tisdag 21 januari 2014

Meeting some of my "working partners"

I did emigrate from Sweden to Cyprus six years ago and since then I do miss my friends at Comtax. Yesterday I met Karin over some glasses of wine - and some food - and we had a fantasic evening together!

Wilhelm 6 years old

I took the train from Västervik to celebrate Wilhelm`s birthday last Sunday -  and I did have some lovely days. As Sven was too tired to travel by train I invited my sister to share my hotel room and we had a lovely Saturday evening with shrimps and wine. Sunday was the birthday party.......

the "Lego table" was for the children - but.....
Jannicke, Torio, Embla, Hugo and André
André is playing with Tuva-Li - and Hugo and Wilhelm
Jannicke's daughters Toril and Embla
We are singing the birthday song for Wilhelm
And it was disco with "smoke" in the basement.

måndag 13 januari 2014


So - for 28 years for me and probably 35 years for Sven we did participate again in the Gala Dinner at Knutsbalen!

We did start the "event" at three o'clock yesterday afternoon at our The Old Bull again with snacks and champagne and then we went over the street to the Grand Hotel and ended up late, late at Karin's place with what we call "nattamat" meaning food in the middle of the night with beer and snaps! We checked out from the hotel at half past one this morning and were so happy sitting on the train to Västervik. This coming Saturday  - train again to Lund to celebrate Wilhelm's sixth birthday. I do like travelling with trains because it is so relaxing!

So some pictures from this fantastic evening!

We are looking fantastic in our gala outfits!

Being served champage....
Table one with our friends... and SvenT
Table two with me and many friends
Sven did enjoy the lady at his left hand side...
And this is the man who fixed all the eggs for "Nattamaten"!
Singing along....

Brunch at Helena and Lars-Torgny

We were invited to have "morning coffey" together with Hanna-Fia's parents and we were served a FANTASTIC brunch. OK - we had to work for it - because at the end we did have a Swedish "julgransplundring" which means that you sing and dance around the Christmas tree and after that take away all the decorations and through out the tree...

And Sven did help them!And Egon was so exited when we dances around the Christmas tree!

Dancing around the Christmas Three

Undressed Christmas tree

The Old Bull in Lund

Since we moved to Cyprus six years ago we have met our friends mid January at The Old Bull Pub in Lund owned by our friend David Parry. It is so fantastic to see our "old" friends and our children with families over excellent food and tasty wines and beers! This year we were over 20 - but we all did miss Ingrid and Per-Åke and of course Gun! But all our four children were there - and Filip's wife Åsa - and of course our latest grandson Sven Hugo!

Sven has known Jörgen for more than 60 years!

On the first picture you will see what our dear friends Leif and Monica brought us - and we will bring this "sign" from Västervik to Lund and back again every year!
Our son Filip with his wife Åsa together with
our dear friend Urban
Mark, Hugo waving at Grandfather and Grandmother is so happy
Very, very old friends - not old but old friends!

Filip's parents in law with Sven´s cousin - all doctors....
My Mother always said - the best you have you put on the table - Hugo!

Friends for ever.....
And Hugo again - always smiling.....

My cousin Ingvar with his Britt-Mari and Sven's "old" friend Peter with wife Malin

tisdag 7 januari 2014

Sven working...

We have a rather big plot - 13,000 square meters - and Sven is so busy taking care of it.....

He is really working hard.....
And here he is showing me the result of the day!

New Year's Evening

We were so busy in Lund and Malmö celebrating Christmas with our big family - it was fantastic days. When we came back to Solhäll Mark was here with his family and we spent three lovely days together! They left in the morning of the 31st of December - and Sven and I did say Goodbye to 2013 and Welcome to 2014 home alone in the sofa in front of the TV with fresh lobster and lots of Champagne. It was a perfect night!

I closed my eyes and had a wish for 2014...
Did Sven do the same.....
View from Solhäll at 00.00