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blogging

Friendly Friday Challenge – Shadows

Sandy's prompt for Friendly Friday reminded me of a visit to the Skansen Museum in Stockholm,where I felt the presence of old world shadows. In the midst of a Swedish winter, the shadowy silhouette of the bell tower in Stockholm's Skansen Museum was an imposing and slightly daunting sight set against the crepuscular morning light.… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Shadows

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Traditional Art, Travel

Swedish Skansen Museum

Overlooking Stockholm, Skansen Open Air Museum is a walk back in history that every visitor should make when visiting Sweden. Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of… Continue reading Swedish Skansen Museum

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Travel

Virtual Travel to Sweden

I wrote a guest post some years ago, for a travel blogger, about a favourite place that I had visited. As we cannot travel irl, virtual travel will have to do today. there is some formatting errors as it is written with the old editor. (Who uses that now?) Choosing a topic for my favourite… Continue reading Virtual Travel to Sweden

Community, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Contentment

Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogen. Better a bird in hand then 10 in the forest.Swedish Proverb “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey Are you constantly seeking contentment? Marc and… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Contentment

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Book review

The Darkest Room – Johan Theorin

Imagine a bitterly cold Swedish winter, on the bleak treeless coastal island, in an old manor house built from the wood of a wrecked ship in which scores of sailors drowned, where one's only neighbours are 2 lighthouses, one of which no longer works and is haunted. Is there any better location for a thriller/murder… Continue reading The Darkest Room – Johan Theorin

Community

Sunday Sayings – Worrying

Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal directly through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. I invite you to comment on their varied meanings and intentions.

Community

Proverbial Friday – Judging

Quotes, sayings and proverbs are very useful words that we can use in our daily lives. Passed down from generations before us, we can heed their wisdom and apply all the various layers and concepts to our modern lives. Join me in discussing their meanings every Friday on Proverbial Friday.

Community

Proverbial Friday

Several years ago, I created Proverbial Friday on my blog. Wise words that contain lessons and messages about how to manage our life and find more contentment, if only we can think about and dissect their words. I love a good discussion so join with me each Friday and share your thoughts on the quotes and proverbs I post. I love comments.

Community

Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

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Community

Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time. They may sound trite, the authors are anonymous, and wisdom is surely found within their concise words.

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Community

Røros – A Walk back in ‘Mine’

Way up in the central highlands of Norway, close to the Swedish border, lies a hidden gem with a history, unique and lengthy enough that UNESCO has placed it on its heritage list. Today, stepping back in time at Røros has more to offer than history.