Archive for April, 2009

30th April Chalmers Parade

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Today is 30th April and that means that the Chalmers students will be out on the streets of Gothenburg. Each year the students design their floats to make fun of events in the news. It starts at 18.15 from Chalmers University of Technology on Gibraltargatan.

Stanwick Lakes – a wonderful resource for Irthlingborough and surrounds

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I spent the day walking around Stanwick Lakes. The ex quarry has been turned into a series of lakes and paths for wildlife and people. I spent a few enjoyable hours wandering around in the sunshine, bird watching from various huts and hides and swinging on the modern tyre swings. There is an adventure trail, […]

Rainbow Warrior in Gothenburg

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

The Greenpeace ship, The Rainbow Warrior, is in town. They are here to prevent deep sea trawling as it damages the fragile ocean floor and marine life there. GT have an article up entitled A Celebrity In Town. A few pictures have been posted up of the ship arriving and being docked here at the […]

Kringlan, Starcups, Egg and Milk, Condeco and Notting Hill

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Since coming back to Gothenburg I’ve been cafe hopping. I spent a rainy morning in Café Kringlan with Jo and a sunny afternoon with Moragh in Starcups. Starcups is great – the slices of cake are huge and incredibly satisfying. The place is immaculately cared for and there is free wifi access. Best of all […]

A quick trip to Suomenlinna

Monday, April 6th, 2009

It was our last day in Helsinki today and we thought we’d head out to Suomenlinna on the ferry. This group of islands served as a military fortress and prison for the last two hundred years and has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as an example of European fortification architecture. There wasn’t […]

Things to do in Helsinki

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I got up this morning to try that most Finish of things – a sauna. The hotel has one for boys and one for girls and it’s not just a sauna – it’s a whole complex complete with room to put your clothes, a relaxation room, shower room and sauna. I had the whole thing […]

First time in Helsinki

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I flew to Helsinki from the Landvetter Airport yesterday after work on one of Blue 1’s uncrowded planes. It was a real pleasure after flying on Ryanair. The staff were really friendly and even gave me a map of the city, as well as directions to my hotel and information on which bus to take […]

April 1st no joke at G20 protests

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The G20 protests really kicked off today and reports of police violence are making it to the mainstream media. To get up to the minute reporting on the protests – go to Indymedia or Put People First. Loads of people are involved in the protests – here are some of the groups involved: Alternative London […]