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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!

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A nice Christmas Eve I wish you.

December 24nd, 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 23nd, 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 22nd, 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 21nd, 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 20nd, 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 19nd, 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 18nd, 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 17nd, 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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An atmospheric evening at Kivik

December 16nd, 2018


It was a very dark evening that I and Stefan stopped our car on the square in Kivik. It's dark as it is at Luciatids, as it is darker than dark. Of course, this is why we enjoy the queen of light. The tradition of Lucia and her wonderful song.

It was Kivik's city law that held the atmospheric evening in the square. My brother-in-law Mats, had lit up a lot of marches around the pond, and the rest of the village team was full of fixing the music system, sausage grilling and mulled wine.

Stefan and I provided us with some good from the serving. Stefan was seated with a whole grilled sausage, despite the two large portions of meatloaf I previously served him for supper at home in Gyllebo. For my own part, a glass of warming mulled wine was enough.

Then it was just to enjoy everything beautiful and wait ...

Then she came, she who we all waited for. Lucia with his bridesmaids and empty cubes. So beautiful and nice.

The small square had quickly been filled with "Kivlingar" which everyone wanted to enjoy a bit in the December dark.

I want to thank Kivik's village team who adhere to wonderful traditions. Of course, I would also like to thank the talented young people from the Sofia School who gilded the dark Eastern evening. So beautiful!

Tonight's quote:

Christmas is the time when you get home longing, even if you are at home.

Have a nice day and hug.


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At a small fishing port.

December 15nd, 2018


That magical morning at Ales stones. Then when I saw a new day dawn over Österlen. That day I parked my car at the little cute harbor in Kåseberga.

It was a very cold and windy morning, and yet the sun had not gone up.

With my heavy camera on my shoulder I walked up the hill towards Ales stones. In the air, I could sense a faint smell of smoked fish. Perhaps "smoked eel" before Christmas, I thought and felt how it was watered in my mouth.

The view of the harbor and the sea is so wonderful here. When, after some hours, I turn back towards the parking lot, I was struck by the most beautiful painting, the view of the Kåseberga harbor in sunrise.

The sun rose quickly and caused the red cottages to glow in the morning light.

My mother couldn't stand up and enjoy this beautiful view when I was a kid. My pictures are therefore for all of you who may or may not have the strength right now. An image never gives reality real justice, but one gets a little ...

Quote of the day:

When you go to the loft, then you really are talking about everything you see. // Rasmus on the air.

Have a nice day and hug on you.


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