22 Sep 2009


No Comments Adelaide

Another eventful weekend has past this one spent in Adelaide visiting Simon’s family. Since the flights were so expensive we decided to drive there which in real life means 8 hours in the car covering a distance of about 730 km. We had Friday off so we left straight after work on Thursday, stocked up on lollies and drinks and arrived tired in Adelaide around 1.30 am.

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15 Sep 2009


3 Comments New South Wales (NSW), Sydney

First of all an update on the bank situation: after a lot of head scratching, grief and a couple of tears the whole situation resolved itself on Thursday night. My mum’s bank man (and also my bank man when it comes to my loans), who works at a local bank office independent from Swedbank but still within the same business group, contacted my Swedbank office and got them to approve that my bank accounts in their bank gets connected to a bank device issued by the local bank. Complicated I know but he basically certified that I was I and then handed my mum a new device. So I will get access to my money after all. Puh! What does everything around me has to be so complicated?!

Sydney Opera House

But enough about that, let’s talk about the great weekend I had in Sydney instead. After receiving the good news about the money issue on the way to the airport a big weight was lifted off my shoulders and I could relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Read more

10 Sep 2009

BIG problems

No Comments Melbourne, Sverige

I have big problems right now regarding my Swedish bank. The bank security device used to give me a code that I need to log in to my internet banking went flat (without any warning). Change the batteries would have been an easy solution but unfortunately that doesn’t work on my device (I tried it with the result being the device being reset.) You have to go into the bank office and change the whole device.

I used to have phone banking as well so I tried calling that and tried to enter what I thought was my pin code just to find out it had expired. Apparently the codes have been changed from 4 digits to 5 digits lately and if you didn’t use the service during a transition period and changed your code the old one was expired (this has probably been taking place while I’ve been here). Give me a break!! Read more

23 May 2009

Australian Football – Footy

No Comments Typically Aussie

Det är publiksiffran i fredags i Ethiad Stadium under fotbollsmatchen mellan ligans hittills i säsongen obesegrade, Geelong Cats och Melbournelaget Western Bulldogs. Jag var en av dessa besökarna tillsammans med tre killar från jobbet (två av våra säljare och så Peter). Var en helt ok match enligt experterna och för mig som aldrig varit på en match tidigare var det ju lite extra spännande. Vann gjorde inte helt oväntat Geelong men bara med två poäng och det var spännande in i det sista. Tyvärr tänkte jag inte på att ta med min systemkamera till matchen (hade nog kunnat bli några bra bilder) men vi åkte direkt från jobbet till arenan och det var inget jag hade tänkt på att ta med till jobbet. Efter matchen blev det en liten pubrunda med boysen men jag var hemma runt 01.30 så det blev inte så sent. Read more