måndag 26 december 2011

Livingin Cyprus - Livet på Cypern

One of the most daily read Swedish newspapers "Svenska Dagbladet" interviewed Sven a couple of weeks ago how we felt about leaving Sweden as "retired" and how we felt after four years in the sunny Cyprus - and this was what we read in the paper on the 18th of December.

söndag 25 december 2011

Christmas in Lund

We were invited to spend Christmas afternoon with "glögg, lussekatter, pepparkakor and nötter" with Mark´s & Hanna-Fia´s family - all of our big family - and the meny in the evening was "turkey". So we drove from Solhäll Wednesday morning so happy to meet our big family - together with my sister, her son, daughter in law and grandchild.

And what happened in the morning of the 23rd of December? Mark phoned and told us that his oldest son Wilhelm was sick - and so after a couple of hours also his sister Tuva-Li - so we had to rearrange everything with a very short notice....

We decided to move the Christmas celebration to André´s house and Sven and I went out yesterday to buy all the food - because we were still 13 people.....

We did bake new "lussekatter" this morning and brought everything together so we had a woonderful Christmas eve - but of course we missed Mark and his family!

Some pictures...

1. New "lussekatter"
2. Laid for "glögg"
3. Donald Duch at TV 15.00 - Åsa, Jannicke, Toril, Embla, Sven, Tobbe
4. Lucas Jr, Sandra, Lucas JrJr - My sister´s son with wife and son
5. Jannicke, Embla, Toril, Tobbe
6. My sister Siv
7. The Christmas man = our son Filip
8. Discussions - André, Filip & Åsa
9. Me and my lovely granddaugther Embla
10. Toril, Jannicke, Sandra & Lucas JrJr
11. Swedish "julbord"
12. My sisterson´s family
13. Food is served
14. Kaos with 13 people in Andrés livingroom
15. Filip & Åsa who are getting married on the 16th of June 2012

And - the best of all - Mark came by just to say Merry Christmas in the evening - because we did miss them sooo!

onsdag 14 december 2011

Golf in December in Västervik

Our friends in Olympus - Sue & Steve - with whom we also play golf weekly sent us a mail today that they were sitting at the poolside in wonderful weather reading - and if I know them the way I think I do - a glas of white wine from Zangarides Winery....

And we were playing golf in Västervik today - + 3 degrees but sunny. Mark´s and Hanna-Fia´s dog Egon travelled with us to Solhäll and he did enjoy the golf course - where we three were alone. On the first tee he did run to pick up our golf balls but after two holes he did understand to sit nicely at the tees and fairways - and not touch our golf balls. He his a wonderful dog!

måndag 12 december 2011

Baking "Lussekatter" in Västervik

Since Sven and I met - almost 40 years ago - Oh my God - we have every year in the evening of the 12th of December baked the Swedish traditional "Lussekatter" to be enjoyed with "glögg" - a sort of "Gluhwein" - in the evening but also with coffee in the morning of the 13th of December - Lucia - and of course throughout December and also at 15.00 on the 24th of December when we sit year after year looking at Donald Duck at the Television... It is abolutely neccessary with Lussekatter and Pepparkakor then! We managed 100 Lussekatter today - but they will be finished before the 24th of December so we will bake some more.

So - what did we do today at Solhäll - baking "Lussekatter" - when our dear friends -Sue & Steve - were struggling in the harbour of Paphos to sell our Gladan to a gentleman from London....

We managed almost 100 "Lussekatter"! Don´t they look delicious?