Monthly Archives: June 2021

Justifiable homicide

Following the bareness of the winter months, when the garden was little more than twigs and logs for the fire, the arrival of spring and the push towards summer, has woken up a few flowers. It makes a huge difference. … Continue reading

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A dry day at Espresso House

I think last night marked the beginning of the party season here in Vendelsö. Schools are breaking up and mid-summer is rapidly approaching. The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. So, of course, there was a … Continue reading

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When Emma was scared

It was a very big day for the girls today. Their hair has been getting worse and worse. I have been snipping away, reducing some tangle but, basically, they needed some extreme hair removal. The kind of thing Kate used … Continue reading

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Art in a time of covid

Every year, the Spring Salon at Liljevalchs Konsthall, attracts many entries and even more visitors. Usually around 5,000 artworks are submitted for examination and judging. Every year, that is, except for 2020. The plague put the kibosh on that. The … Continue reading

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“I never hear birdsong at Verdun”

I hadn’t attended a WFA webinar for ages. Then I spotted tonight’s subject, Hidden French Battlefields and thought it sounded interesting. And, though plagued with technical issues, interesting, it certainly was. The talk was given by photographer Mike Sheil, who … Continue reading

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Photobombed by the British PM

It was Swedish National Day today, which seemed to mean there were lots of strawberries everywhere. It was also the final day of the first test between New Zealand and England at Lords, which meant I was somehow allowed to … Continue reading

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Swedish Nicktor enjoying the sunshine

A father was holding the hands of his very young daughter at full length as she tottered towards us on wobbly legs, reminiscent of mine. She had only started to walk a matter of days ago. She was looking very … Continue reading

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Another quiet day in the country

While normally we practice OMAD* almost every day, sometimes, like today, I just feel like having something light for lunch. It’s generally not difficult to find some bits and pieces in our fridge given the smorgasbord nature of Swedish food. … Continue reading

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When you really need a toothpick crossbow

Today’s Talking Newspaper with Nigel felt like sitting in a car, careening downhill with no brakes. It was a thrilling, very funny journey through this week’s local news. Ironic when a lot of the pieces were concerned with Farnham traffic … Continue reading

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Always wear your thongs in Australia

Back in the UK, if someone was to ask me what my signature dish was, I would have said my salmon with avocado crust – I probably have said so elsewhere in this blog. I was particularly pleased when I … Continue reading

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