Thursday, 30 October 2008
Two years ago when we were here in Sweden this is what we woke up to 31st October.
There was about 40cms/16ins of snow. It came so suddenly that many of the branches broke from the sudden weight of the snow.
It was amazing. It was what we had signed up for really.
It lasted a week then disappeared until Christmas.
I love taking photos in the snow.
My camera is working again, so bring on the snow.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Click on the photo for the photographer.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Well it does involve some of these Christmas fabrics and it's for someone very special.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Usually the early morning call is one of excited jubilation, accompanied by much tail wagging. But thankfully this morning it was more refrained.
Once I was ready to take them out I looked for Paddy
Where was he? On the bed right where Mike would usually sleep. What is unusual is that Paddy NEVER EVER goes on the bed. I think he was missing Mike.
Something else that's missing are all the leaves on the trees now. It has been very windy here over the last 2 days so there are very few left. It's amazing how quickly they've all gone.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
In response to Drewzel's 'Fave Friday' I will say 'Over the Rainbow' by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. It was so hard to choose a favourite song. I chose this one although it's quite a new version for me, because I find it uplifting and whenever I hear it, it stays in my head for days with nice thoughts and images.
Sorry I'm not sure how to connect to You Tube, it's probably quite simple...
A photo from my archives. I don't have any of rainbows.
But you can imagine one can't you.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
- Being able to spread out my sewing things as I get frustrated with still trying to sort out a suitable hotel for our visit to Stockholm. It calmed me.
- My son answering the phone when I had intended ringing my friend, (about the Stockholm visit). The telephone numbers are similiar and I dialled on automatic pilot. It was good to hear his cheerful voice.
- The full moon casting a bright light as Mike and I walked the dogs down the forest track.
Monday, 13 October 2008
I've been caught up for the last couple of hours trying to find a suitable hotel in Stockholm for my friend and I to stay in next month. It will be our first trip to the Scandinavian city for both of us. It will be her first visit to Sweden and she's a city girl at heart so she's very keen to visit Stockholm. I'm keen to see the city as well but I must do some research as to where to visit and make the best use of our time there. So if you have any suggestions of good places to visit, please make a comment so I can add it to my list.
But if I don't manage to find a suitable hotel, the visit might not take place.
If I don't get this posted soon, I'll miss my daily posting.
And as I like to include a photo, this chap was visiting our garden again today.
They seem to favour telegraph poles. When I look at him again now, he doesn't look real! But he is.
According to my clock I have 4 minutes left. I realise the time shown is probably different to the actual time.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
So we left our forest retreat. Took a walk to a lake and admired the view.
Went back into the village from where we had started. It also has a lake. We are surrounded by lakes!
Friday, 10 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
As we both went, the dogs came too. When we got nearly to town, we stopped to take a walk with them.
Mike heard a tapping of a woodpecker so we took a few steps back to see where he was.
And there he was on the telegraph pole we had just passed, tapping merrily away.
He didn't seem to mind us.
He stopped to take a look at who was looking at him though.
A bit further on, I saw some fungi growing high up on a tree.
It was a shame that the sun wasn't shining, but the views were still nice.
But the birds don't mind what it looks like. As long as the berries taste nice. I think this is a blackbird, it was difficult to see it clearly. There was another bird too, not sure what kind, not one I was familiar with. But it flew off when I went over to take a picture.
After that, we went shopping.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
Well I expect the picture will be a little different to those above when he does arrive!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
I suppose for me it has provided that human contact I haven't had while my husband has been away, and during the disappointment when my children didn't make it over here for a visit. Blogworld went some way to fill in some missing bits.
Not sure how much time I will get to visit all the wonderful places I've been to recently in Blogland. My husband returns tomorrow with a van load of stuff, so it looks as though I will be busy for a while finding a home for it all. I's nice to think that he's on his way back to me now.
Course I haven't been completely alone for the past two weeks!
I thought I would include some pictures of my companions (constant companions I should say) over the last two weeks.