Archive for 2015

The year Ireland becomes the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.

  • Dear Twenty-Fifteen

    13:00 · 31st Dec 2015

    In which the time has come for Twenty-Fifteen and I to break up with each other. By which I mean, I’m breaking up with Twenty-Fifteen.

  • Dramatic December, Issue 12/15

    23:30 · 30th Dec 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I speak at another conference (even recording it), we go to our traditional Dickensian Christmas, two of my friends from Finland come for a visit and Lucien and I watch the new Star Wars film (spoiler-free).

  • Wishing You a Merry Christmas

    22:30 · 24th Dec 2015

    In which the Eriksson family, and our esteemed guest Amanda, wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.

  • My Week With; The Jawbone UP3

    22:00 · 8th Dec 2015

    In which I spend a week with the latest offering from Jawbone, the UP3 and see whether it’s a worthy follow-up to their earlier successes.

  • Notable November, Issue 11/15

    21:00 · 6th Dec 2015

    In this month’s very late issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We celebrate a failed assassination attempt, I’m finally done growing a beard, play Fallout 4, go to a conference and a micropub and get ready for our fourth Christmas in the UK by celebrating Little Christmas.

  • A Toast to Ten Terrific Years

    12:00 · 29th Nov 2015

    In which I reminisce about the ten years I’ve already spent with my wonderful wife, talk about how we first met and look forward to another ten years.

  • Push Ups, Planks and Puking

    11:00 · 15th Nov 2015

    In which I continue this new-found obsession with quantifying myself, looking at the exercise progress I’ve made and realise I sleep more than I think, albeit unevenly.

  • Outstanding October, Issue 10/15

    16:00 · 1st Nov 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I head down to Camber Sands for a weekend, Lucien and I catch up with all the Marvel film, I get a camera and become a published writer, the new Squiders.com website goes live and we celebrate Halloween.

  • Nordic Cuisine; Kokosbollar

    16:00 · 24th Oct 2015

    In which I share a recipe of a Nordic childhood favourite, which will put your child(ren) into sugar-induced comas—of delightfulness.

  • Back to the Past

    16:29 · 21st Oct 2015

    In which I travel to the past to see what carloseriksson.com looked like 12 years ago, to the present to look at where things are now and to the future to talk about what’s just over the horizon.

  • Lights, Camera, Something!

    17:15 · 18th Oct 2015

    In which carloseriksson.com gets a much needed upgrade in the form of a DSLR camera.

  • Significant September, Issue 09/15

    18:00 · 8th Oct 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We finally go to Dicken’s World, I camp in the woods and speak at my first conference and the hair goes.

  • A Finn in the Forest, Part II

    21:15 · 24th Sep 2015

    In which I return from the forest to talk about my experiences at Web in the Woods, the conference with a campfire.

  • A Finn in the Forest, Part I

    18:30 · 22nd Sep 2015

    In which I manage to get ready to live out in the woods for a weekend in what is probably the longest entry to date. Reviewing oh so many different products I also reach a new low when I review a spoon.

  • Jolly July and Amusing August, Issue 07-08/15

    21:00 · 1st Sep 2015

    In this month’s double issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: Lucien celebrates his 7th birthday, my brother and I battle it out Dubsmash style, my mom visits, I become undead for a photoshoot and we go to two different museums at two different times.

  • Beards, Brains and Beauty

    21:00 · 31st Aug 2015

    In which I, and the rest of Squiders, take a day off work to do a photo shoot which involves more blood than anyone had imagined.

  • Oh Shit, Camping!

    19:15 · 12th Aug 2015

    In which I realise that it’s only a month until my first speaking event and it’s dawning on me how ill prepared I am.

  • Jubilant June, Issue 06/15

    23:15 · 1st Jul 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I have another one of those pesky birthdays, attend the Kent Digital Awards, celebrate Midsummer, try to play Batman: Arkham Knight and get a secret tattoo.

  • Games I'm Eagerly Awaiting III

    22:30 · 17th Jun 2015

    In which I write about some more games I’m excited about. And Fallout 4 is finally fucking one of them.

  • Exercising the Demons

    14:00 · 7th Jun 2015

    In which I continue paying for Past Carlos’ mistakes and reluctance to listen of his own body.

  • Magnificent May, Issue 05/15

    15:15 · 31st May 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I finally finish my sleeve tattoo, reach the halfway mark of my beard journey, go to Comic Con for a third time and start drinking better beer.

  • Concluding the Epic Rivalry

    16:30 · 19th May 2015

    In which I continue that weary—by now—tradition of listening through every Eurovision contender and then give them points. Or joke about them. Sometimes both.

  • Acclaimed April, Issue 04/15

    18:30 · 1st May 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I get new glasses, play lots of board games, continue my tattoo and go to the cinema to experience Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX 3D.

  • 365 Days of Delicious Data

    23:00 · 21st Apr 2015

    In which we I begin to quantify myself and we take a look at all the places I’ve been in the last year, thanks to the ever-present and watchful eye of Big Brother.

  • Web in the Woods

    13:00 · 12th Apr 2015

    In which I talk about talking. In the woods. With a fire and everything.

  • Eggcellent Easter Everyone!

    22:30 · 4th Apr 2015

    In which we put on our best shawls, paint red spots on our cheeks and celebrate, what else, but Easter of course.

  • Memorable March, Issue 03/15

    20:00 · 31st Mar 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We decide to surprise some of our friends and family by taking an impromptu flight to Finland, explore the family tree, experience a disappointing solar eclipse and I, of course, continue my tattoo.

  • I, for One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

    14:00 · 21st Mar 2015

    In which the future is already here, Skynet is already self-aware and we’re all basically fucked. But in a totally delightful way that I welcome.

  • Fabulous February, Issue 02/15

    19:00 · 1st Mar 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We don’t celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, lose another pub quiz, continue my tattoo, take on the role of a sentient lizard, attend a conference in London, get Lucien declared healthy and finally, end our Wartime Life.

  • Joyous January, Issue 01/15

    22:00 · 31st Jan 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We play games, get blown away by Microsoft, I continue my sleeve tattoo and we begin transforming our home in preparation for the war.