Saturday, August 9, 2014

Candy for me

Haven't been eating candy since New Years Eve as a kind of agreement with my youngest daughter. I think Sweden is the country where we eat most candy in the world per capita. So it was a bit tough in the beginning, but now I've lost that "sugar-desire" and instead I eat nuts, fruit or berries. 

Now it's the best time of the year when I can pick them in my own garden and they are completely free. The only fruits I still buy at the store are bananas.

It's the first time in my life that I also grew carrots, lettuce and beans. 

The apples are not ready yet but soon we will have plenty of them and I think we will make a kind of juice with them. We have had the hottest summer for many years. I've been sitting in the shadow of apple trees reading books and that has been a new experience for someone like me who always have adored the sun. I still do, but I prefer to be near the sea when the degrees are about 30 C/ 86 F.

Hope you also have had a wonderful summer!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Many things to celebrate

We have had many reasons to celebrate this summer. First my son graduated and that happened just as he also got an employment as a plumber at the company that he had been working at during his education. We are so pleased and happy for his sake. But it's very hard to understand how the years run so fast, I think it's just recently he was about three years and playing with his small tractors and cars.... now his "playing" with his big cars...

Talking about years! It's been twenty years since we became man and wife in this church. Twenty years with ups and downs like many others. We went to a restaurant and had a wonderful dinner the special day but the most important is that we have had many wonderful moments the whole summer the two of us, but also together with our children.

This last year I've been running, cycling, walking a lot and at the same time trying to eat more healthy. So when we celebrated my husband's fiftieth birthday I had a surprise for him and his parents. First I must tell you that we took over the house from my parents in law many years ago. They didn't have place for all their furnitures in their new flat so they lefts some of it. But my mother in law also left some old dresses in the storage and some of them has been used as costumes for masquerades.  I have always admired one of them very much. My father in law (85 years this summer) bought the  fabric in Asia when he was on business travel in the late sixties. She took it to a seamstress and I have always thought that she must have been very slim and beautiful in that dress about 45 years ago. 

In my dreams I wished that I maybe some day could wear it....

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Dandelions are shining

The spring is here and the Dandellions are shining like small suns and I'm also "shining" when I can get on my bike to get to work every day. I have to get up a little earlier to be there in time, but it's worth it. Right now I'm looking forward to the weekend with long walks along the river and some work in the garden.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


This isn't the most beautiful photo I've showed on the blog. But it is the sweetest little toilet and the subject is very important. We had a visitor in my classroom talking to the children about the only globe we're having and how important it is to make the right decisions when we buy new things and when the recently "new thing" become garbage. 

The "game" on the floor showed all the choses we have to do before we throw away things. All of us in the classroom got different things like:  mobile, gift wrap, a battery, a t-shirt, juice-package, newspaper..... 

We have  two different bins outside the houses, the brown for food wastes and the green for things that will be burned. The food wastes will become biogas here in our town and will be used for buses and cars. The things in the green bin will go to another town where they burn it and have very good purification of the toxic gases. The heat will warm a lot of houses in that town.

The children were very interested and had so many good questions and opinions. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Not really the same

For all of us with a weather that differ a lot  during a year, one place can give a totally different experience from one time to another. But there are also other things in our lives that change sometimes. I remember a time in my life when I could be so rapt in interior design magazines. It happened that I bought three or four of them the same month and last week my husband gave me one on Valentines Day and it took three days before I opened it. I didn't mean to be rude to my husband but it wasn't like before when I sat down almost immediately with the magazine.

The same has happened when I watch a movie I've liked before and now I don't understand what I was so fond of. Is it just my age or is it changes because I've experienced other things in life and found them much more valuable.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Sometimes it just happens... I had planned to make some cookies today. I got the prescreption at work when one of my collegaues had made the delicious cookie. But I wasn't alone in the house with baking plans. My youngest daughter wanted to make Lucky cookies. I have never done that, but she had found the prescreption in a book she got last christmas. We studied the ingredients to see if there were anyting we had to buy and than we discoverd a lucky coincidence! She neded three egg whites and I needed three yolks!

I know it was just a very small thing, but also the small things can bring joy if we see them.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ethiopean food

Twenty five years after my visit in Ethiopia in Afrika it's time to make food that I ate when I was there. It's called Doro Wat but we will miss the special bread that they always have together with their dishes. 

I'm so grateful for the supporting comments I got for the last post. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

From a frosty window

Missing you all so much! Missing the writing and reading, but I'm hoping for some kind of changing!

The blogging have given me so much. I think it's easier for me now to understand English, but that has also resulted in something scary. I'm more fearful to write now than I was in the beginning. I'm so afraid of using wrong words.

So the scary feeling about the language is one of the reasons why I haven't been writing since september. I have the words in my head but I can't get them "on the paper". But I'm not alone, some others have also stopped writing during 2013. I wonder so much about some other of my favorite writers, where are you? And what are your reasons? 

As Ms Becky. I've been visiting her "blue door"so many times like an old friend visiting someone and hoping that someone will open the door and ask me to come in.