Archive for May, 2009

The Work For You – MP’s expenses

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

For those of you interested in getting some figures regarding MP’s expenses – try They Work For You. They also have details on MP’s saleries and other useful information.

Stockholm, the city museum and a desire to return

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

There wasn’t much time before we caught the train back to Gothenburg but we did manage to pay a quick visit to the Stadmuseum, which is free and well worth a visit. Like all the museums we saw there is a handy room full of free lockers and coat hooks, as well as the free […]

Rosendals Trädgård, Moderna Museet and Arkitekur Museet in one day

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

K and I hopped on the ferry to get to Djurgården today and walked up past the theme park Gröna Lund Tivoli which was heaving with massive queues outside. We walked up to Rosendals Trädgård and wandered around the gardens, orchard and the ‘castle’. We stopped at the cafe to sample their carrot cake recommended […]

Another day in Stockholm

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Yesterday we spent the morning walking along the waters edge on Södermalm and through old wooden houses and cute gardens. You can get great views of the Stockholm skyline from there. We found our way down to Tantolunden – a large park on the west of the island – and wandered amid the allotments, frisbee […]

Arrival in Stockholm

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

K and I got an early train to Stockholm this morning so we were here in the city by 9am. We walked through Gamla Stan (Old Town) to the island of Södermalm where our hotel is. Scandic hotels rock – the standards are great, the breakfast buffet huge and they even had our room ready […]

Now or Never – latest edition

Monday, May 11th, 2009

It’s a typical April day stuffed full of sunshine and showers that seems to have wandered into the wrong month. I’ve managed to squeeze in a whole lot of spring cleaning, washing and general tidying up as well as a walk with Karin and Ted. I am now sitting down to a well deserved break […]