In sea at sea

 

Recently the sea has been absolutely irresistible. Still a bit chilly in the air but we’ve had some fantastic sunny days. Last week I went running and the water was like a mirror(this is quite rare living on a windy island). I ended up swimming in my underwear, the jog back home wasn’t as nice but it was definitely worth it! Then the other day my daughter caught the swim-bug to. She’s not been in since December, then she stayed in too long and got too cold which put her off. Now she was braver than me and dipped her head as well, even after me telling her not to(or maybe because?).

Yesterday I went out kayaking. Friluftsfrämjandet, roughly translated Outdoor association, invites people to come along paddling every Thursday and I jumped on the offer. The weather couldn’t have been better and it was gorgeous. Hard work though, I’ve only done it a few times so there’s probably a lot to improve on my technique..it looks so easy when everyone else does it? We paddled for about an hour, stopped for “fika” and then returned while the sun was setting. So beautiful!

 

More inspiration!

Homemade Swedish cinnamon buns and coffee, there is nothing tastier!

Homemade Swedish cinnamon buns and coffee, there is nothing tastier!

Charlottas fantastic colour Gum Bichromate prints

Charlottas fantastic colour Gum Bichromate prints

or maybe this one?

or maybe this one?

Hard to pick a favourite...

Hard to pick a favourite…

Today I took the moped to the mainland and bought paint. Usually I try to buy everything I need on the island. I think it is important to support local business but when it comes to paint it would have cost me more than three times as much on the islands and I am on a tight budget. Since I passed the flowershop I bought some rose soil for the chilli plants and accidentally picked up some spuds, anemone bulbs, spring flowers for outside, hen net and bone flour… Took a little detour in Torslanda to see a friend. What I like about the moped is that I can easily explore new places, go down little roads where I haven’t been before. She lives in the oldest house in her neighbourhood. It had so much charm and felt so homely. We have a lot in common with our interest in photography but as it turns out she loves woodwork to.  She built the wooden seat where we sat having “fika”. Also a lot of built-in shelving instead of wardrobes. It gave me even more ideas about what to build next!