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Fun traditions should be kept alive.

Fun traditions should be kept alive.
Written by Annika Olsson / 29 April, 2019


If you have nice traditions then you should be sure to stick to them. I think that is important. Me and my friend have a very nice tradition since a few years back.

The week after Easter we usually make a small Österlen excursion together. This year, the first stop at the newly renovated Karosserigården in Gladsax. Newly painted and fresh with a lot of things in vintage style.

Then of course we became hungry almost immediately. Then we steered the car towards Kåseberga.

A lovely good Wallenbergare made of fish became our dinner choice. However, we opted out of the dance.

At Karl-Fredik at Eklaholm we enjoyed all the wonderful flowers and plants.

He has a lot of fun things there on Eklaholm and some love for stuffed animals.

Quote of the day:

An encouraging word during a failure is worth much more than hours of praise after success.

And I thank my lovely friend for an equally lovely spring trip as always.

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!

Sausage grill at Kivik's sauna on the last day of the year.

January 3, 2019


A nice initiative here at Österlen was the sausage grill which was organized with simple means at the sauna at Kivik.

Stefan and I had our roads to Kivik even in another case. Good seafood for the New Year's buffet of course.

At the small sauna cabin, the grill was already lit when we arrived and cheerful "cuttings" joined in a battle stream from all directions.

Stefan put on our sausages and in seven red seconds he shouted that they were ready and ready. Fast food when it's best!

It was talked about, laughed and wanted "happy new year". Everyone was cheerful and seemed to enjoy the day, even though it was such a typical gray Österlen weather.

Even happy "cutlets" came to the village's sausage grill.

New Year greetings to the family were sent and the crumbs in the mungipan included a happy Mats.

-that gets the same price, he proclaimed smiling.

For those who wanted to get some nice exercise there was a prepared little tip round. I would have liked to have strolled around the village and answered questions. But because of Stephen's stiff foot, we had to abstain…. this year.

And if you are at Kivik's sauna and marsh baths a new year's eve, then there is a sauna and a winter bath bathed of course.

Thank you Kivik for a nice afternoon that ended 2018 at Österlen.

Quote of the day:

Start living and counting every day as a life for yourself.

Hug from Annika

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Love the scent of forest.

January 2, 2019


Sea and open landscapes in all honor, but if you are born as a forest guard kid then the soul requires a dose of forest at regular intervals.

At the shooting ranges here in Gyllebo there are fantastic exercise trails. You simply choose the route you consider appropriate. I always choose green or blue.

One of the middle days of Christmas I and my dogs enjoyed nature here. It was a cloudy morning, but the sun bravely fought to look between the clouds.

A lone jogger came running on the forest road and looked a little lost.

I always marvel at nature and its power. Large swamps built by tiny ants or the power of a small spruce that succeeds in settling on the trunk of a birch.

There is no doubt that you feel good about staying in the forest there. Somewhere I have heard that it must be a forest that is at least 70 years old to give the best health effects.

When I was almost back at the parking lot, the sun won over the clouds. The sky changed color from gray to blue and I relieved a little of my clothing.

At the car I gave my dogs a large bowl of fresh water and sat down for a while on the bench that was there at the start. My thoughts went to those unknown gentlemen who arranged the beautiful seating. Wondering just what kind of guys it was and what it was for a club….

Quote of the day:

The one who is good at finding excuses is rarely good at anything else.

Unna is a nice forest walk from time to time, you who have healthy legs. The weather is no excuse and there will be a day for all of us, as we no longer have the opportunity how much you would like to.

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Wonderful Stenshuvud

January 1, 2019


First I want to wish you all a really good continuation !!

Think so lucky we are who live here in Österlen. Here is so much wonderful nature to enjoy. Obviously, we have, of course, throughout our long-lived country!

That early morning when the weather almost reminded of an early spring day, then my dog ​​and I walked all the way up to Stenshuvud.

At the Krivareboden the sun was on, so it looked as if the little booth was almost in flames in the early morning.

In the sky, the white line gossiped that there were people who were either going away or home. I enjoyed standing with both my feet on the ground this morning.

Naturum lay there on the hill and looked to proudly guard its beautiful nature.

I decided to walk up to the top of Stenshuvud. My legs felt light and every step went like a dance.

Up there at the top it is so strikingly beautiful. Up there on a stone I sat for a long time, immersed in my own thoughts. Johnny lay on my feet and enjoyed that I scratched it from behind my ear. Life becomes so simple here.

Then it was time to go all the way back. Though you always come down.

Quote of the day:

We open the book, the pages are empty. We fill ourselves in with words. The book is called "Opportunities" and the first chapter is New Year's Day.

I wish you all a nice day and a really good start to the new year. Keep in mind that the power of thought is stronger than you can imagine, so think positively. Hope that your new book will be a fantastic story. And just because a chapter is a bit sad, doesn't mean the whole book is boxed.

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A really Happy New Year.

December 31, 2018


Today I just want to wish everyone a really happy new year. My wonderful family, my friends, colleagues, all you cute blog readers and the rest of the world.

Some of you are struggling with things you should not struggle with, and to you I want to send some extra love and thought and hope.

My tip when life gets stuck, it's to go out into nature, stretch your arms to the sky and smile the biggest smile you can. Feel the wind in your face and for a little while just be raving happy no matter what ... You can try it with you!

Happy New Year!

Quote of the day:

365 new days, 365 new chances

But one day at a time. Bams from me.


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Intermediate at Österlen.

December 30, 2018


Fighting with other people in the middle-aged, it's not my melody at all. Though here in Österlen it is a completely different thing. Here you are instead received with a big hug, and by the kiophyster does not feel a thief. Instead, there is calm and harmony. Much like when you pick berries in the forest. The enjoyment is the main thing and if you find something this is pure bonus.

Stefan and I were driving a round. Mostly to enjoy, and perhaps to find something "good to have". The first stop was fantastic Hylkegården.

I looked at the Odd Molly clothes that were put down in price, but instead it was Stefan who bought himself a fancy shirt. The last juggling jersey in navy blue, he had certainly spilled some claws on his stomach, so you can imagine how it now looks ...

Then came cozy Micke in his own high person snuggling in the store.

Our next interim hour stop went on Karl-Fredrik at Eklaholm. Half the price of everything Karl-Fredik proclaimed with such a happy voice that only he has.

We should have a bulky zinc bucket when we quenched the stove, Stefan said.

I myself found one on the roof for expensive pot, though it is half the price so it is. And I'm pretty weak for beautiful pots that you know. But most of all, I wanted a rusty thing for the garden.

For a long time, we sneaked around and enjoyed and smacked everything there was to find bargains.

Quote of the day:

Being slim is quite ok. Not being slim is also quite ok. Being curvy is quite ok. Not being curvy is also quite ok. But coming up with derogatory comments about how someone's body is designed is never okay.

Have a nice day and say good things to each other because it is always quite ok.

Hug Annika

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I love scents.

December 29, 2018

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Hello Hello

Yes, I really love scents. Most of all I love good smells of course. But I can actually enjoy a bit of a heavy fertilizer on an early spring day as well, although it would probably not be so pleasant to have that smell as eu the toilette in bottle.

Nothing smells good as flowers. Hyacinths I love very much. Right now, a lovely amaryllis that I received from Karl-Fredrik at Eklaholm boasts a vase at my home. Three cerise-colored hyacinths that come from "Sussie's flower corner" spread their fragrance throughout the kitchen.

Now that the darkness is sinking over our Austrian landscape, I should be able to crawl up on the sofa and click home a new perfume for myself from the net. One I haven't had in a long time, but I love ...

Tonight's quote:

Sometimes change can hurt, but when you change, you understand that the process was necessary.

Tip: One of my favorite perfumes is Clinique Aromatics Elixir, which you will find HERE. It is not a strikingly beautiful package, but the scent appeals to me, and I often return to just that. A true summer perfume that I also often return to is Dolce & Gabbanas Light Blue HERE it makes me think of sweet summer memories. Do you have any favorite fragrance?

Wet dog can also be a favorite fragrance ... but neither do the smell be nice in bottle I think ...

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My king of sand

December 29, 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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The second day came as a spring day.

December 28, 2018


If I was a little bit sour on Christmas day's greedy weather, all of it was forgotten and forgotten on the second day. So, what a fantastic day!

Me and the dog Johnny started our day by the sea. The sun was coming up and the wind felt almost lukewarm against my cheek.

It was almost completely silent in addition to the harmonious sound of the ocean's still waves. That sound that touches the soul.

Even Johnny looked to be taken by the moment and on the border of religious ... if there is a dog god now. Of course it does!

Johnny and I walked quietly with our noses facing Stenshuvud.

It was Christmas Eve, but it almost felt like an early spring day.

Johnny and I enjoyed the morning and wandered for a good while this day, though the pictures I save to another post.

Quote of the day:

The mind says, continue. Heart says, stop.

Do it sometimes dear ones. Stop, breathe and take everything around. Everything wonderful just there.

Hug from me.


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An early Christmas morning at the Romans memorial site.

December 27, 2018


Taking a sleeping morning and lying under cover and the snout is nothing for me. Not even if it's Christmas day tomorrow. No, instead, my daughter and I ended up a little unplanned at the Romans memorial monument that is located at the marketplace in Kivik.

Seeking to meet yet another snowy and sunny day, we hopefully fired up from our beds. With whose thermos freshly cooked milk chocolate carried our journey to Kivik's market field.

But it was neither a winter-white landscape nor any beautiful sunrise. It was simply gray, wet and overcast. But still so adorable beautiful as a gray morning probably can only be on Österlen.

Instead of enjoying some sunrise, we walked away and visited the monument erected in memory of the Romans. And where does such a monument really fit better than on the market field where the Roma always have been a natural part of the annual market. Something that in my own childhood really belonged to the market.

After a morning walk across the market field, our chocolate tasted divine. And as soon as time goes by now, it is soon the market again and then I am back in this field, was so sure.

Although it is rumored that this year's market would have been the last one, I do not really want to believe it until I see it ... The one who lives must see and rumors should not be attached to.

Quote of the day:

I woke up. I have clothes to put on me. I have running water. I have food to eat. Life is good. I'm thankful.

Have a nice day.

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Peaceful time.

December 26, 2018

Hello Hello

I hope you are doing well here on Christmas Day. I wish everything really got exactly as you wanted it on Christmas. I have had a fantastic Christmas with loved ones around me. That was exactly what I needed most.

At home with me, most of the plots and Christmas ornaments have been left in their coffin. Even the traditional nativity scene with the little Jesus child has been left in the hiding places. Not only a Christmas candy is made and even the liqueur cakes are not made after Mom's recipe.

My strengths already thawed this summer and after that I have really got to choose what to take my energy. But my new Christmas decorations have created a Christmas atmosphere so it splashes on it instead.

This year, flowers and candles have been responsible for the magic of Christmas, and really not much more than that.

And as a little Christmas present from Mother Nature, we also got a white winter at the bottom right in the right corner of Österlen. Even though we celebrate a white Christmas indoors with us, I love when nature also invites a little.

Tonight's quote:

All I want is

  1. to take photo
  2. to drink coffee
  3. to travel around the world
  4. to meet new people
  5. to be happy

Tip: I want warm clothes underneath. Comfortable, lovely underwear as KARI TRAA I love. Right now they are at gun prices and I intend to click home a new one. SWEATER and TROUSERS.

Have fun and hug from me.


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