Wednesday 26 August 2009

Yet another busy day:)

As I am writing this blog my head is buzzing and my body aches. Love it! I had a good day today. I had a sleep-in until about 9 am before getting started with finishing my chicken coop. Yes, you heard right. We have decided to get some chickens.

I will most likely get some bantam chickens to move in with me and Camille before Loki, our amstaff arrives this weekend. I will write more about this another time.

In the afternoon I got a job for Sportscraft. Together with another 7
models we showed their new collections on the runway. Great job and great clothes. After finishing just after 7 pm I headed straight to football training. It is only a week and a half until the season starts. I am excited to get into my first season of american football. It was a long time since I played a team sport and really enjoys the feeling of belonging to a team. It is true what they say. "together we can achieve more". Bring it on Lions!

After training I met up with Camille for a late dinner at Yashinoya. For you who do not know what it is. Get over to Oxford st, next to Gloria Jean's and order a gyu-don with an raw egg. Japanese fast-food at it's best.

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Friday 21 August 2009

Full on!!!

As you know I come back from an overseas trip a couple of months ago. I decided to dig my head in and work as hard as I could to get back on track with my personal training, my own training and of course life in general.

The last couple of weeks has been great but hectic. In the last few blog entries I have talked about Loki, our american staffie which soon is old enough to come home with us. This photo was taken by the breeder, zforce. He is now 7 weeks old and old 7 days away from coming to Sydney. Camille and I are collecting as much energy as we can as we are sure he will be more than a hand full:)

It is interesting how once you immerse yourself in a certain field the snowball effect kicks in. I got a call from Chadwicks Models the other week. I got asked if I was keen to shoot a charity calender for RSPCA together with Peter Alexander. Of course I wanted to!!! Working with a great designer towards a good course is something I would do any day. I don't have any photos yet but keep your eyes open in the Peter Alexander shops during October as the calenders will be sold there. I will give you an update as soon as they hit the store.

I have also had the pleasure to do some showings for Sportcraft, a shoot for reebok so work has been good. My latest job was a small featured extra roll in a Dominos tv-commercial. Hmmm almost forgot how tasty pizza can be. But you know what I think... you can eat everything, it is just a question about how much and how often.

As you can see my days has been pretty full on and on top of this I have succeeded to make the american football team which I went to trails for. I got the taste for the sport when David, my younger brother who you can see in this photo (with the helmet in his hand) introduced me to Carlshamn Oak leaves during my last stay in Sweden.

I now play tight-end for Sydney University Lions. I love being back playing sport and the challenge that comes with it. Our first "warm up" game is this weekend then we charge up to hit the season in a couple of weeks... Exciting! If you didn't know that you could play gridiron in Sydney, have a look at the 2008 highlights here.

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Saturday 8 August 2009

Our Amstaff

We have finally found out which one of the three males from zforce that will be ours in a few weeks. Here he is! In a couple of weeks we will be heading down towards Melbourne to pick him up. We still discussing names but so far I think we are looking at LOKI after the norse god, the god of mischief.

On this photo he is just over 4 weeks old!

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Friday 7 August 2009

Swedish summer house

So... after a few nights work and way too much time spent waiting for the paint to dry, our puppy’s swedish-summerhouse-kennel is finally finished. I must admit that I had a great time playing handy man. I believe that you will always be the person you grew up to be. In my case that is a country-town kind of guy who likes playing rough sports, going fishing and doing handy-man work.

I also realized that living in Sydney makes this kind of labour a bit harder than when you live in the country side. I did not have all the right tools and not the same plentiful supply of building materials that I normally would have living in Sweden but hey, I am pretty proud of the final result.

I can assure you that after my obsessive strive toward perfection and three solid coats of paint this kennel will withstand the signs of time pretty well. Unfortunately I have realized that the kennel is a bit on the small side as an Amstaff grows pretty solid. Especially as the breeder has told us that his bone structure is on the heavy side :) I might consider selling this beauty so I can buy some more material and make a bigger model.

If you know anyone who is interested in a hand-built swedish summer house for their dog, please let me know.

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