Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Walking home from the train this evening

I really felt that this town is worth commuting to: it's the cosiest town in the world. To me.
These days it's Christmas:sy and I was in awe walking, looking and feeling!

Nice place to warm the hands!
Dangerous beauties...

Our garden is filled with white, fluffy stuff :-)
Going to work, looks good!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winter has broken!

A quick iPhone pic, before we (try to) leave for our friends:

Half a metre has fell, since yesterday evening.
I have more pics in the cam, waiting to be published. Now it's time for breakfast and then hubby will work in the snow while I take the opportunity to clean a messy house. Then we're hopefully off to our friends. In spite of the "class one" warning...?!

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010


This weekend we'll visit dear friends, one of our best friend-families actually! We have only been friends for about a year and we got to know each other via our youngest son, J. J is best friends with their son H.
Us parents, hit it off immediately and whenever we get together we talk for hours, we deabte things, we laugh a whole lot and we also talk about real and sometimes hard issues. Real friends, hence.

We now look forward to this fab weekend with them. To make good things even better the mother of the family is an extremely skilled cook, so we'll just relax, have fun and eat really really tasty food!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Those friends in our garden, enjoying a full breakfast
in the summer of 2010. Great friends!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I want

... this is a larger version of our ethanol lantern. I want it!

I thin it looks good and it would be so cosy in our living room!

How about some cake?

It so happens, that there are quite a few bakeries around these parts. What a coincidence since I love cakes and cookies!

A nice treat!

Enjoying art, by the five year old.
Admiring stones and wood, from the beach.

Coffee is a must, with cake :-)

I'm so pleased with the walls in the
kitchen: can't believe they're done!

The small "fireplace substitute" -
the ethanol lantern. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The other day I went on a "photo spree" and the goal was to get some smashing pics of the cutest sheep, just outside our town.
I see them every day, from the train window, going to work!

I can't think of and animal that is better at "carpe diem" than these adorable sheep. They graze, look, says their cute "bäääääääääh" and walks around. I'd like to just cuddle them and be right in there with them!!

Nature sure is the best artist. What an afternoon sky! I was just amazed seeing it through the lense.

All these pictures truly captures the area around here. This is what it looks like, in november. Beautiful and now: very cold. I'm in love with this place and this part of the world. It's calm in winter, spring and autumn and very busy with tourists during summertime.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One of those wonderful sundays!

It's a good sunday.
Yesterday I worked all day and all evening but today was calm.
We visited nice relatives, went for a short "photo spree" and then home to relax and plan an x-mas outing with some visiting friends, in december.

The son is better, so he could even go to a friend's house for two hours, to play!

The relatives had a very nice fire going.

Which I love!

So did our son :-)

The Lego bag was with him, of course.
Time to play!

We had coffe (lattes) and cookies and it was 
so envigourating and enjoyable.

Outside again. Cold and wintry.
Contrasts are always needed.

I hope you all have a wonderful and calm sunday evening! Now, we'll sit down and have dinner by the lit candles. Anticipating the new week.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Soul:y matters...

Here I sit after half a workday and I just put the world's most lovely boy to bed. He keeps telling me he loves me, he gives me the sweetest kisses, wishes me a good night and says he loves his brother, father and dog too.
How it warms the heart!

Tomorrow I have a full work day and will leave home 10:30 in the morning and get back 10:30 in the evening (can never remember which one is pm and am). Hence I read a LOT to the boy this evening and just cuddled up.

I leave you with pics of peace of mind and joy:

An evening sky in Seacaucus, going to a great game with my dear firstborn.

The second born, acting silly.
Both my sons LOVE to act silly :-)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Closer and closer

By experience I know Christmas countdown is usually pretty quick.
I'm glad I've managed to bake gingerbread twice, so that is over and done with. Christmas candy and a gingerbread house is next in line, as far as baking goes.
It's a little funny: I almost never bake normally but around Christmas time I do it a lot and I love it too!

The stores here in our town are charging for the holidays, I noticed the other day. I even bought a cute little Santa's helper...

The coastal theme is forever in season of course...

A favourite shop.

Loading up with x-mas goodies!

Glögg is waht we drink during Christmas. It's almost
like glühwine but not exactly. It's very good and warm.
Beside it, here, you see x-mas marmelade!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trying out another decorating idea...

Earlier in this blog I wrote that we'll have a rattan chair, book shelves and a table at the other end of the living room. Well, when I had a minute to spare, the other day, I thought I'd have a closer look at this. I had a feeling the room is too small to fit a rattan chair with a lamp, for reading.
I then brought down the tub chair from my son's room to see if there's room enough. And there sure wasn't!! Not by a long shot...
Good to know, at least.

Then I happened to try it out by the sofa, to see how that would look (we need more seats by the sofa but this living room is the smallest we've ever had!) and that looked great, I think!
Here are some pics of that new furnishing.

I was a bit worried that the colouring wouldn't work and started to think about buying a new cover for the tub chair. For some reason I think it works very well. It's more "coastal" than "New England" but coastal is OK for us. We even think we needn't rush to buy that white cover for the sofa: we rather like this light pink one.
Go figure!
What do you think? Are there to many colours, or does it work?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Our coastal town!

Our coastal town is nothing else than a love affair, for us! We never ever want to move.

Forbidding signs are much easier 
to accept when a sense of humour exists.

Over 300 half timbered houses in this
ancient town.

Bathing huts by the beach!

And what a beach!

This time of year it is windy down here...

Summertime here is totally wonderful but in the spring and in the autumn the beach is great for picnics also!