Archive for the Odd bits Category

Thank you and update

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 No Comments

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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 [...]

3 reasons to work in Sweden

Thursday, June 17, 2010 1 Comment

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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… [...]

Chocolate Plopp...

Chocolate Plopp…

Sunday, June 13, 2010 No Comments

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Some time ago i put some photos on my blog of products i found in sweden with funny names. Such as a bottle of clening liquid for mopping up after puppy pee, called “piss off”! Today i found this chocolate bar called “plopp”! Hmmmmn. The worst thing was you could argue thats exactly what it [...]

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Category: Food & drink, Odd bits

Flowers in garden

Flowers in garden

Thursday, April 29, 2010 2 Comments

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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

Photo's... and my talented brother

Photo’s… and my talented brother

Sunday, February 14, 2010 No Comments

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Just a quick blog update here to share a couple of photos that my brother, Steve, has edited recently using Photoshop. The first one is a photo that he took from my blog recently, where I had my photo taken next to a huge pile of snow at the bottom of my driveway. Steve has [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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Simple Swedish – Episode 1 (YouTube clip)

Monday, October 26, 2009 1 Comment

Here’s a short video of a Swedish guy explaining some of the finer points of the Swedish Language. I thought it might help me to understand things a little better, but, it’s just confused the heck out of me. The en/ett singular plural business is just stuuuuupid. Hopefully it’ll all become clear when I start [...]

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How to reclaim three hours of my life…

Thursday, October 22, 2009 No Comments

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I’ve just returned from a three hour presentation / lecture for New Business Start-ups. Not the most stimulating of subjects? True. But, consider this… the whole thing was in Swedish!! Therefore after, “Hej, välkommen” [hello, welcome], I was lost. The worse thing was that as well as being bored out of my brains, the room [...]

Nothing exciting lately, so here’s a short musical interlude

Thursday, October 22, 2009 2 Comments

Unfortunately, because I’ve been trying to get over this rotten cold thing, I’ve been trying to force myself to stay on the sofa and rest up / keep warm and all other such brain-numbingly boring (none-)activities for the past couple of days. I’m not sure it’s working though, as I see little improvement. I won’t [...]

 

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