Mid-week bonus

The happiness of getting an extra night together

Yesterday I took a chance to change my schedule a bit and made it possible to get home for a night in the middle of the week.

Generous neighbors let us pick a lot of fresh veggies

How fun it is to catch an opportunity and it feels like a huge bonus to be able to do so.

We’ve bought two chickens. Which do you think is their first egg?!

Now on the train back to Kristianstad and a day of work.

And tomorrow it’s time to go back to Anders and the island again! 

Take care and stay in love with life.

Xoxo,

Wivan 

Again: the little things

The beach in Åhus at 7.30 pm

From our traveling life to a more “common” lifestyle with work, routines and a (or two) more long-term place to stay.

During the past four weeks I’ve been working full time, living at friends’ and going home to Aspö and Anders during the weekends. It’s rather intense and I meet a lot of people while working, and yet I feel like it’s vacation quite often!

Low season at the gym = lots of space!

Maybe it’s because I appreciate many of the the small things, like bringing my own high quality coffee to work, or that I make sure to exercise regularly, or because I am outside daily and love to be able to take a swim after work.

Tex mex dinner with friends

Simply put, I do what I can to notice all the good in life, make sure to take care of myself with enough sleep, good food and routines, and to play with the daily to-dos and not get too stuck in “should, could, would”.

Breakfast at home, and a full day together with Anders!

Whatever the combination is, part of it is to take care of the basics to make sure this person is well, and to remember and notice beauty in the little everyday things.

Practicing on our slackline

And for me, it’s very important to play, learn new things and to be around people I love.

Take care and notice what’s important to you, and all the beauty you have around the corner!

Xoxo,

Wivan 

These youngsters…

Breakfast in London XX years ago

… Were us some 10 years ago. The picture was taken when we had breakfast at a friend’s place, whom was living in London back then.

I look at the picture that our friend recently found and sent me. At first I could hardly recognize the people in it, we looked different and maybe most of all I can somehow read our faces and eyes and see how different we were on the inside.

Interesting, and good to see – when wondering how much have changed or in what direction we’re moving, we sometimes need to look back and compare before we can see what the difference is.

2016

In the same spirit, I look back into my memory and remember what I felt like less than three weeks ago and realize how much much much better my back is!

Warm feet after lots of walking

Happy Thursday!

//Wivan 

Pain, beauty, walking and tiredness

It’s been a weird first week of work. Last Sunday, on the train to Kristianstad and Åhus, I got a lumbago, a terrible back pain.

So painful that I cursed and screamed out loud on the train. I could hardly get off with my bag and bike, and because I walked so slowly due to pain, I missed the bus.

Bike, bag and yoga mat on the train

So, my first day of work turned out being a day of sick leave with a visit to the chiropractor  and lots of walking to keep warm and help the healing.

The entire week I’ve been walking, standing, walking and standing as much as possible. I have been working, and managed to do things differently than usual. The pain has been reduced by the day, and I am so grateful for my knowledge of healing, lots of movement, and the good chiropractor I found.

It’s also been extremely tiresome to walk and stand up many hours every day, and not to sleep all that well due to pain.

At the same time it’s humbling and good to be reminded of how privileged many of us are most of the time – healthy and without pain. 

Happy morning work at Haväng, on pain killers

It does feel like a privilege to get to work with such creative and fun things as I do when out reporting live from different parts of Skåne in southern Sweden.

And to be able to take care of myself at the same time.

Friday treat for the train ride to Karlskrona

Anders and I spent the weekend together, talking, swimming, going to a concert, watching movies and eating good food. Did I say talking? And walking.

Never seen purple roses before!

Anyways, now we have started this new way of living – part time together, part time apart. And as we have written before, we usually do pretty well when we have a mix of time together and time apart. It’s hard for some to understand, but I guess it’s also a question about what we view as “normal” or how things “should” be.

Don’t know if we will still find this way of living good in six months – but on the other hand, without trying we will never know!

Got this cute pic sent to me from Anders

So, let’s keep our minds open to what we don’t know, and dare to try different for a while. Maybe we learn something new, get experience we never would otherwise, and find out more about life.

With love, and a little back pain,

Wivan