Out On The Ice

“I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, and have been looking for the right moment”, Sue told me when the prospect of walking on an iced-over lake became a reality.… Read the rest

Stockholm Pride on Expressen

Year In Review 2011

It’s been a funny year. It’s been a mixed year. It’s been a year of ups and downs. Mostly it’s been a pretty good year, though there have been times. Yes, there have been times…

I started the year catching a flight back from Lismore to Sydney.… Read the rest

The view at 3.00am from Stockholm's Hilton Hotel

Three Days in Stockholm

“What should we do in Stockholm?”, Damien asked me on the weekend. I was having a drink with him and Kristen, his fiance. They’re planning a trip to Europe in the early part of next year, including “three days in Stockholm”.… Read the rest

The view of Stockholm from Katarinahissen

My Last Day in Stockholm

After yesterday’s shitty weather, my final day in Stockholm was one of those classically-beautiful Swedish summer days.

The morning started with packing and check-out, and a lovely compliment from one of the staff at Sky Apartments that my Swedish was very good.… Read the rest

Grand Hotel at Saltsjobaden


It was a normal enough Tuesday. Busy, of course, culminating in Swedish class.

It was our final Swedish class of this “season”, with a recommencement in two weeks. Thus, we had a few things to eat and drink, including some Swedish meatballs.… Read the rest

A type of cola especially for easter

Nyheter från Sverige

Although the newspaper predicts a warm weekend – relatively speaking – it was a cold day today. It was a day to stay indoors reading, listening to music, and occasionally look out the window.… Read the rest