I am totally exhausted

I haven't been to Swedish class the last two weeks, as other events have taken over my life. Over a drink at the pub, Grant filled me in on some of the exercises they've done since I last attended. He also told me, however, about the "classic translation moment" which occurred a few weeks ago. [...]

She Forgot

I waited calmly for about twenty minutes before asking where my meal was. I'm a patient man. The straw that broke the camel's back was the couple sitting nearby who'd arrived ten minutes after I had, who'd ordered the same meal, and seeing theirs arriving first. "She forgot" was the explanation given. Luckily when they [...]

Sunday in the Park

As I wandered through the park today I noticed a group of young people doing a "dance routine". "What a fantastic thing", I thought to myself. In the midst of a chilly winter day in Sydney - still loads warmer than Stockholm in March - it was great to see a bunch of people out [...]

It’s Not Cold

"What are you doing in my neighbourhood?", I asked some colleagues who I ran into in Crown Street. They live in Sutherland Shire, and I was surprised to run into them. "Aren't you cold?', one of them asked me, remarking on the fact that I was wearing a polo-shirt and jeans. "Not at all", I [...]

This Week

About this time last week Grant, Graeme and I were watching the Eurovision Song Contest. In the midst of all the frivolity, I got one of "those" phone calls. It was a phone call telling me that Gloria was close to death, and wasn't expected to survive the night. Gloria had been in a nursing [...]

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