Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 had a direct impact on our lives. My wife having returned from a family visit with enough life topics in itself just weeks before the invasion, suddenly these worries were overshadowed by much more fundamental questions about safety and uncertainty for family and friends. Travel restrictions and uncertainty … Continue reading War in Ukraine one year on
Xmas market for Ukraine, December 11th 2022
We have decided to host a Christmas Market to support Ukraine next weekend, Sunday December 11th 2022. The concept is this: Donate to a charity supporting Ukraine and we will serve you a warm drink and a snack. I hope we can create an opportunity for the local community to socialise and at the same … Continue reading Xmas market for Ukraine, December 11th 2022
My visits to Ukraine: Kyiv
I've visited Kyiv numerous times, last time was in 2018. This is the third post in the series about my visits to Ukraine.
My visits in Ukraine: Pripyat
I visited the city Pripyat in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in June 2009 and my Scandinavian brain got a lecture on cultural understanding.
My visits to Ukraine: Crimea
It's been a while since last time I was in Ukraine. The pandemic and the invasion have put plans to revisit on hold. I dug out some old pictures from my visits in Ukraine and in this series of posts, I will share some of my experiences from travelling in Ukraine, starting with Crimea. Crimean … Continue reading My visits to Ukraine: Crimea
Catalyst for change
Every change begins with someone taking the first step. Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. Greta Thurnberg showing up at the parliament, not school. Mathias Rust landing a plane on the Red Square. They become the catalyst for change, a symbol and an inspiration for thousands to follow. Russians have been brainwashed for … Continue reading Catalyst for change
Let’s see what lagom means
So the Swedish election happened. Two clear losers and many bittersweet victories. With the final tallies done, it looks like SD — Sweden Democrats — will either become part of a government or supporting a government. So I guess we will find out what “lagom” means (one of SD’s election posters promised to make Sweden … Continue reading Let’s see what lagom means
Food for thought: Three personal favourites
Once in a while I come across a book, video or website that stays with me for a long time by providing a model or explanation that really resonates with me. For inspiration at the end of a long summer, here are three personal favourites. Each of these I have returned to and enjoyed years … Continue reading Food for thought: Three personal favourites
Vilnius ❤️ Ukraine
One weekend in May, my wife and I visited Vilnius. It's been a while since we travelled without kids just the two of us so fun to recall our city hopping back from when we were dating.