Attempting a new view every week or so from Scandinavia

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Early starts

490 grades done! Got up at 4am every morning the last few days to finish them, but all done for now.
Tomorrow's Lucia, so I get to lie in till 5.30. Normally I get up at 5.45 as lessons start at 8am, but to prepare for Lucia we need a bit more time. Strawbs is taking part tomorrow, so we spent the evening ironing her dress... I didn't even know we had an iron. Fortunately she's not Lucia, just one of Lucia's followers. Poor Lucia has to wear real candles in her hair and not only are they very heavy, but the candle wax that drips down is hot. Fingers crossed no one gets burnt, just to be on the safe side there's always a few buckets of water close at hand. Fingers crossed we won't need them.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Untangling the trees

The man in charge of us lumberjacks, just so long as he remembers who's holding the axe.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrating unity

Fish and chips, vindaloo and chicken tikka masala, topped off with fudge and a nice cup of free tea. The perfect Friday evening thanks to the international food fair that has taken over our little town for a few days. They were even selling Marmite!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thank you Granny & Pa


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

and some of what was seen in between



Summer holiday

Sunrise heading south
Sunset heading north

Friday, July 04, 2014

Timber built

On the train south last week, stopped at Lightvalley.

Did the same coming back five days later.

But this time the woodpile's lower.

Another timber building a bit further north:


Friday, May 23, 2014

The other side of the mountains...