Are you interested in meditation, then do signup for the event on Friday November 26!


This is a personally-led meditation session for everyone, lasting about an hour, and will be a live ZOOM event. Our guide, Doreen, is an ESCC member with many years of meditation experience both at home and abroad. Meditating is easy (you cannot do it wrong) the benefits are shown to be life enhancing in every way. Meditation requires nothing more than to just be there.

ESCC Tanksgiving Dinner 2021

Welcome to Hotel Tapto Jungfrugatan 57 Wednsday November 24th for the English-Speaking Community Club’s 41st Thanksgivng!

Our celabration will begin will a welcoming beverage at 5:30 followed by Tapto’s turkey buffe’ for 275:- Swedish crowns at 6;00 until 8:00 p.m.

After, coffee and dessert!

We thankful to once again be able to meet together to share this meaningful holliday; a key to a better future.

Please sign-up with me at or call 0703971029.

Thankfully Yours, Anita Cote’-IrestrandPlease

note, that you HAVE to sign up with Annita, not here on the site.

Events, online and not

As we are getting closer to a less restricted daily environment, we are getting more and more events planned that will be in person and face to face.

This is great news but it still wont replace the ZOOM-meeting completely, if you check our current event list you will find events that are held by persons from another continent 🙂 . This would be hard to achive if we hadn’t learned to use digital means during the current pandemic.

So please, check our website and see if you can’t find an event that will fit you!

ESCC SoftBall

Hello fellow ESCCers!

It’s time to mark your calendar with Softball on Gardet Saturday 4 September.

As we have in the past, we we’ll meet up with Toni Olander at Gardet at the far end of the Swedish Film Institute (situated near the end of Valhallavagen) at 2:00 pm.

We will then find a suitable place for a friendly ESCC-style softball game with no experience required. But one thing is needed–a ‘crowd’ of players! And if you happen to have a bat, ball or gloves please bring them with you.

After the game we will stroll over the field to the playground grill with Anita for hotdogs!

Please sign up with me Anita Coty-Irestrand by Friday 3 September so that we know how much food and drink etc to buy. (070 397 1029).

Pub ‘Get-Together’ 12 August 2021

The ESCC held a Pub Get-Together at the Flying Horse in Odengatan in Stockholm on the 12 August. This was the third of the three social events that the club has organised so far this summer, the others being an afternoon walk along Djurgårdsbrunnsviken (30 May), and a picnic at Waldemarsudde (4 July).

I think the ESCC Board should be congratulated for arranging these events and especially Valerie Olsson who did the catering for two of them.


One can truly say that we have refused to let the Corona-virus cramp our style, while at the same time being careful to remind our members about the risks and precautions involved. The Get-Together last Thursday, potentially an indoor event, only went ahead because by then the majority of Seniors in Stockholm had been vaccinated and therefore felt safe. It actually turned out to be partially outdoors due to the Flying Horse’s generous outdoor seating and the lovely sunny weather which allowed us to sit outside.


The Get-Together was a ‘drop-in’ event which allowed for maximum flexibility – ESCC members came and left the pub when it suited them – and judging by the enthusiasm they showed and the noise they made talking when they were there, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. At least 20 people came along, ‘representing’ at least 6 different nationalities, which just goes to show how popular and useful English is as a global second language and how important the ESCC is as an international club.


While Pub Evenings have been a regular feature of the club’s social programme for as long as I can remember we now see that lunch events may well prove to be equally or more popular with our members, whether at pubs, restaurants or other places, especially as we are becoming increasingly a Seniors’ club. After all, eating and drinking always mix well with talking, and the second letter of our club’s name (ESCC) should remind us of this – S for SPEAKING! I am sure the ESCC’s Board will no doubt bear this in mind when planning future events.


Report written by Peter Dulley.