Silly & Serious in Sweden

Silly & Serious in Sweden

Why a blog?

Why not? I know I like reading about other people's ideas and thoughts - whether silly or serious - and also video blogs - aka VLOGS - on YouTube and such. I'm not going to do anything super fabulous here - merely keep a diary of sorts, show you my favorite links, what makes me laugh or what makes me know - the usual stuff. I hope you will enjoy! AND I hope you feel like jumping in an commenting on occasion!

William - on YouTube again!

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Sun, May 17, 2009 08:46:03

Thought I'd link more visibly to William's latest endeavor on YouTube! *grin* Hope you enjoy our little cutey!

Grandson driving son-in-law!

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Wed, April 22, 2009 16:29:34

I just had to share! My darling grandson William, 2 years old, is a car-maniac at his tender age. Here he is driving around with his dad in his tent-kinda-car in his room. The look on Pentti's face is priceless!

My darling William deserves more "screen time" in my blog! smiley

Teal'c! - part 2

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Sun, March 29, 2009 19:09:43

Oh boy - what a day I had yesterday! I went with my family to see Teal'c and it was SO worth the trip. We drove all in all more than 750 kilometers going there and back again, but I'd do it again in a heart beat even if it takes a toll on me. Needless to say, today I'm sprawled on the couch trying to remember my name. *grin*

Teal'c - as in actor Christopher Judge - was so sweet and charming. He seemed really pleased and happy to be in Sweden signing pics and dvd boxes and I lucked out as there seemed to be a moments of stillness when I approached him. I had decided that I was going to give him one of my Sci Fi novels as a thank you for him being there and signing, so I was a bit nervous. I had also promised a friend in South Africa to say hello, and I was internally rehearsing what I was going to say. It all went down something like this.

Gun: Hello, Christopher, my name is Gun, and I'm so pleased to meet you. Thank you for coming to Sweden. My family and I watch Stargate reruns all the time and we just love the show. I have so many friends all over the world who does too, especially my friend in South Africa.

Chris: Hello. Nice to meet you. *shaking hands*

Gun: First of all, I have a present for you. I am a writer, and I write science fiction, so I thought I'd sign a book for you to bring home.

Christ: Really? That's great. *accepts Rebel's Quest and peruses it carefully* Wow, this is fantastic.

Gun: I hope you will enjoy it. And if you could sign this for me, I'd be so grateful. *hands over the Stargate SG1 Continuum DVD which Chris signs "Gun, thank you INDEED. Chris Judge"*

(I'm ready to leap across the table to give him a hug, but restraining myself)

Gun: Thank you so much. Now, tell me, is it true what Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) said in an interview online that you're doing another made-for-DVD movie?"

Chris: Yes, we start shooting in December.

Gun: Oh cool! *doing dorky thumbs up* Thank you. I just want to say that you always take such good care of you fans in the Stargate realm. We're grateful about that.

Chris: I'm so glad to hear this. Thank you.

Gun: Thank you. Thank you very much. *wheels off in wheel chair towards Elon who was ready with the camera the whole time* Eeeeeeeeeehhhhhh! *waves DVD box* Look, look, look! smiley

Here is a picture of a ZAT gun - a Goa'uld weapon from Stargate - how cool is this, said the super-SG-geek!

There was such a big crowd it wasn't easy to take any good pictures but we got a few shots of very DIFFERENT things. So, everything from Terminator to Tootsie's dress (you remember the movies with Dustin Hoffman, right?) and a fellow with nails in his head.


Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Wed, March 25, 2009 09:55:36

I'm pretty sure I'm going to make a fool of myself on Saturday. I can't promise not to, it's as simple as that. My family and I are going to Malmö, Sweden's third biggest city, to go toa Sci Fi convention. The main attraction, as far as we are concerned, is Teal'c. Also known as actor Christopher Judge, who plays the character in Stargate: SG1. We love that show and all it's characters and it's so cool that one of them is coming to Sweden! I will get a picture and an autograph if I have to stand in line the whole day. smiley

Yesterday I cut my mother-in-law's hair, and she was very pleased. It had grown so long, she actually felt light headed just from having it cut! Imagine that!

I had two video conversation with my son (he's away at boarding school - drama program) yesterday, for the first time, and these new web cams are really impressive. Very little delay, and hardly any sound problems. I remember not long ago when they kept freezing up and it was more of a hassle than fun.

Hope life treats everyone well, and that spring has sprung wherever you are in the world! smiley

Illness in the family

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Sun, March 15, 2009 13:25:17

Hi everybody,

No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. We've had some stuff to deal with here - my mother-in-law became ill again so we spent all of Friday afternoon/evening in the ER with her. Poor mom-in-law, she has something we call Rose Fever - an aggressive skin condition on her feet and shins. She's in the hospital with antibiotica treatment as we speak. She's always treated me like her own flesh and blood, and I love her to bits. Worried for her, naturally. She's 81 and not doing so well, gets confused easily and so on. She was always our rock, so capable and feisty--it just isn't fair that she has to endure being so wobbly and sick... but such is life, I fear.

So, any vibes or good thoughts or prayers you can spare for a woman who lived through WW2 in Denmark as a child/teenager, and who has worked hard all her life and only thought of her son and his family, way before doing something for herself, do send them to my mom-in-law. Her names is Edith.

Thanks. *hugs*


Another pastry...

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Fri, March 06, 2009 06:21:47

...this time baked by yours truly!

Cinnamon rolls - Swedish style. Or should I say, Gun Brooke style.

I've always loved to bake. I used to bake all our bread, pastries and cookies before the MS put a stop to it by weakening my left arm. These days I only bake for pleasure. I've promised myself that I'll bake more often, since I do have the time, well mostly, and it does taste so much better.

Here is what I did two days ago. smiley Approximately 120 cinnamon rolls!

What on earth is a Semla...

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Thu, February 26, 2009 00:11:52

...I hear you ask! smiley

A Semla is a Swedish pastry that consists of a bun, some almondpaste, powdered sugar and whipped cream. Most people eat it as it is, with a spoon or their hands - preferably with coffee on the side. SOME people eat it centered in a bowl of hot milk. *yikes* They call that "hetvägg" - "hot wall" - and it's not something I like personally. I do like the Semla, but it's quite rich, so I prefer to share one with someone, or save the second half for later.

Anyway - you eat the Semla around this time of year, even if the bakeries start selling them directly after tha holidays, sometimes. So - take a peek at the pic and see what the Swedes are munching on. Yum!