Updating the guestroom & friends visiting

[caption id="attachment_1404" align="alignnone" width="640"] The room before (picture by the previous owner)[/caption] The past few months we've been working hard in the house to make it fit our needs and taste. Not so easy with an old house, the dark season and a very limited budget....

5 tactics to stay happy during short winter days.

Winter in Sweden is without any doubt magical with snow and golden rays of sunlight gently touching the earth. But the days are also short. Leaving less time for painting and giving me a dinner-time-feeling around 2.30 pm it might feel confusing. With the risk...

How to photograph the Northern Lights

For years I've been chasing the northern lights. It was my number one on my bucket list. Hours I've spent outside staring into the darkness or in a car, trying to stay warm but almost shivering my skin off. But I can tell you, it...

What to pack for winter in Sweden

"Aren't you freezing up there?" "Is it going to be cold?" and "How do you keep warm?" are some of the most asked questions since we located ourselves in the middle of beautiful Sweden. It's winter now but we are definitely not freezing when we dress smart. For the brave...

The magic of winter (part 2)

Wandering around daily, I make a lot of images so here is already part 2 of the winter magic. (You can find part 1 here) Days are short, so we turned a daily walk into a healthy habit to catch the light we all need. Always...

The many faces of the night.

Looking at the sky, that's something I mostly remember from holidays in other countries than the one where I grew up. Mountain tops and far out places are mixed with memories of foreign languages, faded faces and the smell of candles. Back home there was of...

The magic of winter

Cold magic color play. Beauty in the purest form. Out there. Out here.   The light tells stories I've heard before. Swift thoughts displaced by time. I walk and wander not to find but to be lost again. Save Save...

(a series of) First impressions

[caption id="attachment_1156" align="alignnone" width="720"] Suddenly, very suddenly, snow everywhere.[/caption] It is a big change. Is it really? I could tell in their eyes. But not (yet) in mine. Maybe is mostly a change of scenery rather than a new story or a new chapter in life. No spaceship flew me back...