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Gävlebocken on fire

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The goat could not be saved

The goat could not be saved

03.20 AM

03.20 AM

Bye bye Gävlebocken...

Bye bye Gävlebocken...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3 am the big goat in Gävle was set on fire and could not be saved. :-(

Aftonbladet: Bara skelettet kvar av bocken

Gävlebockens blogg: Gone!

Is there really no more fans of egg liqueur?

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An old Aladdin-box I bought for my collection of old stuff a few years ago.

An old Aladdin-box I bought for my collection of old stuff a few years ago.

A few weeks ago I participated in a vote on which praline I like best in the Aladdin-box. I have several favourites but the one I finally voted for was the egg liqueur praline.

Today I read the result on Aftonbladet.se. My favourite praline didn’t even get 4% of the votes?!  I’m surprized. The praline will be removed in next years edition of the box. So, all of you who have an Aladdin-box but does not like Ägglikör, please send them to me! :-)

http://www.aftonbladet.se/julshopping/article6289089.ab

Dinner at The Arches in Mellieha

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Roses, candles, chocholate and my darling as company - couldn't ask for more!

Roses, candles, chocholate and my darling as company - couldn't ask for more!

Last time we met with our estate agent, he told us about a really nice restaurant in Mellieha, The Arches. So we decided to check it out tonight. It was a little blit more fancy than we thought, with dress code and high prizes. But we were allowed inside even though we weren’t dressed up. :-)

We decided to go for the set menu. The food was really good and the service excellent!

www.thearchesmalta.com

This is beyond bad news…

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I guess you all know about the plastic problems in the ocean… This really scares me. What have we done to our world? Can we save our world?

…it would require every man, woman and child on earth, 6.6 billion… During their lifetime - to cleanup the ocean – they would have to be in charge for 100 000 pickup truck loads of ocean…

When you think of all the plastic bottles, boxes, containers, wrapping… that we use once and then throw away… what a waste of resources!

Plastic packaging is usually made from oil. For each pound of plastic that is recycled it saves us one liter of oil and two kilograms of carbon dioxide. In Sweden, we use 155 000 tonnes of plastic packaging each year, approximately 17 kilograms per person. It takes 450 years before a plastic bottle ended up in nature has been broken down. By leaving it to the recycling can instead become a new bottle, a dish brush or a fence.

 

Plastbitarna blir dödsfällor

Världens största soptipp

Maltageddon

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Around 18 this afternoon I took Gizmo for a walk to Jade Garden to getsome chinese food. There were people and cars everywhere, even more than it usually issaturday nights when everybody is going out to clubs in Paceville. I asked the owner of Jade Garden and he said it was some all-maltese movie showing at the cinema.

The line of cars reached almost all the way up to my street in Swieqi

The line of cars reached almost all the way up to my street in Swieqi

Unfortunately the maltese movies are in maltese (surprise), otherwise it would have been fun to see this one!

Maltageddon

As the title itself suggests the movie is a parody of the 1998 film ‘Armageddon’, however all Earth’s hopes do not rest on the shoulders of the mighty and experienced US Space Program. Instead the burden has to be shouldered by the Maltese who hastily patch up a motley crew of Maltese guys coming from all walks of life and from all corners of the island and who do not know the meaning of professionalism and teamwork . The movie takes the viewers through a rollercoaster ride of mishaps, laughs, rivalries, friendship and drama culminating in a thrilling finale where success and total disaster hang in the balance. Will the Maltese crew succeed in its mission, silence all the critics and come out with colours flying? Or will their differences and personal rivalries spell the end for all mankind?

Maltageddon - WE ARE MALTESE WE TAKE NO SH*T

Maltageddon - WE ARE MALTESE WE TAKE NO SH*T

Official site

The cinema got evacuated because of bomb scare

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In the afternoon I went shopping in Sliema and then Bugibba with Elaine and her friends. I bought 2 long-sleeve shirts and 3 tops. So now I have clothes for both Christmas and New Years Eve. After the shopping we had kebab at a new place in Bugibba and then she drove me back to Swieqi.

When we came to Paceville we saw a lot of people out in the street outside Eden Cinemas and the police had closed the road down to Bay street. We thought it was the Maltese movie “Maltageddon” that had premiere, but I read on Times of Malta that the cinemas had been evacuated because of something that might have been a bomb.

 

Eden cinemas briefly evacuated in bomb scare

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Eden Cinemas in Paceville this evening because of what informed sources said was a bomb scare.

Policemen and soldiers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were seen going in as people were pushed back from the street that runs between the cinemas.

The situation was described by people on the scene as being calm.

Patrons started being allowed back in after some 20 minutes.

 

Read article on Times of Malta

Evacuated people outside Eden Cinemas on Bay street

Evacuated people outside Eden Cinemas on Bay street

 

Now, this is what I call a gingerbread house!

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…I think I need to practice on my gingerbread-house-building skills… ain’t this amazing?!

Foto: Tomas Jakobsson, Länsmuseet Gävleborg

Foto: Tomas Jakobsson, Länsmuseet Gävleborg

Pepparkakshus i jätteformat 

Entrén 

I år är det tionde gången som konstnären Margareta Persson designar och bygger ett pepparkakshus i jätteformat. Några av de tidigare husen har stått på museet och några i restaurangmiljö. Denna gång är huset större än någonsin – ett mäktigt pepparkaksslott! Med stjärnprydda torn och tinnar, stämningsbelysning och 145 (!) spröjsade fönster står det i länsmuseets entré och sprider pepparkaksdoft och julkänsla.

Länsmuseet Gävleborg

Interesting article about life in a wheelchair

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This is something I’ve been thinking about – how does people in wheelchair get around on this island? I’ve seen the parking spaces for people with disabled badge, but it must be a nightmare to shop. My little every-day-shop around corner has a narrow door where I don’t think a wheelchair could get in unless they open both doors (as they actually do in the summer). Just inside the door they have ice-cream, milk, water and vegetables. If you want to pay for your items or buy anything else you have to take 4 or 5 steps down to the rest of the shop.

This is something I’ve seen in a lot of places here in Malta and I hope they’ll do something about it.

 

Facing life in a wheelchair

On any given day, I can hop into my car, drive to work, find a parking space, alight and rush up the stairs to the street and then onto the office.

I had never noticed the scheme of events in detail; it’s usually just one rushed blur, which I loosely called a “commute”, until I tried to spend a workday in the life of a wheelchair-bound person – specifically, wheelchair-bound me.

 

Read full article on Times of Malta

It’s not only in Malta people don’t pick up their trash

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Plocka upp skräpet Gävlebor!

Gävle är näst skräpigast av åtta kartlagda kommuner

GÄVLE I centrala Gävle kan man hitta 240 380 skräpföremål på marken en vanlig vardag.
Nedskräpningen i åtta svenska kommuner har kartlagts. Av dem är Gävle den skräpigaste kommunen, näst efter Göteborg.
– Det handlar om att ändra människors attityder. Det är inte okej att skräpa ned, säger Annette Lundgren, projektledare för Rena Gävle.

Sad news. The only shop and pub in Lingbo is closing down

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Lingbos enda matbutik och pub i konkurs

Lingbo De båda systrarna försökte länge hålla rörelsen vid liv trots bristande lönsamhet. Men till sist tvingades de ge upp.
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