Archive for December, 2008

Mark Steel comments on Gaza while Obama plays golf

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I see things have not really improved in Gaza. I’ve just been reading something Mark Steel wrote that is worth a look. Meanwhile Obama shows that he’s just the same as his predecessors – not a big surprise there then. There are protests outside the Israeli Embassy every night while this continues and there are […]

Israel bombs Gaza

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

A very pleasant Christmas spent with family and food. We’ve eaten, sampled the Swedish glögg and wandered the frosty forests and sheets trying to burn off the excess. I was somewhat saddened today to learn that over the weekend Israel bombed Gaza and killed more than 280 people and injured many more. According to the […]

Credit crunch riots

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

While the ‘first credit crunch riots’ in Greece, and ‘mobs causing violent scenes in Italy, Spain, Russia, Denmark and Turkey’ dotted web news this week – life in Sweden continues to be peaceful. The recession seems to be hitting hard at the poorest members of society – so perhaps we will see more of this […]

St Lucia warms chilly Sweden

Friday, December 12th, 2008

It’s been a whirlwind week of work and St Lucia celebrations. Sweden is crazy about the festival and churches are full of small children dressed up as St Lucia in white dresses with red sashes. Large companies have their own candle lit processions and everyone is really up for celebrating it even if they are […]

New gloves and geekdom

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

I now have new rainproof gloves. I believe they are also windproof and they are certainly extremely warm. They have clearly been designed to go with an astronaut suit so they have the added value of inflexibility and hugeness. Now I will cycle in more comfort than ever. I have been spending some quality geek […]

Mike and Keita in Gothenburg

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Keita and Mike arrived yesterday and bravely accepted the drizzling wet Gothenburg as a nice city. It’s not the best time of the year to see the place but native Göteborgians tell me that it rarely snows here and rain and wind are to be expected all through winter so I guess everyone who visits […]

Block Ads

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

I ventured onto Facebook yesterday for some spurious reason and was shocked at the number of adverts crowding up my page. As you all know I am not a fan of Facebook. I do not like such a huge data collection activity. I especially do not like it that people voluntarily assist in said huge […]