Etikettarkiv: sommar

Daylight saving

Maybe the best thing EU ever done

So finally we might get rid of the stupid idea of daylight saving time in Europe. Face the facts, Sweden don’t need it, if anything we need winter daylight saving. And to move the the daylight to appear in the evening during winter one hour is a joke. We need to adjust the “normal” time with 4 – 5 hours. Try that as a project…

Björn

The picture found on internet, please tell me if not allowed to use it

Canal St Martin

A fantastic day for a walk, lets experience Canal St Martin.

Imagen, two Swedes living in Paris and decides on a nice walk and take a look at Canal St Martin, have dinner and maybe sit down having a drink alongside the canal watching the sunset. Yes, it was the plan. But when you put two Swedish brains together, with no sense of direction whatsoever the nice walk changes into a, still nice walk but in the wrong direction. We found the canal and than decided on lets walk that way… Wrong answer, wrong way.

After around 13 km the decision to look at Google maps told us we were way off on our way to Bistros, food and a drink in the sunset. On the other hand we experienced the banlieue without any meaning to do so.

So, St Martin still on the Paris bucket list for me.

Björn

A “Friends” weekend

So, a four day weekend over, with friends in Paris for different reasons and different agendas.

Started with the Irish couple, a visit which included birthday, food and a bit 40+ party. Me, I was included, or forced myself into the food and party bit and if was nice to meet up again, I have not seen them since I visited Dublin years ago even if there’s been a social media contact more or less monthly since then.

Second visitor in Paris this weekend was more of a surprise. The plan from start was to have a late lunch or early dinner but life decide to go other ways sometimes.

Note that we now talk about a old classmate I more or less not meet since school around 1981/1982 even if I was reminded of a weekend with a 5 years reunion the class had. A happening I forgot about.

So, if you not seen a person in almost 40 years things change. No one is the same and when a hotel booking mistake outcome was to stay at my place for one night this arrangement might have ended up in a situation no one of us would have felt comfortable in. Maybe most me who actually much more private as a person than most of the human kind.

But all went well and it was actually a nice visit and included the fact that I also discovered some new bars and Restaurants in my area of Paris.

So, today, back at work for one day before a national holiday and some days off again. Needed and hopefully productive.

Björn

Empty

The feeling

You know the feeling when you go to work in the morning and the city is kind of empty? This happened to me today and as always, not having a 100% overview of public holidays in France, was “shit, I am on my way to work and it’s a public holiday I’ve missed”.

But no, it seems like it’s a normal work day, at least the cleaning ladies was here in the morning.

Björn

Geneva Switzerland

Work and Leisure in Geneva

Fact: Visited Geneva a lot of times, but only for work and fly in and fly out the same day. And since the HQ located near the airport the view of Geneva up until last weekend been airport, bus, office and a shopping mall. So the talk about the beauty of Geneva kind of lost on me.

So, meeting on a Friday made it possible to stay in Geneva over the passed weekend so I will update you all more on the experience later on.

Björn

Omsvängning i närklimatet

Från vinter till “sommar” på 1 dag

När man nu lyssnar lite på folk runt omkring suckas det över värmen som kom på en dag. Jag förstår inte… Det är inte optimalt nej, men snälla, vem föredrar inte att svettas som en gnu om dagarna istället för att sitta inlåst och tokfrysa?

Tyvärr har dessa två vårdagar (som egentligen gick från vinter till sommar direkt) inte inneburit så mycket njuta för undertecknad. Konferensvecka i Madrid nästa vecka och det är som vanligt “sista minuten” som gäller. Jag har imorgon måndag i Paris på mig också och det lär väl vara då jag jobbar med de sista ändringarna, kopiera de sista bilagorna som skall med och det som jag fasar mest inför… Packa. Jag hatar att packa. Jag älskar att ha rest till “någonstans” men vägen dit? Nej, packa, resa och transfers är inte min tekopp. Och att resa för jobb än mindre så.

Men, det är inte vinter längre, men se upp, jag är 100% säker på att det kommer vara regn på tisdag då jag ska resa. Väskor, material och transporter… Självklart regn.

Björn