Archive for November, 2009

Funny product label in Sweden

Funny product label in Sweden

Monday, November 30, 2009 No Comments

Piss Off Label

I was in the pet shop recently, and came across a surprising product label on the shelf… The label on the bottle read “Piss Off”! I wondered if this was some unfortunate translation problem, but no, the product is actually meant to read Piss Off, as in the English meaning. The bottle contained a liquid […]


Category: Odd bits

Top 10 reasons for emigrating from UK to Sweden

Top 10 reasons for emigrating from UK to Sweden

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6 Comments

chesterfield house

After living in Sweden for several weeks now, I thought I’d make a couple of lists. The first being, my top ten reasons for why one should emigrate from the UK to Sweden. Which will naturally be followed by, my top ten reasons NOT to… just to keep things balanced. So here goes, my top […]

Swineflu vaccination day...

Swineflu vaccination day…

Saturday, November 28, 2009 No Comments

young women doctor with injection in a laborat...

I thought I’d just add a quick post here to update family and friends back home with some of the things I’ve been up to here in Sweden.

Yesterday I had my Swine Flu Vaccination at the local health centre 5 minutes up the road…

Learning Swedish

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3 Comments

Childs mini plastic chalkboard with ABC written.

Yesterday I started school, again. At 34 years of age, I never thought I’d be going back to school, but, it felt okay. This time was different. This time I chose to go and learn the language of the Swedes, Swedish.

Walk in the park... National Park in Sweden

Walk in the park… National Park in Sweden

Sunday, November 15, 2009 1 Comment

soderasen walk 1

Today was a ‘no work’ day. Nothing to do with DIY, house, garden, or work related activities allowed. Just time to chill and relax a bit. And give the dogs some much needed attention and fun. So we went off to a great place called “Söderåsen”. This is a national park, less than 20 minutes […]

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Category: Misc.

Science of Scams

Friday, November 13, 2009 1 Comment

Illustration of a ghost.

It’s pretty common knowledge that I’m a big Derren Brown fan.

His latest involvement in the ‘Science of Scams’ project caught my eye recently from one of his tweets.

For people who have an interest in Chi Energy, Psychic readings, Ghosts, etc then I strongly recommend the website that Derren is involved with, “The Science of Scams”…


Category: Misc.

British Pound Sterling GBP to Swedish Kronor SEK exchange rate

British Pound Sterling GBP to Swedish Kronor SEK exchange rate

Monday, November 2, 2009 4 Comments

£ sterling against Swedish Kr over 5 years

If you’re thinking of emigrating to Sweden, or buying something from Sweden on the internet, or just taking a holiday and converting some money to from British Pounds Sterling to Swedish Kronor (Crowns), then think carefully about the timing of when you do this! The exchange rate at present is really bad, and you’re not […]

Autumn jobs...

Autumn jobs…

Monday, November 2, 2009 No Comments

autumn tree1

There was a time, just last year, when Autumn jobs meant trying to finish of old projects at work that had been hanging around my in-tray from my less productive periods during the summer, and discussing which venue we should book the work Christmas party at this year…. However, things are different now. Now it […]

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Category: House renovation


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