Real winter in Tärnaby

We’ve always talked about experiencing real winter in Tärnaby in Norrland. We have spent some fantastic summer days up here in the mountains in the north of Sweden but always wondered what it’s like when […]


Daylight saving begins with epic fog

Spring is two weeks late according to the meteorologists. This time last year the outdoor furniture was out and we were soaking up the sunshine. This year there is still ice in the Sannegården dock!  […]


Stars, snow and tree felling

The cold weather has parked itself firmly over Sweden for over a month now. We are tired of winter and desperately want spring to arrive. However, the high atmospheric pressure and the cold clear air […]


Smokey Mountain National Park

After a good nights sleep in Maggie Valley and a mountain sized breakfast at Country Vittles I drove east to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and on to the Smokey Mountain National Park. My plan was […]


Up the Appalachians

After a busy week in Greensboro I head west to the Appalachian mountains. Booked a room in Maggie Valley. Been looking forward to this all week. Got a little hesitant when the weather forecast showed […]


A walk after work

The Arctic chill prevails. -6°C and Anna insists on an afterwork walk to the Eriksberg dock and gantry crane. A brisk pace keeps the body temperature up but I have to stop every now and […]


Winter in Gothenburg

Gothenburg has been hit with some arctic cold. Sub-zero temperatures all weekend, clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine. There is snow on the ground, not a lot but enough to at least give an impression […]


Snow in Råhagen

At last, a weekend on Orust. Cold. -5°. Sunny. At least partially. Packed the car after work Friday. We enjoy shrimps and a bottle of Riesling. But it’s waking up to the silence and the […]


Cold Stockholm weekend

Booked an appointment at the Australian Embassy in Stockholm to renew my Aussie passport for another 10 years. Left home in Sannegården at 7 am in sub-zero temperatures, falling snow and icy roads. The snowfall […]


Orust last weekend of January

Two weeks ago we lost our Roxy and 14 years of having at least one dog in the family came to an end. Roxy reached the admirable age of 10 years, 8 months and one […]