Archive for July, 2011

30 Jul 2011

A day without sunshine

1 Comment Quote of the day

29 Jul 2011


3 Comments Sverige

It’s a secret of course but here is a clue for tomorrow’s activity. I’m excited, it will be lots of fun and a full report will follow after, when it’s not so secret anymore. 🙂

29 Jul 2011

To do in Oz #5

2 Comments Australia, South Australia (SA)

If I get the chance I would love to go visit Kangaroo Island just outside Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia and it has a rich wildlife and beautiful nature.

29 Jul 2011

One down

2 Comments Göteborg, Sverige

As I mentioned earlier the ceiling height in our new apartment is a lot higher than in our old one so the curtains looked really funny when I hung them. Yesterday I bought new ones for the bedroom. They were of course too long so I had to bring out my good old friend the sewing machine. So now we have curtains in one out of three windows. Picture of the final result later on.

29 Jul 2011

Melbourne Open House

No Comments Melbourne, Typically Aussie

For the fourth year the Melbourne Open House (MOH) takes place. During the weekend the public gets a chance to explore 75 buildings for free (for the full building list have a look HERE). A fun initiativ and a rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.

28 Jul 2011

Moving on

4 Comments Göteborg, Sverige

Things are starting to look better and better in the apartment so soon I might even dare to put up a pic or two of it. This week Simon has actually worked from home for three days so for the first time in months we’ve been like a normal couple living together. Such a treat to come home from work and have Simon there being able to spend time together in the arvo. We even got to go out and have dinner last night. But even though it’s getting better and better in our new place I still miss my old apartment.

I miss the space, I miss the balcony but most of all I miss the kitchen. Our new kitchen is tiny in comparison. When you want to reach something in a cupboard you always have to move ten other things out of the way first and there is not enough bench space. Even the sink is too small, you can’t even put a plate down properly which get’s annoying when you’re doing the dishes. Which leads me up to another thing I really miss…the dishwasher. I know I shouldn’t complain but if you go from something great to something not equally great you’re allowed to be a sook, at least for a little bit. I promise I’ll stop. Soon. Read more

28 Jul 2011

Choo choo!

2 Comments Typically Aussie

My brother sent me some information about different train rides you can take if you want to get around Australia in a different way. I don’t think it’s the cheapest way to travel but it will give you a different view of the country and therefore I’ll share four of them with you anyway (plus a fifth one for the really rich ones).

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28 Jul 2011

Ball of Light 2

8 Comments Photography

Wow, after watching the 15 minute documentary about Denis Smith (that Anita so kindly told me about) explaining his background and how the ball of lights are made, the photographs seem even more amazing.

Ball Of Light from Sam Collins on Vimeo.

This 15 minute documentary tells the story of Denis Smith. Two years ago he was in a high pressure sales job suffering with depression, debt and alcohol problems. Then he discovered light painting, and his life changed forever…

28 Jul 2011

To do in Oz #4

No Comments Australia

I definitely will try to get my hands on some Rosemount O wine. This sparkling white wine is delicious and taste best served over ice.

27 Jul 2011

Risk education Part 1

8 Comments Driving license (Sweden), Move to Sweden

I mentioned in an earlier post (HERE) that it’s time for Simon to get a Swedish license and today I called around trying to find a driving school or other authorised instructor that holds part 1 of the risk education (that’s mandatory to attend before getting a license) in English. It seemed like mission impossible even though I tried both Göteborg and Malmö. No one even knew about anyone that did it so after speaking to five different people and only being given the advice that Simon can bring an interpreter (read me) with him to the course we’re now booked in for the course in two weeks.

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