Category Archives: Orust

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Even greyer…

Sunday the 29th of December 2019 turned out to be even greyer and duller than Saturday the 28th. A thick mist of atomized water droplets hung in the air killing any semblance of daylight. It […]

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Cold and grey day

Still carving into the remaining Christmas ham for breakfast, and sipping warm glögg in the late afternoon. Lazy days indeed. Walked Cooper to get some fresh air and stretch our legs. This time last year […]

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In-between days

Christmas is slowly slipping over into New Year. In Sweden we call these lazy days the “in-between days”. We sleep late, eat left-overs from the our smörgåsbord, and take long dog walks to make the […]

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Cooper and I

Another weekend at the summer house. This time it’s just me and Cooper. It’s dark and raining when we arrive on Friday evening but soon we have a fire burning and it gets warm and […]

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Finally the sun

Last weekend of November and finally the sun makes an appearance. When the clouds clear the temperature drops and it gets frosty. Friday night we head to Falkenberg for a Christmas dinner with Anna’s job […]

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No sun November

So far this November we have apparently had 10 hours of sunlight. Sounds a lot to me. Spend a normal November in Sweden and you will understand the Swedish Melancholy (“det stora vemodet”). It sucks […]

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A colourful weekend

It’s getting darker. It’s getting colder. Melancholia is a Swedish trait born of lack of daylight and long, cold winters. It’s overwhelming and there is no escape, no cure, no way to avoid it. The […]

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Autumn has arrived

First weekend in October was unusually cold. The whole week was cold. Even had overnight frost. Perfect weekend to head to Orust and the summer house. Light a fire and open a good bottle of […]

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Summer’s last breath

We pack the car and head to Orust after work on Friday. Been looking forward to this the whole week. Pick up some Thai in Stenungsund. We just make the ferry and arrive before dark. […]

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That was August

This years’ vacation ended mid-August but summer lingers on into September. Late summer thunderstorms gave rise to some amazing skies, including an incredible double rainbow. Cooper has grown and his personality is developing. He is […]