With news today of furtther job losses in the airline industry in Australia, and a prediction there will not be many international flights for at least another year, I’ve begun to think about (and save money for) where I might visit next. There are lots of places I would like to go. Vietnam, Korea. But of course, Stockholm is also one of them. So in lieu of international travel, I’ve been checking out some music videos (of songs which I really like) which highlight Stockholm.… Read the rest “Stockholm Scenes”
In the midst of a warm summer in Sydney, I’ve been watching friends post photographs of snow in Europe. Their photographs have inspired me to go looking for photographs from the past where I’ve experienced snow myself (which I love) taken in Sweden and Iceland.… Read the rest “Photographs of Snow and Ice”
A colleague messaged me yesterday saying “I just watched Caroline Wilson’s speech. I saw you in the crowd”. He was referring to the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I’ve written about previously. In reply I asked him if they’d crossed to me with a glass of wine in hand, as once occurred.
I learned my lesson well from that fateful television screening about a decade ago. After crossing to me in the audience (on my third consecutive sip) friends messaged me saying “you look like you had a good night”!!!… Read the rest “Never Drink During The Speech”
My final day in Stockholm was a fairly brief one, with a planned afternoon flight back to Sydney. Once again, I woke early to overcast conditions. Yes, the weather’s turned, and so it’s time for me to return. I went out for breakfast, wandered around for a while, paid a visit to one of my favourite photographic spots in Stockholm, returned to the apartment to tidy up and mop the floor, and then it was off to the airport, to return home, hoping the travel gods would smile upon me.… Read the rest “Hej då Sverige”
A friend sent me a text message today. Accompanying the photograph of rain on the window from his office was a note, “Did you really have to take the weather with you back to Australia? It’s raining here now :(. It’s been a bit of friendly joke over the last couple of weeks that when I arrived, summer arrived, and now that I’m going back, the weather has turned back to the way it a. Of course, it hasn’t.… Read the rest “The Weather’s Changed”