With long underpants in wool.

With long underpants in wool.
Written by Annika Olsson / 17 April, 2019


The secret of enjoying the spring fully, is not to pack away the long underwear until the bathing season takes over.

When, for the first time in the early summer, I start to look at my bikini, then it is time to unpack the winter wool underwear.

I love spring, but hate to freeze. Therefore, I dress in warm clothes whether the wall calendar shows April and the season is called our. After all, it is now you want to be out and enjoy the spring, so it is especially important to be warmly dressed. Being out and having to freeze and hack teeth does not make any man happy.

So don't be in a hurry to bring out that thin spring costume, it's my hottest spring tip.

A little extra warmth I have even given my little seeds inside the orangery. Now the small plants are sticking out and I think they feel good about a little pleasant temperatures.

Stephen's angelic carpet seems to be at least excellent. Although Stefan himself does not seem to care much about his fine plant, he will probably be glad that I have made sure to keep his life in his meadow angel in winter. With little water and control of the frost guard.

April is the month when the porch is extra filled with clothes. Clothing for all seasons is on at the same time.

Quote of the day:

Joy is when you say what you think and what you do is in harmony.

Have a good time and dress warmly.

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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!

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Blue, blue winds and water.

January 19, 2019


An ice cold morning I stopped my old dirty Volvo at Kivik. At Buhres parking, it was left alone.

Not a living man appeared to. Not even in my brother's house did anyone seem to have awakened yet.

I pulled my cap down over my ears before I released my dog ​​Johnny out of the car. In normal order, he took three high jibs straight up in the air. About to say "The moss now sees us catching this day, you and I".

We strolled past Biray's kiosk with the sight set on the northern pier. Johnny with a focus on kisses in the ground and I more on visual impressions. A swan couple seemed to be brutally awakened by our presence and immediately went to safe water.

The small wind-swept tree stood in such a beautiful contrast to the blue colors in the background. I thought I could almost hear Tomas Ledin sing about ”blue winds and sea ”.

On the pier it was spotty very slippery, which didn't seem to worry Johnny much. With small steps we approached the raw colony that looked to live there at the end. In the very same second, it was as if the black birds decided to flee the field. The sky was dotted with birds. I was grieving a bit, I didn't really mind with my camera…

The sun that was about to rise, spread its warm light over Kivik's well-known silhouette. The small sauna cabin, marsh bath and Buhres fish. A building I think is pretty ugly actually. It's like that, the taste is shared.

Beautiful wonderful Kivik. I got a great morning. One day cannot start better than a lonely morning at Kivik's northern pier.

Or what do you say, Johnny?

Quote of the day:

The secret of happiness is to admire without desire.

From a happy morning on Österlen, to you all.


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Only when the conditions are right.

January 18, 2019


Perhaps I am quite alone in enjoying a gray mound, zero-grade morning here at Österlen.

To advertise our wonderful Österlen, it is probably so easy when the sun shines, the sea glitters and the rapeseed fields bloom.

Being like Ulf Lundell, singing about open landscapes when the fields are green and the sky blue, well then everyone can understand that our little corner of the world is a paradise.

If you are standing under blooming apple trees with the sea glittering in the background, then it is easy to talk white and wide about both love and magic. When the wild garlic grows lush and creates a fragrant sea, then it is not difficult to love Österlen across all borders.

It is a gray mole zero-grade January morning that art will convey the wonderful thing that is only here at Österlen.

To get the world to understand Österlen's grandeur when the moles made the horses' beautiful pastures into something more like plowing of clay, it must well be an art. Or to get someone to enjoy their clean-washed sheets that are hanging on the dryer and got a spicy element of ski smell from the farmer's smoking fertilizer pile.

Though maybe you have to be born here to really see its magnificence and feel the beauty. Perhaps you have to wear your very special "Eastern Lucky Eyes" to see the beauty of a colorless January morning.

But you know, it's just such a gray zero-grade day that can offer a very special phenomenon. Harris. When all the conditions are right, then you can see this right in Gyllebo. Fantastic.

Quote of the day:

If you do not believe in miracles, you may have forgotten that you are one.

Although it looks like it's just a gray shit day, take an extra little look. Probably there are miracles and beauty only if you scratch a little on the surface and take some better glasses on you.

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Meeting room, a real source of joy.

January 17, 2019


One of many favorite places here on Österlen, it must probably be Forsamölla.

It was that early morning, when Johnny and I saw the day dawn at Mandelmann's lonely tree. When the day brightened we wandered around here for a good while.

In spring and summer, this place is usually full of people. People come here to hold courses in painting and photography.

This place is so beautiful with its stone walls and the fabulous stone steps. That you want to perpetuate the beauty here, it is of course not strange at all.

One of Rikard Hobert's films, if the seven sins of death are recorded here in the 90 century. Joy source. It's "kind of a hundred years" since I saw it, so maybe it may be a movie night with my Stefan this weekend ...

Though I am not a TV person. I'd rather enjoy real life and nature for real.

Even the dog Johnny loves reality more than the movie. Especially when he himself has the lead role ... which often happens when he is involved.

Quote of the day:

It is not what we have been involved with that is the important thing, but what we have learned from what has happened.

What I have learned is that, as far as possible, make the most fun first. For just joy, one of the most important things we have in life is well.

Have a good day and hug.


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Weirdly beautiful.

January 16, 2019


No, there were no bright warm photographs from my morning at Mandelmann's little lonely tree. Instead, my daughter thought it looked weird out there. Weirdly beautiful, I think.

It was that morning when the dog Johnny and I walked up to the lonely tree in Rörum at dawn. As always, we had an unforgettable moment together. For memorable moments, nothing has to do with weather.

Perhaps she is right, nevertheless, my daughter, that it looks eerie. Maybe it's just a hound owl and a drooling bats missing on my pictures…

Though pretty soon the day brightened and I and Johnny had mystically finished. Up there by the lonely tree, the wind felt both hard and cold and after an hour the cold crept into our marrow.

Then we turned the little tree back and walked slowly down the valley again. I with my cap far down my ears and Johnny with a big, frozen sheepskin in my mouth.

In the valley I sat on one of Gustav's wood piles and looked up at the tree…

… It's all something very special about this place!

Quote of the day:

What is success? It is possible to go to bed every night with a peaceful mind.

For a while in nature every day, it gives peace to body and soul. I hope you enjoy it.

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What matters most.

January 15, 2019

Hello Hello

Soon it has been five years since I wrote my first post here on the blog. The first little post as "Gylleboannika".

Then when I started blogging I had about ten faithful readers and my main purpose was to write for my beloved family, my daughters and for myself.

But one backside I had with my writing ... it was never to give my eldest daughter the chance to forget their birthplace. She would not risk forgetting Österlen and the wonderful nature we have here. Andréa, who for a large part of his life, studied and worked around the world. The blog would be a constant reminder of all the wonderful things we have here at home.

You who peek in here on the blog are of course also equally welcome, just about everyone. Because I just think it's fun to share my thoughts and pictures with you all.

But I will admit that I will never be as happy as when Andréa comments on my snapchat ...

-mamma, what a fantastic picture today on the blog, god what i long for home ...

No words can mean more!

Having a daughter across the globe, which I only meet a week a year, is pretty tough for a mom. The heart is torn as well as a tad. But through my blog I want to give her a dose of the wonderful nature that I know she loves so much, while feeling that she has a small foot left here at home.

I want to give her a little bit of our fellowship. Small, simple, everyday things that will never be said otherwise. Seasonal weather, an unusual bird, a lovely morning, a regular morning round around the lake…

And if you just want to keep up with this on the blog then I will only be happy and a little proud.

Quote of the day:

We have not inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.

Have a nice day and hug from me.


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No sun but a wonderful view.

January 14, 2019


It is not always the case as you imagine. Especially if you put your faith in the weather forecast. The morning would be cloudless and sunny it was said. Your pussy. Though not even old Polman always was right in his time.

But I was born optimistic and happy, so I still enjoyed the full mugs of the lovely morning. Instead of perpetuating a beautiful sunrise, I had to enjoy Rörum from the best viewpoint you can imagine.

Even though heavy clouds in front of the sky, I could see a small streak of light far away on the horizon.

When I sat down the hill with the little-known tree, then it didn't matter which weather it was. To sit there with a hot dog on your feet and just enjoy the moment, it is better than the highest win on the lottery. Although the dog in question insisted on constantly eating frozen sheepskin.

There I sat and watched the little village, Rörum, awake to life. At Sophiaskolan, the candles lit up and the school prepared for a new day and a new semester.

I remembered back at the time when I was in Bali. Since my disc hernia then blossomed, we couldn't walk up to the famous volcano to enjoy the sunrise. Though, you don't have to go all the way to Indonesia to see a new day dawn. Rörum is just as good!

You can find exciting experiences just around the corner. It's just like opening your eyes and seeing all that beautiful.

Quote of the day:

Sometimes you have to go out on adventure to know where you belong.

Have a nice day and hug from me.


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Now the bullets are going down.

January 13, 2019

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Today is the big day to drive out Christmas. Plots and bullets should be removed, Knut should see to it.

At the sighs in Simrishamn, this Christmas has been able to enjoy beautiful white balls that lit up in the eastern darkness.

I always think it gets a little empty and sad when all the lights disappear. Maybe there is not so much difference in town. There are lots of lights on there anyway. Street lights and things that light up in the dark.

Out in the summer village with us, where there is not so much else that lights up the world, the Christmas candles can stay there for a couple of weeks.

And if we have some luck, there will be lots of snow soon. It lights up and makes everything so nice and bright. At least as much snow as last year, I want it!

Although it is perhaps lucky that I cannot decide on the powers of the weather alone, because I have seen everything Stefan is angry with me when I express my wishes for a wolf winter.

Tonight's quote:

If it feels like you are losing everything, remember that the trees lose all their leaves every year and yet the strong ones are waiting for better days to come.

Tip: If it is a really snowy winter then you need warm clothes. Wonderful woolen scarves I have found, like it HERE or it HERE. For Stefan I have found it HERE tapered cap with tuft. Haha… he certainly liked it!

Have a good time and hug on you.


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Healthy winds in Simrishamn

January 13, 2019


Earlier this week when I had a little case in town, I wanted to take a stroll along the sea.

One can really say that it was strengthening in many ways. Healthy winds then blew the sea foaming angry in high waves. Both I and the dog Johnny also got to use extra muscles not to follow the windy hot dance. For each step, we both got to take spears.

It almost felt like a miracle that the four little cabins were against the forces of nature.

Despite my expensive fine woolen base, I froze like a wet dog.

In Tommarpsån, two majestic swans swam calmly and did not seem to freeze a single dew, even though they had their feet in the icy water.

-hunt e fular's tidbits funtade ejjentlin ... I founded on pure Skåne.

No, any long and comfortable walk did not offer this day. Quite soon I turned around and went toward the smoke again.

At the edge of the river someone had given all the birds breakfast bread. Poultry of all kinds were fought and teased about food. There were ducks, shoals, "alikes" and ducks. All in a blissful mix.

Away in the marina, the boats bobbed in a wild sea lane.

Although it was only a short walk, both Johnny and I felt very pleased when we got home to the cabin heat again.

Quote of the day:

A new Sunday morning turns out, life goes on. Enjoy being part of the "journey" today.

Every day has something fantastic to offer. Today it is Knut and he runs the Christmas out. Maybe it's some of you who have been through the old fun sedan ” to throw the knot"? I have!! But should I tell you that there will be no blog without a thick book ...

Have a nice day and hug.


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How many legs can a tree have.

January 11, 2019


What kind of quirky questions I care about, surely some of you think.

Even the dog Johnny looks a little doubtful…

It was at Gårdlösaleden that we ran on the fun tree with the two legs. Someone had texted a little note with the simple word "oak" on, which made me aware of the funny oak a bit from the path.

Nature is truly amazing.

If the dog Johnny was as fascinated by the tree as I was, I am, however, quite doubtful. But he still posed a little bored to me and my camera. He knows what is in the snus box that I always carry with me on our walks.

Candy pieces for him and at best it is cat food. It's not snus anyway! On the other hand, it has probably happened that my dear Stefan was wrong and brought along one of my goodies in passing ...

Quote of the day:

For everything you missed, you got something else instead. For everything you will get, you will miss something else instead.

For a while, nature is worth a lot to miss. This day I missed the vacuuming and the laundry there at home. And I'm not a fool sad about it!

Have a good time and hug on you.


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The day woke up at Gårdlösaleden.

January 10, 2019


In today's blog post I was going to take you on another stretch along the wonderful farm lot.

In one place you can see a dilapidated old building. Just next to it was once the Great Stenbrottet, or the Ignaberg cave as it is also called.

When you go like that in her loneliness and come to old exciting places, then something happens with the imagination I think. Everything becomes so exciting and I just want to know more about the history that nature hides. The story of ancient times and the people that existed at that time.

Johnny and I arrived at a cozy little barbecue area. A place fully equipped for a much needed nutritional break and also a pause behind a tree.

Then we continued our journey through the exciting landscape.

A nice resting place donated by Smedstorp's Byalag had moved out into the forest. For some maybe a welcome break. But Johnny and I roamed on the legs.

We crossed the country road that runs between Smedstorp and Tunbykorset and then continued on the beautiful Listarumåsen.

The forest turned into a cozy spruce forest and became dark and mysterious. Almost like a real magic forest. I love spruce forests.

When we came out of the forest, a cautious sun peered forward. Life felt easy and carefree, as it only does when you are out in nature.

Quote of the day:

Nature carries a wisdom that has been formed for thousands of years.

First the post about Gårdlösaleden is available HERE.

Have a good time and hug.


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