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Jun 20, 2005 - A decent proposal.......Engaged....at last!
Well for those of you who don't know just yet, firstly apologies for the way you find out but this seems the best way to let all of you know our big news. After 10 yrs together Malin and I are engaged....... Yes pick yourself up off the floor, yes it is "About bloody time" and yes it must have been the Stockholm weather. A bit for the girls (from malin) on the why, how, where and can I see tha ring? Shane proposed on our 10th anniversary over looking Stockholm after a fantastic dinner at a flashy restaurant. I had no idea he would and the...Jump to full entry
Jun 16, 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden (once more)
So many delightful foods did we have in Stockholm the second time around, and with so many delightful people. We stayed with our friend, Lia and hung out with her and with Louice, both of who we met in Peru. At their homes, we had swedish meatballs and pea soup, blood pudding and lingonberry sauce, reindeer and herring, Swedish pancakes and a few sorts of traditional Swedish liquore, over which they sang us a toast in Swedish. We ate at a few all-you-can-eat buffets, including one at Pizza Hut, which is actually a fairly fancy eatery in...Jump to full entry
Jun 12, 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
We came to Sweden and Lia picked us up from the train station and we are staying at her house cause she is the coolest. We met Lia and Louice in Peru but they live in Stockholm and that's where we are so now we are with them. When Lia went to work, Louice showed us around town a bit. We are going to Narvick after one night here and coming back for pea soup Thursday (a popular pastime here I guess), at which time Lia and Louice promise to make us pea soup, pancakes, and possibly even reindeer. Don't forget, more picture are up on the ofoto...Jump to full entry
Jun 6, 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Another beautiful Scandinavian country, Sweden has all the charm of Denmark, plus camping. Yes, I said camping. The Swedish are an outdoorsy people. This is why it is legal to set up your tent on any public land in the city. Which is a good thing, because Sweden is more expensive than Denmark, which makes camping an attractive option.Jump to full entry
May 22, 2005 - When the Rova's came to town
Malins sister (Eva) and her husband (Christer) and there two little girls (My and Tilda) came down from Luleå for a long weekend. 6 people in 32sqm, all very close but lots of fun!!! Weather wasnt tooooo bad and we pottered around the city, when to Djurgården and a kids story book land ate some nice food and kicked back and took it easy! Lots of swings and riding on slides and all those fun things for the little 'uns. I notice we were hopeless in the taking pictures side but you get that some times!Jump to full entry
May 14, 2005 - When the Frost's came to town!
The Frost's are on exchange to the UK and with the jetset attitude you develop here 'just popped over to visit' us here in Stockholm. So you add four adults and two kids (4 and 6 yo(nearly 7 I'm told!)) in a 32sqm apartment plus beautiful Swedish Spring weather you just have to have fun. And fun we did have! After a relatively uneventful trip north from Skavsta Airport (RYAN air airport) David and Tonya the kids and a VOLVO made to our place. The weather was beautiful and with the sun staying up till 10 o'clock a stroll and a pizza was in...Jump to full entry
May 5, 2005 - Stockholm enfin!
Et bien nous voilà!! Ca faisait longtemps qu'on n'avait pas mis notre site à jour ... Ca nous manquait! Nous voilà enfin à Stockholm, depuis le temps qu'on l'attendait! On a beaucoup apprécié la ville: plutôt tranquille et pas speedée comme Londres ou tout simplement Paris. Il doit sûrement y faire bon vivre comme on dit. On vous laisse découvrir tout cela en photo. On complètera bientôt cette série parce qu'en 2 petits jours on n'a pas vraiment eu le temps de découvrir tous les mystères de la ville.Jump to full entry
May 1, 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Elizabeth (Indiana) asked me to travel with her to Stockholm to pick up here mom and visit the city for the weekend...Being the free spirit I am said, "Sure why not!" So we left Friday and took the X2000 train aka the really really fast train (Dan, it was cool). We visited the Vasa Museum. In the early 17th century, Sweden was busy building an empire around the Baltic Sea in northern Europe. A strong navy was essential. During the 1620s Sweden was at war with Poland. In 1625 the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus ordered new warships; among...Jump to full entry
Apr 27, 2005 - UPDATE from the slackers!!
Oh how slack we have been! This is just an update on what and where we have been up to, for the most close to home and exploring more of Stockholm. A snappy trip home to Luleå but no other major adventures. We didnt make to Turkey for ANZAC day so that will have to be another adventure! Maybe Hellfire Pass and Turkey?? Malin has a new job, now works for AMEX Platinum Travel here in Stockholm on a short term contract (ends end Aug 05) and she is loving it, hopefully she can transfer back to Perth AMEX end of the year. Shane still studies...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden... I spent a couple of days here trying to convince myself that it must be me, that this is really a fun place and worthy of inclusion to any European vacation itinerary. I'm having a difficult time with that however. Stockholm does have its share of restaurants, bars, historical buildings, and markets - but nothing special. The city is pleasant, friendly, clean, and virtually crime free (but it's also sort of boring). Outside of the predominently blonde population, nothing really stands out for me here. Most of the other...Jump to full entry
Nov 14, 2004 - STOCKHOLM - Settled in.....update
Well we are here and now settled into our 34sq mr appartment and loooving it!! We are close to the city (6 stations) close to where I (Shane) is studying Swedish (2 stations and yes about time too you may say!) and where Malin is working (2 stations, reception at IBIS Hotel) The appartment is fully furnished and that made the arrival easier although we did live for 2 weeks in friend empty appartments, yes a 'foamy matress', a TV and kitchen ware looses its majic quiet quickly, I'll give you the drum for nothing!! Swedish has been going on...Jump to full entry
Oct 16, 2004 - STOCKHOLM
Thursday, 14th October: Fly to Stockholm to spend two days seeing my friends(managed to catch a cold as well). Stay at the Hilton where I am very well taken care of. Later I meet up with Aldo and Tove and we head to a Lebanese restaurant on Söder where Jessica and Carita meet up with us. After dinner we go to Hotellet and finish the night at Köket. Friday, 15th October: I have to get up at 8am to go to the Indian Embasssy to get my visa. Return to pick up my passport a few hours later, then meet up with Patrik, Made and Jess in Nickys for...Jump to full entry