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Gothcon, Påsk, Oslo och andra saker

The last few weeks have been insanely busy, which is part of the reason for my lack of posts.

Easter this year was mostly marked by the existence of Gothcon – the biggest (or one of them) and oldest tabletop gaming convention in Sweden. I spent my weekend helping to run the steampunk room, with pretty much every waking moment spent in our makeshift airship in one of the rooms. We did crafting, fika, tea-duelling and other such things, and it was brilliant fun. I also got the opportunity to watch ‘Shoggoth on the roof’ – a version of fiddler on the roof which includes Cthulu, who can effectively be described as the apocalyptic monster that you had nightmares about as a kid (if you’re not someone with any knowledge of Lovecraft)

I also visited Oslo last week with Hayley and the Emil. We managed to do the Viking Ship museum, the Historical Museum, the palace, the opera house, and we even managed to see the parliament – all on one day-trip on foot and one boat. Loved it, but Gothenburg is nicer.

Yesterday I went on a field-trip with the university to several sites of significance for my viking course. We went to Vanhem and Skara, and i went up the terrifying staircase to the gallery and looked down twenty metres to the floor with only a thin railing there. terrifying but very pretty. the others went up the tower, but that was too much for me – i’m mildly claustrophobic as well as being – not so much afraid of heights, but afraid of depths, and I have a severe dislike of staircases which goes back so far it’s not worth thinking about. Nevertheless – i got some good photographs.

What else? I’ve been gaming, applying for jobs in the UK, studying, learning Swedish, attempting to write an essay, failing to write an essay, watching game of thrones…

Not the best update ever, but at least, I hope, more interesting than nothing! I’ll try to post up some photos soon.

 

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About Lady Octavia

I'm Charlie I spent a year living in Sweden and I'm now a full time librarian in a primary school in the UK. In my spare time I sew and I bake.

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