Spoiled? No, I get just what I deserve!

Mia not only got picked up by her grandparents (mormor Afeng and morfar Wenbing), but there also wasn't time for a hug of their previous favourite - Xue, until they had hugged and kisses Mia to pieces! But this was also the first time Mia met Wenbing.


Mia's first flight

Mia's first flight was from Copenhagen to Beijing. To our utter surprise, she was almost too nice and didn't even scream or whine. She also managed to charm not only the flight attendents, but also some girls around that first was quite worried since they had a crying baby all the way when flying in the other direction.

During the in-flight over Beijing we hit some quite bad turbulence, and while some screamed and even vomited, Mia just laughed!


Interview about my job

I got interviewed about my job at Lunds kommun (The municipality of Lund), and found that they now had published it at the Lund site;



Third trip to China, with third dragon, being three in the family and we will visit three cities. Since row of same numbers in special combinations are magic for more superficial Chinese, and the number three also is a specially lucky number for this occasion (birth, both of Mia and of our family), this must indeed be a lucky trip with it's 3333. And lucky it will be! The wedding ceremony will be on the 11th of May, and it's a lot of people coming from not only China, but around 25 people from Sweden, USA, Romania, Spain, Czech republic and South Korea.

Some of us will also take the time to visit not only Beijing, but also together go to Xi'an and Guilin.


Kim Jung-Un works extra as a specialist at the Swedish Television

As we all clearly can see, Kim Jung-Un works as an expert commentator at the Swedish Television.

There's just to many good jokes popping up when seeing this :)


Genealogy - Jens and Cnut

Having a family tree that had been part of the nobility up till the mid 1800 has its advantages when doing genealogy. My grandfather's grandfather (morfars morfar) was born into nobility as Axel Adlersparre (later Georgii) 1841, but later renowned it for love - this must clearly be where I have my romantic side from! :P

We often hear that everyone is related to some famous people, as long as you just count siblings next cousin's janitors and such alike. Moving from that, the highest in the hierarchy is when your have a straight line on the father's side. It turns out I have one not to be too ashamed of! If just counting father's and mother's line, not even any cousin's, I'm a descendant of King Cnut the Great. Sure, Birger Jarl is also in the tree, but who is he compared to the Scandinavian hero of Cnut the Great? As a person who's always been in love with history, I'm naturally feeling very proud! Only sad part was that my first hero/in from Scandinavian history, Queen Margrete wasn't in as a direct line.

Another charming part of this is that in 990 when the city I live in, Lund, was founded, it was by a direct forefather of mine - Sweyn Forkbeard. who was the grandfather (farfar) to King Cnut the Great.

My luck in genealogy is of cause that we 'ordinary' were part of a nobility that previously were royal. You need to be noble to have a certain genealogy older then 1600 - and in many cases just to get older then 1800, and you need a royal line to be able to go as far back as the Viking period here. After Sweyn Forkbeard there's one or two generations we know about, the rest is mythology.


Margaret Thatcher

I was on my way home when I stumbled upon a gathering of maybe a hundred persons. They had a huge sign stating something like "Today we celebrate, Margaret Thatcher is dead". She belongs to a special kind of people, and I'm in no doubt that had Tiananmen been in London, she would have ordered out the military on the first day, but the world isn't black and white, and just as with her likes, e.g. Pinochet or Stalin, she will be joyfully missed by some, just like with tears by others.´

I read in the paper that many liberal writers think that she did "more good then bad", which make me think of Deng Xiaoping's words about Mao that's more or less the same, but with the added "70% right, 30% wrong" (not a straight quotation  but the meaning was at least that). Then again, the world is never black and white although most political writers wants us to see it that way.