June 5 and 6 – a mixture of experiences…

Plånboken - Inger N and I

Plånboken - Inger N and I

SWEDISH SUMMARY: De senaste dagarna har innehållit en härlig blandning av upplevelser, professionellt såväl som privat. I onsdags förmiddag deltog jag i Sveriges Radio P1, Plånboken, och diskuterade med bland andra Inger Näsman, Kronans Droghandel, om hur läkemedelskonsumenter ska kunna göra miljömedvetna val (se även blogginlägget från 4 juni). Efter det har jag sedan hunnit med att släppa min skiva Polskor Inifrån samt överlämnat den första nedteckningen någonsin av Ted Gärdestads Sollentunavalsen till Teds bror Kenneth Gärdestad.

Polskor Inifrån

Polskor Inifrån

The two last days have been very interesting! In the morning of June 5 I met with Inger Näsman from Kronans Droghandel at Swedish Radio P1 ”Plånboken” to discuss patients possibilities to make green choices at the pharmacy (read more in my blog post from June 4). As you can imagine, a lot of the discussions regarded the proposals from the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Inquiry about environmental considerations within the framework of the Swedish pricing and reimbursement system (read more in the blog post from April 5).

Well, that was the professional experience worth teeling about. Then I just have to mention two private experiences… First of all, later on June 5, in connection with the fiddlers’ gathering (In Swedish ”spelmansstämma”) in Sollentuna, I released my CD called Polskor Inifrån. A very strong positive personal feeling to be able to share with everyone some of my own tunes from the last 30 years. And then yesterday, as part of the celebration of Sweden’s National Day in Sollentuna I had the privilege to hand over ”Sollentunavalsen” – for the first time ever on music notes – to Kenneth Gärdestad. Sollentunavalsen was composed by the late Ted Gärdestad, one of the brightest shining stars in Swedish music ever. Ted made the waltz when he was 8 years old. We were lucky to find an old recording of the tune and we put it down in music notes and handed them over to Kenneth. I cannot put words on that feeling!

Sollentunavalsen - by Ted G

Sollentunavalsen - by Ted G

That was a lot of private sharing with you. I promise that I go back to more professional stories next week. Then I will, among other things, tell you about my visit to Oslo to discuss pharmaceuticals and environmental matters with representatives from the Norwegian healthcare scheduled for Monday.

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