June 10, 2012

Light Blogging Next Week

I am off to Sweden in the morning, the north-east of Sweden, FFS, and I doubt I will have an interweb connection.

This is my billet for the week:

Front end.

Back end.


Still, it looks a lot better than my usual "6 Star" accommodation in Lekki, Nigeria.

I fully expect to have food-poisoning by Wednesday as I have to cook for myself. The landlord is like the Scarlet Pimpernel. I have been trying to track him down for the last 5 days. I arrive at the airport of this mining town at around 10:30 on Monday night. I then take a taxi to the lakeside mansion and so far, I have no idea where the key will be. He may show up, or he may not. If he doesn't, I'll be kipping down on the back porch. Sunrise is at 2:29 am, so it will be a short kip. I'll pick up a bottle of brandy at the airport for erm, medicinal purposes.

If I can blog, I will. If not, have a most productive week, and I will catch up with you all on Saturday.



Anonymous said...

Girl with a dragon tattoo country....

Tarka the Viking said...

or Wallander land...

prog said...

Or 'The Bridge' Land. (Ok, also including Denmark...)

Utterly brilliant thriller series, wacky heroine, lots of smoking, beautiful soundtrack.

Have a good trip...


Captain Ranty said...

Thanks guys.

No Abba fans then.......


NewsboyCap said...


Worked there for a little while, very pleasant polite people during the week days, Mad as a box of Frogs with a drink down 'em at the weekend.
BTW great post the last one, head up, keep at them, the movement is growing.

Anonymous said...

Will Summer Night City do, Captain?


2.29 am isn't that bad. Go north a bit and the sun doesn't set at all, as demonstrated by the timelapse videos at the University of Tromsø in Norway...

For some in-flight entertainment containing an alternative viewpoint of the Nordic Model, stick these on your iWotsit-or-equivalent:

(Direct links to MP3)

- http://rediceradio.net/commentary/RIC-120210.mp3
- http://rediceradio.net/radio/2012/RIR-120405-mcross-hr1.mp3

This is pretty good too: http://www.whyileftsweden.com

Safe travels!



Woman on a Raft said...

I've just picked up a Swedish cookery book from the 1960s because it is so cute. Just like the Swedish Chef on the Muppets, I can't understand a word of it and yet I know what it means.

It looks like a fantastic place to be.

Caratacus said...

My daughter lives in Sweden Cap'n and I wondered why we were favoured with a lightning home visit this week ... she must have heard you were on your way ;-)

Captain Ranty said...

The best laid plans of mice and men....

Serious delay out of Aberdeen meant that I missed my connecting flight. Never made it to the far north. Just arrived at a hastily booked hotel in Stockholm.

Off to hunt down some beer, or gin, or wine.....or peoples daughters....

Will continue north at daft o'clock in the morning.


Captain Ranty said...

Jesus H Christ!

£6.80 a pint!

What IS wrong with these people?

Beer is 68 of their wotsits. A large G&T is 149 of their wotsits.

£14 fucking 90 for a double gin!

Woe is me.


Nick said...

Did warn you mate. At least you won't have a hangover in the morning:)

James Higham said...

I am off to Sweden in the morning

Not too many people can say that.