29 June 2009


As you all can see this is not me.....but it very well could be.

My computer have been behaving oddly this last couple of weeks but I have tried to ignore it hoping it would all go away by it self. It SO not have !!!! Last night it started sending this odd messages like

Not enough space

Runtime failiure XWZ bla, bla, bla 675 XXX

CC ++ bla, bla, bla


No it didn`t say that but it was hinted IN VERY BIG LETTERS ! And then it just gave up !
Had I done any recent back up ? Nope!
Have I probably lost all my pics with the new camera and all my work related documents? Yep!
Am I angry with myself and devastated? You bet ya!

So folks this looks like it`s going to be not only a vacation soon to come but a blog vacation at that. I will read and comment on your blogs from my daughters computer but my posts will be few or without photos until Hubby hopefully has cured mine!

Hope you have great days in the sun!

Take care


21 June 2009

Lazy Days

The wind in the grass, the hawk in the sky, butterflies on flowers and my daughter riding through the fields …..aaah this weekend was a great reminder of lazy days soon to come. Only 2 weeks of hard work left and then its 5 weeks of doing absolutely nothing. Or at least that’s what I am going for this summer. Could be that I will visit the occasional jumble sale, paint the odd wall or two at the country house, do a little wet felting and some concrete work and some weeding and….. Oh lets face it, I am not a doing nothing kind of gal….so most likely I will be doing something…..but it will be something of my own choosing that I really, really want to do!
Take care

18 June 2009

J+P = sant

Today is a special day.
It’s not only Midsummer’s Eve when all us pagans up north dance around a midsummer pole and use the fact that this is the years longest day as an excuse for drinking enormous amounts of aquavit and sing obscure songs….oh no it’s a much more important day than that. 30 years ago, on this very day my husband and I had our very first date!

30 years later he is still my
Bob the builder
Cheering section
Father of my children
Life companion

Dearest Hubby
I love you very much!


17 June 2009


I past the TV room the other day when my daughters sat watching a TV show and judging by the OMG, OMG,OMG in high pitched girly voices that was coming from the screen I had it written of as just another stupefying American soap. On my third trip past the TV room I just had to see what crap they where watching…..

It was called my new BFF and staring Paris Hilton and it left me depressed and sad! It showed a dozen or so young American girls competing to become Paris Hiltons new best friend. It made me think of school days and the invisible or bullied kids that where always left out and how some of them did almost anything to be included. How they could be made to do all kind of stupid or humiliating things and in the end they where still left out and how that could have them marked for life.

When I mentioned this to Emma, my youngest she just shrugged her shoulders and wisely said that it’s the little brother syndrome. You know when the older brother has you go fetch the ball a hundred times saying “go get the ball and you can play with us”. Being a kid sister I suppose she knows a bit about that…. Anyway, Paris Hilton takes this to a whole other level and it made me very sad but also very grateful for the friends I have.

This past month when life has been tough on me my friends have all been there for me sharing laughter and tears telling me that everything will be all right. Or just hugging me but saying nothing knowing that a hug was just what I needed.

Thinking about this suddenly had me humming….. Carole King right?

When you’re down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name,
And you know wherever I am
Ill come running
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Ill be there, yes I’ll be there
Cause you’ve got a friend.

Oh how true!

Thank you all my dear friends. Life would be nothing without you!
Take care

07 June 2009

Exquisite flowers….and anxiety

Been of the radar for a while, sorry about that. I haven’t been feeling well and I am just so fed up about doctors ignoring it….not listening…..and just prescribing this and that without really examining you……and then your five minutes are up and you are out of the door none the wiser. I absolutely hate not knowing! I can take almost anything just as long as I know what I am dealing with. I have an appointment with a specialist in two weeks time so hopefully that is going to give me some answers….but two weeks feels like a long wait…. And my anxiety grows….

Nature makes me happy though. Must show you one of my columbines (Aquilegia) that the deer’s didn’t get to. Thank god for small mercies!

Take care