Wednesday, 26 August 2009
and we're still full of busy.
The computer is about to be disconnected
and so that's the end of my blogging until we get where we are going
and get reconnected again.
Not sure when that will be.
But I should have more time to blog once we get settled
unlike these past mad few weeks!
So please keep calling in
I love to read your comments.
Sorry for not getting back to you these last few days,
but they have been manic!
I look forward to visiting you all once we're 'switched back on'
and catching up with what you've been up to.
when I will be visiting you from a different country....
See you soon!
Monday, 24 August 2009
But isn't it funny how time behaves?
It was a time of reflection,
a time of thinking about what is important to us,
for Mike and I.
I don't like making decisions.
Mike and I had returned to our house in Sweden.
Intending to make it our permanent home.
It's our dream house really
because that is what it is to us.
We both love the house.
Part of it dates back to the early 1900's.
The kitchen has been added on to the west side of the house
and you step down 3 steps into it.
To the north side of the house
an extra living space has been added with bedrooms and bathrooms off it.
Again you step down 3 steps into that area of the house.
It adds character to an already traditional Swedish Torpet.
In the old part of the house the front door which faces south
leads into the hall.
The sitting room is off to your right (east) as you come in.
It has 3 windows,
one each facing out to the north, east and south.
It is a very light and sunny room
and overlooks the forest.
That is all you can see from this room,
and the garden.
We have spotted lots of wildlife from these windows.
Deer of course and birds of all types being the main ones.
But also a fox, and once we watched as a Jay caught a snake,
(presumably a grass or smooth snake),
and hit it against the rocks before flying off with it.
I have some photos on the other computer,
(you know, the one that isn't working).
I had intended sharing these with you.
Hopefully I still can when the computer gets fixed.
The dining room is off to your left
as you come into the house.
Like the sitting room and the hallthe ceilings are low.
When I stand up in these rooms
I can easily put my palms flat on ceiling
and my elbows are bent.
The doorways are even lower and even I at 5 foot 8
have to be careful to just duck my head as I walk through them.
Yes we have had a few bumps on the head
so we have a star
a left over Christmas decoration
hanging from the dining room door lintel to remind us to duck!
For some reason
that is quite a bit lower than the sitting room
though the ceilings are the same height.
The house, typically Swedish is made of wood.
I realise I could go on and on describing our lovely Swedish house
the space and the peace and quiet that surrounds it,
I should have sorted through some photos for you,
(maybe I can still do that another time).
But of course that is what I am short of
because on Thursday
we are setting off for pastures new.
Yes, you heard me right.
We are setting off
on our travels again.
We are leaving our beautiful house here in the forest,
our lovely friends,
and this amazing country.
I was missing family and friends,
Mike was finding the winter
long and hard.
So we thought long and hard.
We decided that we would return to the UK.
we are taking a detour.
We will be setting off early on Thursday morning for pastures new.
We will be travelling slowly
and taking 3 days to get where we are going.
We are taking 2 vehicles as we each will be driving.
Well we do have 3 hounds travelling with us,
and some of our possesions.
Where are we travelling to?
Well I leave you to guess for the time being.
So that just leaves the tired bit.
That's how you feel when you have been packing up a house, workshop, garage, outhouses, etc...
I desperatly wanted to write this post back when we were considering what to do, but I couldn't. Then of course when the time was right to do it, I didn't feel able.
It has been a very hard decision to make.
I've just realised~T is for Thursday too.
Monday, 17 August 2009
What a lot of use they have been getting this summer.
So much that they are worn out and need to be replaced.
This must be one of the wettest summers I have ever known.
We have told our Swedish friends not to laugh about British summers.
This Swedish summer has been so wet.
Not only rain most days
heavy, heavy rain,
But you wouldn't want to go out in a thunderstorm with your umbrella up
Check in with Jen at http://unglazed.blogspot.com/ for more A-Z Mondays.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Of course it is traditional to serve the crayfish with plenty of alcohol!
Akvavit (Snaps) is generally served.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
The decor was simple too,
But it has a certain charm
I don't think it would be to everyones taste.
So why was I late with this post?
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Hope your weekend is an action packed one
Friday, 7 August 2009
so I thought I would go get me some colour.
I grew from seed.
These berries are in a wild bit behind the house.
We passed them this morning as we came back from a walk in the forest
with the hounds.
A feast for the birds
I've been waiting for the Clematis to flower.
There were lots of buds just biding their time.
Yesterday one flower opened,
and today there are more.
The Poppies are scattered across the garden,
in various flower beds.
Mike thinks they look untidy!
But I think they are pretty,
so I don't care!
I always love Nasturtiums.
Their unruly habit seems to suit me.
These are in a window box with some herbs.
They are all going past their best now
and I can see some seeds.
I will collect them for next year.
my favourite colour.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Another A to Z Monday hosted by Jen @ unglazed.
I am thankful for this A to Z Monday as it is acting as a prompt for me to blog.
We now have the use of one computer,
the other one refuses to switch on!
So we are sharing,
and whereas I would normally use the other computer in the evening to catch up,
this one gets used as a TV!
Even this computer is acting up,
I cannot respond to my emails, but at least I can still read them.
So if my sister is reading this,
that is why I have not replied to your email.
I will leave you with a photo taken in the summer of 2006,
A back view of me having had a swim in the lovely blue lake you can see.