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Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 3.Nov.2009, 08:10 PM





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Police have not officially released his name yet, but everything in the paper is pointing towards it being Asok... totally numb.
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #472068 · Replies: 5 · Views: 4,485

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 3.Nov.2009, 05:53 PM





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http://www.gp.se/nyheter/goteborg/1.239906...-restaurangmord

Just saw this now... might be old news... but I knew the owner quite well... I can't believe he has been murdered!
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #472038 · Replies: 5 · Views: 4,485

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 8.Sep.2009, 12:17 PM





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QUOTE (7 @ 7.Sep.2009, 01:58 PM) *
it's evident you're unqualified to evaluate someone's ability in english yourself laugh.gif


Not wanting to be a nit-picker... but shouldn't english be spelled with a capital "E".

English.

Muwuahahahahaaaaaa...

Conk <------ don't know don't care!
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #456670 · Replies: 52 · Views: 14,359

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 20.Aug.2009, 09:26 AM





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If they can increase the passenger load from 300 to 350 people, I doubt the ticket cost to drop by more than 10%... and anyway, it still costs more to get to and from the airports and park cars than the actual plane ticket.
Most of my family and friends prefer to fly SAS than to go with the cattle truck!

Bish <---- only flys business class anyway ;-)
  Forum: Miscellaneous · Post Preview: #451110 · Replies: 14 · Views: 6,068

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 12.Aug.2009, 09:53 AM





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QUOTE (Kieruk @ 11.Aug.2009, 03:43 PM) *
this sounds like a very good excuse for a romantic evenign in the park with some wine and my girlfriend

Sounds like a good idea... which park will she be in and at what time?

Bish <---- being naughty today
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #448648 · Replies: 10 · Views: 8,780

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Posted on: 11.Aug.2009, 12:12 PM





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QUOTE (RonnieC @ 11.Aug.2009, 09:36 AM) *
any good tips?

Try sitting at the bar and licking your eyebrows. Works for me...

Conk <----- long tongue. ;-)
  Forum: Stockholm · Post Preview: #448327 · Replies: 25 · Views: 65,326

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 11.Aug.2009, 12:10 PM





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Flottsbro is possibly a little more than 20 mins from the center, but the communications are good for public transport from there. Bus leaves the campsite and goes to the train station... a bit of waiting around for both plus the short walk from the camping area might make this 20 minute trip a 40 minute trip... but the campsite was ok and on the side of a lake with a nice restuarant and cafe down there.
When I stayed there a few years ago there were quite a few gypsies, (if thats politically correct to referr to them as such) the sort of seasonal workers... husbands and sons out laying asfalt during the day, while the women and kids ran around dirty faced during the day... but they have nice cabins and this is probabl the best choice for you.

I have also camped at Klubbensborg camping, Tel. 08 – 646 12 55 Klubbensborgsvägen 27, 129 39 HÄGERSTEN This is closer to the center, we had bicycles so it was an easy 15 minute ride into the center, not sure about the busses and such, but certainly a more traditional campsite and more cosmopolitan than Flottsbro, even if the cabins were not as new.

If I were camping in stockholm again I would choose Klubbensborg...

Conk <--------- has a tent
  Forum: Stockholm · Post Preview: #448326 · Replies: 4 · Views: 3,377

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 11.Aug.2009, 11:58 AM





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It's a fine line isn't it...

Either you get ignored when you want to buy something, or they are down your throat when you are just browsing... I imagine that working in shops is not an easy trade to be good at.
However, if the shop worker is sitting behind a cash register then immediate service is expected, isn't it!

I was at Jysk (the bed selling place) and waiting in line with about 6-7 other people, the girl was on the phone... I was second in line. She finished the call and started serving the person ahead of me... then the phone started ringing again, she picked up, ran off to check if a product was in stock, came back, finished that call and then started to get prepared to serve me... the phone started ringing again... she went to answer it, so I just picked it up and then hung up right away (for her) and said... "there are 6 of us in line who have been waiting longer than that person on the phone, serve us and then answer the phone..." She was really pissed off, but the others in line supported me and it left me thinking...

oh well... just as well to take a chill pill and go with the flow I suppose...

Conk <------------- pretty calm today
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #448319 · Replies: 64 · Views: 15,965

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 10.Jul.2009, 09:59 AM





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I wouldn't choose a bike or shop based on the free servicing... Learn to fix your bike and service it yourself...
If you twang a wheel or damage the gears in the middle of nowhere on a sunday, that 2 years of free servicing isn't going to help much.

It's not rocket science and bicycles don't NEED services like cars do...

Just keep it lubed and pump the tyres up...

But spend as much as you can afford, sadly with MTB's, the more you spend, the more enjoyable the riding will be...

Happy Trails...

Mike.
  Forum: Gothenburg · Post Preview: #439126 · Replies: 8 · Views: 11,168

Bishop Conkers
Posted on: 30.Jun.2009, 11:40 AM





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QUOTE (Plowbridge H. Broad @ 29.Jun.2009, 10:29 PM) *
I use citronella joss sticks as a deterrent in cabin/hotels rooms and more importantly take vitamin B-1 tablets (Thiamine Hydrochloride) to stop the buggers biting. They don't go near if your blood has sufficient of this in the system as it gives out an odourless smell that biting insects hate. I would recommend to anyone as best mozzie repellant ever.



More B vitamins... another great reason to eat more Marmite... better still, spread it on your body to keep the bugs off.

Or buy one of these jerseys instead:
http://www.digitalstores.co.uk/marmite/pro...DkPvQaqN3IEb-14

Apparently only works if the bugs can read!

How to cope with horseflies- Hire some Cowboy Flies.!



Conk ------> not even remotely funny
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #436710 · Replies: 23 · Views: 9,561

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Posted on: 30.Jun.2009, 11:33 AM





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Wee wee... ha ha ha ha...
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #436700 · Replies: 9 · Views: 1,197

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Posted on: 30.Jun.2009, 10:09 AM





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My 5c:

I am not one to back down from a matter of principle, but I think in the case of neighbours you need to tread lightly. Simply convincing yourself that the right thing to do is to “make your point” is perhaps in retrospect not the best course of action.

If you want to make a point, really upset them and live next to somebody who is likely to cause you just as much hassle in return then go ahead and pick a fight, (yes yes… I know THEY STARTED IT! But this isn’t the school playground and surely the best solution is a sensible one.
The last thing you want (hopefully) is to have a neighbor that is hell bent on making your life a misery…. Watch grannfejden to see how sick these type of people can be……

You say that you want a fence to stop your kids getting on the street, so put one up. See if the neighbor is ok with it being one meter inside your boundry. You’ll have less grass to cut, they will be able to get the ambulance, firebrigade and oil tanker behind their house or whatever they want and you’ll have no grief from them. I am guessing that a sprawling 4m high hedge was probably about a meter or two wide anyway… so if you get my drift, it won’t make your garden smaller, and does it really matter if you are giving your neighbor an extra 3 feet of width to get the car in and out….

It just sounds like silly squabbling to me.

But here’s what I would do:

1. Try to get the planning permission approved
2. If rejected, try again one meter inside your boundry.
3. Get on with your lives.

The alternatives are fun to fantasise about on the internet forum thingy….. but in real life….. being the bigger man is often the best course of action. And don’t worry, when one day you sell the house, the new neighbours will probably take up the fight again…… but it won’t be your problem, and losing one or two metres of your (boundry) garden will not affect the value of your property…. However, a right royaly pissed off neighbor from hell, air raid sirens, shipping containers, old cars and vans and a 60 minute slot on TV3 certainly will.

Conk
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #436653 · Replies: 84 · Views: 20,451

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Posted on: 29.Jun.2009, 04:05 PM





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QUOTE (mig @ 25.Oct.2008, 12:56 AM) *
Conkers! Apparently spiders don't like them! if you keep a couple of conkers in the corners of your rooms it keeps the spiders away. Might work on boats too.


Oi!

Bish <----- I am about as scared of the spiders as they are of me...
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #436454 · Replies: 11 · Views: 9,762

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Posted on: 29.Jun.2009, 03:54 PM





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There is a junk yard close to The saab factory... bilåtervinningen. http://www.bilatervinning.se/

Call or email them and ask if they would charge to scrap it.

If they want money... then just leave it on the doorstep in the middle of the night... remove the number plates and take a chisel to the chassis number... thats how I scrapped my UK registered cars in norway anyhow!

Whats wrong with it and why do you want to scrap it?

Conk... <----- back after a long holiday
  Forum: Legal · Post Preview: #436452 · Replies: 1 · Views: 4,090

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Posted on: 16.Dec.2008, 01:59 PM





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Thanks you guys... It's all for a good cause too...

Bish <--- sneaky... but honest.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #388352 · Replies: 28 · Views: 5,526

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Posted on: 16.Dec.2008, 01:32 PM





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Thanks guys... I sent a spam mail to my nearest and dearest also, and this combined with your support has gotten them 100 extra votes since this morning.
The reason for my underhanded-ness is that the band on the list called Anti Allt (against everything) had spammed thier way to 160 votes, and I certainly feel that Innocent Fall deserve the opportunity to have a fair shout, they ahve been writing songs and rehearsing 3 times a week for 4 years now, since they were 10.
They have written over 20 songs, some good, some terrible and one or two are quite simply outstanding (to my critical music tastes)

Innocent Fall are booked into a studio to record their first proper demo cd over the christmas holidays, and until they have something with good recording quality I have held them back from putting too much out on myspace, youtube etc.

I think that there is something for everyone in there... and when they have got the demo done, I'll gladly point you in that direction.

Their strongest song was written by one of the band members who has a terminally ill little brother, the song is called Goodbye, and includes lyrics like Who would know I'd die so young... I'm only a teenager...
Other songs include It's Hard, The Game and The Black Night. They range from rap-rock to pop-rock/punk. but they call themselves Alternative...

OK... that's it from me...

Thanks for your support.

Bish
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Posted on: 16.Dec.2008, 10:58 AM





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Hello Folks,

Can you do me a favour and vote for my sons band to play at Fairfest in Vänersborg in 2009. It would mean a lot to them if they were get voted in to play there.

Some of you have seen the boys play before when they were called Black Night, they recently changed the name of the band to INNOCENT FALL (they chose the name black night when they were 10 years old and had never heard of Deep Purple or the song of that name!) The name is all that has changed, they are still writing and playing thier own material... and they are growing up fast. 14 years old now and starting to understand what they are singing about!

If you have 1 minute to spare then Follow the link,

http://www.fairfest.se/onskaband.asp

choose the band name INNOCENT FALL from the drop down lists as first choice, then fill in whatever else you fancy for second and third choices... You scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your choices,
Then enter your email address, spambot code and "skicka in!"

Lets help my son Robin and his band INNOCENT FALL to reach more people with thier music...

Thanks, Mike.

ps... Send this to your friends too...
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Posted on: 6.Oct.2008, 01:28 PM





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QUOTE (roch)
I am going to do everything I can to blow his socks off


Ah-ha... The Monica Lewinsky approach! Worked for her...

Joking aside, Glad it worked out your way Roch.

Good Luck.

Bish <---- wish someone would blow my socks off
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #372996 · Replies: 27 · Views: 7,403

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Posted on: 2.Oct.2008, 02:13 PM





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Just about every kid in sweden knows about BRIS. www.bris.se

It's a childrens rights helpline... So I think it odd that he is discussing this with you.

Then we have the whole "I got raped twice by boys, so now I think I'm gay" WTF!

I'm no doctor... but I'm pretty confident that it doesn't matter how many times a guy gets raped by a man... it still wouldn't turn him into a homosexual.


He is either playing games with you... or in need of serious help.

Advise him to contact BRIS and let them deal with it... it's not your problem to solve...

Bish <---- nasty business
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Is it the english shop...?

I have bought tea there before in times of trouble... and marmite and ... and ... and...

Willys cash here in troll sells them... and they'll get you out of trouble... it's just nice to get them brought in my family members and friends... Makes them feel useful!

Bish <--- which they are
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #372296 · Replies: 14 · Views: 3,789

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Posted on: 2.Oct.2008, 09:27 AM





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I am in Trollhättan, and whilst we can buy pg tips in the supermarket here... the tea we buy in the uk tastes better... It could be in my head...!

Bish <--- drinks about 10 cups a day
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #372292 · Replies: 14 · Views: 3,789

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What a load of rubbish...

This girl is a perfect example of swedish factory pop...
Remove the sound filters and remixing... she is singing live and acoustic... embaressing...

Bish <----what a load of old crap
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That sucks Roch... I can understand how it upset you.

Show them that you are mad eof stronger stuff, do the praktik thing... and make sure you get enoguh phone calls in to your folks back home to break even! ;-)

Dig deep and show willing... it'll work in your favour eventually.

When I moved to sweden I was at rock bottom, starving and homeless... but I got it together, and you can too.

Hang in there...

Bish <----- looking for a cheap hotel in Umeå for saturday night
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Hey Roch...

My work computer blocks blogs... so I couldn't read your tales of woe...

But chin-up...

Bish <---- wishing summer would come back, I miss her.
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Can never have too many tea bags Mattr.

So if it's not too much trouble... PG tips and some more instant custard...
I made the mistake of letting the swedes try the custard... and now we have almost run out!

Karro is well into making apple pies at the moment... one a day.

Bish <---- well it's fruit!
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