H.E.A.T at Rockbåten, photo by Pär Altan

fredag 31 januari 2014

And I'm going :-)

I did manage to catch my favorite bird at last :-)

I have been wanting to go to LA and visit my sister and my American relatives for some time now. It never seems to be the right time. So much to do and the cost. BUT now I have done it. I have booked my trip and I will go April 9 and stay until April 26 :-)

Dana point last time I visited. Norbert was kind and took me to different places.

You can understand I'm so looking forward to it. I haven't been over for 3 years and that is a long time not seeing the ones you love. It was kind of hard finding tickets over since it involves Easter and I suppose many are going to visit then.
I looked on different sites and I just saw the tickets going one after one in a fast pace so finally yesterday I just went ahead :-) Flying British airways as before but home I will go on an American airlines plane. BA and AA are partners so that's why.

Me and my sis Jo

Besides that joyful news I have been to Gothenburg on a course to learn more about our newly installed time tracking program. It's very important since we work (or rather my architects and engineers) in projects and we have to separate every project, tell hours and what they do in order to be able to invoice. The course was great although the weather wasn't. It snowed heavily and that is not common in Gothenburg. The hotel didn't live up to the usual Elite standard which is a shame having the best location right on the Avenue.

Have you seen the teasers H.E.A.T has placed?

Teaser H.E.A.T

Album cover for the new H.E.A.T album

Take care now and have a wonderful weekend everyone :-)

lördag 25 januari 2014

H.E.A.T news and other news

I don't know if you have seen the exciting news about H.E.A.T? They are to release their new album "Tearing down the walls" in April and their first singel will come out already in February :-)

They have also released some dates for touring including a Swedish tour in April, a big concert in Madrid in March where they will support one of my favorite bands - Scorpions. Who doesn't love "Wind of change", "Send me and angel" and many more. I would have love to be there but the tickets were already sold out :-( They will also go to USA and Chicago to headline the Melodic Rockfest. It's also their first ever concert in USA. They will also headline Firefest in Nottingham in October.

What's more they have been nominated as best live act 2013 by The Rock fusion award. 

Vote here!

I do hope they win because they really deserve it. They are fenomenal live. If you haven't seen them yet now is your chance.

 Jonas has also got his first tatoo. Quite nice I think :-)


It hasn't happened much with me. It's mostly work, work and work right now.

Very busy month January if you work with economy. Many things that has to be done and the biggest being the annual closing of the books. But I'm done now and will meet the auditor first week in February for audit. 

Another big thing that has happened is that I will probably go to LA to meet my dear sister (and hopefully the rest of the family). The only thing is if I can get vacation and if I find a ticket. I will go in April and April is Easter and it's hard already to get tickets. But hopefully everything will come together and I can go :-)


Me 60 years ago (almost)


 As you might know (or not) I turn 60 (!) in September and I had planned a big party where I would to treat my closest family and friends (around 60 people)to dinner, dance, room, breakfast and drinks at a hotel but I have decided not. It cost so much money and I have decided I want to see my sister in LA instead. It has been 3 years since I last visited and I really want to see them all again. I can't do both (I'm not rich) so this is what I have decided :-) I'm so looking forward to go and I do hope everything falls in place.


And this is me almost 60 years later :-)




I will let you know as soon as I have got the Ok and booked the tickets :-)

But tomorrow I'm off to Gothenburg for a education in Visma Tid (it's a time tracking program that everyone at my work have start using) and I need to learn more. I have been working in the program for a couple of months and I'm the administrator of it and as such I need to know a lot more.

Take care and I hope it won't take so long before I write again!



söndag 12 januari 2014

Sunday evening and snowing

I have been very stressed out this week and I really don't know why. Maybe because my foot started hurting again and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to walk, like last I had it. Luckily it is much better now maybe because I went to chiropody on Friday. 


You can tell I was a bit stressed since I did a post where I told about New Year's Eve, again! Even the photos were almost identical. Isn't that a sign of stress?


Why you ask, am I stressed. Well first of all when I came back to work after almost 3 weeks you can imagine how much there was to do. Go through the mail, paying bills, invoicing and to top it all the new time tracking program.


I had no problem with it but it was everyone elses turn to start with it. So I and my co-worker had to install and I had to set it up for everyone which took a lot of my time that I would have needed for invoicing.


Also in January I have the yearly balancing of the books which takes a lot of time. 


This weekend has been very quiet and I have been able to rest which was good. My bloodpressure did go up though because yesterday my printer broke down (and I really need it every day). Then the dishwasher (2 month old) didn't work :-( So we had to wash by hand. Both me and Hasse read the manuals but couldn't find anything so I went online to have a service man out to fix it. Just before I was to click send - the dishwasher started?! We have no idea what was wrong and now it's working, knock on wood.


This week everything really starts again. Wednesday I will go to Norrtalje for treatments and lunch with my friend. Thursday I will work and then have a working committe meeting with the Rheumatic association. The first one this year.


To top everything off we have a magnificent snowstorm and temperatures down to -9C (this is now). 


Other than that everything is fine ;-)


There is so much I want to do this year. I want to see H.E.A.T in Chicago and in Sweden at a gig. I want to go to LA. I want to see Peter and Matilda in one of their summer concerts. I want to celebrate my 60th birthday with a big bash. I want to go on a cruise and more. But I don't have the money to do all that I want :-( So I really have to prioritise hard.


Take care everyone and have a great week!

tisdag 7 januari 2014

New Year and back to work

New Year's Eve was very nice , calm and with good food. Since we had Pinglan, the dog, we couldn't go anywhere so we stayed at home.
Emil joined us for the celebration.
The best way on a New Year's Eve is actually at home especially at our house since we have a 180 sight and all the way into Stockholm. So fireworks are really spectacular.
Before that we had a great Toast Skagen followed by Beef fillet with ovenroasted root crops and 3 different sauces, one being brandy sauce.
To finish the meal we had chocolate fondant which was so good!

The days following was very calm and I really could relax and gain my strength after finishing my antibiotics on Friday 3.

So today was first day at work and I know it will be totally chaotic this month.
We are introducing a new time tracking program connected to all our different projects. I have been working in it for a couple of months and now the rest will join. But of course nothing goes smothly so there have been several issues today which I have solved.

Later this month I will attend a course to learn more and hopefully have all the answers on different questions that has popped up during my experience.

It's also this month that I have to do the final accounts for 2013 before our auditor comes to inspect and approve.

So a lot to do and also the Rheumatic association starts with board meetings.

This, almost 3 weeks off work, was so needed.

Take care and talk to you soon :-)