How not to treat a Viking goddess

In the gym near Tyresö Centrum, the very young and the quite old, have to wear special swimming diapers when using the pool. The fact that such a thing exists is quite amazing in itself but that it’s an acceptable rule is beyond amazing.

While I can’t get over these extraordinary things, it did make me wonder if there was a similar thing for dogs in heat. This sudden interest in doggy diapering came about because Freya has come into season and our waffle blankets are looking like one of Dexter’s murder scenes.

And, yes, you can get diapers for dogs. Not just for when they’re in season either. They are for the weak bladdered dog as well. I decided to try the big pet shop at Tyresö Centrum on the off chance.

So, I once more found myself waiting at the bus stop down the hill for the bus into town.

The trip in was uneventful as one would expect. Though not so the trip back home when I found myself on a bus full of kids going ice skating.

I know they were going ice skating because a group of three girls were speaking English all the way there. They were mostly discussing memes but then one of them suddenly burst out with “We’re going ice skating! We’re going ice skating!” with great joy and delight.

In the pet shop, I had a great chat with a woman shop assistant. Having established that they did, in fact, have dog diapers, she showed me how to use them. She also turned me away from the pads that are supposed to be used with them.

I don’t use them,” She explained, “Because they don ‘t have the strips. You need some bindor med vingar.

I had no idea what she was talking about so gave her an appropriate confused look.

Erm,” She continued. “Girls use them. I don’t know what they’re called in English but you put them in –

Panty liners!” I suddenly said. “With the sticky back.

And we both mimed sticking one in a pair of pants. She then showed me how to use one in the doggy diaper.

I happily took my purchase and visited the local Apotek and bought a couple of packets (2 for 35k) of liners, had a coffee then headed back home. Though not before a short trip across the road because I had a bit of a wait for the return bus.

We’ve been trying to find a local restaurant that isn’t Italian. Across from the centre is a block of flats and, at the bottom of that, a bistro called Spis & Vin. I decided to check it out to ascertain what kind of food it served.

As it turned out I didn’t find out because, unlike most restaurants, it didn’t have a menu outside. However, I did find out that it isn’t Italian by looking online. We have decided we shall try it.

While my search for a menu proved unsuccessful, I did find a rather odd statue.

This is called Källan (1969) by Håkan Bonds. Bonds has quite a few public works spread throughout Sweden and they all seem to have his distinctive style. Källan translates to The Source. I can’t say what it is the source of.

It was placed in this big square back in September 2015 during the yearly Tyresö Festival. Prior to that it had stood in the centre itself. Actually, the square is called a park though, for the most part, it resembles a big square.

Anyway, after a short dither about, I headed back to the bus stop for my ride home.

In the meanwhilst, a bunch of tree fellers had been busy felling trees around the house.

These guys were finishing the work started by the other ones who saved Max the other week. By the end of play, they’d felled a few trees from both sides of the house. Without knowing we had to, we suddenly felt safer.

While we basked in the happiness associated with a lack of falling trees, Freya was not so happy about her new enforced situation. In fact, she refused to walk for the first hour.

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