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  1. Dear Abby,

    I found your details on your blog. I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request…

    I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find English speaking expats to profile who are living in Sweden. I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! I would love to find out more about your story! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

    House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America.
    The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes.

    At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    You can watch some examples of the show here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh0Q6DYe3QM - London from South Africa (1600 series)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmhKEzm5kg - Dubai from Illinois (2000 series)

    Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best wishes and many thanks,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300

  2. Abby, first of all - congratulations on that amazing response to your survey. That's amazing! I can't wait to read about your findings.

    Secondly, I found your blog through a love of all things 18th century and my own amateur stitchery and I have a massive amount of respect for you as a fellow academic, but I also really enjoy reading your posts because you simply seem to be a lovely person with a great sense of fun. So, I want to wish you the absolute best of luck with your move (and US immigration!) and I hope that you and F are not apart too long - I can't imagine how much of a nightmare that must be.


  3. Hey GWT- Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I hope people think I'm fun...much better than boring and dry..right? :)

    ...and sorry I suck and took a month to respond. Forgive me? :)