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 […]


The Barn redevelopment – phase 1

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2 Comments

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 […]


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 […]


REVIEW: MachForm (inc. screencast)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5 Comments

So, in my previous post I described why I selected MachForm as my online php form generator of choice from the various products out there on the market today. Now, as promised after some thorough testing, I’m providing a full review which I hope will be useful to others who are on the market for […]


Searching for a new Form Generator piece of software…

Monday, March 1, 2010 No Comments

My blogs are often mostly about the experiences that affect my life in Sweden since I emigrated a few months ago, but today things are taking a slightly different turn. I’m going to start and add a few reviews here of new products that I come across that I think are worthy of note… hopefully […]


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 […]


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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Photo’s… and my talented brother

Sunday, February 14, 2010 No Comments

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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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?!

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…

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

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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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 […]


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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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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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thursday, December 24, 2009 No Comments

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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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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

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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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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