Snow and alpacas

It snowed all day and all night yesterday and I awoke to a white landscape with more snow still falling. The temperatures are now steadily below 0°C and the snow is still left this time (YAYY!!). Around midday, after a cozy breakfast and yet another movie, we drove to a nearby farm that has alpacas!…

2 Years in Sweden

2 years ago today, I was sitting in a rented transporter with my Dad, driving the second half of our trip from Neuss, Germany to Östergraninge, Sweden. We had slept in a hotel in Jönköping and were driving through dense fog towards Stockholm, where the sun was breaking through the clouds, letting frost sparkle everywhere.…

Gardening

Last year, I was so busy with learning Swedish, trying to accustom to the culture and my surroundings, integrating myself in the local society and finding a job; all while also still being in nature, photographing and learning what to do and not to do around here, that I was a bit sloppy regarding my…

What I have been up to

The last few months went by in a rush and I haven't exactly been active on here. So what have I been doing in the meantime? Well mostly I have worked. As some of you may have read on instagram, I found a job as primary school teacher at a nearby school. It was set…

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,…

One year in Sweden

As some of you might already have seen on Instagram, I recently (on the 28th of december 2019) had my one year anniversary in Sweden! It was an incredible year. I learned an incredible lot about myself. And while I made immense progress in my cultural understanding, professional self, language skills and social skills in…

Cracks in the ice

After 2 more days I finally returned to the lakes and now the snow was entirely gone, giving away an amazing view on the cracked ice. It was a really dark day. Thick layers of very deep hanging clouds took away most of the little daylight that we have. At the moment the sun rises…

Misty mornings

The mornings are increasingly beautiful now, as it freezes more and more often. We sadly hardly ever have fog in Östergraninge, but all around the village are places where it is often foggy on cold mornings. One morning I was really longing to take some photos, so I went out and first checked with my…