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Showing posts from February, 2019

Spring in February

Wow for second weekend of February here in Düsseldorf Sunny and 15 degrees Birds singing Spring flowers Beer garten opening ( although I didn't visit one but nice just to see) Outside without jacket Biking along the river All the kids from the neighborhood came out to play in the park across from us (Loren was their too although not in these photos)

Düsseldorf tips: Pottery painting

As we are moving from places to places, from country to country it is great with all these forums and groups which is now available on Facebook. And it is one of the things I do before moving to the new place is to scan the selections of groups which fits me. For example expats in Düsseldorf, Swedes in Düsseldorf, internationals in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf toddlers play group ( although realized that I don't have toddlers anymore..), Life in Düsseldorf etc. Some groups are more active then others, some groups you realize is good for nothing and some groups are gold worth with great information about your new destination and tips of what could be cool to do in the new city and surrounding area. Also meet-ups is a great way to meet new people who are also international and looking to find friends. I have made great friendships that way and most of them I am still in touch and we are visiting each other. Last Sunday I went to a fun meet-up doing pottery painting at a very cute place h

Surviving February and tips from Düsseldorf

It was a very grey and rainy second weekend of February. I know it is not only me feeling February is a little hard work some days when it is grey, cold, muddy or slippery outside and you feel tired, bored of winter, bored of nearly everything actually and it feels like spring will never come. Having said that I should really not complain that much as here in Düsseldorf the Winters are not that bad especially not as dark as up in Sweden and we can already feel spring is coming very soon. It helps thinking that is a little worst somewhere else ;) Doesn't matter where you are. If in Sweden I would say at least we have snow which is prettier then rain. And now living here I think we fortunate having longer days and more green and only snow for three days so far. I am kind of trying not to fall into the hating February trap or maybe I should do as Economy Professor Micael Dahlén embrace the fact that February is the worst month of the year - FY FAN FÖR FEBRUARI ( translated FUCK YOU FE

Boxes of illustrations

During our Christmas break in Sweden I was going through my studio at Lundsätter.  There I have all my arts and crafts supply, paintings I have made, notebooks with stories and diaries, all my calenders saved, Illustrations I have drawn, photos I have taken and all sorts of stuff I have sewn. We were sick most of our stay in Sweden so that gave me a chance to go through things ( not that I can trow things even if it might be needed no I like to reorganize my stuff and I am a true hoarder)  Also decide what I should bring to Germany as Loren was driving the car up and down this time. I have boxes and boxes of illustrations I have made mainly used here in the blog 2012-2014 and I want to go through the pictures and maybe do something more with them. Can I create a story from the pictures I already have is one thought also maybe make small prints and of course sort them and put them in Mila and Filip albums now when I have time. It so much fun to go through it all and I found the prints