Well, life goes on for the Uppsala Koala, even though this blog doesn’t, and has somehow become invisible on The Local.
I thought this would mean nobody would read it anymore, but thanks to my regular fans and people who must lose their way on google, people keep coming back.
I added a stat tracker to see where you all come from, and here’s the top 3 verdict.
Here is a ‘visitor map’ for the past 200 visitors if you wanna see for yourself.
It’s clear I need to work on the African market, though I am pleased to have finally broken through in Aruba.
While it may seem the ol’ Uppsala Koala has eaten his final gum leaf, this isn’t the case at all. As the long, cold, and frankly rather interesting winter begins to show its frosty nose through the autumn leaves, I’ve planned to take The Uppsala Koala to dizzying new heights, so watch this space.
Not enough information? Well, I now have a digital video camera which I plan to use to take the documenting of Swedish life (and the search for Swedish Enlightenment) a step further. I have also become an expert with Windows Movie Maker, so if you’re expecting the re-incarnation of Ingmar Bergman, you won’t be disappointed.
In the meantime, if you live in parts of the world where it doesn’t get cold, please feel free to comment or email me with suggestions of what you’d like to see on these pages in the coming months.
Ever wandered what it’s like to ice skate on a frozen lake?
Ever seen what happens when you cycle on ice?
Do mooses really get white fur during the winter to blend in with their surroundings?
Before I came to Sweden, I wondered about snowmen, skiing, and polar bears. Turns out there is a lot more to Swedish Winter than that (and you can forget about any polar bears, that was just a ploy my girlfriend used to entice me to this country).
So, share your curiosity – and it’s certainly not limited to winter. I plan to take on the language, some of the more outlandish traditions, and the people (and I can almost speak Swedish now, so let’s hope there’ll be nothing lost in translation!)
But for now, thanks for checking in. Watch this space (or the new space…)