Thursday, October 15, 2009

a break in the routine

It is one more day until this week’s weekend. However on Sunday I said I would tell you about last weekends highlight, and so I will.

We went to Sweden for the weekend where we had rented a summer cabin (actually it was more like a house) in a small beautiful fishing village by the name Fjällbakka. For anyone into Swedish crime writers Fjällbacka is the hometown of Camilla Läckberg. She has written several (I think it’s six) crime novels that all take place on the Swedish west coast included her hometown. I had never read any of her books. To be honest I had never heard of her. But when my neighbour L heard that I was going to Fjällbacka she went straight into her flat, took out a book from her bookshelf and said I absolutely had to read it while I were in Fjällbacka. So I did. As soon as Astrid were to bed, the fireplace was lit and my lovely mr. Yonder treated me with a cup of tea I opened the first page. Meaning no knitting, cross-stitching or embroidery was done.

We enjoyed the weekend with sauna, a slow walk by the harbour in Grebbestad (neighbouring village), and eating fish and selfish soup.Nothing extravagant, but everyday life coziness and the perfect getaway to make a change in our ordinary routine.


  1. It looks lovely - fishing boats and fishing nets are always the most beautiful colours and great to photograph!! I am glad you had a good weekend!

  2. Wonderful trip! It is a hard one to pick.. reading or handwork. I have been in the middle of both this week.
    I love that I can come and read and see something new here on your blog as I write from Montana this morning:)
    Have a good weekend!

  3. it does sound perfect... p.s. your photos remind me so much of new england... i so have to visit. besos!

  4. That sounds so very wonderful. We took a similar trip to a small Swedish village on the coast while I was pregnant with my first child. Sitting by the fire sounds so nice!

  5. Beautiful pictures...nothing like the coast of Sweden.
    I love how you said "everyday coziness" it really describes Scandinavia that I miss so much.
    Ha en god helg!

  6. everyday life coziness is a beautiful way to spend time. it looks like a wonderful getaway.

  7. thank you for these beautiful pictures of the Swedish coast :)
    we're going to Stockholm again around NY's eve... I'm looking forward to this.
    why is it that I've always thought you were in Canada ?!!!


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