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Wonderful Stenshuvud

Wonderful Stenshuvud
Written by Annika Olsson / 1 January, 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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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!

A chilly rain.

August 22

Hello Hello

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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Alone runner.

August 17

Good morning.

I love to start my day with a lonely walk in the woods. A quiet walk on the paths around the old lake.

Before, I always had my black Johnny dog ​​with me. Now in the autumn of the age he has let me understand that he should with us we will do more fun things than and just run. When my jogging shoes are laced on, he just turns around calmly and cures himself in his basket instead.

Finding the joy of movement and challenging yourself is a nice feeling. Most people can handle some kind of movement. If it is just a ride with the rollator, then make it a habit and come up with a challenge that is possible to overcome.

After the little one triathlon here in Gyllebo, a thought was born in my brain. A small plan to attend next year. How hard would it be to actually ride those two miles on my aunt's bike?

Said and done ... I jumped up on the old bike to test. I stepped out into the woods with a simple map in the pinch. With a bicycle basket that rattled on, I rushed down the first washboard-like hill. The two single switches were a bit rattling, but going forward.

Yes, cycling those two miles wasn't really that difficult. The hard thing comes when you mix in swimming and running too…

The best thing is still a quiet lap, alone in the forest.

In two weeks it's time for the girl mile again. My sciatica still bothers me, but once the number tag is stuck on the sweater, the brow bone thickens. It's just that! Hope you find the challenge that fits in your life and for you and your circumstances.

Quote of the day:

I would rather try to do something fantastic and fail than do nothing and succeed.

I focus on everything that I can actually do, instead of what doesn't. It is not that difficult to get started with the training, it is more about never ending when there are setbacks.

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The blue elephant.

August 16


No no ... it's not me who is the blue elephant not .... although you might think it sometimes ... No, it's Maria's little cafe that moved out to Hagestad.

A stone's throw from Karl-Fredrik on Eklaholm, she has now turned down her residence and we are of course many who miss her in Gärsnäs.

But there, along the Österlenvägen, she is now. There she has moved her wonderful interior design shop Reunionen home & friends.

In addition to blue elephants, café and interior items, she has the most beautiful clothes you can imagine. Cool linen garments and warm cozy autumn shirts are just a few examples of what you can find upstairs in the beautiful Skåne yard.

For many years I have been delighted by her own scented candles. Best scented candles available I think.

One day when I had the roads past and wanted to take the opportunity to find the clothes, I was enjoying a good cup of coffee and a luxurious shrimp sandwich from the Blue Elephant.

For a long time I sat and enjoyed my coffee in the warm Österlen wind.

In a paper bag by my side, was a real bargain. Half the price of a beautiful shirt no one can say no to. My receipt, of course, flew all the way across the yellow field. Although in genuine Österlenvis, a gentleman immediately ran away in search of it for me. Gentlemen, there is really plenty here in our little nook of Skåne. Thank you unknown sir.

No, this post is not sponsored or paid for in any other way. None of my posts are something I make money from. They are simply just Easter tips from my own beating heart. So stay tuned, maybe these are tips that are right for you…

Quote of the day:

We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.

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(Wearing lovely linen shirt from Reunionen Home.)

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The involuntary guide.

August 15


One evening the phone rang at my house, and a friend was at the other end of the line. She wondered if I didn't want to guide them one evening here in Österlen.

Of course I wanted it!

When arranging guided tours, it is good to have a "go apple pie" in your garden afterwards. So I went out to hunt the first Swedish apples. The green store at Orelinds was my first place to look.

Unfortunately, there were no apples yet ... but so check out ... such wonderful agapanthus.

The snoop I thought of my own pride at home. A slightly smaller African blue lily. Although we have all been small ... Wonderful they are in any case.

My daughter laughed a little at me as I got ready to go on the sightseeing tour.

-it will be fun, I proclaimed, I've never been there myself ...

What my friends wanted to see was the relocated village of Knäbäck. The 19 small houses as builder Liljedahl in the 50 century demolished and moved 2 miles south to its present location.

Of course, I know both builder Liljedahl and the history of Knäbäck very well. The small villages that had to be demolished because the military needed a larger firing range. Despite this, I have never walked among these small houses myself and have seen them with my own eyes from this direction.

As the price of the relocated houses became too high, people could not move, but had to settle elsewhere. Instead, this small village, Österlen's first summer village, became.

We ended with a visit to the little chapel and of course for a while by the sea.

Then it was time for a sip of coffee at home in our garden.

And of course I had gotten hold of Swedish apples.

A guided tour, this year's first apple cake in the company of lovely friends, well it can't be that much better than that.

Quote of the day:

A person who is successful, knowledgeable and appreciated can easily be appointed scapegoat. It is spelled jealousy.

About the move of the old houses I have heard both negative and positive voices. Of course it is, because nothing is either black or white. Evil things will always bring something little good with them. I myself choose to see the positive throughout the story. Now there is the unique nature of the shooting field, which otherwise would have been forests and houses instead.

Have a good time and hug


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The thunder hung in the air.

August 14

Hello Hello

One evening on our holiday we had a case in Skillinge. On our way there, I just had to stop and photograph the fun little cloud that looked to watch over the Danish island of Bornholm. In favorable weather you can overlook the Danes on the small island. When it is “Österlen Lyser” in the autumn, you usually gather on both sides of the sea and blink with light towards each other. A fun tradition that gilds in the autumn darkness.

When our case was finished in Skillinge, we took the opportunity to visit Skillinge Hamnkrog. After falling asleep a little last summer, this year the tavern had opened its doors again.

Imagine so much it does for a small village that there is a tavern to go to. As we sat and ate and drank well, there were lots of happy Skilling residents that I recognized from my time in the construction trade.

For a long time we sat there on the outdoor terrace enjoying our good food. Me of my fish and Stefan of his hearty ox bite. Far away in the north I could see how the little sweet "Bornholm cloud" as well as had begun to grow and darken.

When we then steered back to our dear Gyllebo home, the little cloud was gone. Instead, it was a little more crumbly over the sea. Across Komstad, a thunderstorm pulled in and created as the most beautiful painting.

Nature's colors went in deep velvet blue and gold, pure royal colors. Again, I just had to stop the car and perish Mother Earth's artwork. Surprisingly beautiful!

Quote of the day:

No matter how good or bad a situation is, it will change. It's the only thing you can be sure of.

Thank you for checking in here on my blog. I no longer have the faintest idea of ​​how many of you readers, but that is really immaterial. You who are here, you are so welcome.

Have a nice day and hug.


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The calm before the storm.

August 13


I love those hot days when the thunder hangs in the air.

It was that day when I was at the shooting range and had the sandals filled with dry flower seeds. The air was quite warm and oppressive, like an invisible tension in the air.

Away from the little eel booths I heard how a father and a little boy were frantic about something, probably a trifle. Then I saw how the little boy in a fit of anger took the flight out of the field. Everything then became quiet and I could feel the calm before the storm. The beautiful colors of the sky gossiped about an upcoming discharge. It was not just the tourists' family troubles, but the whole Mother Earth that was preparing for a discharge.

In the distance I could hear a faint murmur. I really felt how something was built up in the air. The little boy probably felt the same, too, because I could see how he turned back and slowly went back to the angry but confident father.

From having been completely calm and calm, almost as if everything had been paused, suddenly a single small blade of grass began to swing a little lightly. Then it went fast and the wind force increased like an accelerating formula car.

In awe, I sat on the slope and enjoyed the spectacle. I saw the rain pouring down over the sea and the grumbling increased in intensity. The flashes came denser and more powerful. The weather was a fact.

I thought I would run the 500 meters to my car without getting wet. I couldn't. Everything went so fast and the rain was so heavy. The sky had opened and the storm was over me in an instant. I ran, I got wet and I felt completely alive.

When I, wet like a cat, started my car, the weather was almost over again. The sun was about to penetrate behind the black clouds. The thunder was over and the tranquility had settled again. The air was cleared for this time.

I love thunder! No, I'm never afraid. The forces of nature have always fascinated me. What really scares me is the kind of human race itself creates. War, terrorism, hatred and oppression, things really scare me. I give nature to nature, it's so cool.

Quote of the day:

In order to become a flash, you have to be a cloud for a long time.

Hug on you from me.

Annika ("before you got wet as a crow")

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