söndag 26 december 2010

Christmas in Sweden

















We left Paphos on the 21st of December at a temperature of +22 degrees and arrived in Copenhagen some hours later at -20 - and although we knew - we were almost in a "cold chock" freezing to death waiting for the very delayed train supposed to take us to Sweden and Lund.

We spent some hours at the airport in Copenhagen and finally we managed to enter one of the most crowded trains - taking us to Lund where our oldest son André waited for us with warm cloths.

We spent Wednesday shopping Christmas presents and after that we gave all our attention to our children Jannicke, André, Mark ande Filip together with husband Tobbe, wife Hanna-Fia and girlfriend Åsa and our "fantastic" grandchildren Embla, Wilhelm, Tuva-Li and Toril!

On the 24th of December - what we celebrate in Sweden - we met all of them together with their respecives´ families and we had a GREAT time. Some pictures....

The fantastic "Pepparkakshuset" was made by Filip´s girlfriend Åsa - who as a physician calculated ever step mathematically. The result is stunning!

Mark´s wife Hanna-Fia is the most energetique person I ever met. Look at her in the kitchen!

fredag 17 december 2010

Christmas Coral Singing with Ed & Trish






We met at Trish´s and Ed´s place to sing Christmas songs outdoors and we had a lovely night. However - we missed the snow that all Sweden has too much of - to get the real Christmas feeling ....

But Cyprus is OK also for singing Christmas songs ....

måndag 13 december 2010

"Lussebak" in Paphos



This morning - on the Swedish "Lucia day" I woke up early and went up o bake the Swedish "Lussekatter" with saffron. I did miss when the chilren were small and we all sang Christmas songs in the morning for daddy Sven serving new-baked "Lussekatter".

lördag 11 december 2010

Kari´s birthday party on Gladan







We celebrtated Kari´s 55th birthday together with friends on Gladan in the habour yesterday - because now "winter" has reached also Cyprus... Some photos of the event. It was a tremendous afternoon!

lördag 4 december 2010

Christmas in Paphos


It is not easy to get the real "Christmas feeling" when the weather is sunny and we have 25 degrees during the days - taking swims in the pool.... But we have lightened our Christmas tree and went to a Christmas party yesterday so slowly, slowly we do understand! Siga, siga....

Of course we will have it when we arrive in Sweden the 21st of December after having received reports of snow - lots of snow - and very cold weather. Brrrr!

söndag 28 november 2010

Guitar playing friends


We invited some friends for dinner - and got an evening of entertainment when Stan and Ed played and sung for us throughout the evening.

tisdag 23 november 2010

Greek lessons


We - Gunnel, Petra, Johan and myself - are back again learning Greek together with some people from the UK and today the lesson was concentrated on -"first, second, tenth, twenties... up to 1,000,000th. It took us almost two hours to write down all the Greek letters. On the picture the sentences are blurry on the white-board but so are they also in our heads. However - we have a great time together - and of course we learn a lot!

4,000th = "tetrakiskiskiostós" - maskuline
4,000th = "tetrakiskiskiotís" - feminine
4,000th = "tetrakiskistó" - neutral

The above is the pronaunciations of the words - not the Greek spelling that we also learn...

Easy - isn´t it?

lördag 20 november 2010

Wonderful Cyprus


This photo I took at 11.29 today the 20th of November - 23 degrees in the shadow. No more words about the weather in Cyprus - but compared to the weather forcast in Sweden......

onsdag 17 november 2010

Visit from Lund



Our friends from Lund - Urban and Birgitte - visited us a very intensive week - swimming in the pool and in the Mediterranean - relaxing in the jacuzzi, playing golf and bridge and................ Urban learnt us a lot of the bridge roules during the evenings and surprisingly for us we wan the Swedish competition!

Visit Mark with family and André









We have longed for welcoming our two sons, Marks wife and our grandchildren Wilhelm 2,5 year and Tuva-Li 1 year for a long time - and finally they landed in Cyprus on the 25th of October for one week.

The weather was beautiful but the pool a bit to cold so our jacuzzi was preferred by all - but we went to the Coral Bay several times where the water still kept 25 degrees. The childres loved the djungel baby pool also.

You may hardly see who is the father and the sons when they "pose" in the sand of Coral Bay.... So they digged a big whole and put André into it....

Tuva-Li loved to swim in the water - and the parents had to watch her carefully because she was not afraid at all of the water - and she loved the Cyprus food....

Gladan in Marmaris





Sven and the "boys" - Göran, Anders and Lars-Åke - sailed Gladan to Marmaris for a week to have her lift, washed, painted and polished. No women alloud on board....

When the boat was prepared they drove 500 km to play golf - had two nights at a hotel - and drowe back the next day - so 1000 km for 18 holes of golf.... That is "dedication"....

But the Marina in Marmaris did take care of Gladan when the "boys" were driving around and she was beautiful when they left for Paphos.

Visit from Germany


Our best friends from Germany came to visit us in Cyprus. Cissan and Erik are Swedish - but live outside Fankfurt since almost 25 years. She is born in Västervik and they have a holiday home there - so we "normally" meet them at our and their Christmas and summer visits to Västervik. We had a lovely time and of course we took a swim at Coral Bay - 25 degrees in the Mediterranean mid October...

fredag 8 oktober 2010

Visít from Lund






Sven´s cousin Ulf with wife Ulla visited us when he attended a conference at the east coast of Cyprus. We had a nice meal in the evening and went for a tour to show our part at the west coast of Cyprus. Of course a swim in our pool was inviting - and wine tasting at the Ezouza Winery.