Well HELLO – now I remember…

… the great perk with fall besides the coloring of the leaves: new shoes!

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I fell a little bit in love with these ones  when I saw them – and even more so when I tried them on the first time.

Now; those of you who´ve endured pain for weeks when trying to break in new shows; please raise your hand…

*waving like a maniac myself*

But these? No discomfort, no pain what so ever. I just put my feet in and walked away into the sunset – amazing I tell you!

The brand is Tamaris, check them out if you enjoy fancy though comfy.

Now please excuse me; I have two new book in the house – and a glass of wine to go with it.

Will be just wonderful.

Take care!

 

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It´s no denying it…

… fall is in the air.

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I can see the leaves shifting from green to yellow and red – and even though my favourite seasons are spring and summer, I can appreciate the beautiful colors.

I´m also enjoying the fact that I´ll have patience to read more again – that is not what I usually spend my summers doing, but when the weather gets colder it´s so perfect to sit under a blanket and just read away. Maybe with a little glass of wine in the side.

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So I guess I´ll endure. Considering the coloring of the rascals and myself, we do go excellent with the colors of fall as the redheads we are. Maybe I should just focus on that.

And truly – summer ain´t over until I´ve harvested my last tomato.

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Good morning world!

This was the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes this morning:

140913_2_web Aww, you little fur monkey – how sweet you are.

Can you see that she´s screaming feed me you lazy human? Oh, she is. Always hungry, always hoping for a treat.

I ignored her for a while and just took my moment in bed. Saturday mornings are the best, just knowing that I don´t have to wake the rascals up or rush away to work. Many years ago I worked some weekends and hence got days off in the middle of the week instead – but those mornings never compared to Saturday mornings. It kind of felt fake.

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My oldest (and hubby) is on his way to buy a synthesizer. We already have three in this house since hubby has played all his life, but nowadays the rascals play too and they don´t necessarily want the same sound effects and such. So big rascal has saved up some money and will buy a good, used one that will be his and his only.

(though I´m pretty sure his brother will be allowed to use it)

Therefore it´s quiet in the house with half of the family gone. I´m enjoying it especially much since I´m guessing the synthesizer will go warm around the clock when they return. It´s not that I don´t love when they play – on the contrary actually, they are good at it – but maybe I´m just not as keen on listening to the same tune over and over, until they nail it perfectly…

I wish you the best of days sweeties – take care!

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Oh goodness, how long it has been!

I´m actually scratching my head wondering why I haven´t been posting anything for so long.

I love my blog, but during those very intense work weeks before summer I somehow lost that extra energy which would have kept me posting during normal circumstances. And the more time that passed, the easier it was to just not do it.

And yet I love my blog – isn´t that weird?

So I figure I´ll have to try and get my groove back, starting with a little catch up of what has happened since the last post. Some of you may have seen some of these pics from my Instagram account which I actually managed to update now and then during this time.

I have been a very happy harvester at least; my chili pepper, apple cucumber, tomatoes and raspberries have all been rewarding me in plenty. I had doubts about the tomatoes but they came through in the end.

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My sweet, big rascal celebrated his 12th birthday. Wow. His last year as a non teen – I did (as always) not see that one coming. Though I should have, kids are known to grow.

I´ve heard.

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We´ve been out and about in nature:

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I´ve started my riding class again (wohoo)…

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… and I´ve actually been running quite a lot since I´m doing my first marathon in Stockholm next year..! I figured it would be cool to pull that off, having MS and all. Now I figure I´m insane, but I´m definatly aiming to cross the finish line.

On my knees if I have to.

I´ll go to Stockholm in a couple of weeks and that will be super fun! I´m going on my own and will visit museums and such – and meet up with a bunch of old friends of mine. Some of them I haven´t seen in real life for an eternity and since they are all very nice I´m looking forward to it so much!

I´ll definately share that experience with you all.

Oh, so – how have you been sweeties?! Thank you for the emails and shout outs, it´s nice to know that you´ve been here wondering where the heck I am. :-)

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Last week of vacation

This has been some summer here in Sweden – the kind we´ll talk about for years I think. Such heat, every day for weeks – and how we´ve relished and enjoyed. I´m pretty much amazed and I´ve loved every day – even though that has kept me away from computers and such.

Or maybe because of just that.

Today I harvested my first chili – made me so happy. I have two different kinds of chili as you can see and I´m most curious of how they will taste.

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My tomatoes are still slow, have no clue of what I did wrong with those but I think I´ll get to harvest them as well within a couple of weeks or so. I have patience, I can wait.

And my cucumber is soon ready as well – a kind I´ve never tried to grow before:

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It will be slightly yellow when it´s done and I´m truly excited to taste it! It is truly a bliss to be able to grow things, I feel spoiled.

My boys are having a great summers holiday and will continue to have that for a couple of weeks more. I´ll start work on Monday but hubby will be home with them until it´s time for school. I wish I could stay home with them as well, but that is the life of a worker – eventually the holidays end.

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(youngest rascal in our neighbour´s garden)

And Saga is coping with the heat in the way she knows best; by rolling up in the sofa so noone knows what´s up and down with her. I don´t blame her, it would kill me to have that thick fur right now!

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And moi? Well sweeties, I do feel fine and dandy – I do.

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How are you, is summer treating you well?

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Growth and flair

Today is the first cool day in a long time and it is somewhat of a relief – making it OK to be inside. Living in a country with long winters makes it almost impossible to waste sunny days with trivial things like cleaning and such.

The warm and generous days have made my tomatoes, cucumber and chili plants happy; lots and lots of flowers and tiny little fruits on all of them:

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I realize that I must have been a little slow with it all from the start though, since friends of mine already have big – almost ready to enjoy – tomatoes, but it´s OK. It will come in time.

I´m relaxing as much as I can, this summer has without a doubt been one with different priorities. For the first time in, I think 7 years, we don´t have any travelling abroad planned. I needed to take it easy, just that. Smaller trips here and there, but nothing big. It was a good choice for now, I bet the travel itch will return for next year.

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So right now I´m sitting in my sofa with Elsa at my feet, eating melon and ooohing and aaahing at clothes in ELLE.

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I think I have to go shopping one of these days, there´s so many nice clothes available right now – and I´m pretty sure I´ll cut my hair as well. Like in very much shorter.

What are you up to?

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The first raspberries!

I was so surprised this morning when I passed the rasberry bush and saw three eatable little berries there:

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These should be ready later as I´ve understood it, since they are fall raspberries – but who am I to complain? I just felt happy that summer is treating us with gifts like this, and then I gave them to the rascals who said they tasted wonderful.

Still love the unusual color of them as well, lovely and golden.

The heat is on here in my parts of Sweden – we´ve had little energy but to just be lazy, swim a little and enjoy the warm breeze in between. Nothing else is needed really, the other day we were to Gröna Lund (an amusement park in Stockholm) and that gave exitement enough for several weeks.

Now I´ll lay myself down for a while and watch some nice documentary on Youtube – take care!

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Visiting Ekenäs castle

Loooong time no see sweeties!

The very lovely Melody from Australia emailed me and asked if I was OK since I haven´t been posting in a long time. The answer is pretty much no – I´ve been very exhausted the last month. Working at a school means lots of stress at the end of the term, and combined with my MS that just drained me.

Now however, I´ve had vacation for two days so hopefully I´ll get into balance again soon. And I have some photos from Ekenäs castle for you, as we visited a couple of days ago.

It´s one of the best preserved renaissance castles in Sweden and it was really interesting to walk around inside. You can read more about it here: Ekenäs castle.

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Some  of the rooms had very beautiful wallpapers – and they were all treated with arsenic to make the color last longer. I wonder what that did to people who spent hours and hours within those walls..!

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Of course there were ghosts as well, no less than three. My rascals are now very keen to go back there when fall comes, to participate in a ghost walk during the night… We´ll see..!

I hope you all are well, I´ll visit you as soon as I can. Now you know that I am alive at least!

(linking up with Communal Global)

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No words.

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A little fishing trip

Yesterday we took a little fishing trip since we were off work due to a holiday here in Sweden. We did not get one, single fish but who cared – the weather was perfect and the picnic basket full of goodies.

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The only bad part was when Elsa almost got beat up by two stray dogs – made it a little too exciting, thank you very much. Luckily it ended well and the owner apologized sincerely, so no hard feelings.

A lovely day it was – and made me long even more for my summer vacation!

Take care sweeties!

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