Sunshine and storm in Stockholm in spring

This is one of the first travel blogs on The Phraser. It took a while to re-arrange into a readable piece, which I hope means that my blogging skills have improved over the years. The grainy photographs are the few I took at the time.

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We are in Stockholm for three nights.

There is spring sunshine and a snowstorm…and there is the old, the grand, the brand new, and plenty of food.

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2013 – the bits that might have slipped through your internet

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2013 has been quite a year.  Lots of big stuff has happened.  Sports champions; royal babies; new church leaders;  Arabs springing up; terrifying typhoons; fierce fights for cyber-space and secrets; Scots getting grumpy; North Koreans getting nasty; and everybody wanting to be China’s new best friend.

Here are some of the smaller bits you might have forgotten or missed altogether.

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Book Review: I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic (told to David Lagercrantz)


If you know about football this book is a short corner worth taking.  If a ball isn’t the point at least try the link below.

(November 2012 Sweden played England – the score 4 -2 – all four goals were scored by Zlatan).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a six foot five inch Swede whose parents are from the former Yugoslavia.  He is one of football’s greatest strikers.

This book is about football from where he stands. The pace is agitated and powerful and page one starts with the two words that have caused the striker the greatest upset to date – Pep Guardiola.

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