Äntligen! Äntligen!

Gosh, I love the internet. You can lie on your couch in Sydney (as the rain intensifies) and via your television set, be transported across the other side of the world to Sweden and watch the announcement of this year’s host of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden’s hosting this year, by the way, after Loreen …

2012 Lismore Flood Photos

The Weather Bureau is currently predicting a 7.2 metre flood peak at Lismore (my home town) tomorrow at 3.00pm. With all the heavy rain still forecast, it will probably go higher. Thought these pics might be useful to know what a 7m flood peak means. They were from January last year. Have also included some …

Love Google Chat

As you may know, parts of Queensland, Australia are currently experiencing flooding, tornadoes and strong winds. This has caused significant communication problems in that state, with phone lines out throughout much of North Queensland. “We’ve been trying to contact him for hours”, a colleague told me tonight when I mentioned I’d made contact with him …

Melodifestivalen 2013

I really, really love this photograph taken almost three years ago at a shopping centre in Stockholm with Swedish pop singer (and daughter in law of ABBA-Benny), Nanne Grönvall. In particular, I love the look on the face of the child behind us. I had been waiting in a queue with a friend who is …

What To Wear in Sweden in March

My friend Sue and I were chatting on the phone tonight about our forthcoming travel plans. Although I’ll be “on the road” for over two months, Sue will be joining me for just a few weeks in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. A key issue to think about when you’re planning for travel is what to …

Beard Blog

At the risk of this blog turning into a “Beard Blog”, here’s my one month update on my attempt to grow a beard. After roughly one month of letting it “grow wild” I went to the barber today to get a trim both “on top” and “down below”. On top, I’m a 1.5 clipper man …