Thursday 30 July 2009

On our way to meet our puppy

I am sitting in the car on the way to see our puppy. It will be 4 weeks old so we still need to wait another 6 weeks before it can come with us home but I am so excited to meet him and the parents. I will give you an update as soon as we come back from Melbourne.

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Monday 27 July 2009

Three and a half week update.

As I spent last saturday night refurbishing a dog kennel it I got so happy when I got some new photos sent to me from zforce. We still do not know which of the three boys that will come home with us in another 7 weeks. Can't wait! The puppies are 3,5 week old on this photo.

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Saturday 25 July 2009

Saturday night fun??

I have always wanted to have my own place. To be able to buy a nice house which you can renovate and repaint. If I would have stayed in Jämshög, the little village where I grew up it wouldn't have been too hard. Living in Sydney makes things a bit more complicated, so I decided that if I couldn't have a house of my own, at least my little dog should get the opportunity.

So I started to look for blue-prints on how to make the coolest dog kennel in Darlinghurst. I don't really see myself as an DIY-genius but I do think growing up on the country side you do learn a thing or two. Unfortunately as my family can assure you I never satisfy with average. It started in primary school when the kids at school made birdhouses. A week later I finished my 4 level birdhouse, a bird apartment block. During one summer I had four birds sharing the birdhouse. I considered myself be a head of time. I thought the same as I wanted to build a toy racing boat powered by a chain-saw engine.... my family stopped that one!

So here I was, thinking of what kind of dog kennel I could make. After a lots of thoughts (the solar powered built in fan and many more) I decided to go for a simple approach. I headed to Mitre 10 on oxford street to purchase the wood required. To my disappointment I found that they did not stock any wood in this particular store. I had a chat to the staff in the shop. A man in the shop said he also had a Staffie and had a dog kennel sitting at home that wasn't used. He offered it to me for free. (How often do you find that nice people in Sydney?? (Way the go Mitre 10) I bought some paint, paintbrushes and a few bits and pieces... no solar panels though.

Once I got home I found out that it was not only the very "sharp" colorings and the name "ANGEL" above the entrance that needed a lipstick'n'rouge. Some of the wood was rotten and needed to be changed. The base of the kennel was rotten throughout so I had to make a new one. Of course bigger and better :) Just wait... I got an great idea in storage for preventing this to happen again. And no, it has nothing to do with the bright red color.

I spent most of my saturday playing DIY-handy-man. As I am writing this the pain on the base is drying and all wood that needed to be changed is changed. Tomorrow I will continue my quest tomorrow after gridiron training... I will keep you updated on the progress.

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Monday 20 July 2009

Amstaff Puppies

As I mentioned before Camille and I have been on a waiting list for an American Staffordshire terrier puppy. A few months ago we browsed the web trying to find a breeder we liked. We send out several requests but found one breeder that stood out from the rest, zforce. Theirbitch Diva was exactly the kind of dog we where after. Have a look at their page and you realize why we liked them so much.

Soon after we requested some more information from the breeder we received the great news that Diva was pregnant. She had been mated with Axl, another fantastic looking amstaff.

We where third in line so we where hoping for a big litter. In the start of july Diva got three males and four females. We do not know which of the three that will come home with us but all of them are fantastic. The photos below are from the first week. I can't wait until we'll be driving down towards Melbourne to meet Diva and the puppies for the first time in the end of this month. Then we have to wait until our little guy are 10 weeks old before he can come home with us.

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Sunday 19 July 2009


Wow, it has been so long since I last wrote a blog entry that I almost should introduce myself once again as you most likely forgot who I am. But then again, have a look at my Bio and that should refresh your mind.

So you might wonder what I have been up to? For you who do not know I was in Sweden and Germany for a few months for a holiday and at the same time I got some work done. I did a couple of catalogue shoots and got myself a new agency in Hamburg. Please check out Model Team Hamburg.

Once I came back from my relaxed life style it was time to settle into Sydney life style once again. Camille and I had left our small apartment in Potts Point as we where leaving to Sweden and started to look for a new place as soon as we came back to Sydney. We have wanted to get a dog for a long time and needed to find a place that was pet friendly... easier said than done. It took us a couple of weeks before we found a converted terrace house in Darlinghurst with a decent courtyard and enough space for the three of us.

Over the last couple of weeks I have slowly got back into the gym. I still got some available time slots free if you are looking for a personal trainer. I have also got back on track with Chadwick Models in Sydney. Last week I got back to aussieBum to shoot some new products. Hopefully we will see some of those images on their website soon. I also got the chance to work with Reebok for a Rebel Sport shoot. I assume those images will be out to the spring running collection.

Other that that I have also got myself back into some serious training. Waffles, cakes, family dinners and parties does not make wonders for the body. But that is what you are supposed to do on your holiday, right? The only thing that do worry me is my rib, which I fractured in my attempt to gridiron in Sweden is not yet totally healed. It was more than four months ago but the recent X-ray shows a thickening of the 5th left rib.

Saying that, I am able to train sensible. I have over the last few weeks tried to qualify for a gridiron team in Sydney. Sydney University Lions. I love the training and as I never played gridiron before it has been a huge learning curve over the last couple of weeks. I will keep you updated on this one.

So.... as I mentioned before I have been away from the blog for a while but is now ready to get into it once again. Sydney lifestyle is fast-paced ... just the way I like it. Love it, live it!