Friday, 29 August 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I would do more ladies luncheons when in Sweden if I didnt have this tendency to book meetings at 11 UK time.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I have been walking past it since it was done up ealrier this year on my way to work so on Thurdsday Gunnhild and I went there and tried them out. V good... So I went back on Monday with mum and dad and they confirm its v good.
Reasons to like it:
They offer two 'taster menues', one with 4 dishes and one with 6, which helps us customers chose.
There is a wine menu to go with the taster menu and they take turns to choose the wine so we had a different set on Thursday compared to Monday - both v v good.
The staff is mainly men in their 50's who are very charming and happy to chat and help out with ordering etc. I like being served by grownups rather than 20 year olds.
Its close to where JD lives so that makes getting back home afterwards easy.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Reason for the tv coverage: Citibank rejects any applications for credit cards for anyone over 75 years. The old man interviewed is really nice and I do think they should give him a card. The head of Citi is less charming so he wont have won any new customers by his appearance I believe. Fingers crossed JD saved the day by looking charming when walking past.
BTW - JD is on his way across the road to see the 200M race at the local gym, nearest place with a TV.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
So unfortunately it will just be me and G this weekend. Sofie had a baby a few weeks ago so we will go and see her, but its not going to be the same as the great weekends we have had previoius years:
2007 - Hytte in Norway
2006 - Cirencester, UK
2005 - Borrby, Sweden
2004 - Bergen, Norway
But we are of course very glad they found the DVT before anything serious happened!
Basically one of her calves is 2.5cm bigger than the other, slightly warmer, slithly different in colour and hurt a bit. Not exactly major warning signs so IF the above description fits you call your doctor!
Monday, 18 August 2008
Jenny and Kalle had arranged a great party and we all enjoyed ourselves. Of course the food was fab, Marcus cooking along with Kalle made sure of that. And the whole arrangement was spot less, both Jenny and Kalle do have a knack for organising things (and us helpers).
Ignore JD's pained expression, we both had a great time.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Anyway I have bigger fish to fry. I collected something today to bring over to Sweden and I am now practising looking cute and loveable to be able to convince the security men at Gatwick to let me through with it. Its not liquid so should be ok. I hope. Or there is always tears.
If it doesnt work I promise to post piccies of me with it and the evil security men (well if I am allowed to take photos of them, national security and all that...)
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
This time it wasnt even I that had been shopping but JD who had got me a new clock radio with an IPOD plug in thingy on top. I like.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Somehow someone on a stag do ended up in the sea and drowned yesterday. Now the pub we were in is next to the sea and I cant believe someone not only went down on the beach but actually went in the sea in that weather.
Today its sunny and while all I want to do is stay in and read and watch TV I feel so guilty about wasting a sunny day that I am going to have to do a spot of gardening to appease my conscience, then I can spend all afternoon in the sofa.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Photo of Norrkoping by Lennart S Svensson from http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2198749From Mrs A
- post the rules first
- answer all the questions
- send on challenge to other bloggers
- when you have posted your answers let the person who challenged you know
Name 5 things on your to do list today:
- cut the lawn - not done due to rain
- play golf - not done due to rain
- read through material as prep for BlackBelt exam - maybe later
- turn gravlax - done
- unpack bag from visit to Sweden - started in a half hearted way
What did you do 10 years ago?
- Just started working at Amex as a temp. Probably the worst temp in the world as I spent most of my time looking for other jobs. But somehow managed to impress the boss enough to be given a permanent position after a couple of months. Had just got a flat in Malarhojden and felt very grown up and excited about living in Stockholm and not being a student any more.
Places you have lived?
- Sweden: Taby (1 mth), Norrkoping (18 yrs), Uppsala (6 yrs), Stockholm (2 yrs)
- UK: Brighton (6 yrs), Shoreham-by-Sea (2 yrs)
- Other: Copenhagen(4 mths), St Petersburg (4 mths)
Five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
- pay off debts
- work less
- play more golf
- travel more
- give enough money to OG so I get to come back with all my friends as hederledamot
People you want to know more about:
- Malcom McLaren - I heard a bit of a program with him on Radio 2 when he talked about his childhood in London but missed about 2/3 and havent been able to find it as podcast or listen again or in the BBC shop.
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Hugh Grant as Mr Wet Shirt after falling in from boat is a favorite scene. Oh but reminds me of Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. Also nice.
Friday, 1 August 2008
Oh how we laughed. And sang along. And voted. And cheered.
I was Hugarian and think we had a very strong song ("Entrails, Entrails" in the chorus).
Estonia won, probably thanks to the very fit men in small Borat style swimming trunks. And being Brighton and Pride did probably help.
I voted for Germany. Sneak peaks offered on web site.
I have the cd, the Hungary badge, Hungary flag and a Eurobeat horn to remind me of a great night. Am not sure the neighbours will come to love the horn as much as I do.