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All these flowers.

All these flowers.
Written by Annika Olsson / 20, 2019


Of course it is wonderful now in the spring when the first flowers turn out. Early here at Österlen.

I like the wild flowers most. The blueprints that are standing there every year on the stone colt and look so proud. Protected by the law, which says they must not be picked. At least not here in our part of the country.

Of course, I love all the flowers I put in my own garden as well. The bulbs one by one now look up.

All seeds that are now time to sow. Sure, it's lovely.

Show and wise of experience, so I thought to reduce my enthusiasm and only half of everything I want. I remember last summer's competition with the watering can. This year I want to feel free to save thirsty flowers. Instead, I should enjoy the flowers of others. But of course, the sunflowers must be so. They are my favorites.

But I love most wild…

And until the woods and meadows offer wild flowers, I enjoy wild tulips on the kitchen table.

Today it is springtime equinox, as soon as it starts running!

Quote of the day:

Caring is to make sure you have fun with the fun.

One can enjoy things without having to own everything. It gives a freedom and instead you have time to see and enjoy so much more.

Have a good time and hug.


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Gylleboannika Annika Olsson

Hi. Welcome to my blog.
My name is Annika Olsson. I love animals and nature. I live with my husband, our dogs and cats in a wonderful place - Gyllebo in Österlen. I try to enjoy life in all places and gather at those little moments. I love to photograph and tell about big and small in my life, my thoughts from day to day. A lot of nature pictures and photos from my everyday life. One and another wise quotation is often included in my posts. Welcome to me!

A white Christmas at Österlen

December 26, 2018


Then we finally got a white Christmas in Gyllebo. I just love it!

With some pictures from an early Christmas Eve, I just want to check in here on the blog and wish you all a wonderful continuation of Christmas.

I will devote my day to a little recovery in my own company. Maybe enjoy a lovely walk in the woods, me and the dogs.

Inside our house, this year's beautiful Christmas tree boasts. Of course an Österlengran from Jeppssons in Stiby. As beautiful as always.

Life is all good cozy.

Quote of the day:

Now I have set my wave in the closet and there it can stay until it has said sorry.

Maybe it's more than me who feels a little tense about the stomach like this at Christmas time. Although that usually balances up again when everyday life comes, I think. As genuine skånetös I enjoy all the traditional Christmas food that is offered these days. Yes, almost everything I like - except grilled "piglets", or pork pies that some call this delicacy.

Have a good time and hug Annika

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A time for retrospects.

December 25, 2018


I hope you have a nice Christmas day tomorrow. Perhaps you are left in your beds and think about doing so long or or you are sitting at a breakfast table and enjoying. Some of you may be heading to an early Christmas cave.

My camera and I have a few days off, so I offer some archive images.

Today I was going to take you on a small turn along the Österlenleden trail.

It was a day a couple of years ago that my daughter and I enjoyed a late summer day with some hiking here at home. Our journey went from Vitemölla to Brösarp.

We both love our Austrian nature. Beautiful beach flowers grew in the sand and in their place there was that special "black sand" which is a little rare for the beaches here.

We took a break at the wonderful chair by the lone tree a bit from Klammersbäcksmynning. The chair now nowadays has been joined and become two. We passed the old Ålaboden Stenören.

But the time goes fast when you walk and we were there at Haväng's bathing place and Verkeån's mouth.

Our legs were stiff so we continued smoothly with Brösarp in sight. Through the wonderfully beautiful Skepparp the trail that we followed went.

Our hike continued all the way to wonderful Hallamölla. But you might see more about another time.

Quote of the day:

To truly experience a landscape you have to walk through it. Even a bike goes too fast.
Now enjoy a nice Christmas day. Hug from me.
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A nice Christmas Eve I wish you.

December 24, 2018


I just want to look in a bit quick and wish you all a really nice Christmas Eve. As usual, I am up with the tip and will give me out on Christmas Eve's mandatory spring tour around the lake.

It has become a bit of a tradition for me to start this very day before everyone else. At least before those who live under the same roof as myself.

I promise, a sandwich with Christmas ham can never taste better than after a tour of our Austrian nature no matter what the weather we are invited to.

Hope you all start your Christmas Eve in the way that you feel good about. Listening to their own voice is most important. For me, a run in a stressful time means that the thoughts get a relaxing moment and of course that the pork is shaken in a much-needed way.

Quote of the day:

Love without kisses is like eggs & bacon without eggs ... and without bacon.

Have a really nice Christmas Eve and a lot of fun, both two-and four-legged.

Hug Annika with family.

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December 23, 2018


That day when I went to the cute sugar bags on Olof Viktor, the weather was gray, dark and sad. This is quite typical of our weather here at Österlen at this time of year. But at the same time I could see something extremely beautiful in the melancholy grayscale.

On my way to the cute sugar cans on Olof Viktor, I passed the big stone which for us all is known as "Klövasten".

About that stone there is a whole line of scrubs and sagas. Among other things, it is said that when a tailor went through the stone piling, the pieces joined together so that he became flat as a pancake. Therefore, his children were called for the plates.

I myself will always think of cream buns when I pass here. In my memory, there was previously a big sign of just cream bun sales right next door.

Although our Skåne weather is quite gray and sad, I think that it creates a certain mood as well. The black, bare trees against the gray-blue sky are so beautiful.

Quote of the day:

Advice from a tree:

  1. Allow yourself to be big and proud.
  2. Remember your roots
  3. drink a lot of water
  4. Carry on all the weather
  5. Enjoy the view

Have a really nice Little Christmas Eve and allow you to enjoy…. and drink plenty of water!

Hug Annika

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Österlens sweetest sugar maker.

December 22, 2018


Österlen's sweetest sugar can be found on the well-known Olof Viktors in Glemminge. Now these two girls are not just cute, no, they are some of the most professional I can imagine in dealing with both "batter and dough, pralines and pastries".

This gray-haired day, I had a special little case for one of the girls. A Christmas gift would be delivered. Already in the parking lot I was struck by a fantastic scent. There was the scent of freshly baked wort bread that seeped out the door of the bakery.

I was received with a baby jam and then got a quick lesson on how the wood oven worked. A hearty glow bed would have to burn out in the afternoon, then the oven would be ready for new ones next morning.

That the products from Olof Viktors are incredibly popular, every Österlening knows it. I took some quick pictures so as not to interfere with the sudden work that took place before Christmas.

Of course, I had to look at the fantastic gingerbread house that Malin Haak designed on freehand. So fine, right?

I wished I had some time to sink into the wonderfully cozy environment with a cup of strong coffee. But I had other errands, so I thanked me and rushed on in the gray-yellow Österlendagen.

Thanks for your time best girls. Elna and Malin !!!

Of course, I couldn't resist the temptation to buy with me something good from the store. And do you want to buy extra good bread for the Christmas table, or the best cookies for the mulled wine - go here!

A little extra crunchy it was when Stefan and I met at home in the office with whose box "goa grajjor" to the coffee. Both from Olof Viktors… Although you can't get too much of the good!

Quote of the day:

Try to make someone happy every day, if it is just yourself.

Delighting yourself is probably so important. Hope you get a joyful day.

hug from me

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Wishing weather.

December 21, 2018


If I could wish for the weather before Christmas here at Österlen, then I wish me exactly the same weather that we received in Easter. A real April weather that would have been perfect for Christmas.

Surely you all remember the amazing snow that fell and gave us the beautiful winter landscape the first few days in April. To the delight of some and to the indignation of others. I join the crowd of people who love our Austrian winters. Snow weather that can never be predicted.

Which Österlening does not remember New Year's Eve 1979? Then the snow was not so quiet and nice I can promise.

Or maybe you remember how it looked on Österlen on Christmas Eve 2010? So this cozy we had it!

Although it is probably good luck that neither of us can decide on the weather. We like the situation and enjoy what Mother Nature offers us.

Quote of the day:

Life is like a rainbow. You must have both rain and sun to see all the colors.

And we must have all seasons and all weather to fully enjoy I think.

Have a good time and hug.


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Little Christmas feeling.

December 20, 2018


This week, the weather has invited some Christmas feeling here at home in Gyllebo. Some mornings it has been really slippery and some problems have been in the traffic.

I have chosen to drive around with studs on the tires.

-aunää, you should well have, said Stefan doubtfully when I ordered my dubbed tires.

-It is alive and because it´s her life giving in the whole car, he continued his sermon, with such a sensible mine.

There were dubbed tires on my car and I have never regretted myself once. Now I'm not worried about some small snowflakes.

Quote of the day:

Say what you want about my husband - but luck in love he has.

Now it is important to take it carefully on the roads, because even if it does not look so lame it can be very treacherous. Be afraid of you in the Christmas traffic.

Hug Annika

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On light feet

December 19, 2018

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So much easier I step forward, since I chose to regularly treat myself to some foot care. From having had almost a million small corns under both feet, there are now only a few left to keep in check.

Both me and Stefan regularly go to the best Lise in Brösarp. She is at Brösarps Gästis & Spa. I can warmly recommend her to those who may also want well-off feet. There are, of course, many talented custodians around Österlen. Actually, I had wished I was a centipede, so I could benefit them all. But it is probably lucky that I have only two of them yet ...

The early morning when Stefan and I were last in the foot care, we were invited to wonderful morning coffee. So luxurious.

A stone's throw from Gästis lies the cemetery. With seamed feet I easily shot like a patch over the fence that encloses the burial ground and then ran to light a light on my mother's grave.

Although adult women do not plan their way in that way, so on the way back I chose to slant over the farm to the parish home. Or "little school" which I think that building is called, because it was here that I made my debut in the school world. First and second class I went here and the view towards the church felt so familiar.

Brösarp is a very special village for me. The gate to Österlen and with a spirit that I probably haven't experienced in any other place. I love Brösarp a little more simply!

Quote of the day:

There are two ways to live life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The second is as if everything is a miracle.

Have a nice day and baby hugs from me.


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December 18, 2018


We have had a typical Österlen weather in December, I think. A little bit of astonishment I could find that the grass was now greener than ever before this year. Considering the dry summer when the fields looked like dry deserts, it felt a bit crunchy. But of course very beautiful.

Though the temperature can be treacherous at this time. Most sugar beet piles that have not yet been delivered have therefore been clad in protective cover.

Other fields are plowed and lie and groan in front of the spring crops. When the pale winter sun peeks out, the red earth resembles that of the savannah in Tanzania.

Graffiti has found Österlen. Now I personally think that Österlen is nice as it is. Although I may admit that there is some painting that I like a little extra of course ...

Something I don't like at all is the church tower in Borrby. Poor church, standing there and ashamed of the lack of pride. The small balls that replaced the tower could also be saved on, I think, they do not do either from or to.

Yes, this is how it can be in Österlen in December. Wonderful as always!

Quote of the day:

Adventure is often the result of poor planning.

I love adventures, and then it is probably good that I so often let random control so much in my life.

Have a nice day and hug on you.


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Here, the Christmas stress flies all the way to the world.

December 17, 2018


So before the last week before Christmas, then it is important not to be drawn into the big Christmas stress.

Because it is so easy to be affected by everything around. To be drawn in all the hustle and bustle of others and the "Christmas Mass".

For you know what, you have nothing. At least nothing that makes you sick and stressed.

I am happy to hide all the boring goals and replace them with a wonderful morning trip on Mitt Österlen.

Last week, I strolled for a while at the wonderful Borrby beach. The morning was lovely and the only ones I met were two cute dogs with their owner.

I sat down and wrote a word in the sand. My beloved Österlen. That it then became misspelled, I laughed a little liberatingly. After all, I am learning to learn that everything doesn't have to be perfect ...

I train every day to have indulgence with my own mistakes. Everything doesn't have to be perfect.

After all, it's all about people we want to be loved. In the belief that love is in what we do and not in who we are, we fight the life of us by being good. Love is not about being good!

I hope you all put aside a little and make something that your mind just feels good about.

Quote of the day:

I'm free to do what I dream about.

Have a nice day and hug from me


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