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Dogs playing, clearing snow, sunset

Dogs playing, clearing snow, sunset

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 No Comments

soon-christmas-12

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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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”…

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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 […]

Box Plants... the big dig

Box Plants… the big dig

Friday, October 30, 2009 No Comments

boxplants-1

The gardens here are full of lovely mature box plants. Unfortunately they’re too much for us to deal with here, mostly planted in areas that aren’t suitable for our future plans for the garden. As such, we’ve been investigating possibilities to sell them as oppose to just digging them up and destroying them. There’s far […]

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Early bonfire night...

Early bonfire night…

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 No Comments

fire1

This evening I was able to have an early bonfire night… Yey!! Even though Sweden don’t really have Bonfire night as we do (obviously), I thought I might have my own little bonfire anyway out here! 🙂 The reason for today’s bonfire was that today I’ve been cleaning out one of the rooms in the […]

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How to transport pets from the UK to Europe, dogs / cats

How to transport pets from the UK to Europe, dogs / cats

Saturday, October 17, 2009 13 Comments

Young Boy Traveling Down the Road with Dog

Young Traveler from Stock Photography I’ve had a couple of questions from people who’ve found my blog on the internet, and asked how I transported my two dogs from the UK to Sweden. So here’s some information that will hopefully prove useful to others. First of all, I did my research way in advance. Things […]

Blog Action Day 2009

Blog Action Day 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009 No Comments

blogday

Ok, so, after my previous post about sunny weather here in Sweden, I felt I should perhaps add a post about Blog Action Day 2009. Today, 15th October, is “Blog Action Day”. Sounds like a good idea. If one person blogs about an issue then a few tens of people read it. If everyone blogs […]

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Swedish weather; it ain't all that bad (so far)

Swedish weather; it ain’t all that bad (so far)

Thursday, October 15, 2009 2 Comments

15th October 2009 in Sweden -  in my garden

I can’t believe it, after watching the weather report last night, I was expecting to see clouds, rain, and even snow today. But, I’ve just been out with the dogs, and it’s fantastic. I had to snap this photo whilst in the garden to remind me how nice October can be… it’s just 9.15am and […]

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Mobile phone in tea

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 No Comments

Young angry businessman screaming on cell phon...

Like a complete fool, due to my sick doped up state, I’ve just accidentally dropped my mobile phone in to my cup of morning tea! 🙁 What a complete and utter cluts. I was just about to text a reply to a friend, when the phone slipped out of my fingers. Before I could react, […]

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I am a number…

Sunday, October 11, 2009 2 Comments

Numbers

Yesterday, I went to the Swedish Tax Office (Skatteverket) to commence my application for a Swedish ‘Person Number’. At first I started to pay some interest in the process, but then it sounded much too over-complicated with temporary ‘coordination numbers’, ‘Person Numbers’, number calculations plus 60, and all sorts of different forms… So I gave […]

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Full of a cold… Swine Flu?!

Sunday, October 11, 2009 1 Comment

For what feels like EVER, I’ve had a crappy cough and cold and I’m today I’m sick of it. So I’m wondering… hmmm could it be Swine flu?! Well I doubt it. But, I’m a man. And I like to think that at least I have man-flu! I think later I’ll be doing my dying […]

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