Friday, 23 June 2017

The most Swedish of days


Hittade denna video, så kul!

Glad midsommarafton! Jag hoppas ni alla får sol och regn om vartannat, för så ska det vara, de sötaste jordgubbar, de minsta och färskaste potatisarna, sill och nubbe och magi hela den långa ljusa natten, och får höra minst en gubbe muttra jahaja och nu vänder det minsann och blir mörkare igen, så det så.

Jag önskar så innerligt att jag kunde vara med!





Thursday, 22 June 2017

Vardag

Vardagen de senaste månaderna. Poliser med maskingevär och polisbilar överallt.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lista igen

En liten lista som jag snappade upp hos Annika. Roliga och annorlunda frågor tycker jag! Kunde inte motstå den alls.

1.  Do you like blue cheese?
No. Like most other kinds of cheese but not blue cheese.

2.  Do people praise you for your looks?
They praise me more for my brains.

3. Do you own a gun?
Haha, no. Plan to when I move to the woods.

4. What is your favorite cordial flavor?
Anything sour.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
A little, but have been to so many so I am so used to it.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Love them obviously. Wish I didn't. Wish i could stop eating meat and never think of a hot dog ever again.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?
A nightmare before Christmas.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee, always.

9. Do you do push-ups?
Always been bad at them but do try every now and again. Rubbish ones, on my knees.

10.What’s you favorite piece of jewellery?
Necklaces with weird animals and objects. Foxes, cats, a little tea cup, a cupcake, anything crazy.

11. Favorite hobby?
Photographing, going for long walks, painting, doing absolutely nothing/thinking, being around animals.

12. Do you have A.D.D?
No.

13.Do you know all the words to the Canadian national anthem?
No.

14. Middle name?
Trouble.

15.Name three thoughts at this exact moment?
What time is it? I wonder what I shall eat tonight. The Queen in the allegedly EU friendly outfit that made me laugh.

16.Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
 Coffee, dry white wine, Diet Coke.

17. Current worry?
Not really a worrier. I work out plans to deal and then I am easily distracted by something silly, something beautiful, something that happens now.

18. Current hate right now?
That we go backwards.

19. Favorite place to be?
Anywhere where there is peace.

20. How do you ring in the new year?
Usually at work.

21. Where would you like to go?
To Iceland, the Baltic countries again, to a sunny beach anywhere, to a meadow in Sweden to pick wild flowers.

22. Have you ever thrown up in a plane?
No.

23. Do you own a pair of slippers?
Yes.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
White.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
No.

26. Can you whistle?
Yes.

27. Favorite Colour?
Blue, green and those two colours mixed.

28. Would you be a pirate? 
Haha, yes!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Whatever song is in my head.

30. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents' house?
North of Stockholm in a little student flat above a huge mall. Loved it.

31. Do you shampoo first in the shower or soap?
Everything at the same time.

32. What’s in your pocket right now?
Nothing.

33. Last thing that made you laugh?
The Queen again.

34. Best bed sheets as a child?
Do not think I was ever bothered about the sheets. I had a huge amount of teddies though and had a chart with the order they slept nearest to me for cuddles so that I could move them around for them all to get their equal share of love.

35. Worst injury you have ever had?
A knee injury from skiing.

36. Do you love where you live?
If meaning the entire country, I would need to write an essay. The city, yes.

37. How many TV’s do you have in your house?
None.

38. Who is your loudest friend?
Tend to avoid loud people. It is probably myself.

39. How many dogs do you have?
None.

40. Does someone have a crush on you?
Haha, I hope not.

41.What book are you reading at the moment?
Going to start my Jeanette Winterson books again.

42.What’s your favorite candy?
Swedish sweets. Sour cherries.

43.What’s your favorite sports team?
None.

44.What did you have for dinner last night?
Meatballs and boiled potatoes and Ikea's cream sauce. Didn't have any lingonberry jam.

West Street/Division Street

Morgonpromenad på en av Sheffields stressigare gator. Tidigt dock, innan afärerna öppnat, föll ljuset vackert och tyst över gamla byggnader.








Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Det var en gång för länge sen

För 12 år sen ungefär, då flyttade jag in här i West One. Lägenheterna man ser i bakgrunden. Känns som det gått en livstid sen dess.





Monday, 19 June 2017

Det blåa huset

Det lilla lusthuset i Weston Park får ett eget inlägg. Jag är så förtjust i det och den underbara färgen. Himlen speglade sej i taket.










Sunday, 18 June 2017

Weston Park

Högsommar i den vackra parken Weston Park, precis intill University of Sheffield, mitt gamla universitet.










Saturday, 17 June 2017

Digitalis/fingerborgsblomma/foxglove

Bildkälla
Ingen blomma är väl mer älvlik än denna?

"I Wales heter örten menygellylon, vilket betyder "älvornas handske". Varje älva, som svävar förbi, hälsas av örten med en bugning. Ser man alltså en sommardag, när det är kav lugnt, den i trädgården planterade, vackra fingerborgsörten plötsligt sänka sin röda spira mot marken, kan man vara säker på, att den hälsade en för människoögon osynlig, förbisvävande älva."
Källa: "Välsignade växter - skrock och fakta om hundra läkeörter" av Nils Hewe







Friday, 16 June 2017

Stark sol

En morgon vid dammen i stan i så stark sol och så mycket blått och grönt att kameran inte kan fånga några färger ordentligt alls. Jag tycker om bilderna ändå. Påminner mej om det extremt starka sommarljuset den här tiden på året.



Thursday, 15 June 2017

Junis blommor

Midsommarblomster och pioner. Jag älskar pionerna som knoppar allra mest. Som glasskulor, eller massor av små, små händer. Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Den naturligaste saken i världen

När man vandrar omkring planlöst med sin kamera och träffar på två gubbar som matar ankor och konverserar ledigt med dem och ditt och datt en stund, sådant tycker jag mycket om. Och ankungar. Fluffiga. Dem tycker jag också om.