It’s summer and I love the colours of June in Sweden!
Grateful to be able to go outside, take a breath of fresh air and feel the warmth of the sun.
Yesterday was another beautiful day with great weather and lots of different activities. In the morning my sister in law and I biked to the next town to get bagels.
Unfortunately (or not) I forgot the phone at home and didn’t get any pictures, but the ride was SO beautiful along a lake with blue sky, mountains and only a little traffic.
In the afternoon I went to hang out with my nephew when he was fishing, and I even got to borrow those water-proof pants and everything! I didn’t fish, but felt very professional anyways ;).
Those who knows me well know I have a thing for dressing up in full gear to get a complete experience, and I become like a kid who proudly wears a little Police shirt or a fire fighter’s hat.
So even if I only walked out into the stream once, knowing I had those special pants and boots was enough.
It was nice to hang out with this 18-year old boy whom I’ve known since he was a baby, but haven’t always seen very much of.
Jetlag is getting in better control. Today I didn’t wake up until five!
Make it a day worth remembering.
After almost four weeks in this city, we’re ready to walk barefoot on a beach again soon.
Earlier this week we’ve had some great nature experiences in or close to the city.
The Botanic garden was such a positive surprise, close to the city center and still a wonderful oasis to discover and get some real nature feeling.
Ponds, a small rainforest, fish, birds and paths for walking and accesable for wheel chairs and strollers.
We found a few flowers in this huge plantation of Singapore’s national flower, a type of orchid.
Another fun surprise were the turtles!
All of this is free and everything is so well kept.
There are several different parts of the garden and this time we skipped the orchid garden because of the heat in the middle of the day.
But we did stroll through the rainforest and were amazed by the huge trees.
Yesterday Wivan and our friend Miss C took a 10 K walk in the MacRitchie Reservoir in the morning, together with lots of other people. It was warm, sunny and nice. And again, a great dose of green leaves and water to recharge the batteries after lots of city life.
We saw many, many monkeys along the paths.
Later today we’re heading out to the airport, and then fly via Kuala Lumpur to Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Looking forward to waking up close to the beach tomorrow morning!
//Anders and Wivan
One thing I like so much about Kristianstad is the closeness to nature.
Parts of the surroundings are biosphere reserves since the grounds are kept open by cows, and this area is known for the cooperation between man and nature.
After a day of work, this little outing in beautiful nature, sunshine and fresh air was totally spot on.
Being outside is a source of energy and usually works as a reboot for me.
Flowers and green does magic to both the brain and the body.
Look who I met!
Yeah, I have a funny story of me seeing several snakes on a walk in the woods some years ago, and my spontaneous reaction then was “Oh, a fake snake! That’s odd. “.
So, I’m in love. Again. With nature, with the city Kristianstad and with myself for giving myself these kinds of experiences.
How was work? Fun!
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
Wivan got challenged on Facebook to post three nature pictures per day, three days in a row.
Thought we should share them here too. It’s ‘snow week’ and we’ve had fresh snow more or less every day. Most of it has melted quickly but it keeps on coming new.
Since we moved to a new house sit last weekend, we now take care of two sweet and fun dogs and the daily walks are part of our lifestyle.
Taking three pictures per day is not really a challenge to us where we live right now. It’s a beautiful place, the weather is nice and we enjoy being outdoors.