I live in Stockholm, Sweden with my fiancée, four-year-old son and one-year old daughter.
Living in the equal society that is Sweden, I am very much a hands-on Dad, a role which along with trying to pay the bills takes up most of my hours.
In the time I have left over, I enjoy literature, music and running.
I used to be something of a literature snob, but now that I don’t take myself so seriously, I have increasingly become a fan of crime fiction, predominantly British but also Scandinavian. The only books I won’t go near are science-fiction, whose adherents I tend to view with the same suspicion as grown men who play video games or watch wrestling.
With music, however, having for many years held pretty eclectic tastes, I tend these days to listen to classical (Mozart, Wagner and Schubert mainly but I’m always looking for new composers to get into), and one or two modern bands whose songs I can listen to on repeat for an entire day – generally ‘uncool’ bands such as Mumford & Sons. I have always loved The Smiths.
I run for the serotonin.
Originally British, I endeavour to keep up with developments in my home country, where I miss the warmness of the people, the newspapers, the sport and the beer.
This blog is purely for my own enjoyment and is not intended to fit any particular niche. I intend to put down my thoughts on anything I deem of interest on that particular day, be it my own interests, current events or general observations on life.