Monday, 29 October 2012


I am home again. After an intensive visit to Bonn. I have been invited to participate in a 2yrs long eu-project, with participants from Finland, Sweden, Germany, Malta, Italy and Turkey. And the next meeting will be held in Turkey. Hopefully I can extend my stay with at least a few days (on my own expense obviously), but timewise it looks a bit unrealistic :( But hopefully I can manage to work something out. It would be such a pity not to be able to see at least a tiny wee bit of the country/ or the city I visit. As I had no time to explore Bonn, we worked from 9a.m. to 6.30p.m. and then had dinner at a restaurant from 7.30p.m. and then head back to the hotel to finish reports etc.

Now I am spending qualitytime with my sweet cat, that has missed me plenty. But she had the best care whilst I was away - and I received wonderful reports daily of how loud her purring was;)

Gullegrisen is a pampering-name for my sweet cat in swedish. It means something like sweetypiggy...well, perhaps my sweadish friends have a nicer translation.

I did not have time to take pics as all my brakes were short and I had to make sure I got something to eat and some fresh air. The picture above is from a lunchrestaurant that served delicious salads and turkish treats. I loved the green colour and the dried roses.

I am most certainly going for a run tonight, though I have a deadline for a job tomorrow at one p.m. So I might not sleep very much tonight;)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tuesday report

The weekend flew by!
A lovely saturdaybrunch and in the evening a crazy and wild 200yrs birthday party (4 x 50yrs). Met so many old acquaintances I felt I was in myb teens all over again;)
On sunday I attended the most beautiful namegiving ceremony. As one of the guests so well said, if you want to keep an image of love in your soul forever, this is it.

This morning I first voted in the municipal elections, as I am away on sunday when it is the official votingday.
And in the evening I played guitar, or practised as I have started taking lessons! And made avocado-pasta that everone seems to be eating in Finland. Due to a cookerybook that has recently been published and the recipy rotates on facebook, in the papers... I tried it last week but forgot half of the ingredients as I had no list with me in the shop;) So today I made the proper thing and it turned out quite nice.

You need half of a red chili (remove the seeds and chop) , a few gloves of garlic (chopped), one cup of olive oil, one cup of grated parmesancheese, one cup of  grated pecorinocheese, juice of one lime, one cup of chopped fresh basil and one cup of chopped fresh parsley, black pepper and two avocadoes in smaller bits. Stir and dance while you let your spaghetti boil until al dente (remember to use salt in boiling water). Mix and enjoy!

On thursday I was supposed to travel to Tallinn, but that has been postponed due to a force majeur situation. But early on friday morning I'm boarding a plane to Bonn and returning on monday.

So as my days will be busy I will wish you all a wonderful week and happy weekend!

Above is a nook in my kitchen. I have started to collect guilded frames to hang on the wall.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

These boots were made for walking

Oh, so much going on in life and so little time to blog about it;) But I assume that is what we are all struggling with - to find balance. Not only regarding blogging, but in general.

Last night I went out running, it was fairly late, the night was mild and I run along paths in the forest and there was very little light.  I suddenly reflected upon the fact that I know these paths so well, I only need enough light to see were the path runs but I need not see the ground clearly. I trust!
Afterwards I enjoyed a sauna and fell asleep very happy!

This boot or shoe above was not really made for walking, but for holding ink;) Have been listening to this song. Makes me want to go for walkabouts in boots...

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Saturday morning, looking out it seems it will be a beautiful crisp autumn day.
I'm just about to take myself to the swimmingpool and then off for brunch in a café with my dear friend Manuel.

Had a very good week. I also saw a few performances that I enjoyed and had friends over for dinner.

Have a lovely weekend dear friends!

Morninglight above.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Demanding tuesday

The weekend passed with friends and music, on sunday the annual Herring market kicked off for 270th time! In beautiful sunshine, I walked in the harbour, looked at the many many people whom had arrived, the beautiful fishing vessels, the air filled with sounds of market, the harbour, the seagulls, the scent of fish.
It was a beautiful day and I tasted some wonderful delicasies and some even found it's way to my home...

I'm soon jumping in water, time for a swim!

Above is my little bird, sitting on a book, giving me a demanding look!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Autumn at it's best

Autumn is so beautiful right now.
A sunny beautiful saturday and I am off to enjoy it!

Happy weekend friends!

Above, autumn seen through my antiqueglas window.

Monday, 1 October 2012

An assistant

Last year when I made namesigns for a tv-show I had a very lovley assistant. She has far more experience now and has been very helpful;)
I cannot show you what the signs look like this year until the tv-show has aired - but as soon as - I will post pics.
The producer was well pleased with the signs, wow! I am very happy now!