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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...

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

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 […]

Summer update...

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… […]

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

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 […]

Visiting new parts of my local town, Eslöv

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 […]

Glad Påsk! Happy Easter...

Glad Påsk! Happy Easter…

Monday, April 5, 2010 1 Comment

It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago that I was adding a post to this blog about the deep snow and cold cold winter… thankfully, all thoughts of snow are now well behind us here in Sweden (well, in the south part at least!). Easter is here and we all go around wishing each other “Glad […]

Catch up…

Sunday, March 28, 2010 No Comments

Thought I’d just add a quick post, for those still following my little blog… 1. The Swedish For Immigrants classes are going ok. I’m learning new stuff all the time, although I keep thinking it’s going slow, I do surprise myself when I can understand more and more of people’s conversations. So it must be […]

Eslöv Museum

Thursday, March 11, 2010 No Comments

Today, as part of a school trip, I visited Eslöv’s small museum. I wasn’t sure what to expect for such a small little Swedish town, but, it wasn’t that bad really. Okej, they didn’t have much on display that wow’d me, but, it was a nice little place. Pleasantly presented, and didn’t give you the […]

Exchange rate frustration… UPDATED

Friday, February 26, 2010 No Comments

UK currency from Crestock Images Just a quick post to say how gobsmacked I am at the recent performance of the blooming Pound against the Swedish Kronor. It wasn’t too many months ago that one could get 13 Swedish Kronor for every £1 (June 2009), but now, it’s at an incredibly lousy 10.90 kronor!! I […]

I survived the 'Great Snowstorm of 2010'

I survived the ‘Great Snowstorm of 2010’

Friday, February 5, 2010 4 Comments

Okay, so perhaps I exaggerate a little with the title, but, the last blog post I wrote whilst sitting here in the dining room of my house with the snow coming down in buckets, and the wind whistling around the house…. I was worried that I’d perhaps have to be rescued by helicopter from the […]

Not another post about snow?!

Not another post about snow?!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 No Comments

Yes, I’m afraid I just can’t let this last 24 hours go by without a record on my blog for prosperity… Yesterday started just like any other normal day, I went to school at 8am and discussed the weather and the snow as usual… There was the odd mention of snow storms, high winds etc […]

Busy busy...

Busy busy…

Saturday, January 30, 2010 1 Comment

The last week or so I’ve been busying myself ready for the marketing of our new business in Sweden, which I’m pleased to say is now fully registered set up. Yey! It’s taken quite some time just to get this far, but, at least now we can theoretically get some money earned in Sweden. We’ve […]

2009 what a year...

2009 what a year…

Saturday, January 9, 2010 1 Comment

So I thought I’d just pop something on my blog to mark another year passing and the beginning of what I hope will be an exciting 2010! Last year was a year of huge change. First of all I quit my job of 13 years! It’s quite well known that I’ve been wanting leave my […]

Nature & wildlife

Nature & wildlife

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 No Comments


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.

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 […]

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 […]

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