Sunday, 23 December 2012

Stuff Kids Come Out With...

So I found it rather amusing the other week, we had shouted to the boys that it was time to get ready for bed and that they should go and brush their teeth.

Alexander on the bus on the way to town the other week.
So like good little boys off they went and did so, now normally the routine is go rush teeth, come say good night to me and then head off to bed. But out of the blue Alexander decides to come through to the living room where myself and Marie say and out of know here says:

"So really, when am I going to get my own computer?"

At first it took me a good few minutes to digest what was being said to me, mainly because I didn't quite understand where the hell it had come from, I mean I had sent him to brush his teeth but obviously in the process of doing so he had decided to think about when he would get his own computer.

My only reply was:

"Well not now at least, you need to grow a little bit more before ill get you your own computer"

I don't think it was quite the response he was looking for and is still trying everything in his power to obtain his own computer.

He has even gone as far as putting it on the list of things he would like to buy me and his mum for Christmas.
I think this is more an attempt of well if try but each other a computer from us then perhaps we can have their old ones.

Safe to say this is not going to happen, I mean where the hell am I going to get the money to buy Marie a computer that is awesome enough to do everything she wants it to do lol. Plus the fact we have decided to buy a new TV after Christmas instead of buying gifts for each other so yea.
It was a nice idea of his but its not going to work lol.

And then yesterday was probably the best ever!

Alexander had came down and asked Marie:

Alex: "Can you put a film on upstairs?" to which Marie's reply was:

Marie: "No, go and play like normal children, you don't need to play computer games or sit and watch movies all the time" and then he comes out with...

Alex: "Do we have to play???" He then comes into the livingroom and informs his brother that they HAD to go upstairs and play .... which was rather disappointing by the sound of his voice.

But it doesn't stop there, oh no! they go upstairs and then after a short while we hear:

"Max, if you don't stop talking in English, then i'm not playing anymore!!"

I mean although my children can understand English and when they ask me what words are in English can copy exactly what i have said, they cannot actually speak the language on their own accord, so for him to come out with this so randomly was hysterical to me.

I just found it funny that he randomly came out with it. Honestly the things kids come out with really crack me up at times, especially when it's in Swedish.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

She's Gone Christmas Mad....


Ok so finally after 6 years being together myself and Marie have found ourselves weeks before Christmas being completely finished with everything except for the Christmas food.

And for some strange reason because of this Marie has turned into some sort of Christmas crazy person, I mean seriously for like the last month I have been getting a run down to Christmas like everyday.
She's worse than the kids.

But i have to admit that it's a really great feeling that for once we don't have to do the mad rush down the shopping centre on payday to go and buy everything that we can possibly afford this year. We are able to just sit back, relax and enjoy the time off that we both have, and be able to just enjoy the kids as well without having to stress about anything. So i'm guessing this is probably the reason why she has been going Christmas Nuts as well.

I got to admit though that since i have been working and earning money that I have found myself a little bit more happy at the thought of this Christmas since for once we have been able to shop everything and get the kids exactly what we want to get them without thinking about the cost. But Marie is just totally mad about it lol.

I honestly think she's more excited about it than what the kids are, but although she's been driving me nuts with this count down of hers, it's a really nice feeling to see her so happy and excited about it.

Lets just hope that our good fortune that has been bestowed upon this year can continue into next year and who knows maybe more surprises can happen along the way, but for now I'm going to sit back and enjoy this ride of life that we are currently on and enjoy the feeling that I get every time I wake up and see her face and see how happy and excited she is about everything.

I love you, you crazy Swedish Christmassy chick :)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

I'm Back! - Well Hopefully


Well it's been a while, but as i had said in a previous post it was quite likely this was going to happen as i was finding it hard to keep up with blogging and working and then not to mention the good old family stuff.
But things are settling down and i feel i am quite possibly able to keep up with things a bit better now that i have had the chance to be away and get things sorted.

So what's been happening in the wonderful world of The Angry Scot?

Simple and most direct response would probably be LOADS!

And then possibly the next question would be where on earth do i start, well i guess the working life would be as good a place as any to begin.
Things haven't quite worked out as i was first and possibly delusionally excepting, i don't know why but i had this strange delusion that if i had managed to get myself a Praktikplats (Practice Job) that i would be able to show the company what a good and hard working employee i am and that it would then lead to then saying something along the lines of:
"Damn!, we can't be without this guy let's employ him straight away!!"

However as i said this was a delusion of grand proportions. Although however delusional this fantasy of mines was i have still been able to make a great impression on my fellow co-workers which i guess you could say is a massive PLUS! So much so that all my bosses that i have down there (In theory i really only have 2 but seeing as Börje, he's another Vaktmästare (Caretaker) who used to be in charge and although he no longer has the boss title still kind is so i include him along with my other 2 bosses Ninni and Ulla) and most of my co-workers have been fighting there asses off trying to keep me, and in some respect it has worked as i have now found myself under what is called "Time Employment" which as i have mentioned in previous posts means that if someone is sick they can contact me and i come in and work that persons job. 
Now in the start i was only Time Employed as a Caretaker basically, but now my other boss Ninni has got me coming in next week to start taking a look at cleaning work, so on Thursday & Friday this week i will be coming into the hospital to go up to where they perform operations and learning the procedures that are in place to make sure that all the surgical rooms are cleaner than clean, and i just have to say although i'm terrified about messing up i'm really looking forward to this. 
I mean seriously how many people get the chance to learn alot of different jobs with the same company and then earn money from doing these jobs, think about it! I'm NEVER going to get bored, one day i could be working as a cleaner, the next as a caretaker and then the next who knows what? 
So i'm really really excited about this new prospect, and who know's what can happen down the line?

So basically the job front is looking up and i have already received my first pay packet (real pay packet) for working Time Employed and the difference it has made to us this month is unbelievable. Seriously! We have already finished with Christmas and sent off all the gifts to my folks over in Scotland! THAT NEVER HAPPENS HERE WITH US! 
Last minute OH SHIT dash to the shops, pick up any random crap and send it is normally more our style!

As for  the family side of things, well i don't know we have seemed to move alot closer to each other over there last couple of weeks i feel and the feeling is absolutely amazing, yes we are still having our challenges and ups and downs as a family unit but that's just how family's work don't they!

Our absolutely amazing daughter is getting ready to begin the next stage of her education so last weekend we spent the whole day just myself, Marie and our daughter Mikaela over in the town of Skövde looking at the hairdressing gymnasium that they have their, which i have to say was an amazing day out even if i managed to loose £90 in the space of about 45 minutes after taking us out to lunch at a nice restaurant and then buying Mikaela a new jacket and 2 new tops at one of the clothing shops there, but it was worth it!


As for the twins? Well they are still a HUGE pain in the ass, but hell i wouldn't have them any other way! Mainly for the fact life wouldn't be as much fun as it is if they were any different. But they are also coming on leaps and bounds as i think the saying is going. 
They have finally settled into school and things are looking up for them, i'm actually really surprised how amazing they are doing at school since well we all know they can not sit still or be quite for more than 30 seconds at a time, but they have been doing fantastic learning new words and how to read, and what can i say about that Maximus has blown away all expectations i once had about him and is smashing this whole reading malarkey without even breaking a sweat.
Alexander is also doing amazing but i think his concentration is lacking at times so is not progressing at the same speed as his brother but at the end of the day Who the hell cares? i have never been one of these parents that expected both kids (seeing as they are twins) to be at the same level on anything, and i can only say that i am proud of how amazing all of my children are doing academically.
I know that all parents say that they are proud and that is just perhaps the duty of a loving parent to be proud of your kids, but i seriously am. Without the need to be or anything, everyday all 3 of them impress me in one way or another when it comes to how they are progressing not only in school but in life generally.
I honestly couldn't be any prouder of all 3 and how they are growing up and the decisions they are making.

And as for myself and Marie? Well things are looking up i had a little spell the other week where i thought everything in life was wrong and that Marie deserved alot better than me, and if i'm honest i don't think i have ever felt this way ever. I have felt low points through my life but this was different and i think it was the lowest i have ever felt. I mean i still loved my family and Marie of course but everything about life just seemed that it was pointless, that i was failing not only as a partner and parent but as a person in general. I think it was because in my delusional fantasy that the company i'm working for would straight out employ me, and this didn't happen. Not that it was anyone's fault but right now they are not allowed to employ anyone not fully employ them at least. But i don't know possibly it was to do with this, possibly it was something else, whatever it was it has some what subsided and i'm feeling alot better about how life is going, and i'm finding myself alot closer to Marie than i think i ever have. Possibly to close? if that is possible. I mean seriously right now she is on my mind 24/7 and she is all i can think about. 
I'm guessing this is probably a good thing, or at least hoping so. But i don't know why but recently i have just felt alot closer to her and i think our relationship is becoming stronger by the day.

But enough of this mushy stuff, it's not at all Angry Scot style! SO SCREW YOU ALL! HA! I'm only messing, but things are looking up in life and i'm hoping that i am able to start blogging alot more frequently that i once was, i'm not saying your going to see something new every day but i'm going to try and make a more concious effort to try and be more active in the blogging world!

But for now i'm going to go off and take it easy for the rest of my relaxing Sunday with the most precious thing in my life World Of Warcraft! HAHAHA Ok no i meant to write my amazing woman Marie, but i guess my fingers had other things on their mind!

So until next time, i hope everyone is still rocking hard and that life is going well for everyone else! I have missed all my followers alot and hoping that my small break away hasn't made you all forget me!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Employed... Well Kind Off!

So the other week I wrote about a surprise that was going to happen, but seeing as nothing was set in stone I didn't actually want to post anything.

Well the surprise finally happened and as you can tell by the title of this post I have now been officially employed by the company that I'm doing my praktikplats (practice place) with.
Or well sort off...

What I have been given is what they call here timanställd (time employed) so basically what this means is that if anyone phones into us sick for that day or whatever then I will be called in to do their job for how ever long they are unable to work.
But seeing as I am still on my praktik this will work slightly different, so basically how it will work up until the 4th December (this is when my praktik with them ends) is that normally I will be a praktikant, and if anyone phones in sick leaving us with to little people, my boss will say to me today you are time employed and for those days i work as an employee I will get paid from them instead of being paid by the government.
This means I will get a lot more money than I am making now and you cannot image how great a feeling that is.

Sure this is not full employment but it is certainly a HUGE step forward to where I was a week ago. Also there is still a good chance that I could get full employment with them but we shall just have to wait and find out.
I mean anything can happen between now and December when my praktik ends.

What was even more great was that my boss came to me and said you are officially from the 1st October time employed with us and then I got to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as time employed which means ill get 3 days wage from them at the end of November. But what a feeling it was to actually work those 3 days knowing that I was actually doing it for a real wage, this was something I had not experienced in a long time and what can I say it felt great!!

So there you have it! That's my surprise and once more I have to say it feels great. Now I just got to hope that between now an December something happens and I'm able to get full time employment with them.

But that's all I have for this post, I hope everyone else had a great week but until next time.....

Saturday, 22 September 2012

What A Week

So this week has turned into quite the experience I must admit and on top of that busy as hell.
I mean not only have I been working like a absolute dog at work, ok nothing is unusual with that, it takes hard work and dedication to be a kick ass Vaktmästare haha!

But on top of that the last couple of days I've been basically coming home eating dinner, taking a shower and then heading out of the door within the space of a hour.

Firstly on Tuesday I had a meeting at Mikaela's school, this in itself was a experience of a lifetime, since it was the first meeting (school meeting that is) in Swedish that I have attended myself without Marie accompanying me and sitting half the time translating stuff that I don't understand, and although I didn't quite understand 100% of everything that was said I got enough of it to make me feel great about it.
Not to mention I think the main reason I didn't really understand everything fully is because I still even after living here 6 years fully understand the Swedish schooling system.

However I had to have a good laugh since when we first arrived at the school the first thing to come out of my beloved daughter's mouth as she walked up to a group of friends was.
"You can stand over there"
As she pointed half way across the school playground, safe to say I was more than a bit shocked I mean I'm still cool right?
Well apparently not....

But it went well apart from that, and I learned quite a bit about the education system in Sweden and about her next step in her education which will be happening next year, but we still have a lot to look into and sort out before then so we shall see.

Not only did I have that, I also ended up in another meeting on Wednesday although this time it was for the boys and actually in Järpås so at least I didn't have to travel into town like I did for Mikaela's meeting.

That meeting however was nothing really important and more along the lines of meet the teachers and see what they have been doing etc, and it seems like the boys have been doing well.
We obviously still have a proper teachers meeting to go to in the not so distant future but it was still nice to get a mini update I guess you could call it.

But that's been my week, working and meetings although now it's the weekend and the boys are away to their dads for the weekend and my oldest Mikaela is away saying at friends all weekend so it's nice to be able to just sit back and relax with Marie for a change without having to worry about kids hehe.

But for now I shall bid you all farewell and I hope you all have a great weekend as well.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

If You Don't Laugh...

So i'm aware that the post is a bit later than i had originally planned but if you seen my photo over at The Angry Scot's Facebook Page you will have noticed that i finally decided to get outside and cut our damn grass, it took me about 2 hours and after it i was completely dead. But i said i was going to post one this weekend and i didn't want to let people down.


I have actually considered taking a small break away from blogging and just focussing on other things, because if i'm honest even though i love to do it, trying to find the time at the moment is becoming difficult. I honestly can't believe how much getting a job would affect the time i actually have to do things and i just feel that i'm stressing alot about not putting out content etc and always making promises that i'm going to post something and then not doing it because i end up doing other things.
But i don't know yet, perhaps i'll just download the blogger app to my iPhone and just write things up when i get time at work like on lunch etc and just post them up when they are finished we shall see, but i shall keep you all updated on what i decide.

But back to the post...

So the other day i got a big shock when i asked Marie to give the försäkringskassan (It's the people who pay my wages for being on this praktik i'm on) a quick call to confirm which dates i should write on the paper that i need to send into them in the next couple of weeks, the reason i asked her to do this is because we had apparently doing it wrongly and they were getting annoyed and it was holding up my money.
So to make sure it was right i had asked Marie when she was off work on Thursday to give them a call just to double confirm the dates.
However when she gave them a call she was told that they were not aware that i was still on my praktik, thus meaning i was not insured while i was at work for the first week of my second 3 months....

One word: Arbetsförmedlingen (Job Centre)

Yes indeed they have struck AGAIN!

It turns out that although my Job Centre point of contact had given me the go ahead to work another 3 months at the company i'm with, she had decided not to bother informing the rest of the Job Centre, aka she hadn't written anything in my file that i was granted a 3 month extension, thus meaning that Försäkringskassan was not informed either and thus meaning i was not insured or entitled to any money.

Fantastic right??

So of course, Marie gives me a call at work and informs me of this and i have to now try and get in contact with my person at the Job Centre to find out what the hell has happened, but in true Arbetsförmedlingen style whenever you try and get in contact with them, they always seem to be conveniently busy and not able to take your call, so i got sent through to customer services who tried to help me but was unable to sent me through someone random girl at the Lidköping Job Centre.

By this point you could imagine who stressed i was, i mean i shouldn't even be working since i was insured and if anything would have happened i would have been up shit creak without a paddle as they say. But i explained what happened and read out the e-mail that i had been sent by my point of contact at the Job Centre and the lovely lady at the other end said she would come back to me as soon as she could.

So after about 2 hours of waiting my work phone finally begins to ring and it's the job centre, and what can i said but the relief i felt when she informed me that she had fixed the problem and that i would be receiving a letter in the mail that i need to sign and send back to them was unbelievable.

I know that i shouldn't be surprised by anything that the Job Centre does or in this case doesn't do but still. It seems that every time i have some sort of dealing with these guys there is always some problem here or there that i end up spending hours of a phone trying to get resolved.

But it's fixed and all is well, and i'm now working with insurance again (So grateful that nothing happened!). 
It was just lucky that i had asked Marie to get in contact with the Försäkringskassan, otherwise i don't know what would have happened.

But that's my fun and games for this week, as i said i shall see how things go and maybe try and grab the app so i can write up a post during the week when i have time at lunch etc so all i need to do is do some edits on the computer and add images etc if i want to at the end of the week, but we shall see.

So until next time.. Have a great week guys!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Back From Holiday!

So i've been back from my little holiday to Scotland for a couple of days now and i finally got some stuff sorted out so i thought it was about time that i let everyone know how it went.

For the people that don't have me on Facebook the trip over to Scotland started out in pure disaster, as when we arrived in Lidköping to take the direct train to Gothenburg it was announced that the train was cancelled due to a train hitting a tree on the track, great right?!? Please explain how a train is meant to hit a tree? I thought tree's grew at the side of the tracks not on them.

Safe to say, what started out as a nice and calm start to the day turned quickly into a state of panic and what the hell are we going to do? However we were saved by 2 absolutely amazing woman who had overheard us talking on the phone to train company, and informed us that they were going to take another route to get to Gothenburg and that it would get us to the airport in time.
I have no idea who these ladies are but they saved our asses that is for sure and i am forever grateful for their help!
Saviours!
But we got over to Scotland eventually, and of course it wouldn't be the same if it wasn't pissing down with rain when we arrived, and of course my lovely homeland didn't disappoint!
Outside Edinburgh Airport, and of course it's pissing down!
But i have to admit the whole week was not like that infact the Scottish weather decided to be nice to us and even give us a few days of sun which was more than generous of it, unfortunately we didn't take advantage of it which was a bit stupid of us and we spent most of our holiday either visiting people or shopping. I'm thinking that next time we will scrap the whole visiting and shopping crap and just spend every day going around and seeing different parts of the country.
Not that i don't actually want to see people but for once i think i would rather come over and actually show the kids different things around where i come from rather than here is 4 walls enjoy! 

However the kids had a blast, not only were they spoiled rotten like always when we go over, but they got ANOTHER birthday party, which would make that Birthday Party number 3 for this year (They had one at ours, one at their dads and then one at their grandparents, not bad for some people eh)
and of course a Birthday Party wouldn't be complete without a cake!
The boys Birthday Cake, complete with a lovely picture of them lol.
However not the whole trip was awesome, if you recall from my previous post i was meant to finally meet my son Louis, who i hadn't seen in a little over 3 years, and although i had my reservations about meeting up with him after such a long time i was really looking forward to it as well, but it didn't happen........
I have no idea why it didn't happen, i had phoned him on the Thursday to arrange to meet up with him on the Friday which was them cancelled (By him) and moved to Sunday and i had said to him that he should just send me a text when and where he would like to meet, but as i waited on Sunday it occurred to me that he wasn't going to get in touch and i was right, i'm pretty gutted that i was their for a whole week and i didn't get the chance to meet up with him but as i said in my previous post after not seeing each other in such a long time perhaps it was just to much for him, and i didn't really want to push him.

Unfortunately i have not heard from him either since the last time i spoke to him on the phone last Friday but i'm hoping that he has just been busy and that he will be in touch with me soon, i have sent him messages but had no reply. 

Not only did i not get the chance to meet my son, but then my Grandad got taken into hospital while i was over their which wasn't the best, luckily it was nothing serious or at least the hospital has said it was nothing serious and he is now back home after a couple of nights in the hospital but it wasn't exactly the best thing to hear the day after you land for your holiday.

But other than that the trip was fun, and it was so great seeing everyone, especially my parents and sister and just hoping that it isn't that long again before we see each other, but for now i'm going to head off and leave you with some other pictures i took on my trip. 

Ever wondered what a Chippy is! Well here it is, and damn it's so good! Fried Pizza is the best thing ever created!


Decided to take a picture of the new hospital where i come from, when i went to visit my Grandad.


Perhaps the smallest Round-A-Bout in the world?


My Dad playing with the 2 boys.


Of course a trip back home, would not be complete without a small drink with my Dad, of course that small drink turned into me being absolutely hammered, but oh well it was great and Gentleman Jack was a pure Gentleman!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Scotland!


So the days are drawing in quick and fast and now it's only 4 days until i head off to Göteborg airport with Marie and the kids to take a flight over to Scotland!!

I have to admit that i am really excited about flying over, it could have something to do with the fact that i haven't actually been back over to my homeland in around 3 years, and although i have been able to still see my parents and sister since they have been flying over here for visits (Well except for last year, so now it's been one year since i have seen them too), i have been unfortunately unable to see my grandparents.

I did however last Christmas make the effort and have a Skype call with them all since my Mum & Dad had invited my grandparents over to their house for Christmas dinner, so although i was unable to be there and see them i did get to see and talk to them over video chat which was really nice, and actually made me realise how much i missed them. I should really make more of a effort to keep in better contact with my grandparents even if it is just sending them a e-mail every once in a while but you know how life is. You get caught up with this and that and before you know it time has slipped by and it's been years since you last spoke to someone.
But i think after my trip i'm going to try and make a better effort, and maybe give them a call once a month or something to just to see how they are doing and things like that, but i think it's going to be awesome to be over there again and see them.

Not only will i get to see all my family and hopefully some of my friends when i fly over but i also get the chance to meet up with a very special someone in my life, now i think by now that most of my readers know nearly everything about my life but something i'm pretty sure nobody knows except for very close family and friends that read my blog is that i have a son called Louis over in Scotland.
Unfortunately due to things completely out of my control i lost contact with him for over 3 years, i think the last time i spoke to him he was turning 9 years old and obviously the reason i have never ever wrote anything about him on here is because it was a very sore subject as i hadn't seen or spoke to him in that length of time. But a very good friend of mines managed to get us back in contact and after speaking to my son's mum he finally got in touch with me over Facebook and we had a good chat.

So not only am i going over and having the opportunity to see my family and some of my friends i haven't seen in 3 years i am also getting the chance to meet up with my son Louis. If i'm truly honest, i have some mixed feelings about this, i didn't a few weeks or even days back but as the days are drawing in i have found myself getting both nervous and scared but at the same time extremely happy. Although it's going to be strange seeing his since i haven't seen him in 3 years and my once little boy is now grown up and is nearly a teenager, but i'm sure it's going to be awesome and i just cannot wait!

So now you know a little bit more about me! As i said i would have wrote about him earlier but the fact we had lost contact and i was unable to do anything about it, made the subject of him really painful to even consider writing about, but now... Well things are looking up, i have this trip to Scotland and hopefully this is a good opportunity to build some bridges again.

My Son a few years back, sorry but don't have a up to date picture at the moment :(
But for now i'm going to head off, we have alot of stuff to get done since we will need to do all our packing this weekend as myself and Marie are both working Monday & Tuesday and our flight is on the Wednesday which means we have no chance in hell of packing any time before our flight.

But if you would like to keep up to date with everything that is happening while i'm over in Scotland with my family then don't forget to head over to The Angry Scot Facebook Page or follow me on Instagram (@theangryscot) as i will be posting up stuff on them all the time!

But until next time! Have a great weekend and a great week ahead!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Deal With The Devil

So it's been a good week and a bit now since my last post, i had actually planned to post something up but with being tired like mad every night when i come in from work and the fact nothing is actually been happening in my day to day life i decided that it would be best to just hold off on writing something, since i would much rather put out something that everyone wants to read, rather than just some random crap that nobody is really interested in.
Hell you probably won't be interested in this post, but hey maybe you will!

For the last few months i have been desperately wanting to get my hands on a iPhone for many reasons but the main one being that i'm totally sick to the back teeth of Android, i know it's probably my phone that is totally and utterly a pile of junk but i'm going to blame it on the whole Android series of telephones rather than just mines.
I mean i can barely do anything on my phone without it locking up, restarting itself and just generally being a pile of crap, i mean i have to literally take out the battery every few days because the whole mobile just locks up and that's me only attempting to activate the internet on my phone.
I've downloaded games to play while sitting bored and most of them don't even run, Temple run for example i can install it and play it but i die on the first corner because the phone lags that much, and then i noticed that i could install Plants vs Zombies which is a truly epic game, so i went ahead and bought it from the play store installed it and began playing, after the first 2 levels the phone restarted itself randomly and now every time i attempt to play the damn game i get half way through a level and boom phone restarts.

So i basically put out money for a game that i cannot even play, yeehaa?

So i started to look into iPhones and then made a deal with the devil........

The Devil In Her Nurses Uniform
Ok she's not the devil, it's my lovely fiancée and she's not even close to being a devil.

But your probably wondering what is this deal?

Well... i have said that if she gets me a iPhone 4s then the day after i have it in my hands i will stop smoking completely! This is going to be quite a tall order for me since i have smoked for so long but i reckon i can do it and it will be worth it to actually have a phone i can do stuff on without it saying nah i'm going to restart on you because it's fun!
Plus we would save alot of money, so it's like a investment on her behalf you could say, she spends a bit of money like you do in business to gain a huge amount of cash back, i mean seriously me along i smoke for about £1,300+ per year (13,500kr) so be able to save that every year would be quite awesome!
Not only that i would become more healthy!

My insanity saviour! DEATH TO ANDROID ALL HAIL APPLE!
So it's like awesome in every way, i will be happy because i have a phone that actually works and does what i wants it to do plus more, we get to save a tonne of cash every year and i get more healthy! it's like a win win win deal.

I'm not saying that stopping smoking is going to be easy, because i really think i'm going to have problems with it, lucky enough for me we have SNUS over here, now i hear the rants of that's cheating, but let me finish i will stop smoking and use SNUS for the first few weeks and then slowly come off that until i'm nicotine free.

So we shall see! I think it was a pretty good deal myself ;)

But for now i'm going to head off, i was planning on cutting the grass today but the stupid weather has decided to bless us with rain so that's a not go.

But until next time!...

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Yeeehaaaa!


So i got some good news that made me jump up in the air and scream "YEEEEHAAAA!" and thought that i would make sometime when i got home to let all you guys know as well since i am so happy about it.

Anyways... i had contacted my contact person at the local job centre and asked for 3 months extra on my praktikplats, i actually think i wrote about it a few weeks back but anyways, i was sitting in the lunch room today chatting away with one of my work mates when he asked:

"Have you got 3 months extra then? or are you still waiting" of course i replied with that i was still waiting and that my handler person had only started back yesterday but then i decided to head out for a cigarette and thought that i would give her another e-mail and ask her how it was going with it, i didn't expect much a reply since as i said she only came back off her holiday yesterday so the chances of her looking at my e-mail or dealing with it was pretty slim.

But a couple of hours later i decided to head outside and check my e-mails on the chance that she had decided to reply with at least that she was dealing with it.

However the response was even better than i expected, not only had she looked at my e-mail she had also dealt with it already and was planning on e-mailing me back today at some point. But the news was that i have gotten my extra 3 Months!!!!!!!! along with the week off i needed to go back to Scotland for a week to visit my folks etc!

So that's awesome, i have to admit i was pretty worried about it and it had been playing on my mind these last few weeks, so to finally have it dealt with is just a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, so now i can work the next 3 weeks and head off to Scotland then know that when i come back to Sweden that i shall be starting back to work the next day!
Instead of coming back to sitting on the couch and being depressed again :)

So i'm on cloud 9 at the moment and life couldn't get better! well it could, they could fully employee me where i'm currently working but i guess that's not going to happen, but least i have 3 months extra which could hopefully end up with employment at the end of that!

Happy Happy Happy!

But i just thought i would share my awesome news with you all, but for now i'm going to head off and eat some food and watch some TV with my beautiful partner before heading off to bed, i might have a blog post to release tomorrow but it will depend on how i feel when i get home from work, so keep a eye out :)

So until next time... Happy AngryScot is Happy!!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sommarland Trip!


Yesterday we took our annual trip with the boys to Skara Sommarland, it's a gigantic amusement park that we are just so lucky enough to get free tickets to every year so that we can take the family + one extra person, but like always Mikaela our oldest daughter always ends up going with a friend on her own since well hanging out with her twin brothers and mum and dad is not exactly what she considers a fun activity.
So instead of coming with us and being bored all day watching the boys or taking the boys on slow rides etc she opts now to go herself with a friend of hers so that she can go on what she wants and go in the big water park that the boys have no interest in going to.

I have to admit that although it's quite disappointing that she doesn't want to come and spend time with the family it is quite nice to have some quality time with the twins, and to be honest it's probably the one time in the whole year that we can actually have 2 well behaved children who don't try and get up to anything they shouldn't be and this year was even better as they have now grown up a little and with growing up they have also grown in height which meant they were able to go on a few other rides that they didn't get the chance to go on last year.

But out of everything they were now able to go on, i think they were most excited that they were now long enough to be able to go on the Indy Carts...


Myself personally was a bit worried about this, like i always am when it comes to the twins and trying new stuff, especially things that include a motor. In my head i expected that before they even reached the first corner the cars would be upside down in a ball of flames with my boys climbing out the rubble, but once more they proved me wrong.



They had an absolute amazing time, and Maximus even managed to win 2 out of the 3 races he was in, they don't actually win anything and it's just about having fun but i have never seen Max smile so much in his whole life, i honestly think he's found is calling in life.. Ok probably not but he seemed to enjoy it the best out of every attraction he went on, but of course what kid wouldn't like driving around in a motorised buggy.

But i think out of the whole day the only thing that was remotely disappointing about the whole day was that the fact i had to sit for just about a hour waiting on some food, although at least i got to sit there while Marie stood in the queue to order it haha.

Overall it was a totally amazing day out with the boys and i'm more than sure they had a blast as well, they even managed to win themselves a couple of stuffed teddies and i won them 1 each as well.

Now they are just looking forward to their birthday which is in a couple of weeks and then our trip over to Scotland at the end of the month!

But i think that is everything for today, I shall leave you all with some more pictures that i took while we were there so enjoy ;)







So until next time....

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

I'm A Addict!


So from the title and the picture i guess you already have a pretty good idea what this blog post will be about hehe.

Well i stated up Instagram a good while back, but at first i hardly ever used it and by hardly i mean i think in total i uploaded about 5 pictures and the only people i actually followed with 2 of my close friends that i had met online, apart from that i did nothing with it. Infact i didn't even login into it until my fiancée Marie got her Android phone and we both started to take pictures and upload them quickly frequently, at least one of 2 per day.

Now i find myself absolutely addicted to it, i just got over 500 followers today and i'm following around the same amount, but it just fascinates me that only a few months back i couldn't give a monkeys about it and now today? i literally have to login every time i get a chance to, to look at everyone's pictures and like that. I honestly have gotten to the stage that i think about Instagram more than anything else..

I think i have a problem, unfortunately so does Marie, she has kind of given up on it at the moment but i'm guessing she will come back to it eventually, me? well i'm a damn mission and i have no idea why, i think it's just another way for me to connect to people something i have to admit i really enjoy.
I have gotten to know a few more people over it now, not surprised when i'm following 500+ people but it's just amazing looking at all their pictures, and no i'm not talking about all these silly girls that take 1000 pictures of themselves in the mirror with the duck lips or stuff like that, but real people that take really nice pictures of things around them.

What really amazes me is that most of the people i follow use the iPhone 4s to take the pictures and seriously the quality of these images make me sick, they are absolutely unreal, i mean seriously some of them you would think was taking with a high priced system camera, and it makes me wonder.
Is mobile photography the new thing that is going to take over the world?

I have to admit that now every time i'm out and around i'm always looking at stuff around me, stuff i would normally not give a monkeys about and just walk on by and thinking to myself damn! i wish i had my mobile on me right now so i could snap a photo of that. Hey if it was up to me i would walk around with my mobile all day but in the line of work i'm in pulling and carrying heavy stuff around with me i can pretty much guarantee that it would be broken within about 5 minutes, so it's safer that i don't.'
But i have to admit i have really got addicted to both taking pictures and Instagram, it's just so amazing to see so many people like and comment about how nice your picture is, and the fact there is so many apps out there that you can download and edit your pictures to make them even more better.

So yea i think i have a serious problem guys, but i'm guessing i could have a worse addiction that taking and uploading pictures.

But if you would like to join me on this new addiction then you can download Instagram from the Iphone Store and the Play Store for android and don't forget to add me to your list @theangryscot.

But for now i'm going to head off, and have some dinner and then hopefully go to bed.

I am probably going to end up with a rant post about the bank tomorrow if i find myself with some spare time so keep a eye out for that, so until next time....

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Protest!

Yesterday i had planned on getting a blog post out, but then i remembered that i had already planned to head into town with Marie and Mikaela to protest about the closing of the local hospital where myself, Marie & Marie's mum all work.

So to catch you all up to speed on the story it basically goes like this:

All the hospitals in the region are in a massive amount of debt and most of this debt is owned by the largest hospital in Gothenburg with Lidköping only owing around 10 million which is nothing compared to the rest of them and Gothenburg themselves.

But because we aren't as big as say Gothenburg and Skövde (Skövde is roughly around 1 hour 30 mins+ drive away from Lidköping) the politicians have decided that Lidköping will play the Martyr and will be closed to save pretty much all the money owed.

There has been articles in the paper on numerous occasions stating that the Emergency Ward will not be closed but everything else will be.


This means that a hell of amount of people including myself, Marie & her mum will loose their jobs, which in my opinion is not right, ok right now i'm not actually technically employed as i'm only on a Practice Job which is due to end in the next 4 weeks, but i have as i mentioned in my previous post asked for a extension and from what my boss has said there is a good chance that i could be kept on after that extra 3 months is ended, but if the hospital is closed down there won't be enough work to keep the company i work for (Närservice) going at the hospital which means the chance of getting a job with them, will have gone from a 50% chance to a 0% chance.
So you can understand why i'm totally against it being closed, along with the fact i do not want to see my fiancée or her mother being made unemployed (We honestly can't afford to have 2 people out of work).

So yesterday we all went into town and i got to say damn what a turn out, there was about 100+ people on Facebook that said they would be attending, and then we expected a few people from the hospital who aren't on facebook to attend also and then after that a few people from town since the woman who had arranged all of it had written into the local newspaper (NLT), but when we got there it was shocking there must have been a good 1500+ if not more there at least that's what it looked like.

Photo Marie Had Taken From The Entrance To The Hospital.
This was only some of them, by the time we set of on our protest train as we called it there was a hell of alot more people and even when most of us hit the town square where we were all to gather after walking from the hospital, it was said that there was still people leaving the hospital, this is about a 15 minute walk in total so that should give you a rough idea of how many people attended, since myself and Marie and our little gang we had were roughly in the middle of the train.
I was however surprised, because it was meant to be a protest, and there was no chanting while walking, we actually stopped on several occasions to let traffic that had been stopped go by and basically it was silent, it was more like a sad protest than anything that would gain anyone's attention. 
Sure we had signs and banners and once we actually reached the town square a few people started to chant about saving the hospital and for some strange reason saving the Emergency Ward, which as i stated above has already been mentioned a good few times in the paper that it will still be there. But it wasn't something i would have said would have grabbed peoples attention except for the fact there was so many of us.

I think if there would have been some sort of screaming, or well not screaming but chanting about saving the hospital and stuff, we might have got more people's attention, i also expected the local news reporters to be out to be filming it but they didn't seem to be there either.

However the local newspaper NLT was there and thanks to Marie's great idea about going to see if the little kiosk was open (it wasn't by the way) but we ended up standing on the small stairs leading up to the entrance to the hospital and what happened when we stood there well the news reporter for NLT newspaper came up and started talking to Marie about it asking if we worked here etc, and then guess what? yes we got our picture taken.

Mikaela (My Daughter), Myself & Marie
It turns out the picture was placed on the NLT website along side all of the pictures of the protest, fun? i think not. They have said to keep your eyes out that there will be a continued story about the protest on Monday, so i'm just praying to the high heavens that he doesn't place the photo on there! I seriously will not want to attend work on Monday if they do, since all the cleaning team and the caretakers that i work with all read the paper in the morning when we first come in, and i don't want to have my ugly mug splattered in the paper.

But it was a great day in all, and i hope it helped but only time will tell, i think the current count on signatures is around 4500+ but obviously this will grow and grow quickly.

But for now i think i'm going to go off and chill out, so until next time i hope everyone has had a great week!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sounds Promising...

So the other week I decided to have a little chat with my boss, seeing as he was going on holiday for 5 weeks and by the time he returned from his holiday I would be finishing off my praktikplats with the company.

Obviously I would love to be kept on with the company as I haven't had so much fun at work EVER! not to mention the people that I work with are truly awesome which makes going to work really fun and enjoyable.
To be honest up until I started with the company I'm with now I used to hate going to work, but now I'm getting up every morning and I feel like "yeehaa time to get to work!"

But anyways I decided to have a chat and see what he thought I should do, and I have to say it sounded really positive and I left the chat feeling really happy.

He has advised me that I should contact the local job center and ask for my praktik to be extended by another 3 months and I have to have a chat with our main boss who is in charge of both the caretakers and the cleaners, so I have done that and am currently waiting for the person at the job center who is in charge of me to come back from holiday and give me a response as to if it's possible.
I have also spoke to my main boss about it on some what of a level, unfortunately there was other people around so i couldn't have a proper chat with her but i shall do that at some point when she returns from her holiday, and see what she has to say.
However she has asked if i would be interested in the cleaning side of the company and i have said that i would, to be honest i will do anything as long as it entails working with the people that i am working with now, because they are all really great people who know how to have a good laugh while getting the job done so we shall see, i shall of course keep you updated on that later on.

I'm just hoping that they will extend it and by the time that 3 months has ended that there is a position with the company available for me.
If not I'm going to be disappointed of course but at least I will have worked in Sweden for 6 months and have a good few reference’s if nothing else.

Of course I would much rather continue with the company as I really do love working there, but we shall see. But from what my boss has said he is really happy with my work and finds it really fun to work with me. So lets keep the fingers crossed eh?

But until next time I hope everyone has had a great weekend and that you have a awesome week.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

We Saved The Ducks!

Not The Actual Ducks We Saved!
I think everyone knows by now how much i love my job and enjoy being back out in the working but yesterday something that happened that made me both happy and a bit sad.

My boss had received a call just after our lunch break by a woman who worked in the emergency ward to inform us that she had spotted baby ducks walking around in a part of the hospital that has no exit or entrance, what had happened was that the mother had flew over the hospital and decided to land and lay her eggs here, so we were asked if there was any way that we could go and get them all and take them back to the river that runs beside the hospital as they didn't have a chance at surviving where they were.

So off myself, my boss and another colleague of mines along with a chap from the hospital caretakers to take a look at where they were and make a plan of action as to how we were going to get them from where they were situated to the river just outside the hospital, eventually after 15 minutes of searching the grounds we managed to locate the 11 little ducklings but the mother was no where to be found.

The plan was to grab a box, try and pick them all up and get them out to the river and hope that by the time we returned or by the time we had caught them all that the mother would return so we could catch her and place them all together, however our plan didn't quite go that way.......

I unfortunately got called away to deal with another matter, but my boss, colleague and the caretaker who works for the hospital managed to pick all 11 up without a problem, but the mother.... well she was no where to be found, so we had 2 options: 
  1. Pick them all up and take them out to the river and hope that the mother located them quickly.
  2. Leave them and come back later and pray they hadn't died by that time.
We opted for the first one and by the time we came back out 30 minutes later to check up on them we couldn't see any of the poor wee ducklings at all, and then we seen it... A big gigantic crow sitting right in front of us with a poor wee duckling hanging out of it's mouth, and then out of the corner of my eye what do i see? But 3 little ducklings swimming around in the river having a blast of a time, i swear you could see them smile! So myself and my boss did everything we could to keep the stupid crows away before heading back in to see if the mother had returned.

It turned out she had and in the attempt to try and catch her she decided to fly up and over the hospital. Unfortunately by this time we were called away to handle other stuff but just before leaving for work yesterday we both popped out the back to see if we could see the 3 little ones that were having a whale of a time in the water and to our relief there was 3 little ducklings quacking away with their mother. Was pretty fun but at the same time i was pretty upset that we didn't manage to save them all!

So if you see any crows flying around throw stuff at them, because they are evil little things i tell you!

But until next time, i hope everyone is having a great week!  

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Friends: Old & New...


Last weekend we had arranged with a couple of our old friends that we used to play World Of Warcraft (WoW) with for them to come up to us and spend the weekend just chilling out and having a drink and a good old time and what can i say it turned out to be a crazy and utterly amazing weekend, not only did our 2 old friends that we used to play WoW with come but on that Friday that they were arriving i was contacted by 2 girls from Norway that i also play WoW with currently saying they were on a road trip and coming through Sweden and wondered if it would be alright if they popped in for a coffee and a chat.

Well we are never ones to turn down meeting new people, especially when we have been playing with them (or well i have been playing with them).

So they had contacted me and said that they planned on setting off from Norway on the Saturday morning but after a quick check on Google Maps it became apparent that there was no way in hell they would make it down to us on Saturday if they left that morning so they set off on the Friday night/Saturday morning instead and after a 17 hour drive (Yes 17 straight hour drive) they arrived.

It can be quite strange meeting new people because some of the people i have met that i play online with are completely different from who they are online to who they are in real life, but the 2 girls from Norway were the exact same people in real life as they were in the game which was pretty amazing.

But we had a awesome weekend filled with alot of laughter, i would say a little to much alcohol and some really great BBQ food.

We even got invited up to Norway to where they live, which is certainly something i would love to do as the views up there is like INSTAGRAM heaven, every which way you turn there is another stunning picture ready to be taken, so yea i think that at some point i will need to head up there to visit them, have a good laugh and take some wicked pictures, plus Liss has promised to give me a Gnome Welcome, i have no idea what that entails but she said something about blowing stuff up and stuff so i have no clue!

But what an amazing weekend it was, and i'm so glad we all had the opportunity to meet up again with our old friends and got to meet some new ones! I'm having my 30th Birthday next year so i'm thinking off trying to organize a massive get together with all my friends i've met and some ones i haven't had the chance to yet!

But for now i think i will bid you all farewell i currently have the man flu and it's killing me so my mind is not 100% on blogging, so until next time, have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

"Choose a job.....

...you love and you will never have to work a day in your life"
~ Confusius

Well today The Angry Scot is not around, and i just thought i (his partner in crime) would make a wee post here in his absence.
As all of you might have understood he is away most of the day now, working and really enjoying it. And coming home at evening doesn't leave alot of time on his hands to actually write a blog-post. I'm sure that there will be a post or two in the next coming few days as we had some good friends here last weekend.



It is amazing seeing what a job can do with a person though. The Angry Scot was unemployed for quite some time and life with him wasn't always the easiest. I totally understand why, i mean, me and the kids was always out all day. We were always talking to other people during the day and doing things, and when we came home we were tired, whilst The Angry Scot sat around the house not really doing anything and the more he sat around, the less energy he had to spare.
He has had some really downs during the last couple of years, struggling with his own identity i would say.
And who wouldn't??
I don't even know if i would have been able to cope with it, and i realize that now. That maybe i never actually can put myself in that state of mind he was in...
I remember being really annoyed at him at times because sometimes it was so damn hard even getting a smile out of him.
He really was The Angry Scot!!
But then again, if you're feeling that there is nothing left to smile for here in the world, why fake it??


But that was then **smiling big**
Then one day a year ago, i designed this blog for him and told him to start blogging about what's on his mind. And to be completely honest i think this blog is what saved his mind from going completely mental..
Then a couple of months back he was granted this "praktik" place.
And like they say; the rest is history.

Now The Angry Scot smiles, so it doesn't really make him so Angry anymore.
Maybe time to change this blog title??
Although naming a blog "The Happy Scot who Smiled" is probably not a good name lol....


So yeah. 
The Angry Scot, not so much angry anymore.
He comes home from work with a smile on his face, tired but still wants to chat away. And he wakes up in the morning acting like a bloody Energizer Bunny, ready to rock....
Now that is awful i tell you, ha ha!!



He has always been the best partner i could have asked for, and the best father figure the kiddies could asked for and they love him to death.
I love him regardless with all of my heart and i always will,
but it is just really nice to see him being somewhat peaceful with where he is at in life too.

So here's to you hubbie...
Love you forever and ever and i really hope that you get to stay with the job you found as you are so happy these days.
But even if you don't, always remember that we love you loads!! <3 <3 <3


/Mie
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sunday, 1 July 2012

No Imagination!

Not A Truer Word Spoken In My Opinion!
We were sitting outside yesterday as Marie was attempting to give Kaiser a good brushing before taking him into the shower and the boys were outside with us as well, but instead of running around the back garden like normal children do playing, they were both sitting around with us just watching.

I had said to them multiple times, that they should go out and just play and twice they did as they were instructed and headed out into the back garden but returned like 5 minutes later to be told the same thing. On the 3rd time i had to tell them to go out and play it occurred to me......
My children have no imagination........

Max: "I Have Things To Do, But You Won't Like Them"
I remember as a child going out and spending hours outside with friends playing Army's or playing on our bikes or whatever and just having a good time, and yet my two twin boys can't seem to even spend more than 5 minutes outside before they are bored and have nothing to do.
As i came to this conclusion i had turned around and said to Marie, "What the hell is up with our kids? They have literally no imagination" and she had then informed me that the other day she had said to them to go upstairs and play with the Lego that we have up their to which their reply was "But we have nothing to build"

Like seriously? you have nothing to build? It's LEGO and we have loads of it upstairs and you are telling me you have nothing to build, yet another prime example of no imagination.
Again this is something i remember sitting with for hours, building loads of random stuff, from castles to high tech ray guns and such likes and yet my 2 wee 6 year olds have literally nothing to build, what the hell is up with that?

"So the question is, is it just my children or has this generation of kids lost all forms of imagination?"
Alexander: "Life Is So Boring"
What is your opinion then? Have children of this generation lost all imagination, and if they has what is the true cause of it? Is it the parents fault? or is the fact that these days kids are only happy if they are sitting in front of a TV or playing a games console?
I would really love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject, personally i think it is technology that has destroyed our kids imagination, but then saying that i don't allow my children to sit in front of the TV or play game consoles all that much but still.

Drop me a comment and let's have a good discussion.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Midsommar

Well as most people were aware yesterday was Midsommar here in Nordic land, and for once since i moved over to Sweden we were actually twins free. Normally it ends up with it being our weekend every year but this year was different so the boys got picked up by their dad at around 12:00 yesterday.
But before they left to go and spend the holiday with their dad we all sat down outside and had some amazing cake that Marie had baked that morning.
Sorry about the quality, don't know what she did when taking the picture.
I have to admit, i'm not normally one for eating cake. I don't know why and i'm aware that is indeed very strange for someone not to like cake all that much but hey that's just how i am, but saying that i really enjoyed this cake and there is nothing better than eating some Swedish Strawberries in the summer!

But shortly after eating the awesome cake the boys set off and we got to sit back and spend the whole day relaxing with some nice cold beer.
Nothing beats some Mariestad Export!
It was so nice to just sit back and relax for a change, without having to take the kids up to the little festival type thing they have up the road, not that it bothers me going up since it's the Swedish Tradition and well the kids should experience it but i just find it a tad boring and watching grown adults dancing around a big pole singing what can only be described as silly songs is more disturbing than entertaining.

But not only did i end up with nice cold beers but for the first time this year we fired up the BBQ and all i can say is OMG i have missed firing up the grill and cooking some tasty meat!

Just look at that tasty meat cooking away, i'm aware our grill looks a bit rusty underneath but that's what happens when your a idiot like i am and leave it standing out over the winter :( Still lucky for us that was the only part that got rusted and after a bit of elbow grease from Marie the rest of it came up nice and shiny.

  
And well this was what i ended up with for my Midsommar meal, and what can i say about it..... The meat just melted in your mouth and the potatoes that Marie made were orgasmic in your mouth, i swear i have never tasted potatoes that were so good!

To end our Midsommar day we sat around in the livingroom with our daughter Mikaela and watching a few good movies, Mikaela didn't like nearly any of them but i did so that's all that matters eh ;) You know what teenagers are like and they're taste in music/movies etc.

But i hope everyone else enjoyed their day as much as i did yesterday and as for today, well i still have a few beers left so i think they will be drunk later on and the rest of the day will be spent relaxing!