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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 4 juli 2013 20:47

Sorry about the delay in my updating, but the excuse is that we have been staying at a place without power, and that means no PC, no blog. This morning we left Moms puppy town and we are heading south again.
At the moment we are staying at a campsite called Snibben, close to the Höga Kusten bridge, same one as we drove on going North..
Now back to some events earlier this week.
One day Mom and Lotta was invited for dinner at her friends house................the house where my favorite person lives. I’ve been here before, and they have been to my house in Florida. It was great seeing them again and to run loose on their well groomed huge property.
 
I was patiently waiting for dinner to be served, and hoping my buddy would share some scraps, but to my horror the stench of their food.......................it was rotten fish...........stunk so bad I lost my appetite........can you believe they ate fermented fish ??  They ate outside in a tent, to be protected from mosquitos ............that's what they said.......................personally I think it would have been a fly infestation from that stink
 
They all ate with a very good appetite, and polite as I am I sat at the table, but refused any leftovers this time.
Following day Mom me and Vanja went sight seeing and ended up at a boatmuseum.
There was a nice cafe by the river, and they served huge shrimp sandwiches , and I got to taste shrimp for the first time in my life. They were delicious.
 
   
 
They were so good, I couldn't get enough, so I sat and steered down a couple I didn't know,until they couldn't resist me and gave me some shrimps.
 
 
 
We also went to a candy factory, and Mom bought a couple of bags, one with almond flavor ad another with coffee flavor. This factory has been arond almost 100 years. Mom used to visit here with her dad when she was a puppy............I didnt get to taste anything from here, and weren't allowed inside either...............so I say candy schmandy................who cares
 
     
 
at the old town there was demonstrations on how they made bread in the old days............werent allowed inside there either..............so bread schmead...........who cares
     
 
in another house they we got to see how they lived in the old days, and a man sold cheese that looked like a cement block. According to Mom it was very good.
 
       
 
during all this inside excursion I had to wait outside tied to a bench................it's not easy being me sometimes.
 
 
Other times I was left in the car .............
 
 
 
Mom really likes the gardener in her puppy town, so many gorgeous flowers everywhere...
 
 
 
This little deer has always been Moms favorite, maybe because he has always been there...........at least almost always, once he got stolen, some crook cut her legs...............maybe the crook thought he'll run off on his own ...............he often get dressed in all different outfits..........I guess he's like a town mascot....
 
 
 
as we were walking around town, I all of a sudden picked up the scent of a favorite person................I couldn't believe my nose, there he was working, so I quickly ran to give him some loving licking............
 
 
 
There's still lot's of stuff to tell, but now I''m ready for the Sand man, but first my evening walk and drill........
Talk to you all soon,
Until than , good lickings
 
Buttons
 
 
 
        
 
 

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 1 juli 2013 07:26

   It’s very early Monday morning, nobody except me and Mom is awake, (actually just Mom now, I’m taking a nap on Vanjas kitchen couch) The weekend has been so eventful and wonderful, and so many pictures that I doubt I can tell it all in one day. I probably mix it all up even though it’s nothing wrong with MY memory, Mom doesn’t always follow.................and ...........well you know.

Friday evening we moved Adrienne to a quieter spot away from the festival across the river, to make sure we could get some sleep. In the morning Mom changed the propane tank...........(she’s getting pretty good at this stuff, although it took a phone call to an old friend for advice

 


Than we parked Adrienne by Moms old church and went for a bike ride along the river to a craft fair,that was absolutely awesome. Mom and Lotta started that remembering stuff again..............


             

 


These old houses were well known for partying when they were puppies................

They were build in the beginning of the 1600 and are located close to the church.   They were used for people who lived too far from the church to make the trip in one day, and back in the old days if you lived within 10 km. you HAD to be in church every Sunday, or if you lived within 20 km every other Sunday, if not you had to pay a fine. Several times there has been fires and many houses destroyed but the Swedes are resilient people and kept rebuilding. There’s no electricity or water and owners of today aren’t allowed to add any modern facilities..............
 
         
 

Oh if these walls could speak I thought..............................thank God they don’t said Mom............seems like I never will get the opportunity to pick up on any of the juicy stuff, that I could use as blackmail in exchange of treats..........

Here's a cute little Morris .................I thought Morris was a cat ?


 

The crafts presented was fantastic, so many beautiful handmade things. It made it real difficult to resist shopping. Lotta bought a gorgeous felted hat a very talented lady named Rigvor had made...........sure suited her we thought.


   



another lady made trolls and mosquitoes, a big green eyed one is now hanging in Adrienne to scare the buzzing little blood suckers away
 
 
 
 
we met a lady that was dressed in traditional costume from this province, very nice we thought
 
 
I ran into one of my favorite people here........
 
 
Here's a young lady spinning yarn, and she was very good at it, sure impressed Mom...
 
These hand-woven rag rugs was so pretty, well made and inexpensive and Mom thought they would be real pretty in the kitchen at home, but thought of the weight of carrying them back to the US, so she didn’t buy, but it was very close.

 
 
 
This spider shawl was cute, but way to warm for Florida
 
these bird houses was amazing, and Mom liked the stork, but didn't buy one ? I don’t know what’s up with her ?? she didn’t shop anything ?.....................oh I forgot, she blught cinnamon buns.........
 
 
Dad loves princess cake, but this one is crocheted and therefor hard to digest, but on the other hand it’ll last forever
 
   
 
 
we peeked in to a house where a very sweet lady was preparing for “fika” ( coffee and cake, remember the important Swedish word ?)
 
 
   There was a lot of  music playing, but I wasn’t too excited about it even though it wasn’t too loud, not like at the town feast.
Two men are playing a very complicated instrument called “nyckelharpa” loosely translated to key harp. It’s used to play traditional folk music, and the earliest instrument  found year 1526. Moms Dad built one, but never learned how to play it.
 
 
There was also a lot of accordian music.............again not my favorite, but Mom and Lotta liked it.
 

 
I have a lot more to tell, but breakfast is on, so I'll continue later.............
Wet kisses
 
 
 
 






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