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Weekend Fun

Had brunch and a walk in the sunshine with wife and sans kids, a rare pleasure. Strange to think that in just a few years’ time they won’t need us much anymore. I guess it’s one tiny step at a time, setting us down gently. Anyway, it’s only 15 years to the first grand-child if…

Skiing Break

Last week was skiing break for my kids. I couldn’t find anywhere good to stay in the mountains, so we didn’t go off on holiday. Here’s what we did for fun instead. Dinner at the home of a Chinese friend. It was one of those no hablar parties that spouses in multi-ethnic marriages know all…

Weekend Fun: Books and Games

Weatherwise, last weekend was thawing and misty and overcast, so I didn’t feel like doing much outdoors. I finished reading Daryl Gregory’s new novel (didn’t do much for me) and started Douglas Adams’s fifth Hitch-hiker book. When it appeared in 1992 I didn’t bother with it since it seemed too much like flogging an aging…

Weekend Fun

Friday night I unexpectedly found myself looking at dinner all alone. So I quickly arranged for a visit with friends to a Jamaican restaurant (I had jerk chicken), and after our meal Swedepat beat me and Dr Sandy at Race for the Galaxy. Saturday was mainly chores, but in the evening the Rundkvist family (including…

Weekend Fun

Had friends over to play some Abalone, Hell Rail and Balderdash. 11-y-o Junior often joins our board-game sessions these days. Bought ski boots for Junior and went skiing with him and the Rundkvist ladies. Watched Where the Wild Things Are. Nice visuals, but the movie unexpectedly turned out mainly to explore the complicated personal relationships…

Weekend Fun

Took a walk and photographed two buildings for Wikipedia. Went skiing on the golf course. Had friends over, played a game of Scotland Yard and a game of Power Grid. Painted three walls in the bedroom. This was sort of a chore, but not in fact boring, and having a nice-looking bedroom is fun. The…

Weekend Fun

Went skiing twice. Went skating on Lake Källtorpssjön at the Hellas sporting centre under the watchful eye of the Nacka radio masts. There’s a snow-ploughed circuit there, but it hadn’t been ploughed recently so there was a lot of snow to contend with, plus ice cracks and a stiff cold wind, so it could have…

Weekend Fun

Had a lot of fun this weekend: Went skating twice, once with each of my kids. Went skiing with my wife. Got beaten at Pitch Car four times by my kids. Took the kids to a birthday party for a charming friend of mine, populated largely by former physics engineers who are now programmers. Took…

Weekend Fun

Here’s what I did for fun this past weekend. Watched Avatar. Had a dim sum dinner. Chucked out the Christmas tree, lopped off the branches and kept the trunk to bring to my dad’s place for firewood. (This doesn’t sound like fun? Well, my life consists of fun, work and chores, and anything related to…

Skiing in Sunshine on Lake Ice

I just had to swap two hours of daytime work for two hours of evening free time and get out on Lake Lundsjön with my skis. It’s amazing, seeing the cliffs where we sim and sun bathe in the summers, but from an otherwise unreachable vantage point two meters above the water’s surface!