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Man Cave Update

Posted: December 11, 2019 in Cool stuff, Hobby, My countryside dream

I spotted this thing (I guess you can call it a pimped up storage bench?) a while back and added it to the hobby room yesterday. I like the look and I can certainly use that space. They had it in black as well but I think this looks sharper.

(Thank you for your support Kalle)

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Everything is in place to have some fun in the hobby room. Got a couple of days off and I think I will have a go at the Babymetal collection today.

Love this space.

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I need to wait until next Christmas to adorn the front of the house with lights (it is a question of the electrics and I have a guy doing that a few weeks from now). But I can still get some kind of Christmas feeling going here through the windows and I will think about additional options. Oh well…

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Christmas season arrives

Posted: November 30, 2019 in My countryside dream

I think I may be the last resident on my street to put up Christmas decorations, but you are actually supposed to be doing it this weekend. It is good fun though, I have to admit that. The inside of the house is done. I have bought some stuff for the front of the house but I have still do decide on how I want it to be set up.

Good times.

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Bought a Yamaha keyboard second hand from a friend and found a good spot for it in the upstairs living room (which is pretty big). I can now pretend to be Jon Lord with a great view over a rather majestic landscape should I feel like it. And why not? At least I have the option. There is also a guest area here so anybody that stays over can have a crack at it.

And I bought this comfy chair a while back and I finally got around to putting it together a couple of weeks ago. This has also found a corner in the upstairs living room. I have to say that it has been great fun to find furniture and stuff in general for this place. One room left to take care of, a small office, and that is it. I will be set for life.

(Thank you for your support Kalle)


Posted: November 9, 2019 in Books, Comics, Cool stuff, Hobby, My countryside dream

Just counted the number of comic books and pocket books that I managed to put up in the new shelf system in the basement and landed on 4025. Still room for more, had to leave some space for additional Commando books. Seen here is a typical Swedish war comic from back in the day, Bajonett-serien #4 1972. I am a sucker for great art and the war comics had it (Commando still does), and the old school pocket books (crime, western etc) – that whole Pulp thing. Glad to have saved some since it is largely gone now, compared to what it was like in the old days. I support Commando on this blog because they are the last survivor in their field, and I will continue to delve into the Pulp scene as well. I guess I could showcase some of this stuff on the blog.

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Took me long enough to get around to this, but the basement is now official Man Cave territory (much like the rest of the house). This space was never used for anything before, now it is a proper room. Had a lot of fun with this so let me share some snapshots with you guys.

I hid the stairs in this way, finally got to use that Deep Purple flag. Some records, comics and part of my Babymetal collection in the steel shelf.

Album covers were great in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Have to showcase some of that. Swedish Master Of Kung Fu comic book. I just picked some fun stuff out of the old collection.

That Motörhead shower curtain actually hides a door (heating and water central). Looks pretty good, and this is a music room/library. Behind the door by the chair I have a sauna (magazine storage really) and a laundry area but you would never know would you.

Some eye-candy to check out behind glass. Tarja Turunen Tour Programme and one of my old magazines (LE, she can be seen holding SLICE 2006 on this cover – Michael Johansson covers both of them).

A small Ronnie James Dio exhibition. An issue of Classic Rock and “Magica” (with his autograph). Some Raquel Welch further down, but that is not for this post.

To be continued…

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Deep Purple SLICE 2006 pages (part of major MK4 story), looks good framed. Commando comics.

The shelves (nostalgia overdrive). Cosy chair.

Work in progress. I like this space a lot.

Nice to have a good spot for the Vinyl collection.


There is a small storage room behind that door. It will be transformed into a small office. The record player will be in there as well but the speakers will be in this room.

Nearly done. Suddenly, a new place in the house to dwell in. Feels great.

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My basement is slowly turning into the man cave that it always should have been (earlier residents never seems to have used it). Yanked out an old mat that had been there covering the floor since the early 1960s (not pleasant), added new paint (walls, roof and doors) and a new floor. New window goes in tomorrow. Slowly this room turns into the library/music room that I envisioned a year ago. I have to say that it is rather wonderful to get access to all these books, comics, records etc. I will showcase the room when it is complete. I will even count the number of books that I have managed to squeeze into that shelf!

To be continued.

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Busy holiday

Posted: November 4, 2019 in Cool stuff, My countryside dream

Music room/library report. Hard at work right now creating the basement man cave. These pictures, taken with and without daylight, captures a good days work. The 30 m (!) shelf will be ready tomorrow. I guess I will finally be able to squeeze in a large chunk of the old collection (like Commando books) and have access to it like never before. One more effort tomorrow and I can finally begin the process of getting it all exactly as I want it. This is a dream come true.

To be continued…

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