It’s time for one of my rare “stuff in my life” post. For no better reason than it was a nice day and I’m not that inclined to rant about much.
Far too early in the morning me and H11 went to meet some other members of his class, and a super-parent or two, to train for the upcoming kid’s mini-marathon. This is a 2km race for kids taking place in Stockholm in a month from now.
We all trotted through a beautiful area of Stockholm called Uggleviken (Owl Bay) where we didn’t see any owls but got some muscles burning. I am proud to report that I beat the 11-year olds up a steep hill at least twice. Thumbs up for pre-lunch exercise.
Next stop was the English Shop, where homesick treats were purchased. A Saturday in Stockholm without a visit to the English Shop is not a Saturday at all.
After that H11 and I wandered around a few shops learning how to use my new toy, the TV-B-Gone universal remote that turns off every television known to man. TVs in public places bug the hell out of me; now I can fight back and stop the buggers in their tracks.
Then we wandered to the pet store, the excellent and cheap SoFo’r Pets, to fix some accessories for the wee critters, before heading home. And the plan now is to spend the rest of the day slouching about the flat, drinking tea, reading up on Java and watching the little degus as they continue their efforts to chew everything to splintery bits.
A good life is made up of sweet, calm days like this, and they should really be remembered. Let’s hope there’s many more of them.