Another year over, but any wiser?

March 28, 2007

March 28th 2007 at 09:17, the moment I turned 23. Another year over, quite an exiting one with a lot of stuff happening in my life since my last b-day lunch in MC, work, university flying, all kinds of ups and downs.

So, how did I spend this glorious day?  Woke up at 0645 with the sun shining through my window and immediately had a feeling that it would be a GOOD day. Showered, had breakfast, took time to read the news before jumping in the car, driving up to Sundbro.  Arrived well before my instructor and started my PFI on SE-KUZ. When Henrik arrived we had our briefing and decided to perform a number of touch and go’s at Ärna (former military field) as I was a bit rusty after not flying for 6 weeks. Felt a bit stressed but slowly began to relax and the first shift was concluded by a short sightseeing trip around the lakes. 

After birthday lunch (pizza, coffee and chocolate) it was up again, this time for a longer sightseeing taking us passed Skokloster and my home town Sigtuna making a few laps around town looking at the “sights” from above.  On the way back I did some stalls, a precision approach and a touch and go before finally halting. I guess there would have been a third flight as well if my nose wouldn’t have started to bleed like mad and I decided to return home. 

Back in Sigtuna I did some preparations for my little get together on Friday evening (first time in 6 years I am celebrating in Sweden) and took grandma out for dinner and enjoying the beautiful weather… again, global warming anyone!?

Back at the apt after a quick stop at Maggie’s to enjoy long sought after peace and quiet and a Carlsberg beer.

All in all a very very good day and thank you to all blog readers who have e-mailed and called throughout the day, and to answer my question, no I haven’t got wiser, merely more experienced.




March 27, 2007

Somebody decided to be nice to me, the sun will be shining (or so they say), the plane is functioning (no one has said anything else), the intstructor has not been stolen by my friends Patrik to work for a slave salary (thank’s mate 🙂 ) and the field is dry (it is even a fire risk)!!! In short, I am flying tomorrow for the first time since Feb 17th! YIPPPEEE!


March 19, 2007


Coming back on Sweden on the 23rd until then I am reachable on my French phone at +33 6 78 34 03 79

24 hours left

March 18, 2007

Dear Readers,

Only 24 hours remain now before I kick off with my presentation in room -1 and pending that everything works I should have my verdict by 1500. Sun is shining, the beer is cold and la vie is belle so far.

Thesis done & D-day approaching

March 13, 2007

Well, it is over now, at least the writing part is. Delivered my work last week with the help of Peter and set my presentation date to the 19th at 14:00. There won’t be much writing here until then, but watch this blog on Monday evening for the results of the IUM jury.

Que sera sera

March 3, 2007

How knows what my life will be like in one month from today? Where will I live? Where will I be working? Will I even have a job? What grade did I get on my thesis? The questions are many right now and I would pay a few $$$ to get the answer. The thesis is getting there, Lydia sent me some suggestions for improvements aka. “fix this or you’ll fail” points that I have been working on. I am driven by that the end is less than a week away and I can soon put this behind me, and have one topic less for my blog.
At the same time living in the present is quite nice just taking every day as it come remembering the old song: Que sera sera, what ever will be will be…… and that is a problem for later.