Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 is over: here's what I did in 2010.

Some randomly plucked 2010 audio/visual highlights

10 tweets from 2010
  • I made the Polish ladies in Old Street station sandwich shop smile by speaking Polish to them.
  • Reading about pubs in Ireland opening on Good Friday. 'tis a landmark
  • Fascinating fact: Switzerland has won more Nobel Prizes (per capita) than any other nation.
  • WEIRD. I've just read an email written by me in 2000, talking about having set up a Eurovision website. I have no memory of that.
  • My friend Vandana and I are setting up a stall at a flea market. We're going to be the V&A Flea-seum.
  • Love Spotify. Search Ellie Goulding. Get "Do you mean Elsie Goulding?" I wish I did.
  • Saw a geography teacher doing his marking on the tube earlier. Was quite excited.
  • Going to see Grace Jones tonight. Amazing seats, actually sitting in one of her hats.
  • I managed to use the word outré and metaphor in my leaving speech at work. Brilliant.
  • Received spam from Airline Adriana. How wonderful. I'd fly with them.

Sights in Sweden

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sights of Gothenburg

I went to Gothenburg in Sweden a few weekends. It was very nice, here's what I saw:
  • Elegant, solid architecture. Built to withstand cold, snow, time.
  • Festive fare at Haga Christmas market
  • A tree at Liseberg completely covered in Christmas lights. Every branch had a twinkle.
  • A lake shaped like a guitar
  • Nanne Gronvall-esque climbing frame in the airport
  • A portly chap doing a stumbly samba to You're making me hot hot hot
  • Elks and reindeers in Slottskogen park
  • Homeware shops on every street. There are loads.
  • Adventstjarna - a lovely star in every window

Swedish Adventstjerne

Nature in Gothenburg


Monday, December 06, 2010

I didn't even realise it at the time, but my blog turned 5 a few weeks ago. It's now going to school.