This kindness kicks ***


Two eggs, fresh from the chicken house

It’s overwhelming and humbling to recieve all the gifts, help, care and friendly gestures we are met by every day.

Before leaving Sweden, we blogged about how we needed to practice recieving, that we’re more used to giving and now it’s time to accept help and things from others.


Last weekend we got to go up on a Mountain with friends

So, we’ve thought about this, and have been recieving a lot. Accepting the wonderful fact that people do want to help out, that so many we meet enjoy giving to us and taking us with them to different places.

Last week we were invited for dinner to a couple we’ve only recently met. There was no end to the generosity they showed us, like eating pancakes made from flour, eggs and milk from their own farm for example. Served with whipped cream and jam – also from their farm. And vegetables and meat and liquor and…

Wivan was so excited she got the last two pancakes in a doggy bag for the next day 😉 And we also got to bring a couple of eggs home directly from the chicken house.

It’s also been nice to feel welcome at the local pub evenings where expats and locals meet and have a beer or glass of wine on Friday evenings. Last Friday we brought a new house sitting “colleague” along, so she got to meet some of this generosity as well. Oh, the time before that, the first thing that happened was someone buying us drinks as soon as we walked through the doors!

Anders at a 5-star hotel in Cairo, a treat from our hosts there

Anders at a 5-star hotel in Cairo, a treat from our hosts there

And we’ve been shown around in the area, driven to markets, been given presents and all sorts of wonderful little things. This was truly nothing we expected before we got here, and we had never even imagined anything like it when we were thinking about our house sits and the time we had planned in France or other parts of the world.

We have been giving a lot to others, and now we certainly enjoy recieving all the love, care and help we get. Thanks to everyone – let’s all see what we can give or share with others the coming days.

// Anders & Wivan

Great food, great people


Anders getting ready for painting

It’s so much fun to experience all the giving and generosity from people we meet and have gotten to know during our first six weeks of travelling. Especially from people we don’t even know yet.


At the market Saturday morning

Last Saturday we were invited for dinner together with the couple we’ve been house sitting for. It was a Swedish man and his wife having us all over for a great feast with wonderful food and lots of laughter and even some magic tricks!

And at the market on Saturday morning we met our dinner hosts from the week before, inviting us to stay with them for a couple of extra days when we come back from Egypt.


The cheese stand at the market

On top of that, we’ve been served the most amazing food at our current house sit (where we now have done some Workaway projects).


Oysters with Tabasco and ground pepper

Anders keep on saying “We never imagined it to be this awesome before we left Sweden. This is way better than I could have ever dreamt of”.


English breakfast

Lets just say, with good food you come a long way with the two of us. 😉

And with wonderful, loving and caring people it’s just so much more easy to open up our hearts and enjoy what we’re having and receiving.

Now we’re looking forward to going to Egypt for three weeks, arriving on Thursday morning – and know what?! We’re already invited to stay a couple of extra nights there after our house sit, to join a birthday party.

What acts of giving have you noticed lately?

//Anders and Wivan

Homeless, at one of Malmö’s finest addresses…

Yesterday we moved the last things out of our house, and today a cleaning company is there to get it ready for the new owner.

Collecting the last things in the kitchen

We are now “homeless”, yet staying at one of the fanciest addresses in Malmö! Thanks to wonderful family and friends we are taken care of these last few days before leaving for France on Wednesday.

On our way in to our temporary home in Malmö

The area we stay in is called the Western Harbour and is the area where Kockums used to build large ships. Nowadays it’s a really cool living area with focus on the environment and smart solutions for taking care of waste water, heating and cooling of the buildings as well as beautiful architecture.

Just outside where we stay is the famous Turning Torso, a landmark well known in the Öresund region.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso

Right now is a great time to practice the beautiful art of asking for help, as well as receiving help. To us this is sometimes a challenge, and now is the time to take this to the next level, considering what we’re up to with our future travels.

We have also practiced the art of giving for many years, and will continue to do so even if our resources will be more limited going forward. Since we understand the principle of giving and receiving (the law of attraction) we are sure we will be provided with all the help and guidance we need. Our only task is to gratefully recieve.

The storage, loaded from the floor and up

The storage, loaded from the floor and up

Wivans packing

Wivans packing


Our 'pantry' in, two large backpacks, blankets and pillows

Our ‘pantry’, two large backpacks, blankets and pillows