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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 21 juni 2013 06:33

Today is midsummer, a day when everyone is celebrating the longest day of the year.
Lotta finally got a vacation from work, so Mom is up early ( as usual ) getting Adrienne ready for the trip up north, which is going to take several days. We’re supposed to hurry slowly they say so we can see everything
and take lots of pictures............we’ll see
Yesterday our favorite people came to visit in their camper, and the campsite is real close to where we are, so we took a bike ride to say hello.
We took a loooong walk and I got to pllay te Indian game again, it was muddy so when we gort back I had to take a shower.........
 
    
after supper we went back for another visit, and had dessert. This is Ove, and is one of my favorite people in the world. I got him totally wrapped around my paw. I just look at him and he immediately jumps up and get some goodies from the fridge....
 
   
 
Once again we went for a log walk on the cliffs looking at the sundown that's start around 10 pm. Further north where we're going sun will stay up even later Mom says.
Ove always take a lot of pictures, and he got some real got shots of me, that I'll  hopefully get to show you later.
It's pretty here.....................
 
             
 
some really pretty flowers growing in the wild is always nice to look at
 
 
 
The bird with the crewcut had layed a second egg, but no puppies yet. No pictures since we didn't want to get too close.
 Ove's lady is also very nice, but much harder to flirt with, she's foolish enought to listen to Mom about not giving me too many  goodies so I get sick ..................blablabla bla...........
 
   
 
It's alreafy 7AM and now I'm being forced out of bed......................Mom has a lot to do to get Adrienne ready......................................
See you all soon, from somewhere else...........
wet kisses to all,
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 19 juni 2013 10:50

Today is gray, no sunshine but no rain either, at least not yet. Looks like a perfect day for a long nap, and to recoup from yesterday which was awesome. We went for a  bike ride to the coast and walked on the cliffs from one small island to the next................It was gorgeous, Not much more to say about it, I let pictures speak for themselves


                       


I really wanted to go for a swim, but Mom said no dogs are allowed in water........ that's baloney I saw a dog in the water with my own eyes..........truth is Mom is afraid to get in because she says water is too cold................the day was great anyway, but it would have been even better if the stupid collar came off.........


 


This was one of the reasons why my collar stayed on,We didn't see them until they  hollered at us to leave. Mom said we came too close since this bird mom left her nest and the egg....................we apologized and left


     


Than Mom wanted to play a silly game she played as a puppy, called "cowboys and Indias" !! I was supposed to be an Indian ?.....................oh ok , and now what ? .............


 


boooooooooring.................I'm not playing ..............well, maybe if you take the collar off ...........nope...........game ended before it started,


 


These little puppies was really struggling to keep up with their mom in this rough water, but they did a great job and they all stayed together................


 


Like I said, it was an awesome day, so if nothing happens today I'll be ok with a lot of napping. Mom is knitting and watching some documentaries that she can't see at home..........


  


all is well , wet kisses to all. 


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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 18 juni 2013 06:43

Woke up this morning to a blue sky, no rainclouds in sight................awesome, looks like it could be bike-ride weather.............
The other day Lotta took us sight seeing in her car, and first we went by the campsite that’s very close to her house. It’s  very large and well equipped with lots of activities, mom immediately fell for these vehicles that can be rented ( she’ll never grow up ) but there’s no place for me to sit  ?  she better not go without me ....or else....

    

The Volvo amazon club had a meeting at the grounds, and here goes the “remember when”between Mom and Lotta again..........and this is a police cruiser !!!! this one got to be good ! I’m all ears..............Remember how scary it was when police called out from their speakers to turn on bicycle lights ? or when they shouted we weren’t allowed to ride two on a bicycle ?...............That’s IT ???? geeezzz..............how lame.............. tell me the juicy stuff.
 
 
 
Moms dad had a camper exactly like this one, when she was a puppy, we took a peek inside, and decided Adrienne is much ,much nicer and roomier.
 
 
 
Lotta is pointing out all the nice places on the grounds. Maybe we'll stay here when Dad shows up.
(just found out he's not coming as planned, he broke a foot .............sending get well licks )
 
 
 
this is rosehips flowers, very pretty, and they reminded Mom about the soup she used to get as a puppy. She says she didn't like it than, and don't want it now either, but the flower is pretty,
 
  
 
It was raining on and off, so the sight seeing continued by car. Lotta drove us about 10 km.on a narrow  winding country road to Västerviks archipelago and what a gorgeous drive it was . Too bad Mom is such a chicken passenger........
 
     
 
I think it'll take a few buckets to empty this boat
 
 
 
When Mom was a puppy ( a long long time ago ) the farmers put the milk in these metal containers and put them by the road on buildings like this. Than the milk truck came by and picked them up every morning. People must have been a lot stronger back than, since I remember Mom trying to pick one up and she couldn’t....
 
 
 
At the end of the road was a harbor for small boats, it would hae been very nice to walk around and explore if it wasn't for the raain.
 
 
 
What a fantastic craftsmanship, don't think they make boats like this anymore  ? I guess it's not sailing anymore though.....
 
   
 
The rain finally let up for a little while so we could take a short walk, but the rocks were quite slippery so we decided to stay on the grassy areas......
 
   
 
Lots and lots of wildflowers grows by the roads here and Mom just remembered how she missed that since you hardly ever see that in Florida.  This big round metal flower is pretty common though.
 
 
 
This property was envied by us all, I could easily see myself running around there, going for a swim whenever i felt like it..................without having to worry about alligators ............
 
 
 
When we got home Lotta made us waffles with whipped cream and cloud berries.....
I got several tastes and I can assure you .........it was delicious
 
   
 
That's all folks.......................loving kisses to you all
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Av EvaLena Hallgren - 16 juni 2013 10:33

What a slow morning, I’ve been nagging Mom for 4 hours to start my blog, and finally she hears me. Mom and her friend have spent the entire morning drinking coffee and chatting about their puppy time, remember this, remember that, remember him/ her and so on..............I was waiting to hear some real good gossip about Mom, but nothing exciting, so I took another nap.
Anyway, I finally got her to start writing about my day yesterday.
As deserted a the town was the day before, as crowded it was now. There was a festival going on, ad we walked around checking it all out.
I met this nice little 2 legged guy, and 2 pretty nice guys of my own kind.
 
     
 
This guy was cooking something that smelled heavenly, but do you think Mom bought any ?
No she didn't, and neither did her friend..............hum
 
 
 
Instead they got some strawberries dipped in chocolate, stuff that's a no-no for guys like me........that was pretty cruel if you ask me...........
 
 
 
In this ball they were riding motorcycles round and round......................totaaly nuts.........and noicy
 
 
 
Mom was kind and carried me through this crowded place with carousels and billions of feet not looking where they step............so wish she had remembered to bring my carrige instead...
We didn't hang around here very long, since neither Mom or Lotta ride on these things anymore, but ofcourse they started this "remember this and that again"  ...............something about childrens day when they were puppies..................
 
   
 
we walked around than sat at a nice outdoor restaurant, (just like home ) and had lunch. To my horror they both ordered grass............lucky for me there was some chicken on Moms grass that she didn't like so she gave that to me. Than they argued about where the food tasted better, in  Florida or here  ?  They agreed to disagreee I think...........
Have a cow...........
 
 
Town is very nice beautiful views
 
    
 
after a long late lunch, we walked around some more, and the finale was supposed to be a parade at 5 pm.
We waited and waited, and than all hell broke loose. Loud drums that scared the living poop outta me.
I'm not sure, but I think the drummers themselves was a little spooked too, since their hair was standing straight up ?
 
 
 
............I think the 2 legged puppies thought it was too loud also ...........just look at these cuties covering their ears
 
 
 
this cutie looked like she had enough courage to tell them to stop being so noisy.........at least I was hoping she would
 
 
 
This guy came prepared................
 
 
 
after the drums came a bunch of colorful halfnaked ladies dancing, they were very pretty, but I would have prefered to be somewhere else.............
 
         
 
like on that boat leaving the dock and the festivites would have been nice....
 
   
 
These people playing the accordian and dancing folkdances, was different and didn't make much noise
Mom liked them a lot............and I think she would have liked to dance along.
 
     
 
Lots of diffferent pretty costumes.....................
 
   
 
  I stayed in Moms arms and didn't really want to look..as Lotta is taking a picture of us and her thumb
 
 
 
The end of the parade I think was Moms favorite, and that was also when the batteries to her camera was empty...............so no picture of the really great looking car that came at the end.....
 
   
so it was a pretty eventful day yesterday, and today I think we’re going on a boat trip. but looking at the sky it doesn’t look promising..............rainclouds coming in again......
I woke up in  the middle of the night as the rain was hitting the roof. It’s pretty loud in Adrienne, and I don’t like it, because I’m expecting thunder too.............Mom thinks it’s cozy, except last night since she was worrying about the laundry she hung out .............so what I say, it’ll dry eventually ..........right.....
Have a great day all of you following me on my journey
wet kisses to all
 
 
 

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 15 juni 2013 12:02

yesterday was another day of rain, rain and more rain. Mom was getting so discouraged so she started to to think bout sunny Florida again. We spent all day in Adrienne napping, except for some short bathroom brakes.

Mom was doing her embroidery and crossword puzzles.

We felt really bad for the school children that was celebrating the end of the school year with parades and singing.

We also felt bad for the mailman, who didn't have a truck to keep himself dry............but as their slogan goes...........rain sleet ..........and so on


 


At our walks we found millions of these funny animals, and they must like the rain since they were out walking instead of staying inside their house the carried along.Mom said we could collect them and make escargot ..............YUCK !!!
 
 
 
After supper it stopped raining, and we went for a long walk into town. Good thing that Lotta's house is so close.
 There was preparation for tomorrows festival, but so few people ? The entire town looked deserted .........
 
       
 
It's a really pretty  small town especially by the little harbor,
There was these people selling candy already, hope they get more customers tomorrow when the festivites start.
   
 
Wonder if they sell American icecream here ?
 
 
 
What a cool dude driving his pink Caddillac, wish Moom could ask him for a ride......
 
 
 
Last pictures from our walk back, it's 9.30 pm and it's like daylight outside...........a little hard to get used to I think, and still no people ???? where the heck are they ??
 
   
 
as Mom is helping me write this I'm taking my first nap for today, but I'm sure they'll be a lot less today, since it's sunny and beautiful outside......finally
 
wet kisses to you all
 
 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 13 juni 2013 10:26

We woke up to a day of rain rain rain, and it doesn't look like it'll end soon, so I have a feeling we'll be inside watching TV for me, and knitting, reading, and crossword puzzles for Mom.

Yesterday morning we went for a long bike ride, I'm pretty sure it got a lot longer than Mom intended because we were lost. No way Mom was going to admit that, but we past the same street twice, and turned around a couple of times. I wasn't about to say anything. I was fine as long as she kept pedaling. 

When we got home we painted the new bike that Lotta had bought for her. I helped by supervising


 

in the evening we went for a long walk together and I got to run on a huge soccer field, sure wish I had the company of some other dogs to chase though...........or at least some soccerplayers........ or a ball


       

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We both went to the fishguy and bought Moms favorite fish............herring, and than she spent a lot of time cleaning it.  Looked pretty gross to me, but the cats loved it ...


 



When Ove and Lotta came home Ove fried them and made mashed potato. Lotta made cream of spinach. Supper was served outside . I did get to taste the fish after it was cooked and it was delicious.



     


Mom never had lingonberries with fried herring before, but that's how it's served in this province, so when in Rome, you'll do as the Roman....................it was great

Like I mention before, it's raining ...........good day for napping


see you soon ........wet kisses from Buttons











Av EvaLena Hallgren - 11 juni 2013 12:27

Couldn’t get Mom to update my blog yesterday, and she really had a lot of time because it was raining almost all day. She left me alone in Adrienne for several hours and that’s not fun, I get nervous when it rains because sometimes thunder starts and that’s very scary.She had to go in to town (without me ? ) to take care of lots of important business ............bank, and some offices I ‘m not allowed in to ...........what’s up with that ? I know how to behave and never make a fuzz where ever we go.



Mom came home with a new comforter and new duvet ? I didn’t notice anything wrong with the old one, but she claims these are warmer and much prettier..............guess I couldn’t argue about that.


   Today Mom got the TV going, for the first time, why didn’t she do that yesterday when it was raining all day???  I would have felt less lonley while she was out .................oh well


 


Sunday we went to a nice mansion for "FIKA" ( a very important Swedish word I've  learned which means coffee and a sweet )


 


the place was almost deserted because it was raining, but that didn't stop us, it was very quaint.........

there was self serve, hard to choose among all these old fashion stuff. As usual Mom think everything is too small............like itty bitty cups and spoons.....


   


We decided to sit outside on the patio despite the rain. We squeezed in under an umbrella and blankets were provided.



Mom sure enjoyed this cinnamon bun 

   


found a stone cold squirrel,


 


It turned out to a great day after all, and very evening we are invited for supper that Lotta makes, she’s a fabulous cook, and Mom can’t help herself from eating too much. I steal cat food as often as I get a chance .............Mom has an eagle eye so I have to be real sneaky, but I manage to get a mouthful now and than.

Close to Lottas house is big apartment buildings, very typical Swedish living, but what isn’t typical is that this particular one has many sculptures everywhere.
The area is called Midgard 
 
 
 
 
It’s the same artist that have decorated the entire area, and Moms favorite is the rooster on the roof.
 
 
The theme is Norse mythology, and there was 9 worlds and Midgard was one region. Mid =middle + gard= garden, so it's the middle garden or the middle earth and it's the home of the humans. Great name for a community ........
 
       
It's a long time since Mom read aboutt these gods, so she does not remember the stories, but this is Thor with his goats and hammer.............he’s the scary dude that makes the thunder............wish he’ll stop that.

 


This is Freyja, and she was married to a god named Ode, whom she loved deeply, but he left for long journeys, so Freyja cried golden tears for him...


 


There was small sheds where the people kept their bicycles, ( EVERYBODY rides bikes here ) MOm loved the plantings on the roof.


 


Cats on the window sill does not have anything to do with the theme, at least Mom don't think so,

it's real neat though.


 


Don't know anything about this bird either, any of my readers know ?


 


It's almost 2 PM, and we haven't had lunch yet.....................

se you later ..................wet nose kisses to you all..
















Av EvaLena Hallgren - 11 juni 2013 12:27

Couldn’t get Mom to update my blog yesterday, and she really had a lot of time because it was raining almost all day. She left me alone in Adrienne for several hours and that’s not fun, I get nervous when it rains because sometimes thunder starts and that’s very scary.She had to go in to town (without me ? ) to take care of lots of important business ............bank, and some offices I ‘m not allowed in to ...........what’s up with that ? I know how to behave and never make a fuzz where ever we go.



Mom came home with a new comforter and new duvet ? I didn’t notice anything wrong with the old one, but she claims these are warmer and much prettier..............guess I couldn’t argue about that.


   Today Mom got the TV going, for the first time, why didn’t she do that yesterday when it was raining all day???  I would have felt less lonley while she was out .................oh well


 


Sunday we went to a nice mansion for "FIKA" ( a very important Swedish word I've  learned which means coffee and a sweet )


 


the place was almost deserted because it was raining, but that didn't stop us, it was very quaint.........

there was self serve, hard to choose among all these old fashion stuff. As usual Mom think everything is too small............like itty bitty cups and spoons.....


   


We decided to sit outside on the patio despite the rain. We squeezed in under an umbrella and blankets were provided.



Mom sure enjoyed this cinnamon bun 

   


found a stone cold squirrel,


 


It turned out to a great day after all, and very evening we are invited for supper that Lotta makes, she’s a fabulous cook, and Mom can’t help herself from eating too much. I steal cat food as often as I get a chance .............Mom has an eagle eye so I have to be real sneaky, but I manage to get a mouthful now and than.

Close to Lottas house is big apartment buildings, very typical Swedish living, but what isn’t typical is that this particular one has many sculptures everywhere.
The area is called Midgard 
 
 
 
 
It’s the same artist that have decorated the entire area, and Moms favorite is the rooster on the roof.
 
 
The theme is Norse mythology, and there was 9 worlds and Midgard was one region. Mid =middle + gard= garden, so it's the middle garden or the middle earth and it's the home of the humans. Great name for a community ........
 
       
It's a long time since Mom read aboutt these gods, so she does not remember the stories, but this is Thor with his goats and hammer.............he’s the scary dude that makes the thunder............wish he’ll stop that.

 


This is Freyja, and she was married to a god named Ode, whom she loved deeply, but he left for long journeys, so Freyja cried golden tears for him...


 


There was small sheds where the people kept their bicycles, ( EVERYBODY rides bikes here ) MOm loved the plantings on the roof.


 


Cats on the window sill does not have anything to do with the theme, at least Mom don't think so,

it's real neat though.


 


Don't know anything about this bird either, any of my readers know ?


 


It's almost 2 PM, and we haven't had lunch yet.....................

se you later ..................wet nose kisses to you all..
















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