Archive for May, 2008

Southern Gothenburg Archipelago

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

It’s been a whirlwind of a time here. Mum has been staying for a few days and we explored the city – parks, museums, nooks and crannies and the Southern Gothenburg Archipelago. The later is truly lovely – it’s a collection of little islands – for the most part free of cars and dotted with […]

Officially the most beautiful garden in all of Sweden

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The weather is lovely again and on Sunday Keyvan and I went to the Botanical Gardens. They are absolutely fabulous. I’m not an expert on the different species growing there but the place is really pretty, it smells good and there is plenty of grass for people to sit down and enjoy the space. They […]

The cruelty of captivity

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

I walked up to and around some of Slottsskogen yesterday evening. I came across the birdhouse or Fågelhuset to discover a variety of birds as well as some Humboldt penguins which are pretty much an endangered species. I wandered up the hill to find the rest of the zoo. It’s completely free and you can […]

Shiver me timbers thems be sea horses

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

It’s been so cold here that I’ve spent at least a couple of days wearing jumpers and shivering. We had lunch with Swedish friends on Sunday and over the moose and potatoes they told us about Swedish weather and how there was snow in the middle of Sweden. Apparently the changeable nature of it is […]

ln (1) = 0

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Last night Keyvan and I braved the cold (and boy was it cold our hands were actually freezing) and headed into the centre to Klubb Populär at Storan. The club was cozy with red curtains and a disco ball hanging between chandeliers. Joyti’s friend Mattias was DJing and I have to say his music was […]

C:Art:Media Exhibition

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I finally went to the design museum here it’s called the Röhsska Museet and it has an interesting collection of stuff from the last 3 hundred years. I spent a good hour or so wandering round and got a chance to watch some of the film Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers which was showing. Somehow […]

How should individuals act when the government is wrong?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The weather turned cold on Monday and it seemed like the Gothenburg honeymoon was over but a change back today has restored my faith in the idea of a long hot Swedish summer. Apart from nipping into town and cycling to the sea I’ve been very busy the last couple of days grappling with CSS, […]

Flat finding

Monday, May 12th, 2008

We have found a lovely flat to move into next month. It’s got a fairly good view of the lipstick building and is in a idyllic residential area. Each L shape of flats surrounds a little area covered with flowers and hosting a miniature playground for children. As it would appear is usual for blocks […]

Blue trams in green Gothenburg

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

It’s been a busy few days. We’ve been mooching around Gothenburg city centre, flat hunting and cycling out to the coast. We’ve even remembered to take Keyvan’s camera out a couple of times and here is one of my favourite pictures of a tram on Avenyn.

Blue hyacinth

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Those of you who take an active interest in such things will have noticed that I’ve been learning some CSS in order to make my website look a little better. Under K’s kind tuition I feel I have made some headway and although the website isn’t radically different it’s a little improved. There has been […]