Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back in the game

Hi there and sorry for not blogging since forever! Christmas has taken all my energy and also, after posting uncountable Christmas posts I got a bit fed up. So now I’m about done with that. Spring is coming, you know (!) although it’s half a meter of snow here. I’m being optimistic.

I sincerely hope that you all have had a very happy Christmas!

/Back soon. ;)


Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Evening to you all!

This is our Christmas tree this year. In fact, it’s our first tree together what so ever and we love it! There’s no gifts underneath it yet, but that will change this morning. We were a bit afraid that the cats would go nuts about them, not to mention the tree itself. I actually notice in the photo that one of the decorations already has landed on the floor. But other than that they have been surprisingly well behaved. I catch Maja now and the boxing on them and she looks at me with irritation when I tell her no. Cute.

I wish you all a merry, merry Christmas and thank you so much for following my blog this year, and for all the nice comments!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos. 

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight. 

They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you “

Merry Christmas!

Greetings, Bettina.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Origami


Zara Kids

Two days before Christmas, there’s plenty to do and blogging becomes second. But still, I found these adorable photos of Zara’s new children’s collection. So cute I had to blog about it.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Down to earth Christmas

Kind of pretty but I wouldn’t have the heart to let my gold and red stay in their boxes.

@ Dagbladet

@ Dagbladet

This is our view


Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh well

Last night they sent a new Swedish documentary about Wikileaks / Julian Assange. First of all; I totally agree with his philosophy. All classified information must out to the people. We have a right to know what’s going on “behind closed doors”, which the videos shown clearly prove. I got a stomach and heart ache when I saw it. I nearly cried when I heard how they bragged about killing innocent people in Bagdad. They didn’t care whether it was children or grown ups.

American authorities demanded that Wikileaks returned all their information immediately and it’s of course obvious why; they don’t want the world to know how their soldiers really act inhuman and evil and show what video games and being a long way from the consequences of killing means. It does something with them. They lose their sense of understanding what a human life is worth. They don’t give a damn. Simple as that. They should be prosecuted and get  death sentences or at least life in prison for what they’ve done.

And honestly, I don’t believe a word of what Assange is being accused of. I think these women has been bought to stop him from doing what he does. That’s politics for you. That’s how people with power act. That’s how it works. He’s done nothing wrong but shared with us information. And that is not illegal!


Now, I guess you’ve all heard it. Stockholm was attacked. Of course it was terrorism, even if the police won’t confirm it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out! Luckily he didn’t really succeed in what he planned to do. No one died but him. Ironic. But of course the country is in chock. We thought we lived in a country that would never experience terror. We thought we lived so far away from all that. We’re just a small, unimportant place up in the north. We were wrong. And now it will never be the same. It may very well happen again. All the Nordic countries are suddenly at risk. A terrorist attack could happen at any time. There’s no way of knowing.

The fact that he did it on a Sunday, two weeks before Christmas when a huge amount of people were out shopping, on the most crowded place in Stockholm shows the evil behind it. I doubt he was alone. And as the CIA sad, if Al-Qaida takes responsibility we are definitely “screwed”. In that case we are suddenly side by side to London and New York.

I’m worried!   

Friday, December 10, 2010


It’s Friday. I should do all sorts of things in the house to “make it ready” for the weekend. The only thing I’ve done is vacuum the stairs and hallway and started the washing machine.  And now, instead, I’m sitting here, planning for Christmas candy and what food to make.

I’m sort of like the cats. They should be out hunting for all the mice around here. Instead they’re lying flat in front of the fire place. They’re bad influence, that’s what they are.

And by the way, I should blog a little too, I’ve done that too little the past days. So that’s what I’ll do. For a little while. And also play Farmville on Facebook. Yes.

I love this drawing. It reminds me of Astrid Lindgren’s Christmas. No mobiles, no TV, no stress, just Christmas and what it’s all about. Cosy.

vintage christmas

Pippi celebrates Christmas (in Swedish).


A joyful Friday to you!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another Christmas tree for you

This tree is just about the perfect tree for me. The only thing I would definitely change are the lights. I would want the old fashioned ones, not the small bulbs, like these. Other than that, it’s simply adorable, don’t you think?


Oh, and yesterday my long wanted iron for Danish “æbleskiver” came. So now, my fathers tradition can be carried on, with æbleskiver on Christmas morning, with raspberry jam and icing sugar. And of course, mulled wine with almonds and raisins.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh Christmas tree

Well, I was moving the cat food sack and accidentally lost it. Cat food all over and all three cats thought they’d died and gone to heaven. After that; vacuum cleaning. Cat food decoration isn’t really my thing.

Adorable Gingerbread tree:

gingerbread tree

Book wishes

Eventyrlig jul
Den store julebog 2010


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Risky business

Okay, so he (Assange) turned himself in. Risky or smart? Time will tell.

Good morning world

Two things get my attention these days. The Swedish train chaos and Julian Assange.

Sometime during the year, Swedish train company, SJ/Trafikverket told us they were investing 200 000 000 Swedish kroner to avoid last years winter chaos with uncountable train delays and stops and what not. They promised it would definitely not happen this winter.

What happens?

During the first days of this seasons first snow the exact same problems occur. Accidents happen. They are unable to handle the ice and the snow that fasten on the rail and the traffic delays hours and hours, if it’s not simply cancelled, and it’s a risk and a chance to take the train anywhere these days. And of course, nobody’s willing to take the responsibility. SJ blames Trafikverket and vice versa.


And this year, the solution simply was to have less trains going to and from. Obviously that cost 200 000 000…


It’s just amazing how the snow and wind seem to come as a big surprise every year. It’s like they’ve never had to deal with it before. It’s astonishing!

Julian Assange… This somewhat unknown person who thinks the world has a right to know what our governments are really about, and lets us know it. Really lets us know. So much that it explodes around him and suddenly he’s wanted for rape and espionage and what not. Now just about all countries want him, bank accounts are closed and he is at risk of being killed.

Julian Assange

It pisses me off. And it probably makes all the powerful people out there want to pee in their pants. They’re so afraid of their power being taken away from them, and being exposed to what they’ve done, and they will go to any length to avoid it.

I’m not surprised.

I hope they never find him. I hope Wikileaks continues to let us know. I hope the politicians get what they deserve. I hope the corruption and the “I’ll be your friend if you’ll be mine” game comes to an end.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December top ten

I thought I would share my top ten blogs I’m reading right now. You probably know most of them but hopefully some of them are new to you. Enjoy!

Christmas is closing up and so my first blog is an amazingly inspirational food blog.

nordens skattkammer

White and beautiful country style.

fint hemma

Lots of beautiful tips and inspiration.


A little red house, adorable interior. Sadly Rickard would scream if I tried to decorate our house with so much white.

julias vita drömmar

Truly a Scandinavian summer dream!

lisbeth sin lille verden

Details, details, details.


Cosy and creative.

my lovely things

Second hand, home made and a shop to go wild in.

tines kreative hjørne

True country style. I want this home!!


One of the blogs I’ve followed for the longest time.

lilla blanka


Happy Saturday evening to you!