Paris report – Day#3

We are our way to the airport- hopefully they – the French – wait until tomorrow to go out on strike. Our last day was just as good a the two previous. With 16000 steps and with a lot of help from the metro we manage to cover the both parts of Paris we already…

The best

Sam bought the family the best Christmas gift ever – a chess game. Chess?! The closest I’ve come to understanding chess is watching all episodes of The Queens Gambit. Chess has always frighten me. The pieces are many, have funny names and can go in different directions – all in different ones. It’s all just…

Old memories and cinnamon rolls

Looking at post on Facebook and realize that EVERYBODY are away on vaca. EVERYBODY. Except us. It might be that we just built a filfy expensive house and need to save some money. But parts of me HATE it. Me too want to go away. Never the less I sat down to look at some old…

Never settle

This clip comes up over and over again in my Facebook feed. I had a look and I was surprised that I knew so many of the lyrics (especially since I’m tonedeaf). What surprised me even more was how many memories I have to the songs and what feelings and places were connected to them. Parts…

Amazing, or things you realize when you’re moving

It’s amazing. If it is “amazing fantastic” or “amazing weird” I will not even consider at this time. But the amazing fact is that I have: 1. Saved a shoebox full of notes (handwritten only). 2. All notes were written during classes of my freshman year in high-school. 3. We signed notes with strange alias…

Final episode

So, what are my last favorite songs that I want to share, that have been (are) important to me. I’ll end with two. Both will be played at my funeral. Fame, remember the TV-show? I wanted to be Coco. I just LOVE Irene Cara’s lead song and I do believe there is a hidden statement in it…

Mother’s day

The scent of the Lillies of the valley standing on the kitchen table reach my anosmia and reminds me that they summer together with the last day of school IS here (even if the whether tells me differently). Yesterday (Swedish Mother’s day) was spent at my childhood home (most probably for the last time) as my…

Naturally beautiful

I have not always appreciated nature. By all means, nature has always been close to me or vice versa and I have always been part of it. But have I appreciated it? It might be so that as it has been such a natural part of my life I have taken it for granted. As a photographer…

Nature and memories

I had to go back to my parents for another round of cleaning out of old stuff (so much crap one saves…). Instead of keeping it all I chose to take som pics. Driving to my parents I also got flabbergasted over nature’s brilliance. To be honest I must have grown up at one of…

Nostalgia 

As my parents have sold our childhood home we are “forced” to clean out. And for some reason we have saved a lot. Like old schoolbooks. And I love it. I have a long walk down memory lane showing our kids how great I was at math and what a terrible speller I was (am)….

The Melody festival

In Sweden the national qualifying for the Eurovision is called “Melodifestivalen”, the Melody festival. As a young girl (as a vast number of girls then and now) I loved the Melodifestivalen. I get very nostalgic (as usual) when I hear old songs and I get surprised how much of the lyrics I know by heart even…

Longing

Saw these and remember and miss the summer.

Home sweet home

Today I took the boys to their grandparents and my family home. The weather was fantastic, the first day with summer temperature and spring really showed that it taking over nature. These facts and that my parents are putting their place out on the market to move to something smaller got me nostalgic driving there, Knowing that…

364

364 days ago I was a all jittery as we where off to NYC in a day… our great trip. With so many memories that we love to return to. Like this one or this.

L as in looser and Louise

Mother Nature swung whatever magical wand she might have and presented yet another fabulous day. Even-though I was stuck in the office the majority of the day,  a phone call from my “oh, so wise husband” (yes, that is the verdict of the hour) changed the outcome. On his advise I played hooky and left…

Hilarious

Already yesterday I wanted to write a post as tribute to my husband. Something I actually think is quite tacky thing to do in social media (just like posting an ridiculous amount of self portraits.. who does that?! … ;). It is something with the quadruple superlatives of one’s partner, that leaves me with the…