A dark awakening

It’s been a long day, your tired, you brush your teeth, strip of those clothes and hit the sack.

What you don’t expect is to awaken paralysed. This is a phenomena called sleep paralysis, something I have always known about but never expected to experience it.

It can happen upon falling asleep or waking up and it has been described as one of the most scariest experiences one can have.

The paralysis is a natural phase of sleep, REM sleep to be exact, the brain deactivates all the body’s motors to stop you acting out dreams.

As you enter REM the body is paralysed and then you wake, your fully conscious and aware of all your surroundings but are unable to move, unable to talk and in my case unable to open my eyes.

I experienced this 2 days in a row in multiples, it first started yesterday during a fiesta (all episodes have been during day naps) I was awake and fully aware and my whole body was been pressed down and I was unable to move.

I tried to talk but nothing came out, I tried to move my fingers and open my eyes but all I could feel was some slight twitching in my fingers and in my eye lids, suddenly my body came back, but I was so tired I nodded off.

Unfortunately after briefly going unconscious I awake in the same state of paralysis and unable to move a muscle, this happened another 4 times until I got out of bed.

Today same thing happened, i fell asleep only to awake paralysed, from what I’ve heard I’m only experiencing mild sleep paralysis, other people have felt a evil presence followed with hallucinations, I’m crossing my fingers this is the end of these brief but disturbing episodes of sleep paralysis.


Ketchup? You want KETCHUP!?

Sweden has been an experience, the culture, the people and most especially the food.

Growing up I had the luck of having my father cooking for me, a chef by trade for over 20 years he made some of the tastiest dishes to this day. Now one of our favourite dishes as a family was spaghetti bolognese.

When my fiancé an I where living in the UK my mother made us a mean spaghetti bolognese just the way my father taught her. But something bizarre happened – my fiancé asked for tomato ketchup.

Now this was something I’ve never heard of before, ketchup with spaghetti? Couldn’t believe what I was hearing. When Daniela left back to Sweden I had forgotten all about it until a few months later when I followed.

So one day I’m sat at the dinner table with Daniela and her mother, a nice generous portion of spagbol slapped on my plate then as I look over the table it all comes back to me, the Swedish mother drowning her spaghetti with tomato ketchup!

It all came back to me, she stirred it right in there, As I dug in to this Swedish spaghetti bolognese I knew the taste was not what I was acquainted to but I was starving so necked it down.

Only the other week I suddenly realised when another bowl of this spaghetti was served to me I could smell and taste ketchup, well fcuk me! There cooking that shit up and shoving it down my throat, I had not an idea.

After doing some research I find this is not only Scandinavian but all over the world there is people (especially the irish) cooking this shit in there spaghetti.

I miss the ketchup free bolognese and can’t understand why people do this, it tastes rank and ask any Italian, this is not how you make spaghetti bolognese.

And there’s more! The other night my fiancé threw together this hill billy dinner consisting of chopped gammon soaked in a tomato chilli ketchup mixed with cream, what can I say? It was that rank even My fiancé didn’t eat it.

My conclusion is the same as its always been, add it in your burgers, hotdogs and as a side dip but don’t go destroying good classic dishes like spaghetti bolognese, yuk!


She’s finally here!

The iPhone 5 is here, she’s a beaut, slimmer lighter and a hell of a lot faster, the extra length is appealing to the hand and camera is a much improvement to the 4, I wouldn’t know about the 4s.

We were lucky though, we expected to be able to get the iPhone 5 beginning of next year but with extreme luck my fiancé won one on the Swedish three facebook page, she had won an iPad 2 3 months ago also, very slimy as we would say in Yorkshire.

The iPhone 5 is appealing to the eye, we got the white and it looks like god crafted it himself, my only problem is not with the iPhone 5 it’s self but the current OS build, it’s 6.0 there newest and best build yet but it’s not the functioning that upsets me its the lack of jailbreak, I’m a jailbreak freak, the iPhone is rendered useless and boring without it.

Hopefully soon a dev team will release one or else It will be HTC for me … I hope to god it doesn’t come to that!