Monday, June 29, 2009

Good one

One of my lazy days at Monkey Beach.

Photo: Ida

Into the wild - author John Krakauer
A non fiction book about the adventures of Chris McCandless,
his body was found in an abandoned bus in Alaska, only 24 years old.

"Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life."

Read the book and also watch the movie, top class!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tower of Power

A movie from our trip to Spain.
Made by Ola, Idas brother,

Siam Park, Spain.

"It was fuckin' awesome man, awesome."

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Sweet summer....
Holiday and no time for the blog.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Back in town

Back in Sweden with massive grins from ear to ear.
Oh yes we had THE best week.
Spain, Playa de las Americas, June 2009.
To be updated shortly.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Efter en diss av lillebror överväger jag nu att skriva alla mina inlägg på svenska. Översättningen får lösas helt enkelt. Dessutom har jag ju införskaffat översättningsverktyg till sidan,
även om det funkar sisådär.
Engelska uttryck och långa formuleringar är väl inte min sak, ska erkännas.
Men som en klok människa sa: "De'ären värdslig sak"

Vad tycker ni ? Borde jag skriva på svenska istället ?

Vem är denna lillebror ? Läs hans blogg och döm :


Spain, Tenerife here we come!
And as far as the blog goes, well, you simply can't expect us to blog
on our holiday.

Hola Espanol

New position at work

Hey everyone!

We were writing before in the blog that Chris
had a meeting with two of the main managers from
the company's head office a while ago.
He has been working at this company since the start of april
this year, not long at all.
So the really good news from the meeting was
that he now got a new position at work, as one
of the two managers at Kungsholmen, Stockholm City.
Not bad for an Aussie in times like this
when many of jobs have been lost in Sweden.

Very good news !!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tenerife Spain

One of the attractions we will visit in Tenerife is
Siam Park, one of the best Waterparks in the world, as
it is described by a travelpage on internet that we found.
Its a new park built in 2008.

" Blissful relaxation or Adrenaline pumping thrills " ?

Yes bring it on!

I'm really looking forward to go on this slide
that's shown on the video
but I don't think its to popular for Ida,
the fact that your going underneath the water in
a long tube in the aquarium can cause some panic feelings
for her,
but I will definitely try this slide, it looks awesome !

Siam Park HomePage

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Photos ROCK Costume Party


Finally I will publish some more photos from the very successful
costume party at my cousins house in Blekinge.
The theme was Rock, and everyone was looking really
cool in their rock outfits.
We were all in different teams, and the teams had different
rock group names.
It was many different games but in the end the winner was
Chris and my brothers team. Hmpff :)
Can't wait until next one! Thanks for a wonderful day / evening / night !

Below : Mamma

Below : Mikael cousin

Below : Ola brother, Jennifer

Mikael o Jennifer

My cousins Anna o Daniel

Berit o Johnny

Below : Arne, Daniel, Jag (me), Mamma (mum), Mormor (grandma), Ola

Ola , Chris

Friday, June 12, 2009

Meeting at work

Chris's special meeting today at work
went really well.
Unbelievable well, but he is so worth it,
my smart and lovely man.
What happend on the meeting ?
Hmmm I think I have to wait until he tells everyone himself.

To not destroy the feeling of telling the story.
Im proud of you my lovely Chris!

Its raining here , swedish summer ?
Hope the sun is with us in Spain on Tuesday.

Love Ida

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Sorry for the bad update, we have a lot to fix before
our holiday next week.
Were driving down to Idas family already tomorrow after
work together with Ola.

So 1 more day for us at work then its time to relax for a long time.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Welcome to Paradise
A place we would like to move to once again.

In the future,
one day,
some day,
the wind may blow us back
in that direction.

Monday, June 08, 2009


I still remember it like yesterday the day when I saw the first
kangaroo in real life along Hume freeway
somewhere between Shepparton and Melbourne.
My very first backpack trip to Australia with my cousin and
everything was new for us, totally different to our little country
up in the north.
I was in the mysterious land down under.

Well it was quiet a moment even for Chris.
I was excited.
Excited about finally being in a
country so far far away, one of my biggest dreams was to travel to Australia - it wasn't a dream anymore,and in all that
happiness that I felt when I was about to see Melbourne for the first time,
the sun was shining,
it was a cheerful song on the radio, beautiful scenery, can you see it ?
It was a overwhelming moment.
I slowly looked to the left, at the dried croplands, I couldn't believe what I just saw,
three big kangaroos hopping along the road in the same direction as us.
I started to scream, look there look there, CHRIIIIIS! Kangarooooooos.
Wiiiiii . Pointing outside at the cute kangaroos.

- (CHRIS)Oh Boomers, we kill them and eat the meat, we ate it at the barbie yesterday, remember ? That red meat that you liked so much.


-(CHRIS) hahaha NO Ida I'm just kidding, crazy European tourists, hahaha

That trip was very special and something I never ever forget...

Did you know that

- The great red Kangaroo
males may be over 210 cm tall
and weigh over 90 kg.

- The comfortable hopping speed for Red Kangaroo is about 20-25 km /h,
but the can reach a speed of 70km/h and they can sustain a speed of 40km/h
for nearly 2 km.

Time for a holiday

We booked our holiday and next week its finally time for :

or as we say in Swedish Teneriffa !

Picture from

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bondi Rescue

Bondi Beach , Sydney, Australia.
Right in the center when Bondi Rescue tv show was filming one of their episodes.
Its a lovely beach but so much people in summertime.
They sure need their lifeguards.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Oh no...

Sweden - Denmark 0-1

Lucky I fixed some movies and chocolate to get
us out of this sadness.

Stupid translation tool

This translation tool is useless,
stupid thing , it makes me really irritated,
if you install something from google you assume
that it will work correct.

Go Sweden

Det är Sveriges Nationaldag idag
och även match mellan Sverige och Danmark,
vi måste vinna då World Cup står på spel.
Det är VM kval så ikväll vill vi ha vinst!
Kom igen Zlatan!!!

Okey im trying out this new translation tool so please press translate into
english on the right side of this text and let's see if it works!

Congratulations to Sweden on the National Day! :)


My brother
Goodnight from us, the sun is now on the other side.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Romantic place in Australia

When me and Chris lived in Queensland, Surfers Paradise
we took a trip down to Byron Bay. We were driving for 1 hour but it
was so much to watch on the way down so it felt like it was a quick drive.
Byron Bay is a lovely little town with amazing beaches and cute , spiritual, unique shops.
Its a town with a lot of spiritual activities such as yoga, astrology, health and healing,
alternative medicine. Its a free and relaxed small town in New South Wales
For more information visit Byron Bay Page
Byron Bays average summer temperature is 21 C -28 C and average winter temperatures of 15 C - 21 C , that's what I would call a very nice winter!

We went up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse and watched the sunset together.
It was magic, special and so very very romantic. The view was amazing and
together with the love of your life it can't really be any better.

So visit this wonderful little town with your love if you are nearby.

/ Chris and Ida