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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    a traditional Swedish Raggmunk..
    bastard! It looks lovely and I guess it was since you presented it without any bickering.
    Peas together with it is just a bit too much, they don't match that dish..

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    Well thanks Bogon... I think...

    To be honest this isn't the direction I was expecting this family oriented thread to take...

    But I did click on one link out of curiosity... 'stop spreading coronavirus together!'

    I declined to enter from my work computer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    bastard! It looks lovely and I guess it was since you presented it without any bickering.
    Peas together with it is just a bit too much, they don't match that dish..
    It was really good... I'll definitely try it again.

    I did in fact ask for sprouts but they didn't have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    My rough plan is to have a lie in, then find a decent full English breakfast, or failing that, buy some decent British sausages and make breakfast myself (although I fear that a full English, or even decent sausages, may be hard to find).
    I can't find any restaurant serving any kind of English breakfast nor can I find a shop selling English sausages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Göteborg Zoo is on my list, as is a watch shop to get a new strap.
    The only zoo in Gothenburg is Slottsskogen
    "Previously deer-hunting land, now park with picnic areas, running tracks & zoo with Nordic animals."
    So no elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers..

    Google Slottsskogen for a map of it. It costs nothing to walk around there and one side of Slottsskogen is not far from The Red Lion

    You can get a new strap at Bergströms Ur (carries the Rolex brand), Östra Hamngatan 43 (Kungstorget) or at
    Haga Antika Tiders Urmakeri, Linnegatan 1 (Järntorget).

    If you then walk Linnegatan up 150 meters you come to Plantagegatan where the Old Beefeater Inn is located and with an English candy/cookie shop as its neighbour.

    My post-lockdown commute back to work-oldbeefeater-inn-jpg

    Old Beefeater has Fish & Chips with peas on the menu..
    When you're done there you can walk Linnegatan all the way up (500m) to Slottsskogen.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Any 'must see' sights you'd reccommend Lom?
    Can't come up with anything at this time of the year when snow will arrive any day.
    There are some good museums but they are all closed due to covid.

    This is the time of the year to spend free time in home with a hot soup or a cup of tea with sarnies or hang in your favorite pub.


    some links for your convenience

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    https://www.beefeaterinn.se/

    https://en.tripadvisor.com.hk/Restau...7&ff=448732833
    Last edited by lom; 12-11-2020 at 08:00 PM.

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    [QUOTE=lom;4185806]Can't come up with anything at this time of the year when snow will arrive any day.
    There are some good museums but they are all closed due to covid.

    This is the time of the year to spend free time in home with a hot date.[QUOTE]

    FTFY

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    Many thanks Lom for your efforts... and yes the snow doesn't feel far off.

    Maybe a jumper shop will be in order as I'm starting to get some odd looks walking around in short sleeved summer shirts. And it's getting bladdy cold!

    The Old Beefeater Inn looks right up my alley, and fish and chips with peas would be the icing on the cake! I'll check opening times as I think a lot of places aren't open for lunch.

    And Shutree, I need 10 hot dates to get my money's worth, but I can't really see that happening.

    But the big news for me... I think I've found me proper sausages! It was hard to tell from the pics but there may even be some black pudding as well!

    By my reckoning this place is just across the road from The Bishops Arms from a few weeks back. How time flies...

    The British Shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Maybe a jumper shop will be in order as I'm starting to get some odd looks walking around in short sleeved summer shirts. And it's getting bladdy cold!
    Nordstan, a few hundred meters from The British Shop.
    I would go up to the church and turn left into Kungsgatan where you also may found a jumper shop.
    If not, walk on until you reach Östra Hamngatan, cross it (watch out for trams) and turn left down to Brunnsparken.
    Nordstan is then on the other side of the canal.
    On your way down to Brunnsparken you will pass NK, they are a bit expensive but surely have jumpers and jackets of prime quality.
    Last edited by lom; 12-11-2020 at 09:40 PM.

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    The Old Beefeater Inn

    Old Beefeater Inn | Plantagegatan 1 | 413 05 Göteborg | Tel: 031-42 60 92

    Menu here:

    https://www.beefeaterinn.se/meny/

    Menu looks good.

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    Liseberg used to be a nice park, if my memory serves me well.

    How about a trip to Nya Ullevie, where the danes in 92 beat the hell out of Germany.

    Have a beer and a cigar, and reflect on the fact, that danes seems so superiour.

    (in their own minds)

    Buy a can of Surstrømming, go to the pier and open it.

    It'll be a "done that" moment for you.

    (bad smell won't bother you in the future)

    If you long for civilisation, there is a ferry to Denmark


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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Liseberg used to be a nice park, if my memory serves me well.
    Normally closes for the season in September, opens in April, this year all amusement parks closed due to covid.


    Denmark aer ett sjov lille land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Denmark aer ett sjov lille land.
    Hmm
    Do I detect sarcasme ?

    Anyway: A "well done" for your sentence building (it's Danmark, Sawedie)
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Normally closes for the season in September, opens in April, this year all amusement parks closed due to covid.
    Can't you still take a walk there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post

    Buy a can of Surstrømming, go to the pier and open it.

    It'll be a "done that" moment for you.

    (bad smell won't bother you in the future)

    Adjø
    You use the Norwegian keyboard Helge... not the Swedish?


    Anyway, been there, done that Helge... but threw out the T-shirt cos it stank too much.

    Head back to Page 33, post 814...

    I would compare Surstromming to having sex with a Filipina bar girl in a workman's tent on that footbridge at Clarke Quay in Singapore, in the middle of the afternoon after getting pissed up on Singapore Slings at the Raffles Long Bar... you're happy you did it, but wouldn't recommend it and would never do it again. One for the memory bank.

    Tonight a sister called about Christmas while I was having my routine evening time, zonked out to Netflix with a glass of wine... we stayed on the phone for an hour and a half... which I will never get back.

    But it got me thinking... and therefore a couple of extra glasses of red wine... there's also signs that me daughter's starting to suffer from me being away so long.

    I'm gonna indulge meself now... nearly four months since I left... I really miss my id and dogs, also but know how lucky I am to be working through Covid as well. What a fukked up year.

    Right now this feels like a world away.

    What I'd give to have this bunch on my bed right now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    You use the Norwegian keyboard Helge... not the Swedish?
    Yes and they use ours

    Swedish one is German

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    having sex with a Filipina bar girl in a workman's tent on that footbridge at Clarke Quay in Singapore, in the middle of the afternoon after getting pissed up on Singapore Slings at the Raffles Long Bar...
    that footbridge? So this is not hypothetical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    having sex with a Filipina bar girl in a workman's tent on that footbridge at Clarke Quay in Singapore, in the middle of the afternoon after getting pissed up on Singapore Slings at the Raffles Long Bar...
    The stuff of legend

    Arise Sir Mendip

    A tantalising tale enough to make a fella misty-eyed for the adventure of the safari and the steamy cut and thrust of SEA's seamy underbelly in this sadly travel-bound post-covid parallel universe...

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    Well, that'll teach me for posting after too much red wine.

    For many years only two people knew about that until last night.

    I guess I'm lucky really... I'm so quick at it there was very little chance of getting caught!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Well, that'll teach me for posting after too much red wine.

    For many years only two people knew about that until last night.
    I hope you are not avoiding this thread now because of it?

    besides, we already know about your special trysts with the gardener.

    How's work going? Got more, or plannig a move to UK? Can you push them to arrnage you back to Thailand?

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    Got the jumper, the watch strap, the sausages?

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    Well, thanks for your concern Lom...

    I would have to say, that all things considered, I haven't yet got a jumper... or a watch strap... or any sausages.

    I haven't yet visited a Swedish massage parlour either, or met up with a Göteborg escort!

    In fact I'm still hard at work. I only intended to come in this morning for an 8:30 Teams meeting... but that has now created a days work.

    I'm hoping the big shopping expedition will be tomorrow. It looks as though I'll have more work by Thursday, so it's two days off then work until Christmas I reckon. I'll be a vegetable by then.

    Yesterday I spent the entire day waiting for some charts to be sent through for checking... but they never arrived.

    I had to be at my desk just in case... so... this is what I spent the weekend doing (and I hope my employers aren't members of TeakDoor)...

    Every year I make a calendar with pictures of my daughter, for my mum. After I'd made the 2021 'daughter' calendar on Saturday, I got into 'calendar' mode, and for something to do I made a second one yesterday. This is 'Dan's 2021 Lockdown TeakDoor Calendar'... and it took me all day.

    I just need to work out how to distribute it... if anyone's interested.

    A sneak preview of September...


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    Oh, and thanks for starting the week on a Monday and not Sunday as many do.

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    Definitely this years best thread.

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    Middle of a fucking northern European winter, and this madman is walking around in short sleeves.... Mental!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Got the jumper, the watch strap, the sausages?
    Ha... you'll be sorry you asked!

    Today was my first day off in 8 weeks... at the insistence of the geo manager in the office... well in her home. Apart from a few contractors the office is deserted with the new Covid directives here. On Friday all pubs will stop serving by 10pm and close by 10:30pm. The Swedes are starting to get worried.

    So what to do with a day off... I was of course wide awake by 5am as usual but forced myself to stay in bed a while. This was the first time I've seen my room in natural daylight for a few weeks as usually I leave in the dark and return in the dark... it's short days here now in Scandinavia.

    Not an attractive prospect for a whole day...



    So I decided to get busy.

    My breakfast has been a rushed cereal with some berries every morning for 8 weeks, so a decent fry-up was in order.

    I rummaged around and found this...



    This was the first time I've cooked for myself since the steak and kidney pie and chips I made before leaving Korat, in Post #9 back in July.

    So I was a bit nervous, but as they say, once you've got it...



    It would have been better with some sausages and black pudding, and maybe some mushrooms, a fried tomato and maybe a hash brown or two... and some Daddies and tomato sauce... but it was OK.



    Breakfast done, off I set to cross off my needs from the shopping list. I'd already crossed off the jumper as I think I have one back at my mum's house in Somerset and I don't want the hassle of owning two jumpers, so a watch strap and sausages it was. Plus some pies which I'd added although held out very little hope.

    And it was bloody pissing it down. My first day off in 8 weeks and it was pouring. I decided to walk anyway to get some much needed exercise... surely it wouldn't rain all day.



    I looked back as I passed my shitty student digs to make sure I'd remembered to close the window (mine's the right hand window at the gable end).

    And look who was here again. I guess I should be flattered but this is getting a bit weird...



    I'd never noticed this before...



    And for any Swedish readers...



    Nice weather for seagulls...


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    There is some hope for Scandinavia...



    And some hope for me one evening as well maybe...



    But no time for that kind of thing today. And 20 minutes into the hour and a half walk I was soaked.

    What could have been a nice pic of a church ruined by the two worst things about Sweden... bladdy trams and bladdy cyclists. It's impossible relax here for fear of getting flattened by a tram when crossing the road or whacked by a cyclist while walking along the pavement. I could probably get used to the climate, the cost is manageable, but I could never settle here because of the trams and bladdy cyclists.



    And another of the b@stards...



    The Seaman's Mission with a rear view of the Sjömanshustru (Seaman's wife) looking out to sea.



    And yet another. I took this to show how confusing the roads are to cross... and also to show that it's not just the trams that constantly get in the way of photos, but their network of electricity cables is everywhere... spoiling every shot.



    Some modern art installation... Lom?



    If it's not trams, it's buses...



    And I guess this would be a fountain in the summer?



    And another 'The Bishops Arms'... as Lom mentioned, this is a chain. Even so, you'd have thought they would give each pub a different name. It must get confusing when trying to meet up with people.

    I reckon they were a bit optimistic putting out the outside furniture today...



    But I had to keep going and not get distracted, despite the fact that by now I was cold, soaking wet and pretty pissed off with the whole thing. I had decided to get the watch strap sorted first, then hunt for the sausages and pies. I always think it makes sense to sort out the lightest items on a shopping list first.

    Everywhere in Göteborg is cobbled and it looks lovely, although it is lethally slippery in the rain... I've seen a couple of people go over.

    I've been trying to get a Göteborg cobble for my rock collection but despite appearances they seem to be set in cement. Every now and again I think I've spotted a loose one but they're always impossible to discretely prise out.



    And another nice church. I was absolutely fukkin soaked by this point.

    All I wanted to do was get to Lom's watch shop but my phone was so wet that I couldn't zoom in or out on Google Maps and was having trouble finding the damn place. My glasses were all covered in rain so I couldn't see a lot anyway, to be honest. I had no clean surfaces to wipe anything on as I was soaked right through to my short sleeved summer shirt. I was getting bladdy cold as well.


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