Icy cold, and beautiful

Of course I’ve made something to this photo! Who do you think I am? I just can’t let it be, can I? O_o

This monday was a cold day. While I was having breakfast the thermometer showed -13,4 C (below zero). On Sunday the temperature had been dropping and late that evening snow started to fall. And kept on falling during the entire night.

At lunch it was stunningly beautiful! I went for a walk and it wasn’t as cold as in the morning any longer. And the temperature was slowly rising! (Well… can’t say it became warm though…) And I had to be really careful to where and how I put my feet.

Well! Melting soft snow and hard ice on the streets, become a dangerously messy and slippery mix. It doesn’t help much to strew sand on the sidewalks and biking paths. There are always spots that are pure ice. And on the streets it’s even worse. The friction heat that creates when cars at street corners pull in and then speed up again, makes crossing a street to an almost life threatening task.

But the next morning most of the snow and ice were gone! And it was raining…
So typically at this part of the country where I live! By the west-coast seaside. Changes! Changes! Can’t be boring, eey?
(It can)

The original – just smaller >:D!



October ending


Soon, very soon!

Those of you who have visited my blog AND have seen the Milestone widget, might wonder what’s about to happen. And now is the time to tell. Well! I could have done that earlier, but there have been so many things around me lately that I haven’t had neither enough time nor energy to put in for blogging. A lot to do at church with posters and other things – christmas is coming along with concerts and stuff – and these last weeks – also this!

I’m moving out of my apartment, and into a new one! Nice, huh!!!! (Oh YES!)

IMG_5893I know at least some of you  have read about my problems last winter, with leakage in the bathroom and mold, and therefore a lot of workmen here to fix that and renovate the entire bathroom.
Shortly: I guess that must have been the most stressful period of my life. Or maybe not, but this kind of stress WAS NOT FUN AT ALL! The illness I experienced directly due to the mold around me; the stressful almost 3 months when I couldn’t live at home, and probably most of all – the fear I experienced connected to this. How ill can one become from breathing moldy air for an entire year?
And I never thought before this experience, that it could be so awful to live in a friends house. I guess I’m too much of a loner (read: home-sick) to do that for such a long period.

So I guess one part of this is that I never got totally friendly with this apartment. And I still think there might be something wrong with it. No mold any longer! Of course! The air is fresh!  My bathroom is the best in this living space!  But there are still crawling around silver fishes in the kitchen cupboard sometimes, and there are still these funny looking spiders in the corners all over the place. Thin pale ones with long legs. I still have my vacuum cleaner prepared all the time.
And I’m still having a “cold” continuously going on. Especially in the mornings. Especially now when it’s not summer any longer.

So after a longer explanation than I had intended to do here, I’ll now proudly present the fact that I now have got me a new apartment.

Sometimes when things happen, they happen quickly. Saw my landlords add sometime in the middle of september, had enough queuing points to have a good chance to get this apartment – and as it happened (Lucky Me) I was the one with the most points! And I said YES! I WANT IT!

These procedures took of course some time, but at november 3 I signed the contract and from that day I have had practical arrangements to take care of. I’ve also started to pack my things. All my books have gone into hiding….

flatIt’s small, but excellently planned. Light and bright! Huge patio, considering the smallness of the actual apartment, and since it’s a one flat house with the apartments together in a row, I can also use the front side as a patio. Oh it’s so nice! It’s cute!!!

The bathtub is gone, instead a nice white tiled space for showers, and the Patio is now “built-in” with wooden walls between us tenants. Can’t remember if there was some kind af roof over it at all. Mostly open space anyway.

I’ve only been there once so far! And I don’t have many photos. After all! The women still lives there! I couldn’t go on with my iPhone and shoot pictures of her private things! I just took 2 in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and a couple of the view over the patio and the greens on the other side of the bars. Since at the first floor, I’m not sure if I should call this a balcony or a patio. It’s a mix of it.  So that’s what the featured image shows. And here…. 😀

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate – and the nature calls!

Oh, I know!

Literally speaking this is no ornate. But…


… I find those lace-like patterns created by the stems and the branches quite intriguing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate