Monday, August 5, 2013

Swedish country side

Little L's newborn clothes are now washed and dried in the fresh winds from the unique swedish archipelago, in the absolute purest way there is, ready to be used as soon as he decides to come to light. Alexis is finally reunited with his favourite persons, auntie Lissie and mormor/grandma. Wonderful food, fresh fish, beautiful sunsets, the very specific smell of the swedish water and the fairytale looking swedish forest and the more raw nature. We walk around barefoot in the morning humid grass, sleep in absolute darkness, watch the sun go down at 22pm and raise at 4am. We enjoy walking around with as little clothes as the temperature allows, simple and comfortable and long for the late dinners, preferably eaten in a warm cashmere sweater in the more crispy evening air. It's another lovely environment for Alexis and me. We just miss M so much. He went back yesterday evening and now I'm counting the days until he will be back again.

34 comments:

  1. is there any father - son time. I never read this in your posts.....M must work a lot...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Someone has to work for this lifestyle!

      Delete
    2. Come on girl! Jealousy will lead you nowhere in this world.Just enjoy the quality of this blog or stop reading it!That's so simple girl!

      Delete
    3. Of course M is very present, but it's true someone needs to work in a family for money and since I take care of Alexis full time plus being high pregnant, M needs to work.

      Delete
  2. Heartwarming and beautiful photos! B.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fantastic pictures, makes me miss Sweden! I wish you all the best with both the labour and the future. I gave birth almost two years ago to our daughter at a NHS (public) hospital here in London and it was a great experience. I think you are brave to travel this late in your pregnancy :-) Hugs from a fellow Swede, former Stockholm-person and Swede living abroad

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anneli, yes it was quite brave and a lot of Doctors told me not to. But I mostly rely on my own instinct and it went totally fine.

      But now I can't wait to give birth!

      Best,
      stina

      Delete
  4. Such beautiful photos, so fresh and full of goodness. That's one of the things I love most about you blog, Stina. You have great balance in life, and that is so important. It's so much fun to love all the glamorous, frivolous things and then to have all that superb quality living... that's what it's all about I think, harmonious balance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! Exactly THAT sort of balance/combination is what I am aiming for. I would not appreciate one thing without the other. They enhance each other.

      Delete
  5. Alexis looks like "Michel from Lönneberga" the cheecky monkey from Astrid Lindgren!hope he doesn´t have to go to a cabin and whittle little wood man...;)After hot weeks enjoy these mild climate!!!
    I´m in the office right now (6.30) and alreading sweating....
    All the best,
    Lena

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In this picture he really looks like Emil in Lönneberga, from the author Astrid Lindgren for sure!

      Delete
  6. Oh Stina so peaceful and happy pictures the best you can have before little L arrives,
    I envy you to have such a wonderful family so seldom nowadays!
    Happiness is palping may be a word not used in English...
    Your Uta

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Uta,

      Yes it's really a blessing and something i worship very, very much!

      Delete
  7. Enjoying your beautiful photos again, I wonder how far the next hospital is away when little L. decides to come to this world!? I wish you all the best, / B.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The one we're planning to give birth in (same as Alexis), is approximately 50 min away, but there is closer ones if it gets urgent!

      Delete
  8. What is in that potato salad? Looks delicious!

    /Caroline

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I mean the whole recipe of course (just to be clear) ;)

      Delete
    2. Boil fresh, super small potatoes and let them get cold. Make a dressing of white wine vinegar, dijon mustard and olive oil, red onion and spring spring onion (gräslök) plus Himalaya salt and black pepper. Stir and just blend it all together and enjoy!

      Delete
  9. A's mouth is open very often on the pictures...Has he problems with his breathing or is he an allergic...
    I like your photos and the different light between sweden and S.-France.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True. the difference in light between Northern Europe and Southern Europe.also, the very"raw" aspect of nature, everywhere.guess itis what makes the charm of Scandinavia among other things!

      Delete
    2. I love both types of nature and for sure they are miles apart.

      No, Alexis does not have any breathing problems or allergies, he just had the month open.

      Delete
  10. Oignons in the potatoes.....

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this blog because Stina chooses to highlight the beautiful and positive things in her life. I don't think it's meant to be a complete picture of her family's life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very correct. This is a minimum little show of 1 percent of my life that is well chosen. The rest is private.

      Delete
  12. Hej Stina!
    Lycka till med slutet av din graviditet. Vårt första barn är nästan exakt en månad äldre än Alexis & vårt andra är 14 veckor idag. Älskar mina ungar!!! Jag hade oxå problem med åderbråck under andra graviditeten, lite under första men det försvann genast efter förlossningen & de värkte aldrig som de gjorde denna gång. Nu har jag fortfarande lite kvar & vet att det kan ta sin tid för dem att försvinna ( om de nu överhuvudtaget gör det denna gång ) MEN vad jag egentligen ville med min kommentar är fråga dig om du funderat på att göra ngt åt dina efteråt? Känner du till några metoder som verkligen fungerar? Vore väldigt tacksam för svar! Så har jag en till fråga eftersom du är expert ;) jag har ALLTID haft dubbelhaka eller löst skinn under hakan & undrar om det finns något ingrepp man kan göra för att få bort det permanent? Jag är inte överviktig & har aldrig varit det, snarare tvärtom men har väldigt smal ansiktsform ( mera oval än lång ) . Uppskattar väldigt mycket om du vid tillfälle har möjlighet att svara på mina ngt banala frågor ;)
    Tack för en förtjusande blogg med de finaste fotografierna!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi,

      Yes I will probably need to do some sort of surgery of the bigger veins a year or so after the delivery if they don't vanish by themselves, which they normally don't. For the smaller veins, the darker little spider net you can go to a dermatologist or a specialist nurse and have them inject a very strong form of Natriumchlorid to make them disappear.

      For your double chin, there's a lot to be done. Normally we use surgery but sometime the simplest way is to build up a more defined chin to make the profile look more flattering. Make an appointment with a specialist and see what they have to say.

      Delete
  13. Åååh min hela långa kommentar försvann, tusan oxå!

    Lycka till med slutet på din graviditet. Vårt första är nästan exakt på dagen en månad äldre än Alexis & vårt andra är 14 veckor idag. Älskar mina ungar! Att få barn så tätt inpå varandra medför ju lite belastning på kroppen & skrev i min första kommentar en lång radiramsa men förkortar den nu ;

    Har du tänkt göra ngt åt dina åderbråck efter förlossningen, ifall de inte försvinner? Vad i så fall? Det finns ju alla möjliga metoder nuförtiden men litar fullt på din expertis ;) Vore väldigt tacksam för svar!

    Jag har ända sedan puberteten "lidit" av dubbelhaka & undrar om du känner till några bra ingrepp som verkligen kan fungera? Jag har aldrig varit överviktig, snarare tvärtom men har väldigt smalt ansikte ( oval snarare än långt )?

    Tack för övrigt för en förtjusande blogg med de finaste fotografierna!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Why you do not answer last comments Stina??
    We wait something from you when we write some questions or comments.
    All the best pretty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes I don't have time, so I answer as soon as I have time. I also need to have energy and inspiration to answer comments, so I wait until it feels joyful instead as something with pressure.

      Delete
  15. I like your mother. Please tell us something about her life ....Your parents looks like teachers, is this correct? kind regards :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. such a stereotype!! why would she be a teacher? because she loves her grandson deeply???just to say...

      Delete
    2. Ha, ha, actually she is a teacher. Educated at the best music school many years back and worked as a music teacher for many years. Now she works with handicapped children and children with CP or other damages.

      I will for sure make an interview with her!

      Delete
  16. I'd love to read an interview with your mom especially now that you've said she works with handicapped children. I have a disabled child and I'm always looking for ways to stay positive and not let his disabilities get too discouraging. If your mom has any advice or tips that would be fantastic.

    ReplyDelete