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My king of sand

My king of sand
Written by Annika Olsson / 29 December, 2018


That wonderful morning now in Christmas, when when I walked on the beach in Knäbäck. The lovely morning my fine Johnny dog ​​also came along.

It is very rare that my Johnny is allowed to run loose and completely uncoupled in public place. Not at all because he's a dangerous or nasty dog. No, it is almost the opposite - he is extremely affectionate and he also loves people of all his heart.

Johnny is a guard dog in the defense and thus trained to find and tell where there are people. This training has meant that Johnny believes that everyone is equally happy that he comes stormy as the figurants who are on his service dog training. Because I have full understanding that people can be afraid if a big black man is coming against them, I choose with care those times when he can run loose as he wants.

That beautiful morning at Knäbäck didn't see a man. Then we took the chance and both I and Johnny enjoyed for full mugs.

Seeing Johnny take his little pussy "carpet dips" and then trying to dig holes in the sand that was always covered by the salt water from the sea was a lovely feeling. For a while we strolled alongside him and I and just owned the world. But when we approached Stenshuvud, it got leash again. Johnny seemed quite pleased with that as well.

Dog owners, for both small and large fur coats, must show respect I think.

Quote of the day:

Besides our own thoughts, there is nothing that we have full power over.

Have a nice day and hug from me.


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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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Heather, heather and heather again.

August 27


The lukewarms here at Österlen are quite magical this year.

Stefan and I drove one afternoon to Drakamöllan Nature Reserve to enjoy blooming heather. It is a reserve located a little north of Brösarp, just above Maglehem's ear.

Stefan was terribly cold on this day, and not quite as captivated by the beauty of nature as I was myself. As soon as he got a chance, he gratefully dropped down on a rock and took small rest breaks. Snorting, he announced that he probably had a very high fever actually ...

I was completely taken aback by myself. So, you just see - heather just everywhere, as far as the eye can reach!

Horrified by all the beauty, I whirled around, filmed and perpetuated everything. At the top of a hill you got a wonderful view far out to sea.

On our way back to the car we met many other people who also wanted to enjoy nature's magnificence.

Yes, today it became a real photo bomb here on the blog… but god knows when it will be so beautiful again…

Quote of the day:

Love is not to look each other in the eyes but to look in the same direction.

… Even if one of us had a slightly feverish look… if now 36,8 is counted as any direct fever of course…

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So beautiful at Drakamöllan.

August 26

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This year, nature has set all records in "heather blossom" and it would be just as much flowers at the Drakamöllan nature reserve.

Stefan and I set off for one of the northernmost corners of Österlen, in search of flowering heather. There we ended up at the wonderful Drakamöllans Gårdshotell. What a little jewel, in the middle of the beautiful nature.

We totally forgot about everything called heather and wandered around and enjoyed the fantastic farm instead.

A real idyll where I was more than happy to stay for several days.

Then I suddenly remembered why we drove here. We would enjoy the blooming heather.

Slowly we wandered along the marked hiking trail and enjoyed the sunny afternoon. Beautiful heather appeared a bit here and there in the leafy pastures.

-yeah, that was fine, I thought to myself ...

When we reached the sandy hill and swung out on the moor, I realized that the heather I first saw, that was just the beginning. It was a taste of the immense delights that would extend in front of me behind the crest.

Thus! So amazingly beautiful. All this heather deserves his own blog post which you will see another day.

Yes, it was like following a path through the heather straight up into the sky indeed!

Quote of the day:

When you realize how perfect everything is, you will lean your head back and laugh at the sky.

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The beautiful gardens around Gyllebo.

August 25


Gyllebo is surrounded by large beautiful pastures and pastures. Especially now in late summer it is so nice. There is still beauty here.

It feels like the animals are getting a little more sociable and curious at the autumn edge. At the beginning of the season, they are more blissful and slightly intoxicated by their free lives. Then they have no time for anything but to eat, be friends and ruminate. Much like chewing gum chewing teenagers, who are to liberate themselves and conquer the world. Then, when summer goes to autumn, they have, like, matured a bit and look at life with other, slightly more mature eyes.

It is so beautiful here when the fogs settle like cotton over the grass.

One evening when we were out for an evening stroll, my daughters almost looked like little fairies when they talked to the curious horses and cows.

Being able to live like this, close to animals and nature, I am so very grateful for.

Quote of the day:

I don't ask for the meaning of the bird song and the sunrise on a hazy morning. It's just there and it's beautiful.

Enjoy the season that is right now, it is so very beautiful.

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Extra everything!

August 24


It was a weekend when it was more like autumn than summer here in Österlen. A really extra gray, rainy Saturday in August. Then a star came up and lit up instead. An exuberant, wonderful artist in the form of fantastic Marianne Mörck.

With our friends we started Saturday evening with going out and eating in Simrishamn. The main street was almost completely deserted and empty.

It almost felt like a magic trick that a small town could change so totally in just under two weeks. From full-fledged to desolate and empty. Well, we were here and revived a bit.

Then our trip to Skillinge Theater, which of course lies in Skillinge.

Skillinge Theater is located opposite the wingless little mill, which is surrounded by a wonderful garden.

The old barns that were converted into a charming theater with restaurant, various scenes and wine bar, sweet with life this evening. Everyone was there to experience Marianne Mörck's performance "Extra Everything"! And that was exactly it - just everything you could wish for.

As always, she offered all of herself. Beautiful, radiant and wonderful she stood on the stage together with a large orchestra and a choir from Löderup. She is a fantastic artist and I thoroughly enjoyed this evening at Skillinge Theater. Thank you! ♥

Quote of the day:

People without humor I find it difficult to take seriously.

Those words will be taken by Tage Danielsson once. Probably there is a rubbing truth in them. In every joke there is a little streak of truth, a truth that touches. And Marianne Mörck she touches, while laughing so tears flow!

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The marshes at Brösarp's northern slopes

August 23


In the spring, nature invited us to be unusually frugal with white sips. Now, it's a bit like Mother Earth apologizes for her stealth and makes us all happy with a rather overwhelming explosion of heather instead.

Up on Brösarp's north slopes, the heat of the evening sun was completely glowing. Of course, my daughters and I had to stop and snap some pictures there.

My girls happily photographed each other and ran around the slopes. I myself fell comfortably into the soft heather.

My thoughts went to the times in the winter that we have been here and gone skiing with the school. Lovely childhood memories. Maybe it is nature's way, now to predict a snowy wolf winter. A lot of rowan berries and plenty of heather will mean that it will be a severe winter.

In the middle of the heather stood a pigeon-blue old tub that would act as a watering hole for the grazing animals on the slopes. One would almost think that someone deliberately chose the color to match with the beautiful evening sky.

Sneakily, I took some extra pictures of my cute girls before we rushed on in the beautiful August evening.

Quote of the day:

I once asked an old man; what is most important in life; to love or to be loved? He answered me; what is most important for a bird; the left wing or the right one?

Feel good and take the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic nature.

Hug Annika

(all photos here are as usual taken by myself, except those where I am myself. They have my daughter Emmy Henriksson so professionally snapped)

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A chilly rain.

August 22

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After a hot summer with short trousers and bare legs, came that morning when it was time to once again root out the long pants.

During the night it had a cold rain and the forest felt cold and humid early in the morning.

My beloved Johnny dog ​​seemed to love the cooler weather and was like a young dog again.

The forest's own inhabitants also seemed more cheerful and more satisfied with the cooler and oxygen-rich morning.

I noticed the new tables that were being built at the small resting places around the lake. All new fragrant oak plank lay ready and ready, just waiting for the work to continue.

I love this time in the woods. And just as on request, the sun was looking forward for a while and I had to lighten my clothes a bit.

Quote of the day:

Live your life and forget your age.

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Sunflower time.

August 21


Finally, the time has come for my pet flower. The proudest of them all. Sunflower.

Like last year I have my own small cultivation here at home in the garden.

Although my own sunflowers have not yet come so far in flowering. Instead, me and my daughters gave us out on "sunflower self-picking". One evening a week ago we drove to Fågeltofta, where there was a whole field of brilliant yellow suns.

That these flowers were really happy, it felt all over the body.

A wonderful evening at Österlen.

Quote of the day:

One day at a time, that's enough. Do not turn around and mourn the past, for it is gone.

And now is the time of the sunflowers, and it is just so wonderful!

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A faint scent of autumn.

August 20


It is only August and I am very careful to remember that it is actually still summer. Late summer, of course, but a real summer month without a doubt.

But just as you can feel the scent of an approaching spring in March, the first heavy scent of autumn has been discernible in the air.

A heavy scent of soil, dried hay and cobabia lies over our dear Österlen. It feels like it's coming soon - the beautiful autumn.

A lone Admiral butterfly rested tiredly on an angel leaf. Maybe summer has been tough for it. In my garden the flowers of late summer have now bloomed in full splendor.

In my orangery, it looks terrible on the floor. No one has had time to sweep away all the dry leaves that this summer's splendor bloom has brought. It doesn't matter, I take that time now instead.

Now that the daily routines are here again and life is moving at a slower pace, then there is the time for small tasks and relaxation…. I hope at least ...

Quote of the day:

The most common forgery - to fake oneself.

In nature when life settles a bit, then you find your true self more easily.

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It starts to slow down.

August 19


Österlen has softly grasped the handbrake and started to slow down. At least it felt so last weekend.

That night as I got up from the car in the square in Kivik, full of fatigue, I noticed how calm as well as beginning to settle over our building.

The week when I planned my own leave, it was not at all what I envisioned. A big unexpected task was put on my shoulders, and for a whole Saturday I sat deep sunk at my desk.

"sweetheart, now you stay tonight, I'll bid you dinner," Stefan said as I sat stool all day.

One of my absolute favorite places here in Österlen is "Eva on the Square". Wonderful Eva and Åke, and their amazing food.

This evening the air was chilly and calm, so we chose a place outdoors. Actually, it didn't matter what dish I had chosen, everything at Eva is just as good. In any case, it became a burger and a Czech full beer that tasted heavenly.

I could feel the calm creeping up.

After paying for our food and thanking us, we set off down the hill towards the harbor. Small sweet waves foamed white and rolled towards "black stone".

For a while we sat there at the beach edge at Vitemölle and breathed in the peace and tranquility. I had come halfway through the heavy work in my office, that knowledge gave me a calm and a satisfaction.

For me, it is often not jobs and tasks that weigh on them, but having them waiting on my shoulders. Life has taught me that I feel best about getting things right. The less time I have, as well as having the job hanging over me.

Quote of the day:

Can't we just stop boasting about who has the most to do?

Instead of constantly telling us how much we all have to do… we work, we clean, wash and whine, so we should instead tell each other how we find calm, how to take advantage of the small moments that strengthen. How we best find the relaxing peace of mind. I think that what you focus on is the big thing in life.

A little spongy thought from me.


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Smooth and unique.

August 18


In Tomelilla there is something very unique. It is a charming little movie museum. In fact, the world's smallest.

Hasse & Thage Museum. A small museum that shows the incredible film treasure with which we all grew up.

When I was in Tomelilla in a completely different matter I got some time over and then took the opportunity to finally make a visit here. Because it's really pretty bad that I haven't been to this museum before, even though I pass the site every week. Said and done.

I passed Reimans Bakery which sadly closed the gates again this summer. Then I passed the beautiful flower-filled square and then first arrived at the charming little Celtic Bar.

I crossed the railroad track, and there it was! The little cute museum, with its own guard post and everything!

Tickets were bought in the little cute cafe side by side and the entrance was once every half hour.

-you may have been in one of the films recorded here, the lady in the cafe wondered at sounding Stockholm…

My broad dialect revealed that I was not a long-distance tourist, but more or less a true native.

It was really a very small museum, but with so much content. A content that brought a thousand memories. So wonderfully these gentlemen created and invited us. We got extra memories from the neighborhood when the films were created out in Sälshög and around Österlen.

Wonderful old man they both, Hasse & Thage. But also Gösta Ekman, Monica Zetterlund, Stellan Skarsgård, Povel Ramel and many more of course. What a movie treasure, song tax and vocabulary.

So many laughs, so much seriousness and so much craziness.

Yes, it's actually no wonder that Tomelilla's slogan reads "Happy Tomelilla" .... (although it is said that those words come from the project where they saved the bird of prey Gladan) No, I definitely think that you are generally a little happier in Tomelilla, and therefore it says "Welcome to Happy Tomelilla on the signs at the municipal borders".

Quote of the day:

If you refuse to look back and do not dare to look forward, then you have to watch out. // Thage Danielsson

The world's smallest film museum, the world's largest Hasse & Thage museum. Visit it, it's actually worth it.

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