Thank you and update

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 No Comments

Quite surprisingly it seems my little blog here captured a few unexpected visitors in it’s short life… from those who read it for specific advice on how to transport dogs from the UK in to Europe, to others who found it of general interest to see what was happening to someone having left the UK […]

1 year and 1 day…

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4 Comments

So I’ve been in Sweden 1 year… on the one hand it feels like only yesterday that I was loading up the truck to emigrate. Where as when I look back at everything I’ve done, it’s been a long year! I just thought I’d pop something on my blog to mark the occasion and update […]

Autumn thoughts… a great summer

Saturday, September 11, 2010 No Comments

So it looks like autumn 2010 has started. Today it’s cloudy, misty, and there’s a chill in the air. The forecast has rain on and off for the next few days. So I would say that Autumn has arrived in Sweden. Can’t complain though. Summer has been absolutely fantastic. I’ve had more bbq’s and days […]

Ven, a small Swedish island

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 No Comments

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a day off work to go and visit the beautiful Swedish island of Ven. Ven is a small island, off the coast of Landskrona in Sweden. It’s just 7.5 km2 with only 371 inhabitants. I thought mid-week toward the end of the holiday season would be a good […]

Category: Interesting places

I’ve had a music article / tutorial published

Sunday, July 18, 2010 No Comments

Just a quick note here to those who may be interested, I recently wrote an article for an online magazine, and part one of it was published this week. You can find the article here… Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies – Part 1. Parts two and three will be published a couple of weeks […]

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Category: Misc.

Making elderflower pop

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 1 Comment


I thought i would just pop this photo online as i stand here making elderflower pop. Lots to be made and frozen for the rest of the year. 🙂 We’ve already made lots and lots of rhubarb pop which is piled up in the chest freezer. So with some luck, we’ll not need to buy […]

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Category: Food & drink

Summer update…

Saturday, July 3, 2010 No Comments

Summer in Sweden

So I’ve not blogged for a little while, things have been so busy and on top of everything, I managed to get a rotten stinking summer cold. Which kinda knocked me off my feet for a week. But that’s just about done with now, so time for a little blog post before I go outside […]

3 reasons to work in Sweden

Thursday, June 17, 2010 1 Comment

I recently found this small article which really does a great job selling the real reasons why Sweden is an excellent place to move to and work. If you’ve got a spare 2 minutes and you’re sat reading this thinking “I hate my job” or “my life is sooo boring” then go have a read… […]

Walking back from postbox at bottom of driveway

Thursday, June 17, 2010 No Comments

I was just walking back from the postbox at the bottom of the drive, and realised just how many flowers have come out this last week… I took these pics on my mobile so they’re no fab, but, hopefully you can see what I mean. I can imagine before nature took hold of this garden […]

Chocolate Plopp…

Sunday, June 13, 2010 No Comments


Some time ago i put some photos on my blog of products i found in sweden with funny names. Such as a bottle of clening liquid for mopping up after puppy pee, called “piss off”! Today i found this chocolate bar called “plopp”! Hmmmmn. The worst thing was you could argue thats exactly what it […]

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Category: Food & drink, Odd bits

Enjoying summer

Saturday, June 5, 2010 No Comments

So summer is well and truly here in Sweden, plus 20 degrees everyday, blue skies, little wind, and the whole place has burst into colour. At last. Apart from the usual work, we’ve also managed to have some great days and nights outside. I now understand why Swedes seem to grab every single opportunity to […]

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Monday, May 31, 2010 No Comments

Had a great weekend managing to combine lots of work, but also a decent relaxing night with some friends for the Eurovision 2010 final… Now, I shan’t bother to harp on about the fact that Sweden didn’t make it to the final, and whilst the UK had automatic entry into the final their song was […]

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Category: Food & drink, Misc.

School trip to Lund’s Cathedral

Thursday, May 27, 2010 No Comments

We recently went to Lund to see the huge cathedral there… very cool. It’s supposed to be built sometime around 900’s / 1000’s I believe, so it’s pretty old, and very very big! I snapped a few photo’s whilst I was there (below). Rumour has it that it was built by a giant! ?? “Jätte […]

Spring finally arrives in Skåne

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2 Comments

After a false start early on in May, we’ve had a pretty long and hard wait for Spring to arrive in South Sweden. But, finally, it’s here! Yesterday it was so clear the air was warm, and then the sun showed itself at last. Finally we managed to get the grass cut and start on […]

Milly and Nappa enjoying some sun

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 No Comments

I thought I would just post this short video of milly and Nappe playing ball in the garden today. Bit of a test to how how my new mobile phone copes with recording and then uploading to my blog without using the computer. Here goes. Enjoy. Hmmn, ok so it didn’t work, as you’ll see […]

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Category: Misc.

Fish ‘n Chips Swedish Style

Sunday, May 9, 2010 No Comments

Swedish Style Fish and Chips

Yesterday we happened to be traveling to yet another DIY shop in Helsinborg to purchase some strip lights for one of the outbuildings. Yawn. However, to cheer us up and make the journey worthwhile we stopped off at a roadside caf’ for a snack. In Sweden this usually involves hot-dog (like the ones from Ikea), […]

Pear in a bottle

Saturday, May 1, 2010 No Comments


Last night we had a dinner party at daves parents house to celebrate his mums birthday. Had great time and thought I would just post thisic of one of the drinks that were on the table. Its a pear. Inside the bottle. Apparently they grow thepira in the bottle by shoving the bottle over the […]

Flowers in garden

Thursday, April 29, 2010 2 Comments


This flower is really nice, and i have loads of them allover the garden, but, i haven’t a clue what they are called. A couple of suggestions from Daves mum in Swedish and one from a German friend, but i would like to know the English name. Are they common!? I don’t know much about […]

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Category: Misc., Odd bits

Visiting new parts of my local town, Eslöv

Monday, April 26, 2010 1 Comment

Unbelievably, despite living here in Sweden for over 6 months, I’ve hardly actually seen much of my local area. The main reason for this is that we’ve had so much work to do since arriving, that it’s been almost impossible to take time out for much else. The things we’ve seen the most have been […]

Please spare two mins to vote for me…

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 1 Comment

Hi folks, I’m entering a competition in Sweden to try and win an iPhone. Please please vote for me! All you have to do is go to this website: Then click on the button that says “Click here to vote”. And that’s it. You dont register or give any personal info at all. Could […]

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Category: Misc.

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