Archive for February, 2009


Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Today is Semla Day in Sweden. I don’t think that is its actual name but it is the day that Swedes munch on delicious semlas in the same spirit that people scoff pancakes in England. It was originally intended to be eaten only on Shrove Tuesday but now in the lead up to the beginning […]

A morning in Cambridge

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I spent the morning walking around Cambridge with Tim and ended up in the Botanical Gardens which is free to visit during the week in the winter. It was then off on the train, plane, coach and back to Gothenburg where there was an icing sugar dusting of snow over everything.


Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Yesterday we walked to the Plaza Mayor and ate lunch sitting on a stone bench in the center, afterwards we wandered to a little shop to buy the rich chocolate you need to make chocolate con churros. We then headed off to the Museo del Prado and after queuing, paying, queuing again, depositing our coats […]

Matadero Madrid

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

After visiting the Caixa Forum we hopped on the Metro and went to the Matadero. It’s a converted abattoir that now hosts some interesting exhibitions. We saw the five light installations by Daniel Canogar called Fuegos Fatuos (Fatuous Fire) which were quite pretty in places. There was a really interesting exhibition at the back of […]

Caixa Forum and Welcome to Guantanamo Museum

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I have just discovered next door to the MediaLab Prado is a treasure of an art gallery. The Caixa Forumz which only opened in early 2008 is a great example of modern architecture and displays a great collection of art. There is a fabulous section at the moment called Risk areas which is full of […]

Guernica and Madrid

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I arrived in Madrid after some delays at 23.30 on Saturday – and headed for my hotel which is just off the Gran Vía. Yesterday after stopping off at the Media Lab Prado to check out all the projects I convinced K to come to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía to see […]


Saturday, February 14th, 2009

So I was just wandering around the web and found that my friend Andy Higson has gone and got himself two blogs. His political blog and his amusing blog. Keep blogging Andy.


Saturday, February 14th, 2009

I spent 60 splendiferous minutes with Emi today, talking next to the frozen river about fear and Fawkes. Check out her blog or her myspace. Her music totally rocks.

Photographing police to be made illegal

Monday, February 9th, 2009

It will soon become an offence to photograph a police officer. Officially the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 which amends the Terrorism Act 2000, will only make photographing police officers an offence if terrorism is suspected. However the widespread fear is that this law will be abused. Below are the figures from the government for the period […]

What Barry Says about the USA and the War on Terror

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Check out this artistic and informative video.