It’s a Tuesday evening, I’m sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea and a warm cardigan, it’s raining outside – summer is over, autumn has arrived 🙂
You know what – it’s okay. I’m looking forward to these rainy and comfy days that you can spend inside, rummaging around in the apartment, watching movies, reading books, dreaming dreams… Getting a routine back in the daily life (that hopefully will include more blogging after this extended summer break 😉 ) and calming down after busy months.
But before diving into autumn life it feels like it is time for a summer recap. Kind of hard after this amazing summer. Maybe it’s best to leave you a picture of what was probably my most favorite place this summer…
…and a big, big thank you my family and my friends who made this summer with its sun and warmth, festivals and afterworks, beach days and city nights to one of the best summers ever!
Today evening we officially start into this year’s Easter Holiday – one more reason to go over the top with spring decorations!
We will spend it at home, fixing stuff in the apartment, relax after all our visitors, enjoy the spring in the air and do some Easter stuff 😉
In order to get into the right mood already before this short holiday, I did some decoration last week: 2 Easter Trees 🙂 It turned out to be two of them as I took my Austrian Easter Tree decoration with me when moving to Sweden, so I wanted to use it. And then I also wanted to have a Swedish Easter Tree.
In Austria, we put colored egg shells on our Easter Trees 🙂
One of the best places in Stockholm, especially during spring and summer, is the open air museum Skansen. It is located on Djurgarden, one of the many islands of Stockholm, and was founded in 1891. It houses a zoo but its main purpose is to show how the different areas of Sweden looked during the 19th century – with a special focus on how the people lived during this time. There is a vegetable garden where people in farmers’ costumes grow vegetables, a bakery where the baker bakes delicious cinnamon buns in an original oven from the 19th century, old farming houses and stables and so much more. It’s so much to see and to and experience that it is basically impossible to explore the whole “museum” at one time. I’ve been there more than once and still haven’t seen all of it… Continue reading →
I just had a major frustration moment with sewing machine and fabric. What is it with this huge gap between sewing-theory and sewing-reality?!?
So… as I did not want to end up throwing my sewing machine out of the window and as I started being cranky with not only me but also my environment (sorry!), I decided to put an end to my sewing day. And instead did some comfort-onlineshop-browsing through the homepage of one of my most favorite Swedish shops: Ordning & Reda Continue reading →