Well, the Australian election was a complete and utter disaster with the real possibility that the psycopath, ultra right wing christian Tony Abbott being in charge of the country.
Even Hitler is upset about the result.
Looks like it has been removed from Youtube but is still available here:
A commenter (is that the right word?) called Sara pointed out this clip of my new favourite group “Hallå Hela Pressen (Hello all the Press).” Swedish schlager band…who I would be stalking every Monday night at Victoria’s in Stockholm if I lived in Sweden!
I calculate it would cost me around $2,500 in airfares and associated costs to fly to Stockholm each week to see them. How depressing! If only they could come to Australia….hey Swedish community in Sydney – why don’t you bring them out here????
Eric Saade, the fabulous Swedish super-spunk who came to my attention via Melodifestivalen with “Manboy” is just a sweetie. Here he is doing a couple of tracks unplugged. Adorable.
In terms of him being “unplugged”, I wouldn’t mind fixing that. But, then again, he’s terminally straight and is going out with Sweden’s Hanna Montana, Molly Sanden. Who I keep calling Molly Sugden!
I’m catching up posting entries to my website because I’ve been really slack about it over the last few weeks. I’ve got some time as day turns into night in Birmingham, England. I thought it would be appropriate to post some shots I took of Stockholm, Sweden at dusk and at night.
I love this shot - taken in the centre of the city
NK clock (department store) - a Stockholm feature for many decades
Stockholm city theatre looking gorgeous at night
Slussen at night (during a light rain shower)
Gamla Stan seen from Slussen at dusk
On my last full day in Stockholm, Gustav took me on a boat trip from Gamla Stan (The Old Town) to Nacka Strand (where he lives and works). Prior to that I’d been catching the bus – 443 or 71 or even 404 – back to his place where I was staying during my time in Sweden.
The boat ride was a fantastic idea, the views were amazing. It was a cold(ish) and windy afternoon but it didn’t alter my enjoyment of seeing Stockholm from a different angle.
Although the steps from where the boat docked up to Gustav’s place almost put me in hospital!
Gustav and the Judge!
I feel a new (and expensive) block of flats is on the way!
The area I stayed in for 10 days!!!
The evil steps...few have survived them!