Monday, May 12, 2014

Combining the good with the good.

The 10th of May a lot of clean-up events were held throughout Europe.
Our beach clean up initiative Trashless Gotland has been more or less on hold since we left the island in November, so this weekend was a great time to kickstart the season.
I love going for walks on the beach, and picking up trash has always been part of that, but this time I was most excited about the fire & the marshmallows that were waiting for us when we got back :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

In Transition

Lots of green in my life right now!
Spring flowers, a lot of sowing and repotting, leaves breaking out of their buds, wild garlic & wild leak gathering (makes the most perfect pesto & soups!) and the usual amazement at what comes out of the little tiny seeds I put in the soil not so long ago.

I went to a screening of this movie earlier this week.
Inspiring to say the least!

From the website:

"In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places."

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Coming home to Spring

Coming home after almost half a year away felt like the first day of school used to feel when I was little.

After our 26-hour car ride from France to Sweden, a 3-hour boat trip and definitely not enough sleep, I woke up too early and too excited to stay in bed. I just had to go out and see what had (and hadn't) survived the winter, couldn't wait to go meet the people I hadn't seen in such a long time, couldn't even wait to start work!

The fig tree, the grapevine, my parsley, and the strawberry plants were all doing just fine, and I managed to capture the very first mirabelle plum blossom on the tree outside our living room window. 
Life was picked up where we left it and work was waiting ...

Fast forward 10 days and this happened: 

The other day I made the remark that our days now are very comparable to our days in South East Asia. 
We swapped the beach for work but the rest of our days still pretty much revolve around mealtimes :)