Ramblings from Stockholm

Saturday, October 6, 2007

With a Ring in his Ear and a Ponytail

Guess who? Meet our Finance Minister... ain't he cute? Ever had one like him... past or present? Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Total Strangers

A friend of mine, inspired by a recent course in communications, got together a few people for a dinner party. The common denominator was that we all knew her but not each other. Somehow or other, we ended up feeling we had known each other all our lives, thanks to our hostess who had really learned... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Not So Aping Funny

A chimpanzee capering around in a TV-ad for a Swedish telephone operator is apparently not so funny to everybody. An animal-carer at a zoo has strongly protested against the advertiser. “No animal deserves to be humiliated in this way,” she said. “You can see from its empty and confused look that it... Sign in to see full entry.

Make a Difference

Join me in congratulating Christopher Weeramantry, Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, Grameen Shakti and Percy and Louise Schmeiser – recipients of the Right Livelihood Award for 2007. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation was established in 1980 to recognise the outstanding work done by individuals and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Reader's Digest has ranked Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, as the greenest and most livable city in the world. A very warm welcome to all of you who wish to sweep some cobwebs out of your lungs and minds. Built on 14 islands at the mouth of an estuary, Stockholm is often called the Venice of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Never on Wednesdays

If you don't want a black eye you should keep away from Finns on Wednesdays. According to Taloustutkimus, a Finnish market research company, Finns are generally sociable and jolly people except on Wednesdays when they are often unhappy and grumpy. But they are happy again on Thursdays and that's... Sign in to see full entry.

Service or Servility

On September 18 2006 Swedes woke up to a new 4-party coalition government (The Alliance) which toppled the Social Democrats who, short of 9 years, had ruled Sweden for more than 70 years. Unemployment was a major problem - a consequence of the policies implemented by the previous government.... Sign in to see full entry.

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