Archive for May, 2011

24 May 2011

Not as planned

1 Comment Madrid, Valladolid

This weekend didn’t really turn out the way I planned it. I was suppose to get back from my business trip on Sunday night around 8 pm but instead due to servere weather conditions my plane got cancelled and I spent hours and hours at the airport in Copenhagen and was home at 3 am instead. So Simon and I got no time together at all this weekend and yesterday morning he left again to go to Malmö and work. It really sucks being apart and I hope things will change soon. But to be positive I’m glad I got home alright and that the ash cloud from Grímsvötn didn’t affect my travel. Isn’t it a bit weird that a new vulcano in Iceland errupts almost exactly a year after Eyjafjallajökull by the way?

Anyway I was pretty upset when I realised that I would get delayed given that I’ve spent the whole weekend working (even though it was a pretty pleasant kind of work) and that this meant I had no time at all with Simon so I decided to take the day off yesterday to at least rest up. I didn’t do much all day and it felt really good.

I’m not going to give you a long recap of the trip to Spain, I’ll just show you some pics and give a warm recommendation to visit Spain. Just make sure you catch up on your Spanish before because the Spanish people are lousy at English. Read more

24 May 2011

När ska man resa till Australien?

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En vanlig fråga jag får är vilken tid på året är den bästa tiden att åka till Australien på. Svaret är egentligen året runt, det beror helt på vad det är du vill se och göra och vilka ställen du vill besöka. Australien är en stor kontinent och klimatet är därför väldigt olika i olika delar av landet och det finns därmed alltid en del av landet, som är helt rätt att besöka oavsett tid på året. Exempelvis avtar regnen uppe i norr nu när hösten och vintern kommer till de södra delarna och australierna själva reser till platser som Darwin och Cairns under juni-september, då klimatet är behagligt varmt och torrt.

Operahuset – en välkänd symbol för Sydney och Australien.

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24 May 2011

The world of ABBA

No Comments Typically Swedish

If you’re in Sydney right now you should visit the Powerhouse Museum where you’ve the opportunity to experience the music, memories and magic that made the Swedish pop sensation, ABBA, a worldwide phenomenon for more than 35 years. It’s the first official exhibition about the group and you get to see more than 20 original costumes, live concert footage, behind-the-scenes photographs, album artworks as well as exclusive interviews with members Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog.

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24 May 2011

Do you want to fly?

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19 May 2011

Segovia

1 Comment Segovia

Just about to head out for some tapas in Valladolid but just thought I share today’s top experience with you. We arrived in Madrid and went from there by bus to Valladolid with a stop for lunch in beautiful Segovia. Segovia is mostly know for it’s aqueduct that’s located in the middle of the town. It’s a small town with just over 53 000 inhabitants but it’s well worth a visit. We had lunch at what I assume is the best restaurant in town – Mesón de Cándído. Their speciality is their piglets that they serve whole on a tray and during a theatrical ceremony cut up with a plate that is then thrown on the floor just to prove it’s just a normal plate. Very different and surprisingly tasty. Not sure I’d liked having the poor piglets whole leg on my plate though. 😛

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19 May 2011

The pics from the apartment

2 Comments Sverige

Had a look at the pics from our apartment today and I think they turned out really nice so I’ll share some of them with you. Wouldn’t you want to buy this wonderful apartment? 😉 Also spoke to the real estate agent today and it will be put on the market tomorrow. Open inspection in just over a week’s time and then the nerve recking wait begins. Will someone be interested in buying our place at a price we would like to sell it for?! All we can do is wait and see.

 

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19 May 2011

Basic guide to Aussie life

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  • On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus grog battle that can only ever be solved by leaving the food behind.
  • There is no food that cannot be improved by the application of tomato sauce (aka ketchup).
  • On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallets by placing them inside their sandshoes. No thief has ever worked this out.
  • The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and begins turning the snags.
  • It’s not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold.
  • A thong is not a piece of scanty swimwear, as in America, but a fine example of Australian footwear. A group of sheilas wearing black rubber thongs may not be as exciting as you had hoped.
  • The phrase “we’ve got a great lifestyle” means everyone in the family drinks too much.
  • If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine and then spend all night drinking the host’s beer. (Don’t worry, he’ll have catered for it).
  • If there’s any sort of free event or party within a hundred kilometres, you’d be a mug not to go.
  • The phrase “a simple picnic” is not known. You should take everything you own. If you don’t need to make three trips back to the car, you’re not trying.
  • Unless ethnic or a Pom, you are not permitted to sit down in your front yard, or on your front porch. Pottering about, gardening or leaning on the fence is acceptable. Just don’t sit. That’s what backyards are for.

If you had problems working out some of the Aussie slang above you might want to look HERE to catch up on your lingo. 😉


For more Typically Aussie things have a look HERE!

18 May 2011

Business trip

No Comments Sverige

Busy week for me this week. I just checked in at the airport hotel in Göteborg because I leave on a customer trip to Spain for the rest of the week early tomorrow morning. One of the perks of being a Product Manager I guess, being responsible for taking customers to enjoy Spanish wine and tapas (even though it’s over a weekend too). 🙂 It’s my first time travelling with customers so we’ll see how it goes, I just have to be my most charming and organised self for four days, shouldn’t be a problem. 🙂

18 May 2011

Tribute to Sweden

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17 May 2011

Heta linjen för datorer

1 Comment Random

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