Archive for December, 2009

Avatar, The 3D film

Avatar, The 3D film

Monday, December 28, 2009 2 Comments

Dave and me watching Avatar in 3D

So, it’s not often I would ever consider posting a short blog about a film. I’m not particularly a film buff at all, in fact, I can be quoted as saying recently that there are very few films I’ve watched that I could actually say are that good. Last night I went to the cinema, […]

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Category: Interesting places, Misc.

My Christmas in Sweden... Full & Fat.

My Christmas in Sweden… Full & Fat.

Saturday, December 26, 2009 No Comments

So, it’s ‘boxing day’. And I feel fuller than a very full thing after the last two days of over-eating.

On Christmas Eve, the day the Swedes traditionally celebrate Christmas, I ate for a marathon of session spread over about 4 hours in the evening. This was following a largish lunch earlier in the day, where we ate Swedish Christmas Ham with potatoes, veg, and a rich creamy mustard sauce.

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Category: Food & drink

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thursday, December 24, 2009 No Comments

snowsweden-3

Or should that be “God Jul och Gott Nytt År” now I’m living in Sweden. Well at last, here it is, Christmas has arrived. At least here in Sweden anyway. You guys in the UK have one more day to wait. I can’t find a reasonable explanation why, but it seems the Swedes do their […]

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Category: Food & drink, Misc.

Nature & wildlife

Nature & wildlife

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 No Comments

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Some time ago I wrote a short blog containing my top ten reasons for why someone might want to emigrate from the UK to Sweden. I mentioned that I didn’t really think that one reason would be because of Sweden’s wonderful nature… essentially because the UK has it’s own very special wildlife and landscapes that are just as impressive.

Dogs playing, clearing snow, sunset

Dogs playing, clearing snow, sunset

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 No Comments

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Just some piccies from an afternoon in the garden that I thought I’d quickly add to the blog for those who haven’t seen them on Facebook… Soon be Christmas! Whoohoo.

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Category: Misc., Odd bits

Betty catching snowflakes

Sunday, December 20, 2009 No Comments

This is a quick video of Betty, our kitten, trying to catch snowflakes in the windowsill. I thought she was so cute, I just had to record it. Sadly my mobile phone didn’t like the fact that the snow outside was so bright, so it put the cat in silhouette. Hopefully you can get the […]

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Category: Odd bits

Peter Jöback in Malmo

Sunday, December 20, 2009 No Comments

Last night was a real musical feast for the ears… Dave’s parents Christmas present to us was to go and see Peter Jöback live in concert at the Malmo arena. Like me, most English folk reading this are sat thinking something like “Great! But who the hell is Peter Jöback when he’s at home?”. Well, […]

Know someone who needs a website?

Know someone who needs a website?

Friday, December 18, 2009 No Comments

korsbardesign

Just a quick plug for Körsbar Design here…. If you know anyone in the UK (eller i Sverige) who would like a new website, or a re-design / refresh of an existing website, then please consider recommending us! We’ve almost finished all the legalities of establishing a new business in Sweden now, so we’re able […]

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Category: Misc.

Even more snow in Sweden...

Even more snow in Sweden…

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 No Comments

Compared to the previous photo of this pump, much more snow has settled...

So, this evening I posted some photos of the snow here… but as I was uploading them, more and more snow fell. So tonight, we went for a ‘play’ in the snow and it was fantastic… perfect snow for snowballs, and for making lovely scenery on the bushes, trees, and house… Okay, that’s it now. […]

Snowing in Sweden

Snowing in Sweden

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1 Comment

Here's a pheasant that I saw slowly walking around in the garden. Walking on an big old log.  I took the photo from the kitchen window so it's a bit blurry.

We’ve had snow for a couple of days in Sweden. Today it started to melt a little, but now this evening it appears to be settling again, and more is forecast. I thought I’d snap some photos around the house just before it went dark, so that I could remember my first proper snowy winter […]

Lucia lights up the dark on 13th Dec

Lucia lights up the dark on 13th Dec

Monday, December 14, 2009 5 Comments

Lottis making Swedish cakes

I knew from previous discussions with Swedish people that 13th December was ‘Lucia day’. I saw the odd ornament out on people’s sideboard or windowsill from previous Christmas’ when I visited Sweden, and I had seen the odd photo. All I really knew was that there’s a girl called Lucia who has candles in her […]

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Category: Misc.

Betty... the house cat

Betty… the house cat

Saturday, December 5, 2009 2 Comments

Betty in glass fuit bowl

I haven’t posted for a few days, so I thought I’d just share this photograph that I snapped this morning when I caught Betty, our new house kitten, laying in her favourite fruit bowl. I recently emptied the bowl of fruit and put it on the windowsill. Within a day or so, Betty located the […]

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Category: Misc.

Winter sunset

Winter sunset

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 No Comments

Winter Sunset in Sweden

I’ve just been out walking the dogs, and the most amazing sunset unfolded before my eyes. It’s been a clear but crisp day here in Sweden today (1st December). As the sun was setting on my drive back home I didn’t realise just what was about to happen. But about 20 minutes later, whilst I […]

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Category: Odd bits

Wild boar in Sweden...

Wild boar in Sweden…

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2 Comments

Wild Boar Sweden

I was just driving home thinking to myself what a lovely night it was. The sky was all red as the sun was just setting over the hills in Skåna, south Sweden…. when I saw a large brown animal. Hairy on the back, and very stocky. At first, I couldn’t see what it was, then […]

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