Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back home and out on a ride with the horse. Took these with my cell and planned to take more but there were so many exciting/scary things about I didn't get the opportunity. We met a jogger, mooing cows, a roe deer family and above us circled some kind of motorized kite. Lucklily the horse is a calm guy.

Gotland Trip - Wednesday

We met up with friends and spent our last days on Gotland on the beach and right before heading to the ferry we had lunch at Leva. Crappy pictures but wanted to post anyway.

Au Revoir Gotland, hope to see you soon.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gotland trip - Monday

We drove from southern Gotland to the middle eastern part and although the view from the tent was spectacular there where so many mosquitos we chose to sleep in the car. Weaklings.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gotland trip - Sunday

A warm and sunny day. We did some sight seeing and the kids bathed all evening in the camping site's pool.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gotland trip - Saturday

We woke up to a clear blue sky and headed out on a roud trip. Suddenly the sky darkened.

The sheep felt something in the air

We foolishly thought it would pass

It didn't

Gotland trip - Friday

On the ferry. Gotland is Sweden's largest island. In the Baltic sea a three hour long ferry ride eastward from Stockholm.

Arriving Visby

My family taking an evening dip after arriving to the camping site

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zucchini Fritters from my favourite cookbook, Sultan's Kitchen by Özcan Ozan.
They are so easy to make and oh so delicious. Grated zucchini mixed with feta cheese, dill and parsley. Also grilled eggplant and red peppers with two sauces, garlic/yoghurt and tomato.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This tent from my husbands childhood is folded-up in our garden right now. We are going camping on Gotland and the kids are so enthusiastic it almost makes me cry.

I love the tent's colors. Sweet 70's.

Making pasties filled with Swiss Chard from the garden and Feta cheese. It's so hot I can't believe I made it but we need snacks to bring to the beach.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

As a surprise, my husband took me to Yasuragi Hasseludden this weekend. We slept on futons, walked in the japanese/swedish garden, bathed and ate sushi. Heavenly.

The photos are not mine. I didn't bring the camera.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Concrete plant boxes. Now hosting tomatoes. Before - garage driveway.

On the window sill. Green, turquoise and blue pottery. The beginning of a collection? I've never had one. Maybe it would be fun.

Friday, July 2, 2010

We have lived in this house for six years now. The garden when we moved in pretty untended. But there where old apple trees, big lilac bushes and beautiful paving-stones from the 1930's. We have moved everything but the trees, trying to create a garden that fill our needs and wishes but that would also match the house. On the second photo from bottom- taken two weeks ago - a small space close connected to the house. The space is framed by the house, bushes and planking which makes it a hot spot. When we moved here this spot was bigger, like in the bottom photo (a different angle, but the same space). An arbor, surrounded by lilacs.We have made the spot smaller by moving the lilacs and we have replaced the dark red tiling with slate. Making brick flower beds of the original red tiles. Larkspurs, Foxgloves, Lavender, English rose Winchester Cathedral and Bowman's root are in bloom today.