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From dancing to Christmas in Dungen.

From dancing to Christmas in Dungen.
Written by Annika Olsson / 29 November, 2018


This weekend we were at the sweetest little Christmas market you can only imagine.

We were in Dungen in Östra Vemmerlöv - the charming little party place where every Österlening in my age was probably dancing and swinging his furry legs. Maybe a little on the pickle basket too, in any case I have a slight memory that it may have been so.

But this lovely November afternoon was the Christmas mood so it sprinkled about it.

It was empty, it was mulled wine and it was Christmas tree sales.

Goa guys met and inside the stalls stood salesmen and offered their charming little crafts from the village.

Ohhh, what I would like a little Simrishamn house, or two.

Sometimes as I walked over all the fine things that were available to buy, my Stefan limped around and talked to all the people he knew. For this, it is when you go to a Christmas market here in our home town, most of the time is spent talking to friends and acquaintances. And that's actually what is the cozy one I think. That we all crawl out of our cabins and meet a bit in the autumn dark.

When I, with a new door wreath on my arm, happily walked toward the exit, I couldn't help remembering the youth's dances there in the Dungeon. Warm summer swells with sandals on gritty feet. The money was wasted on chocolate wheels and lottery tickets, and in the corner of the eye you watched some nice youngsters ... Lovely memories!

You who missed this little cute Christmas market, you must keep your eyes open next year.

Quote of the day:

Stop pondering to try

Understand others, start with

trying to understand yourself.

Have a nice day 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!

Eastern Lending in the big city.

8 September 2019


Last weekend me and my dear friend waved goodbye to our Österlen and steered the cuddle to our beautiful capital, Stockholm.

With the bags packed with almost only running clothes, we jumped on the train in Simrishamn. We were ready to take care of our capital and 2019 years edition of the girl mile.

We checked in at my favorite hotel Frey. A hotel that deserves to get its own little blog post later.

"Yes, yes ... yes, we are not so inexperienced," Petra said to a slightly snotty man, who kindly showed us how to make the elevator move, as we were going up to our hotel room.

He looked at us a little big-eyed, and probably didn't understand a word of what we, two happy sconces, were really babbling about. But up we came and could install ourselves in our room.

After walking many kilometers in a lovely Stockholm weather, we were finally ready for this year's girl mile.

Maybe it was the hottest and sultry day of the year? It was so hot that we had to load for a while in the shade of a tree. There under the tree we met an experienced lady. We chatted with her for a while and could soon understand that she was a used runner for many years. But that day, she had only come to cheer on a friend, she said.

The starting shot went and it became a heavy mile for me out on Gärdet. Maybe it was the suites after my cold, the "sciatica" in my legs or it was simply the heat that made it somewhat more difficult than usual. Suddenly I heard a voice in the audience ... "Hello number 14568, hello Österlen" .... And think what some peppy words can make a big difference! Thank you unknown woman who gave me some extra strength.

Both me and Petra got to the finish, cruelly satisfied with both of us ourselves.

The next day we jumped on the train again and rushed back down to Skåne and to our dear Österlen.

Nothing is as wonderful as "cum heaven" ... "heaven in Österlen again!

Quote of the day:

Life begins where your safety zone ends.

For us, more running training awaits before the next dreamy goal will be fulfilled ... If you dare not test then you can never succeed.

Have them nice and hug.


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We are here again.

7 September 2019


It's September and the summer is starting to slow down in the fall. This means that finally I and the dogs can go to the beach together again.

It is so wonderful to take a morning or evening stroll with the wind swirling around your ears and the sound of scales.

To slowly roam on a deserted beach and just enjoy it, it likes both me and my four-foot gang.

In the magazine I could read that a whole lot of garbage has been collected after the summer visitors, on just this nasty little beach strip. I can't understand ... Who forgets to take the garbage home? Feel the bubble so bad.

Even at Gyllebobadet it has been sad with all the garbage this summer. It's really boring.

We should all think a little less about what rights we have and instead focus on our obligations.

Quote of the day:

You have no obligation to be everyone else at all times. Stop and do what's best for you too.

Fixed the obligation to show consideration, you always have it. Some would need to be reminded of that ... a little more hard-hitting, I think!

Hug Annika

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Growth power of the year.

6 September 2019

Hello Hello.

Like last year, I have planted sunflower seeds and planted the common little plants in my garden.

Last year, I thought they broke all records. They became so tall and cabbage-grown. But this year, they have probably set a record again and become even higher and stronger.

Even from the red, chinky "Chinese sunflowers", I managed to get the seeds from last year. Now they also bloom so proud and beautiful.

It has probably been a really favorable year for the vegetation in Österlen. In my garden it has bloomed like never before.

It is a bit like the garden year now intends to end with a real color festival.

I love those late summer flowers that bravely remain like the captain of a sinking ship. Naturally, they resist autumn storms, rain and debris. Not until the frost comes are they ready to give up.

Quote of the day:

Doubt kills more dreams than failure will ever do.

Hug on you from me.


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I caught a fox today ...

5 September 2019


Here in Gyllebo there are plenty of wildlife. Of course, with the forest on the knot, it is not that strange.

The deer here are almost as if they were tame and it is with a kind of hate love I see them chewing on bushes and plants in the garden.

But here are also other animals that are not always so fun to live with.

It was my neighbors who had got a whole unwanted family right at their land border. Of course, I wanted to help evacuate the uninvited guests.

What I caught in the trap was no fox at all. No, it was the gentleman of the forest - Mr. Grävling. Of course, the badger took the opportunity to go into the trap when my husband was away, so it became my job to find a new place for the lovely little animal.

Far away he went to one of the most beautiful forests in Österlen. Exactly, may be my own little secret ...

At a proper distance, I asked myself when he would be leaving in his new home. You never know, those where badgers can actually be violently cursed if they want badly.

But he quietly vented out of the box and disappeared into the bush. The only thing left of him was a terrible odor in my car. In fact, much worse than Johnny's.

When I turned back into my driveway in Gyllebo again, the little deer still remained unmoved and mumbled in the garden. Insanely, I thought to myself that I might build a little bigger trap for those deer too ...

Though no, I actually can't cope with smuggling animals like this and all over Österlen.

Quote of the day:

To be able to handle others, one must be able to handle oneself. When you can, you will realize that others no longer need to be handled.

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So beautiful mornings.

4 September 2019


At this time of late summer, it is usually so wonderfully beautiful mornings.

Such dreamy sunny, humid foggy and wonderfully wonderful.

One morning when I was picking up my daughter from her night job, Österlen was still asleep. Not a man was more awake than me, my daughter and maybe the newspaper messenger.

In silence we drove back home to Gyllebo. My daughter to crawl into her bed and finally get to sleep. I like to lace up my boots and take a round in the woods.

Thank you Österlen for another wonderful day!

Quote of the day:

Sure it's funny when someone's laugh is more fun than the joke.

She, my daughter, she has a wonderful laugh that I love. Some people have it. Everyone really, as long as it's not ridiculous. More genuine laughter to the people thank you!

Hug Annika

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Everything can be done at Österlen.

3 September 2019


Here in Österlen there are several small cute cinemas. In Tomelilla there is Rio Bio. But also in Kivik and Borrby there are small cute cinemas.

Here in Gyllebo we also proudly boast our own cinema. A wonderfully charming little cinema. People's cinema, Gylleboverket, which is where there used to be a well-known demolition company.

One late summer evening I had booked tickets for myself and my family to go and see a movie at our own Gyllebobiograf.

When the day came, it turned out to be an unusually hot and hot summer day. I spent my morning on the beach.

On my way down to the beach, I enjoyed the cute little houses in Knäbäck's summer village. Since I've been there with friends one night, I always have to take that road down to the beach instead. It is so beautiful there.

All the houses are different and unique and so charming.

As the day went on, the beach was filled with people bathing.

Myself, I soon felt satisfied and rushed home in the afternoon.

Then came the evening and it was time for cinema. My family had suddenly had completely different plans, so I had to go there alone.

Going to the cinema myself is absolutely nothing that I have problems with. You should still be quiet and watch movies.

Here at Gylleboverket it is so cozy. You gather for a while outside, drink coffee and eat homemade. Perhaps this is Sweden's most charming little cinema?

The movie then? Well, I saw "The Escape from the GDR". A true story about two families trying to escape from East to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. So fantastic movie. And true! See it, if you have the opportunity, and prepare for excitement.

Quote of the day:

That a little on someone is my decision. To prove that I am right is the other person's decision.

Have a nice day. And if anyone is in the cinema in Gyllebo, the film will be shown here for ten weeks to about. Googla at Gylleboverket.

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One evening on the pier.

2 September 2019


It was that night when my daughter and I went to Kronovall Castle to eat pizza in the cereal stall. When it turned out that there was closed for the season we drove on. After a little "if and only" in the form of packed eatery, we finally ended up in the best imaginable place…. Kivik harbor kiosk. you can always wear it !!

At the last moment before closing, we ordered our pizza. With the freshly baked delicacy in a cardboard box, we then paddled to the far end of the pier and sat down in the sunset.

So damn good. It's best to eat your pizza with your fingers. Sure it gets a little messy, but it is in this way pizza tastes the best.

When we saturated licked the last scrape from our fingers, we just sat there in the last light of day and enjoyed. So incredibly beautiful!

As we strolled back on the pier, I could see how some people were having a last night dip. The sea lay mirrorless and still.

Away at Buhres people sat outside enjoying themselves. Probably they were partying to some of the delights of the sea. It was a nice evening and a simple pizza on the pier was like pure feast for me.

Quote of the day:

Inside every person you are familiar with is a person you do not know.

A quote that can really be true… in many ways…

Have fun and hug from me.


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My August 2019

1 September 2019


Wonderful August and wonderful late summer. Yes, it has really been a dramatically beautiful month. Nature has proven itself from its very best side. The weather has been a splash of everything and I have really enjoyed both rain, thunder sun and wind.

A grim diagnosis has been given to my beloved Johnny dog. But still he doesn't seem too bad and I take every minute with him of course.

I thank you for a wonderfully wonderful August and welcome September.

My running statistics stopped at 40 kilometers when a pretty little "cold bag" cooled me a bit. My measure is to never ever run with sore throat! Running eyes and runny nose, then just drive!

Quote of the day:

When the bottom is reached and the feeling of failure is total. Try a little description. Suddenly you can be Miss Successful.

… And everything has gone according to plan, so I managed to get around another girl mile in Stockholm…

Hug on you from me.


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Pizza became art and nostalgia instead.

August 31


It was a beautiful summer evening when my dear husband was far up in the forests of the northern forests. One evening when my daughter and I were thinking of eating this year's traditional pizzas in the cereal stall at Kronovall Castle.

Two of my daughters have spent several summers working there as little castle girls. They have cleaned, bedded, served and enjoyed there in the beautiful castle. It is especially fun for them to come here again every year.

We were quite disappointed when we found out that it was closed in the team. With grumbling stomachs we still strolled around the park for a while and enjoyed all the beautiful things for a while.

We took the opportunity to have a look at the sculpture exhibition that was on display in the park.

I was also quite nostalgic for myself, when I saw that some works of art were created by Kjell Nilsson. Kjell I had as a teacher in Ystad in my youth. Wonderful Kjell Nilsson from Tomelilla. A person I will never forget, who gave us lessons and insights that no textbook can ever convey.

Although all the sculptures were very interesting to look at, we were not immediately saturated in our stomachs. It was just for us to rush out on Österlen in search of some other cozy eatery.

Quote of the day:

When you change your way of looking at things, the things you look at change.

Have a really nice Saturday and Hug from me.


(which is always all pictures in the post taken by myself, however, my daughter Amanda Henriksson snapped the photos where I myself are, so no self-timer here not ...)

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That's not all you want in the Lord's Garden.

August 30


I enjoy everything in "Our Lord's Garden".

So in late August, everything has grown full and overgrown.

Nature and plants have prepared themselves for their own survival. Flowers and plants are filled with new small seeds to pop out in the wind to propagate.

The nettles have grown and become long as the rain. Under its leaves hang long strands of new nettle seeds. They are so beautiful I think.

But then there are some species I don't like at all ...

Balsam! Huhhh ... It's an invasive species that comes from the Himalayas. Here in Gyllebo I have only seen that plant in one place before. But this year, single copies pop up a little everywhere. The giant balsamic can grow to be 2,5 meters high and grow at a furious rate with wide spread. In a short period of time it forms a large population similar to a real jungle.

As soon as I see the plant I pull it up with the roots and throw it in the bin for combustible.

Yes, I love almost everything in nature, except for giant balm!

Quote of the day:

Living is so amazing that it leaves little room for other jobs.

And do you see a giant balm, pull it up and prevent it from spreading its seeds until next year.

Hug Annika

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