Tag: Sverige

  • Learning Languages

    Learning Languages

    I had studied French in high school, ahead of settling on German. I don’t recall the reasons why, but I ended up studying German to HSC level. For the final two years, our school couldn’t justify enough students for a class and so we studied via the Correspondence School.… Read the rest

  • Weekend


    At first I thought it might have been an LGBTQIA+ rally. On the stage in the nearby park, they had just rehearsed “We Are Family” (by Sister Sledge), and then it was “What’s Going On?”… Read the rest

  • Swedish Weekend

    Swedish Weekend

    “I’m sorry, I’m running late”, I told some friends via Messenger today. Though there has been talk of it for a few months, I hadn’t quite comprehended the impact of the changes to bus routes in Sydney’s “Eastern Suburbs”.… Read the rest

  • ABBA – Voyage

    ABBA – Voyage

    The arrival of a new ABBA record back in the 70s and 80s was always a hit and miss affair in Lismore, the country town where I grew up. Though we always knew the date of a new release, there were sometimes delays in it arriving in town.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #1

    Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #1

    If I had to choose one song or performance from the first heat of this year’s Swedish path to Eurovision (Melodifestivalen) to go straight through, it would be that of Lena Philipsson.… Read the rest

  • View from the First Floor

    View from the First Floor

    My electricity bill tells me I probably used my heater far too much this year. Though we enjoy fairly mild winters in Sydney, there’s usually two or three weeks where it gets quite chilly, and there’s fairly regular rain.… Read the rest

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