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Got slightly sidetracked today when I was busy taking care of some prepping (updating the water supply) in this inner-inner room in the old mancave. It has all these shelves and I kept thinking that this red one looked awfully empty and ready for some serious action. Then my brain kept nagging me of that old Castle and all these classic figures from UK company Britains (early 1970s stuff that has been tucked away for decades) and I knew I had to surrender to this whim. So I located the old stuff (took me an hour), cleaned it up and finally gave it the home it always deserved. Nobody will ever see this display unless you are invited to see it (or if you happen to enjoy this blog!). So there it is now in this small, dank room. This little exhibition that takes you back to the old days.

Never knew prepping could be this fun!

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Time for an update regarding what is going on with this blog. The major work is complete, some minor stuff (like replacements of certain images) remains to be taken care of. I had to rethink everything as you know, so many old posts had to go. There are less than 700 posts on this blog now, about 90% had to go. This has been very time consuming but it had to be done. Meanwhile I have noticed a considerable drop in visits which is totally expected. 75-80% drop in traffic says it all. I think some people are still visiting, but not every day. Fair enough. I used to really enjoy putting stuff up, to showcase magazines, books, records etc, but I have to look at what is coming now. So this change will at least enable me to carry on, in my own way. It will still be me doing my thing, so it will still be a bit on the eccentric side. This blog will always be a one of a kind thing. You know that and I know that because I will never change.

For those of you that still pop in every now and then, thank you for your support.

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Went out to check if I had mail…

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Checked out a nearby tourist attraction from where I live (here in Stugun, Jämtland County) today in good company. I have a rather impressive mountain rising very close my property (I practically live on a spot close to this peak) but I have still to explore this general area way more. Takes about 10-12 minutes to get up there through the forest (no road) upwards the mountain side. With the new snow making certain steep bits a bit slippery I decided to stop at this position and not risk the last climb that is a bit on the heavy side. Anyway, I have heard that enthusiasts climb these rocks in this area and they have made it a good place to visit. There are nine different locations to climb according to tourist informatioon, so this is just one such place. I have to say that this nearby part of the mountain looks great, nature has carved out a section of the wall about half way up and you have a few trees growing there. Amazing how trees can find a way to grow just about anywhere.

I could hear voices in the vicinity so somebody was up there. I think the right thing to do is to get a map so that I can get a real grip of this mountain. It was interesting to get a first glimpse, had I been a kid I would have explored this mountain every day (at least that is how it was when I grew up). These days I will settle for a nice walk or two that will not be too dangerous.

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Woke up to this view this morning. We have had rain, snow and hail pouring down in the last few days. The flowers have taken a real beating and I wonder if they can survive this? I guess I will learn a lot from this backlash. The weather will continue to be lousy for at least another five days. Not a good start for the summer season but there you go.

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Got some new furniture delivered today and one of the items was a small table for computer work. So as of today this blog is handled in this little corner. Behind it, hidden behind a door, is this beauty…

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So, little by little, the man cave takes shape. I have a couple of major projects to deal with in the coming weeks. No rest just yet, but it is great fun. I have to admit that.

(Thank you Kalle for your support)

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Black Sabbath´s 14th studio album “Headless Cross” was released 30 years ago today. It was the second album to feature singer Tony Martin and the first to include drummer Cozy Powell. Ex-Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray joined for the tour that followed. At this time, Sabbath had lost the American market, but this line-up did well elsewhere (not least in Germany and the soon to fall Soviet Union). I think it is a masterpiece and they were absolutely brilliant live. Saw them in Stockholm (interview is on this blog – see December 2012), and got some pretty decent shots, some of which was later used in Sabbath books by Martin Popoff and Garry Sharpe-Young. Still has a real soft spot for the Tony Martin era of Sabbath.

(My image of said album, seen here with a shot from Stockholm that I have on display in the old man cave)