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Doodeling in the Ocean

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall This small island is called Grinda, it has some rental cabins, a camping ground, two places to eat and one little shop/coffee place for boat tourists to stock up on frozen food and shampoo I guess. We went to a place called Backfickan, just […]

Stockholm from the Waterfront

Asking ourselves, Where am I right now? gives us a chance to step outside the internal dialogue for a moment of peace. Look around you, take a deep breath and notice what you see, hear and feel. Present moment awareness is the point of power and choice. It frees us from our compulsive thoughts. Laura […]

Eye Candy | Steampunk Machinery

I am not interested in how these machines work, or in learning how to built them or pick them apart. I’m not even into making steampunk craft, but I can not help but to be fascinated by the look of big machines – especially vintage ones in a museum like this. Machines where the details […]

The book caf we always wanted to have

Where and how to have a excellent caf experience. It is a relatively new caf in my old hometown Umeå, with a hand carved wood sign above the door. It is called Caf Pilgatan as it is situated on the road with the same name. It’s one of those dream coffee shops that we’ve talked […]

I love a bit of craziness around the neck

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant When I was visiting the city library I had a very nice time in the craft section. Perfectly placed in front of the knitting books I found a little stool that I sat on as I was browsing through […]

Taxinge garden

There was a garden exhibition at Taxinge Castle this weekend. We made it into a day trip and brought my 89 year old grandmother too. She is very fragile but wanted to come. I brought my camera. Gran and me walked slowly slowly through everything and finished at the caf, famous for its beautiful and […]

Fika with inspiring friends

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Dale Carnegie Last week I had coffee with two friends at my favorite museum, where we saw artist Anne Olofsson who had lots of scary photos […]


Utflykt is the Swedish word for outing or day trip. It’s the thing to do in the summer, with friends and loved ones. We had coffee and cinnamon buns, sunshine and a great time. I took lots of photos, of course. Related PostsThe Moment to Snap Inspiration to draw a Geometric Mandala Week in the […]