Monthly Archives: June 2024

Victim of my own charm

We had unexpected visitors today. In a not very Swedish way, KSP, Anna Boom-Boom and Rollo turned up to partake of coffee on the deck. There was a lot of laughter. It was definitely great fun. And Rollo did a … Continue reading

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Now she is ten

Emma is now, officially, older than me. It was her tenth birthday yesterday, which, in dog years, makes her 70. Not that she appears to be slowing down at all. She spent a lot of today chasing sticks and tennis … Continue reading

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Baltic research

On the poster it claimed the walk from the ferry stop to the research facility was two kilometres. I think the printer left off a zero. It was a long walk that saw Mirinda, Nicoline and me, quickly separated from … Continue reading

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New arrival

There was a celebratory handing over of a tablecloth this evening. It was as unexpected as it was unusual. It was presented with the correct amount of pomp and circumstance by Jason, the newest addition to the Trosa Aussies. Mirinda … Continue reading

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Not the only Aussies after all

The cry went up on the bus: “LOOK! ELLIE! A MOOSE!” Colin said it was his second sighting of one. Ellie was at the back of the bus so I have no idea if she saw it. I was on … Continue reading

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Blog title revelation

Swedish school kids started their summer break today. I noticed that Elsa, the youngest of the Perfect Swedish Family, graduated from high school yesterday, something that Sarah happily reported on Instagram. While they all enjoyed their first day of long … Continue reading

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Under the bridge

Husby Park is not far from where I have my SFI classes. There’s a road bridge that crosses a valley which has been landscaped with paths through it and small areas of plantings. If you walk down to the concrete … Continue reading

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Is it better to die by accident?

Arthur Henry Laird was an accountant. He was born in Poplar, London on 13 April 1878 to Andrew Brodie And Margaret Laird (née Barr). They had two other children, both boys. They were named Stanley Morrison and Andrew Oswald Laird. … Continue reading

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Only six cars

I may have said this before but, this morning, due to the changes in my personal schedule, I discovered the absolute best time to go shopping at the ICA, here in Trosa. And, rather than keep it secret, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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And then it rained

Every year the Lions organise a massive market in Trosa. It’s been happening since 1959 though, back then it was a much simpler affair. Since 1981, it has been a huge military style operation, with 10-12,000 visitors swamping the town. … Continue reading

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