What do one do when everything is just falling out of control? And keeps falling and falling? Falling way down, giving you the feeling like you have to start over from the beginning again? Starting from scratch all over. That´s how 2020 feels so far for me and I have not much more to say about it. I do have a lot of feelings about … Continue reading 2020, whaaaat?
Can´t take much credit for this garden but am still going to brag a little bit about it. Or I wont write so much about it, maybe just leave the photos here to look at later this year when it is getting cold and harsh and grey and unfertile, and did I mention cold? I leave them here like a mental memory, a note, an … Continue reading Summer garden update
I just realized that I really love this time of the year. It has been light and warm (-er) for some months so me and everybody else in this cold country has warmed up a bit. We have gotten some sunshine and soften up to our environment a bit more than during winter. But also, it is just the middle of summer which means that … Continue reading Summertime, finally
We have summer weather now. All this talk of weather, the controlling nature of its matter. How it changes moods and affects bodies. Weather in Sweden is everything, and nothing. Nothing to rely on. Sometimes I let myself wonder how we would be as a society if we had good weather all the time. Scary. But right now weather is good. This week we are … Continue reading Always this thing called weather
In Sweden April is the last month of “it can be winter again all of a sudden” and I am not in the mood of arguing with winter clothes, shoes, hats and cold cars in the morning anymore. So I have to just survive it. Soon, soon, soon full out spring will be here and all of a sudden it is summer. So I have … Continue reading Three things I do to survive April
We have a garden again! Not attached to our house and not in the perfect climate of Zambia, BUT it is a place to grow things! In the small town we live we found a small community garden with the possibility ot rent a 50 or 100 squaremetre plot and Mayani wrote them an email as soon as we moved here in November. And now … Continue reading We got an urban garden again.
This weekend we celebrated Alices 11th birthday. Her birthday was on Friday and we had invited the grandparents, the great grand ma and my sister with her family too a small party on Saturday. Alice loves baking so she had planned a marshmallow cake and she did (almost) everything on her own. She started with doing the cake bases, or the actual cake parts, on … Continue reading Complicated cake and family fun
Today this girl is 11 years old. 11 years! I became a mom 11 years ago. Even if I say it loud and look at old photos I cant believe that she is now closer to 15 than 5! What happended? Where did my baby go? Where did that new mum go? Well, a collegue told me the other day that I will adapt. … Continue reading The day I became a mom 11 years ago
Happy birthday my dear little girl! Can really not believe that it is already two years since you came into our life under very stressful circumstances. You have never ever shown any signs though of being affected by that. Born 4 weeks early and left with your very proud grand mother after only 48 hours while I got treatment on another hospital. You are strong, … Continue reading Sylvia 2 years!