Saturday, 28 February 2015
I am having a great time reading Alexander McCall Smith's The Miracle At Speedy Motors (from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series) - again. I love this particular series of his books. I have read every book from the series and any chance I get I re-read any of the books I come across.
You get me every time Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. You guys are comical. Thank you for making my day (in fact week) Alexander McCall Smith. You are a brilliant writer with an amazing imagination. When I am reading your books it is like I am right there with all the characters and talk about the laughing - I laugh a lot. I can't help it cause these books are hilarious. Just my cup of tea.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
|The Boras Train Station. Boras is a city wich is just 60 km from Goterborg. We caught a train from Goteborg station and whala we were in Boras were a friend of a friend (name forgotten) was there to pick us up.|
|Before heading out to the the Camp Site in the nearby forest we hung out at the friend of a friend's house. This was the view from the balcony.|
|Var Redo (Be Prepared) is the Scouts motto. Here is the moto in swedish.|
|This guy was our main Photographer. He took awesome pictures. Actually he took most of the pictures in this post.|
|The Swedish Flag being raised whilst we all looked on.|
|Some of the campers with their luggage.|
|One of the children hard at work in one the activities|
|Lets us build a fire. This is one skill that is essential for any Scout.|
|How about taking a break? I am exhausted.|
|Fun putting up a tent|
|Playing around during one of the breaks.|
|This bell was rung as a signal for different activities and things.|
|Beautiful Forest. Tall trees and thick under ground vegetation.|
|Look at that mushrooms and leaves on the ground.Beautiful!|
|After a long activity filled day it was time to wind down.|
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
|One of the local trams. The transport system is very good. I was impressed.|
The Guilty Pleasure
|One of the local stadiums captured from one Swedish Colleague's house where we had gone for a party.|
|I walked this road a thousand times because it led to the supermarket (where that sign is). It's where I did most of my shopping.|
|This is the building where I stayed. Lovely place.|
|Some of the other flats near where I stayed.|
|Welcome to Nordstan - Goteborg's main shopping mall. There was always something interesting happening and here was one such time.|
Thursday, 12 February 2015
History was my favourite subject when I was in High School. When I was reading history it was more than an academic experience for me. I would enter the world of King Lobengula, Shaka the Zulu, Peter the Great, Napoleon, the Renaissance and Reformation. I loved it.
So many good books out there and the list could get too long because this future mamma has big dreams for her children. Any good books anyone?
Monday, 9 February 2015
Friday, 6 February 2015
Although I do not know Simba personally, I feel like I know him because I have watched him grow - from the time he won the Top Billing Presenter Search in 2010 to today. I watched his 1st show and have watched many many others through the years. I saw him growing as a presenter and a person in the 4 years since winning the search. So I was enveloped with sadness when I heard the news that he had died. Simba had a great future ahead of him and it really touches me that his life was cut so short before he reached his full potential. Last night Top Billing had a show in his memory - everyone said more or less the same thing - he was a genuine person, he had a sunny personality and loved people. From all what people said one thing stood out for me - although he died young he lived his life to the fullest, with purpose and he accomplished so much and touched so many lives.
Time is not ours to claim. We could be here today and gone tomorrow. The passing on of Simba reminded me that it is important to live life with a purpose and be the best I can be. May your soul rest in peace Simba.
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Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Isn't he handsome? Our little man. I knew I would be falling in love again and I have. Have been wondering, if I am feeling like this for my nephew, how will I feel when I have baby myself?
Monday, 2 February 2015
This was way back in 2007 (aaaaaah time is sure flying) when I was a student. See the two at the back, sitting by the back window in the 1st picture? Those were our lecturers Peter and Elisabeth. Two wonderful people I must say. I always enjoyed their lectures.
2007 was a an awesome year for me. I remember being overwhelmed with the many amazing things that happened that year. I miss my class mates we had so many wonderful times together.
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