Adventboost 2017 – Day 13 – 163 För Evigt

Today is St. Lucia’s Day! In Sweden, that generally means saffron buns and pretty music, so I thought this was a good day to boost: 163 För Evigt by Cherrie The other week I had one of those magical Twitter moments when you find out about something that’s just around the corner from you, via someone very far away. In Continue reading Adventboost 2017 – Day 13 – 163 För Evigt

#AdventBoost Day 23 – Silvana Imam

Holy shit, it’s the day before Xmas. Today I’m continuing my brief Swedish streak by adventboosting lesbian half-Lithuanian, half-Syrian Swedish rapper Silvana Imam. Now I’ll be honest: I hesitated about including her in AdventBoost because she’s a fucking superstar who doesn’t need signal boosting from small-time bloggers like me. Even so, I figure that a lot of the non-Swedes who Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 23 – Silvana Imam

Twice Fortnightly – One of Those Good Weeks

Is it feeling like fall yet where you are? Or spring, for my readers “down under”? Here, it’s basically still feeling like summer, reasonably warm and sunny, just cold in the mornings. It’s getting dark though, albeit slowly. I have finally gotten my BA thesis work rolling again. Pretty close to being done with the draft. Feels good, man. Feels good. Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – One of Those Good Weeks

Spotlight – Cirkeln (the movie)

I was actually going to blog about something totally different tonight, but then I went to the cinema with a friend and her husband and saw Cirkeln, a Swedish fantasy film based on a book with the same name by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren. It is the first book in the Engelsfors trilogy, and both Cirkeln (the Circle) and it’s sequel Eld (Fire) were Continue reading Spotlight – Cirkeln (the movie)

Twice Fortnightly – Regional Inspiration

This weekend I went on a road trip. Or rather, I went to visit an uncle for a family thing, and most of Saturday was spent on a road trip exploring sights he’d picked out in his region. We visited a nature reserve, an old church and the ruin of an abbey, an arboretum and an extraordinary cheese store. It Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Regional Inspiration