If you are in Sweden, look this way! :) I so like this! It's like a warehouse clearance sales place... and they focus on sustainable, honest, green business. At low, competitive prices. Well, it's all on their website, unfortunately in Swedish only, but if you can, do check it out! :)
Guess who saved the present? (The shop assistant was clearly a fill-in during vacation times and the gift wrapping looked just like it...) I salvaged the beautiful paper and the string, re-wrapped it (in a correct manner), then added another string (pink lace-like one) and the white wooden heart on which I wrote the couple's intials and our names on the back. Turned out perfect, despite it all... :)
The day before yesterday, me and J went to a wedding together with my parents. It was such a beautiful day and an amazing wedding! :) My friend E got married to her R. Here's a whole bunch of pictures!
I absolutely love the first picture! It's E's father keeping watch for his daughter out the church doors. Then I love the picture of the little girl - cutest ever! :)
Well, we've had a great couple of days in the archipelago! Good company and good... everything :) Pictures are: The cottage we stayed in, evening light, detail 1, the family Swan, old harbour at Oxelösund, J wakeboarding, house at gorgeous location just by a canal, detail 2.
While the blog stands still, I do not! :) We took off yesterday and headed out to an island in the archipelago. Specifically the archipelago outside of the Swedish village Oxelösund. Beautiful. The picture is yesterday's sunset :) Outside the window, J and his brothers and cousins are wakeboarding. We'll stay another night and then head back home tomorrow. See you then!
Yesterday I went strawberry picking with mum&dad. It was the best day, not too hot, not too cold, the strawberries we just perfect. And deliciously sweet. I got myself about 5 liters, they are now in the freezer. At least the 4 liters that were left when I was finally ready to put them in...
They've arrived! :) (actually last friday...) Tried one pie recipe from "A Piece of Cake" that same afternoon and now I'm baking a bread from "One More Slice". The pie, rhubarb+strawberry, was just heavenly. So good, the best pie ever! :) And I have good hopes for the bread. We shall know by tonight :)
The books are amazing!! :) Not only heaps of exciting recipes and handy tips, but the pictures are incredible. Love love love! :)
This is my new label series. Not much to the world right now, but as we go along, which I am definitely planning on doing, more and more things will be added to the list. :) So if any of you sweeties, who are not from this city, are ever passing by, you'll know where to look for ideas on
places to eat
places to visit
things to do
and more. All of these, what shall I call them, sub-labels will be collected within the main label: GUIDE TO NORRKÖPING
Today Mum&Dad took me and J out for lunch at "Gubbens Trädgård" (=see title...) A real cozy place, like an oasis in the city - a garden with heaps of flowers and bushes and a fountain and a small second hand shop in one corner... just really my cup of tea! It's actually a café, offering , ice cream, pastries, tea, coffee (=fika) and more, but they also serve a lighter lunch. Thank you mum and dad! :)
They're actually more pink, a really gorgeous pink, but I didn't have any better shots so this will have to do. At least for now. Until I get my own ones... Love 'em! As you already know, I love the idea of 1-portion size dishes. I believe these are from Danish Ib Laursen. Same series as the pink pitcher here. I even think that's the pink colour these dishes really have.
Yesterday J and I went to my parents' house, visiting my little gorgeous sister who's got the house all to herself for a few days. She had made cinnamon buns the day before, an apple shortcake earlier that same day, and when we arrived we made rhubarb+strawberry crumble pies = the best fika ever! :)
Here's the final plate of fika of which very little was left after I was done :) There's rhubarb+strawberry crumble pie with vanilla custard, apple shortcake, cinnamon buns, pear cider and earl grey tea.
As mentioned earlier, last weekend was the Midsummer-weekend in Sweden. Here's how we spent the morning of Midsummer's Eve with my side of the family :)
Preparation of brunch picnic indoors at mum+dad's, then filling baskets with goodies and heading down to the lake (1,5 minute walk). We had our brunch in the sun on the lake jetty. We had delish subs+wraps, tea, yoghurt... Such a great morning! :)
My sis snapped a bunch of great photos of dragonflies. I'll post some of them later!
Hi! This is my blog - Welcome! As the name suggests, these are notes that I jot down to make sure I remember them. Here, I collect things that inspire me as well as things I find lovely or that are in some way or another worth saving. I hope that you too will be inspired! If you want, leave a comment to show you were here. That makes me happy! Once again, welcome and enjoy!