tisdag 30 juni 2015

Visit to our dear friends in Rostock

We met Rudi 25 years ago when his team from Rostock was participating in a diving competition in Lund and after "die Wende" did we meet his wife Gudrun too. Since then we have been close friends - we have been visiting them many times in Rostock and they us in Lund, Västervik and Cyprus.

Last Saturday Gudrun celebrated her 70th birthday and of course we were there! We took the ferry from Trelleborg very early in the morning and were picked up by Rudi. After some glasses of champagne, clothes changing the party began - and what a party! Fine und Lene - two of ther five grandchildren performed and they are fantastic! Some pictures from the PARTY!

And at 11.00 Sunday morning we left Rostock - and we were happy to be able to sleep for seven hours on the ferry before we arrived in Trelleborg - and at 23.00 - twelve hours after leaving Rostock we were back at Solhäll again after a fantastic birthday party in Rostock!

We say "Congratulations" to Gudrun
And what a buffe.....
I had to take two pictures of it...
Thomas - their oldest son - was the bartender
Gudrun and Rudi - also celebrating 50 years as a married couple!
Fine in her beautiful dress
Ladies dansing "The dansing queen"
I really did have time to brush up my German
Also with the excellent bartender
And also Sven did!
A big hugh from me to Gudrun!

tisdag 23 juni 2015

Sue & Steve at Solhäll, Gotland and Fårö

Last Wednesday late evening Sue and Steve arrived to Västervik - and as the rain was heavy we did not pick them up in our Buster but with our car. "Midsommar" in Västervik - and in all Sweden - was very wet - but we visited St. Gertrud´s church and we had a nice walk - and a very nice lunch!

Saturday evening we left for Gotland and the ferry was fantastic! We checked in at Scandic Hotel so close to the harbour in Visby and had a good night´s sleep before the typical Swedish hotel breakfast serving everything - and I do mean everything!

After breakfast we visited the "Lummelundagrottorna" - very famous worldwide - and then after have seeing some f the giant "rauker" we took the ferry to Fårö on the top of Gotland. We did visit Ingemar Bergman´s museum - very interesting - and yesterday we strolled around all old Visby inside the walls.

Fantastic days with our close friends!

Beautiful wooden boats in the harbour of Västervik
A "candel fabrique" where Sue & Steve bought a candel with their daughters name on it

Having a nice Midsommar-lunch indoors because of the rain
And suddenly it started to drip from the cealing.....
The "boys" placed some buckets - and we relaxed
Dinner at the veranda with Swedish and English flags
I do not know what they are checking ------ perhaps the menue for Midsummer night...
And Saturday evening we left with this beautiful boat for Gotland
Very comfortable in the front of the boat - of course booked!
Next morning we visited the caves in Lummelunda - an amazing place!
And we were stunned.... FANTASTIC!
One "formation" inside one of the big caves
We are "taken" by these fantastic caves....
One of the most famous "rauk" in Gotland
The "Ingemar Bergman Museum" at Fårö
And Fårö also has welknown stone formations
Enjoying lunch in the sun somewhere at Fårö
Yesterday we walked at the inside the wall of Visby - 3,440 meters - and so beautiful

The "boys" were up there and below you have a miniature of the tower at thet time
We were so impressed!
Sue & Steve leaving us and Västervik this morning in heavy rain... Will they come back?

måndag 15 juni 2015

Visit from Cyprus and Bullandö

Our friends in Cyprus - and bridge partners - came by on their way from Bullandö outside Stockholm to the south of Sweden and we did enjoy meeting them again!

We ladies had a lazy afternoon
And the "boys" sailed away with "Majsan"
And the sunset after our barbecue was as fantasic as always

onsdag 10 juni 2015

My little "Gäststuga"

We emptied the little house before we left in February and I gave instructions how to convert this "square building" into a guest house - and when we arrived end of May it was ready and so perfect. I have spent some days to make it also comfortable to stay in - and here is the result - although I still miss curtains and some pictures on the walls - but still - it is a comfortable guest house for at least two people. I am so happy that my "baby" turned out to be so nice! What do you think?

View from the entrance
The double bed sofa to the left
The kitchen table and chairs that Filip gave me
And the kitchen with fridge ....
The door to the shower
And the bathroom with the shower to the left
And just to show you who took the pictures!


Sven has been working really hard a couple of days to fix "Majsan" and now she is in the water together with her big sister "Buster"! Sven has done a fantastic job!

Very concentrated......
And here they are - our "Buster" and "Majsan" side b side

fredag 5 juni 2015

Goodbye WDF and Welcome MGR

After 140.000 km and more than 10 years we today said Goodbye to WDF 291 and said Welcome to MGR 916!

Dinner with friends

Back again at Solhäll we invited our friends Birgitta & Thomas for dinner.

We had a lovely evening .....

tisdag 2 juni 2015

Meeting the grandchildren

Sunday we met the Grandchildren again - and here some pictures of our beloved ....

Tuva-Li with Grandmother watching the TV
Hugo has built a Lego-boat
with help from his Grandfather