Archive for November, 2008

Doctor Glas

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Well I’ve been working, sorting out our new flat and wearing my new rain clothes and all of a sudden the week has flown by. On Friday evening I braved the rain for the Critical Mass but sadly the rain had put everyone else off and it was a no-show, no-go sort of event. I […]

Celebrating Chomsky’s birthday

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Week two of SFI passed uneventfully. It continues to be excellent although we can’t help but sit there letting about 70% of it wash over us as incompressible. It seems that usually someone or other understands what the teacher is saying and that manages to carry the class forward. It’s very interesting trying to learn […]

Rainy Göteborg

Friday, November 14th, 2008

What a week – the rain seems to have been nonstop and I’ve spent very damp mornings in my SFI classes. I’ve also spent an unhappy amount of time on trams and buses after getting a puncture mid week. Despite classes starting at 8am I have spent a very happy week at SFI learning Swedish […]

Mitt första Svenska lärdom

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I woke up early very excited because today was the very first day of my Swedish lessons with SFI. I bundled myself up protectively against the cold and wet only to get half way down the hill and fall off my bike. Soaking wet and very shaken I had to limp home to get changed […]

Muted colours in a wet and dark autumn

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Yesterday I went to spend my alloted 20 minutes talking to the person in charge of my SFI course. It was quite good getting some time to talk to a teacher and ask questions. The work experience I get to do after a few months consists of two full days a week at a place […]

Free Swedish Lessons

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I went to my first Swedish lesson today. If you’re in Sweden for long enough to get yourself a personal number then you can apply for Swedish lessons from the government. Known as SFI which stands for Svenska för invandrare (Swedish for immigrants), these are provided free of charge and are really quite intensive. There […]

Riot of colour

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

It is now officially cold and I have even considered putting the heating on! On the 1st of November I noticed the first frost. Yesterday there was frost again but this time it lingered long into the day. Today there was ice. Yes real ice. I wandered down to Slottsskogen with the camera and there […]


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I went on my first tipspromenad today. This is a typically Swedish thing that often happens on a Sunday morning. It’s a walk with quiz questions placed at intervals and really quite good fun. Karin and I caught the bus out to Partille and walked around the woods there attempting to answer questions. I enjoyed […]

Anti War Art in Norwich

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

For those of you interested in anti war events in Norwich then check out this list of upcoming events… – Ammunition (reloaded), Art Show, 3rd-15th Nov., 11am-5pm – Public Opening Night, Friday 7th Nov., from 6pm, Everyone welcome! – Film Show: Occupation 101, Thursday, Nov 6th, 7.00pm, UEA Arts Room 01.02 – Remembrance of all […]

A chilly Critical Mass

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

It’s All Helgona here in Sweden or All Hallows as it would be called in England – at least it was yesterday. Although we went on the Critical Mass last night I didn’t see anyone out on the street dressed up in silly costumes as you would in England. Although earlier in the day my […]