Monthly Archives: February 2021

What lies beneath

This evening I accompanied Mirinda on the constitutional for the first time in ages. It’s because I’ve been resting my foot. The one with the gouty extra big toe that has suffered through wearing non-forgiving boots. Now that the snow … Continue reading

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Concerning post offices

Back in Farnham, Emma would sit at the window of Mirinda’s library and bark if anyone walked by. We were worried that she’d do the same here and be an annoying presence in our street. Fortunately, she has been as … Continue reading

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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

The Cansfields moved today. I sent them good wishes via Satellite. At the end of the day, Nicktor sent me a photo showing James in the hot tub, relaxing after, I guess, a long, hard slog transporting belongings from one … Continue reading

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From everyone in Australia

It was inevitable that the paradise that is Sweden would start to change. From a smattering of masks worn by the few, this afternoon we had a recommendation by the Stockholm regional infectious disease doctor (Maria Rotzén Östlund) to always … Continue reading

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A return to dirty paws

The butcher is starting to recognise me. She gave me a very cheery ‘hej hej’ this morning as she was opening up. I was leaning against the wall, in my usual Monday spot, and she emerged, big smile on her … Continue reading

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And gradually the snow melts

Tommy (of The Perfect Swedish family) turned 50 this weekend. Given his nearest and dearest were going to be showering him with half a century of celebrations, they weren’t able to take the girls this weekend. With Mirinda not feeling … Continue reading

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When Mirinda saw an älg

A while ago I found a new recipe for keto rolls. I’ve had to hunt around for the ingredients but, this week, I managed to succeed in buying almond flour (or almond dust as I call it). Today, I made … Continue reading

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Ingenuity plus Perseverance equals Cool

I was sitting at Mirinda’s desk this morning, typing up my blog post for yesterday when, suddenly, the room darkened momentarily and there was a long and deep whoomp sound. It made me jump. It was the snow starting to … Continue reading

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Being ‘that’ guy

Last November, I booked onto a Virtual Battlefield Tour with the WFA. I figured it would possibly be my only battlefield tour. It was scheduled for tonight. I’d put the date everywhere I could think of. I was really looking … Continue reading

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Not seeing Karen

Something I’m seeing more and more of, even here in Sweden, is discarded face masks. Like cigarette butts, they are dotted about the place, carelessly dropped and ignored by once concerned wearers. Which is what gets me most of all. … Continue reading

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