Out and about

In January I was finally able to use my new camera and of course used the first opportunity to go out exploring with it. I took one of my favourite forest roads, but took a turn that I never had taken before and ended up in the most beautiful area, at a lake right by…

Beautiful winter sunsets

Most of this winter was a living hell regarding weather. The last few months of 2019 were incredibly dark and grey with hardly any clear sky at all. This additional to the very little amount of light hours everyday made the darkness hard to bear. Not even my beloved stars were visible on most days,…

Reorganizing the shed

As some of you may have noticed, I have a little shed in my garden. It offers quite a lot of room for different stuff and was until now mainly used to have a place for different planting pots and the lawn mower. In the shed stood old cupboards and shelves that looked like they…

Fishing and exploring

I have really come to enjoy going out with Tom to fish. Contrary to Germany it is not required to have a general fishing liscence, you only need to buy fishing cards for the lake or area where you are fishing. That makes it very easy to just stop at a place, buy a fishing…

Summer nights

Spending summer nights outside has its price in northern Sweden and it is to be payed in blood. This sounds more grim than it is, but I am not kidding. There are mosquitoes everywhere and I feel like it is almost impossible to effectively keep them away and not get bitten. During this summer I…

Little trips

Sometimes during the summer I went on little trips. One more time I went to Västanåfallet and I must say that it is even more beautiful in the light of the sun, surrounded by all the green the forest has to offer. I could even fly a little with my drone. Another time Tom and…

The last days in June

I know June is long over, but since the long post about the bright nights, I had no longer time to update this blog, so I am summarizing what I did afterwards. At the time being I had a lot of difficulties going to bed at normal times. That was not because of the brightness…

Gardening II

As I wrote earlier, I bought a greenhouse. I found it rather cheap on blocket, which is a site to buy used stuff. It is not used but was still in its carton, so I could build it up myself. It basically consists of metal rods and a plastic sheet that is pulled over it…

Another lake – Abborrsjön

Last year when I was in this area of Sweden in the summer, I had a little stop at a lake. and ever since moving here I was very curious to visit that lake again, because it is not very far from my home. It would have been super interesting to see it in the…