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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 [...]

I've had a music article / tutorial published

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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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 [...]

Walking back from postbox at bottom of driveway

Walking back from postbox at bottom of driveway

Thursday, June 17, 2010 No Comments

Garden June 2010

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 [...]

Enjoying summer

Enjoying summer

Saturday, June 5, 2010 No Comments

2010-06-04 22.20.43

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

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Monday, May 31, 2010 No Comments

My beef steak yum yum

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.

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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Flowers in garden

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

Please spare two mins to vote for me...

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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Glad Påsk! Happy Easter...

Glad Påsk! Happy Easter…

Monday, April 5, 2010 1 Comment

Happy Easter! Witch!?

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 [...]

The Barn redevelopment - phase 1

The Barn redevelopment – phase 1

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2 Comments

The huge cast iron pipe from the oven chimney had to be chopped to get it out!

So, what I’ve been upto during the past few weeks? Ok, I’ve not been posting many blog items, sorry about that. But here’s a BUMPER one, with lots of photos showing exactly what I’ve been up to!! The photos cover a period of several weeks, lots of hard hard graft, and an unbelievable amount of [...]

Exchange rate frustration… UPDATED

Friday, February 26, 2010 No Comments

£ sterling against Swedish Kr over 5 years

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 [...]

Could the weather be about to change?

Could the weather be about to change?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 No Comments

So, it’s been so long since we didn’t have snow on the ground that I’m now getting rather excited to see something other than freezing temperatures and snow… even the thought of a bit of rain is filling me with some joy, because then it might melt the snow at least!! Whilst I’ve loved this [...]

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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 [...]

Lovely weekend with friends from England

Lovely weekend with friends from England

Thursday, January 21, 2010 No Comments

Our first visitors form England since we moved to Sweden were Lian and Pete, and it was nothing short of AMAAAAZING to see them again after just over 3 months. They arrived in Sweden on Friday morning, and met me after school in the local bar in Eslöv for beers and some lunch. From then [...]

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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.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thursday, December 24, 2009 No Comments


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.

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