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On My Way Back And Happy Easter
April 20, 2014 8:16 PM



It has been a rough 6 weeks for me, for many reasons, but finally I feel like I am on my way back to finding myself again. Life sure is a roller coaster though... I have been missing my beloved Lisen like crazy. In fact just taking that first forest walk without her was hard, but having my sister and her doggy Diva (Lisen's daughter) with me helped a lot. The sun also made it a lot easier. Because while I have been dealing with myself lately, spring has arrived here in Lyckeby in Sweden - and Easter. So I thought I would resume my blogging life again by publish this simple Happy Easter post. Hopefully it will get me going again.

So Happy Easter Everyone. :-)

On My Way Back And Happy Easter
This is the Easter cake we had yesterday at my mum's - yum! :p (Glad Påsk - Happy Easter in Swedish.)

And below are some photos from my recent forest walk with my sister and Diva. ♥

On My Way Back And Happy Easter
It was a sunny day with puddles.

On My Way Back And Happy Easter
And Diva was not sure who to keep company... Hm?

On My Way Back And Happy Easter
Hm?

On My Way Back And Happy Easter
Of course my sister won that one, Diva is her doggy after all. ;-)

To read more about how we celebrate Easter in Sweden check out -->Swedish Easter Eve Traditions

/A.L


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I Miss You
March 3, 2014 7:34 PM



I have felt like ever since I lost my beloved Lisen I have found it hard to put up any cheerful or informational posts, or any posts at all for that matter. This was our blog, Lisen's and mine.

So this is me right now.

I Miss You
Confused, blurry, and sad. Trying to find my way back into the world without you.

I miss you, Lisen. Words cannot express how much! ♥ ♥ ♥

I thank All You readers for your beautiful comments and support, it means the world to me. I will answer them as soon as I possibly feel up for it. But for now, just to put up this post takes it all out of me - I hope you understand.

Peace, love and light to All souls out there!

/A.L


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Snow, Stress And Hope - December Has Arrived
December 15, 2013 6:36 PM



Snow, Stress And Hope - December Has Arrived
December has arrived and almost passed me by, just like this entire year has really. (I took this photo on the train on my way home from work a few days ago.)

And if I were to guess which season of the year it is right now by simply looking at the weather we are having, I would certainly not guess winter. Nor would I guess that Christmas is around the corner, but it is. Yikes! But yikes in a good way - I do love the Christmas season! :-) However, December has been almost completely snowless here in Lyckeby in Sweden so far... So I do hope we get some snow and colder temperatures in time for Christmas.

Snow, Stress And Hope - December Has Arrived
Well, we did have some snow for about 24 hours a while back (before it melted away). Hehe.

Anyway, it has been an extremely hectic and stressful period in my life these past couple of months. I have not had enough presence of mind to be able to focus or spend time and energy on what I really should - which is totally my bad. I know better. This is of course why I have been away from my beloved blogs so much. It is hard to explain, but I recently saw this video below and I instantly felt like that is exactly how I feel - like the seed who thinks it should be a good seed. So I need to work on that, because I do truly know better.





I talk more about Eckhart Tolle, and why I think his book "A New Earth"  is the most powerful book I have read so far in my life, in my post Good Morning.

Now on to a Lisen update, my beloved doggy, who is doing well. She is a happy, playful and almost completely healthy 12 year old. Of course she does have some age related troubles, but nothing major. The only thing is that Lisen will have to eat medicine for her joints the rest of her life, I found out on our last visit to the vet about two months ago. And to make sure the pills do not affect her organs I have to take her to the vet to take a blood test from time to time. But hopefully everything will continue to look good. Because Lisen surely behaves like she is the healthiest, though a bit old, doggy on Earth. :-)

Snow, Stress And Hope - December Has Arrived
Lisen enjoying that 24 hour snow we had.

So, although my body and soul are not completely in sync at the moment I do feel like they will be again in due time. I am not, however, as sure I will be able to see anymore snow around here in time for Christmas. Lol! But I certainly do hope so! :p

Ta da for now. :-)

/A.L


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Find Venues Around The World Online
November 27, 2012 6:47 PM

   

Finding venues in Sweden, the UK or any other place in the world where one can hold parties, conferences or gatherings is not always easy. But I have recently learned that there are websites online which focus on finding a venue for you all around the world, like a Google search but only venues show up in the search results. So when I will need to find a space to hold an event in the future I now know that there are helpful tools I can use online, a relief indeed.

And rented venues can play a big part in ones life actually. I remember when I turned ten years old my parents rented a venue for me to have my birthday party in. I thought it was the coolest thing to be able to invite as many people as I wanted and to have my birthday party outside the home. I could play music as loud as I wanted and we could run around and play as much and noisy as we wanted as well. No neighbours to be concerned about at all. Needless to say, I had a very fun and successful tenth birthday party indeed. And the rented venue I had my birthday party in is forever a fond part of my memory. Which is why finding a great venue for ones event is important indeed.

Find Venues Around The World Online
Yummy food to serve in a venue.

Hm, perhaps I should check to see if I the particular venue I had my tenth birthday party in is for rent today as well? I mean, it is just a search away. :-)

/A.L


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The Little Red House On The Pier
July 27, 2012 3:18 PM

   

Yesterday when I took my dog Lisen for another fun filled play date with the ocean at Verkö here in Sweden, I found myself a bit extra intrigued by this little red house on a pier. Even though we pass it every time I take Lisen for a swim out there, yesterday I just had to get closer to it so I could check out what type of red little house it was. So below are some photos of the little red house on the pier at Verkö.

The Little Red House On The Pier
The little red house seen from the road.

The Little Red House On The Pier
I noticed that there were a lot of firewood beside the house, so my guess is that it is a little sauna house?

The Little Red House On The Pier
Getting closer.

The Little Red House On The Pier
Now I did not feel like walking out on that little narrow pier with Lisen, so I took a close up of the house with my iphone instead. Hehe.

But like I said, my guess is that it is a sauna house. And when the peeps in it are hot enough they probably jump into the ocean there to cool off. Not sure I would like to give that a go..? But that little red house is simply adorable though! Makes me smile every time I pass it, sauna house or not. :p

/A.L


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Crazy Thoughts
April 24, 2012 9:47 PM

   

Crazy Thoughts

Normal people:
do things they don't want to do,
speak to people they don't like,
and say things they don't mean.

Crazy people:
do what they want,
say what they feel,
and mean what they say.

Actually,
a "normal" person,
is just a great liar.

And,
not that "crazy" is correct,
but at least it is authentic.

It certainly is,
a crazy world we live in.

/A.L


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Dead bike
April 13, 2011 2:55 PM



On our walk in the nearby surroundings of Galgamarken today me and Lisen bumped into this sad thing.




I have no idea how it got there? But what a cruel thing to dump a bike next to a bicycle path. And probably a bicycle path where it once vibrantly rolled along. Poor bikey... However, I'm sure your bike spirit is in bicycle heaven happily biking around on the clouds. :-)


/A.L


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Hello 2011
January 2, 2011 9:19 PM



For me the beginning of something, especially a new year, is full of possibilities, hope and nervous excitement. Mainly because anything can happen, or nothing. Some years have just come and gone without leaving any special imprint in my life. Whereas others have been filled with life changing events.

As for 2010, it will be remembered in my heart as the year when I truly started to go after, and working hard on, achieving what I desire out of life. And I must say that I am proud of myself. Mostly because I have managed to keep myself focused, on track and continued with what I've started. Like this blog for example. It is by far one of the best things I started on during 2010! :-)

Now my plan for 2011 is to continue on this path I'm on. Because I feel like I'm on the right one. However I do need to work on keeping calm and relaxed whenever I find myself wanting too much too fast. As well as remember to have faith in the process of life. Luckily my initial feeling during the transition from 2010-2011 was that this will be a good year. Also the word "calm" popped up in my head. If that means it is how I should keep myself during 2011, or if it is how 2011 will be for me, remains to be seen? But I have decided that "calm" will be my motto for 2011.

/A.L

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Ancient aliens, what do you believe?
December 6, 2010 3:03 PM



This weekend I have been watching the History Channels documentary series "Ancient aliens". Maybe you have heard or seen it already? I recently heard of it from my sister, so this whole theory is new to me. And I find it extremely interesting and fascinating, which is why I wanted to share it here.

So, what ancient alien theorists believe is that extraterrestrials visited our planet thousands of years ago and influenced our early civilizations with their science and knowledge. In this documentary ancient alien theorists put forward theories which they believe are in fact explanations to many mysteries of our past. They also share facts and evidence which they are convinced support these theories.

For instance, the pyramids of Giza, Egypt. How were they built? Why were they built? And are their location really a coincidence? I have here a short clip from the documentary where ancient alien theorists explain their theory regarding the purpose of these pyramids:



Now, I always try to keep an open mind when it comes to most things in my life. That does not mean I believe everything, simply because it might make sense. But to close off the possibility for explanations just because they might sound a bit "out there" is naive to me. Just like it is naive, I feel, to believe that we humans know it all, or that our planet is the only one in the entire Universe with intelligent life on it.

And even though we have found many answers in regards to our human history, there are still many unanswered questions. The only thing I feel completely sure of, is that I am here right now. How I got here - who knows?

I would love to hear your thoughts about this subject! And if you want to read more and see video clips from the documentary, check out:

history.com/shows/ancient-aliens

/A.L

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Is that me?
November 2, 2010 10:17 PM



This is Diva, my sisters dog. A few weeks ago when I connected my computer to the TV, I had this pic as my background (still do). And as soon as Diva saw it pop up on the TV, she ran straight to it. What I find interesting is that she immediately ran to herself in the pic, not Lisen. Which makes me wonder if she understands that it is her in the pic? But I guess Diva is the only one who knows the answer to that question :-)

/A.L
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Human nature with a modern twist
September 7, 2010 14:39

There are all kind of blogs out in cyberspace nowadays, in all type of niches. But the niche that seem to be by far most popular is the "personal blog". Even though not many people make any money on it, somehow we feel the need to share our daily life with anyone who will listen.

I believe that "personal blogs" just demonstrates old human behaviour in a new way. We all want what we have always wanted, to be seen, heard, noticed and remembered. And blogging is our new platform for doing that.

But how personal is too personal? Is it OK to talk about people behind their backs? How come it feels safer to share a secret in your blog than to tell someone about it in person? And do we really want to know all about your intimate life?

I think ultimately it's up to each one of us how comfortable we feel about reading about other peoples lives, and sharing of our own. No one is forcing anyone to do either, and if you don't like it - just keep on surfin :-)

/A.L

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Life - if we can't touch it, what is it worth?
August 30, 2010 17:16

Nowadays it's all about what we own, where we have been and where we are going next. I wonder, what are we chasing? Who is it we want to impress? What is the point of having an enormous house, if we are miserable in it?

A diamond ring, new shoes or the latest car won't ever give us what a living soul can. We need to feel love, in one way or another, that's what makes us human. Things won't ever love us, like us or even talk to us - they are just there reminding us of what we don't have.

I feel like people are being forgotten, overlooked all over the place, simply because we are in a rush to live. There is nothing wrong with wanting to succeed in life, or having big dreams and go after them. But I think that what makes us who we are, is not how fast we get there - but how we got there.

/A.L

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Ok, it wasn’t that bad - just in my head!
August 17, 2010 20:17

Actually it was kind of nice to be back at work again. And the project I am working on is fine as well, so it’s aaaall good! I don’t know what my anxiety was about…just head games I guess. I mean people have phobias of all kinds of things and would rather die than hold a harmless spider in their hands. That just shows how powerful our mind is!

Anyway, on my lunch break I was out and about in town. Shot a few pics while I was waiting for my mum to meet me for lunch. I'm standing right in the middle of our main street, Ronnebygatan. This is the "big one", but it's not, haha. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from one end to the other.

As you can see on the big clock below, my mum is fifteen minutes late...Where the purple signs are, in the right pic below, is where we ate. Thai Royal, very good food!





I will never forget that day when I was waiting for the bus, down the hill in the left pic. A lady was walking across the crosswalk in the right pic, and in her hands she held two bags of liquor. I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden she started to stumble a few steps forward, she was trying to stop the fall by waving her arms in the air, but no. She fell, flat on her face. All the bottles in her bags hit the ground with a big smash. Booze and broken glass everywhere. I felt so bad for her! And glad it wasn't me...


/A.L

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On My Way Back And Happy Easter
I Miss You
Snow, Stress And Hope - December Has Arrived
Find Venues Around The World Online
The Little Red House On The Pier
Crazy Thoughts
Dead bike
Hello 2011
Ancient aliens, what do you believe?
Is that me?
Human nature with a modern twist
Life - if we can't touch it, what is it worth?
 
   
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