Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snow Down Valhalla Way

Evidently my new home is supposed to be pretty epic, if the name is anything to go by.

I'm not even sure it registered when I first came to look at the apartment - that the name of the street was the same as the fabled hall of heroes … ok I'm lying, I saw it the second I stepped off the subway and I thought it was pretty awesome!

Yep, this time my new home is on 'Valhallavägen' (translated it becomes, literally, 'Valhalla Way'). The building itself is a wonderful old-timer in Karlaplan, a relatively well-to-do part of Stockholm (despite this the room is in fact very cheap, a stroke of pure luck which I'll get to later), and I've wasted no time making it a comfortable little safehaven away from the freezing drifts that have been attacking the city of late. Indeed, as I write this, snowflakes the size of your thumbnail are floating past the window, and we all know what happens in Stockholm when it snows … the same thing that happens in every other city. The snow has to be cleared. Things slow down. I sigh in defeat because the hairstyle I've been working on for the last fifteen minutes now has to be hidden under a beanie. The usual.

Either way, I won't update you on the last couple of weeks in this entry, I'll do that later. This is just a little message from Jim saying 'Hej!' to everyone out there, from here in Karlaplan, Stockholm.


3 thoughts are now mine:

Kobbs said...

Snowflakes the size of my thumbnails, eh? Sounds like Valhall can't escape Fimbulvetr (Fimbulvinter), which preceds Ragnarök (the final destiny of gods)... At least a true hero dies in a fierce battle!

Jimzip said...

Hahah. Yeah, I'm not up for that whole 'dying' thing just yet. I'm just happy to crash their banquet. ;)

Jimzip :D

Sean said...

That's so awesome! Didn't realize you were moving there so soon. Send some snow my way! I'm tired of being so freakin' hot all the time.

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