  1. I really love reading happy and inspiration post like this.. 🙂 It maybe late but want to say congratulations 🙂 I have been reading so much post about Swedish citizenship how it would be and you gave me idea how it looks like 🙂 amazing! How I wish in couple of years, I could apply a swedish citizenship too but for now I will just enjoy my PUT which I just recently got 🙂

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  2. Wow!!! Congratulations on your citizenship!!! 🙂

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  3. Marvelous post, Janet! Congratulations. Lovely to see your family with you on this special day!

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  4. Thank you for kind words and nice pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Congratulations, Janet. Very happy for you. A lovely pic of you and your extended family.

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  6. Congratulations Janet! So happy for you.

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  7. Congratulations Janet, a very proud moment for you.

    We considering to take French Citizenship possibly next year after we have been there 5 years.

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  8. Thanks for charing this very special day with us! I’ve been moved to tears for other reasons all day so I might as well continue shedding a few for this very special occasion. Hope to see you soon – it’s been too long now.

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  9. It sounds like a really magic and special day. Congratulations! x

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