Saturday, August 29, 2015

full moon august 2015

It may not be as darling as the cat and the full moon, but still, a full moon is magical.

Especially when it gets to meet the (solar) sun.

Friday, August 28, 2015

meet the magical recycling wardrobe

The thrifted wardrobe which purpose is to hold all the recycling bags - glass, tin, cardboard, paper, plastic - is now fully assembled and my hall is transformed. I adore its new airy, quirky look - totally bobbaloo approved as you can see - and when I've put together the happy lights for the mirror it will be basically done, but for a few finishing touches.

It was sad to see the old thrifted, wooden sofa I bought and transformed when I moved to my second apartment in 1991 finally being demolished. But it was really beyond repair now - for which I blame the cats - and it had served me well for over 20 years. 

The hallway does look so much fresher and bigger without it - and a bit magical given the wardrobe's design. And to have all those recycling paper bags stored away is such a great relief.

Wardrobe from IKEA Mammut-series.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

three apple teas

Picked up these lovelies in the apple kingdom aka Kivik, Österlen in Skåne when we visited a few weeks ago. One rooibos, one organic rooibos and one green.

Green teas rarely impress me and this is no exception, barely any flavour at all.

The rooibos teas are nice though, even if not exactly packed with flavour.

Oh it has been such a lovely lovely new tea summer, from Berlin to Copenhagen and Skåne!

Have you discovered any new tea favourites this summer?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

cultivating tomatoes

So, my neighbours have apparently decided to grow a lot of tomatoes this year. Suddenly a few weeks ago these sticks came up over our shared fence. It looks awful.

But of course I applaude the grow your own-thing - perhaps I'll do the same next year? - and eating of veggies. 

Although I seriously can't see how they think the tomatoes will grow that much higher during the few days left of summer...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

the fields of august

I've always loved the fields of seeds this time of the year, pre-harvest. Beautiful, comforting, natural, healthy and golden magical.

They are also a great reminder of this:

We all need more magical moments in our lives - don't go over planning.

Monday, August 24, 2015

oatly vegan strawberry icecream

Excellent Swedish environmental concious, vegan brand Oatly now sells (or have been since spring) strawberry flavoured popsicles via the icecream truck Hemglass (Home Icecream), that appears in pretty much every neighbourhood all over Sweden once a week since as long as I can remember.

The Oatly icecream is one of their few products I rarely use since it contains palm oil - and it's not of the sustainable kind, if there is such a thing... - but well, it is better than cow's milk products so now and a rarely then I succumb.

This was the first time for the strawberry pops though - only tried their vanilla and chocolate in boxes before - and it was quite lovely. Very similar to an icecream that was around when I was a kid, brought back sweet memories.

And sharing is caring, kitties liked it too.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

a summer brunch

One of loveliest thing we've been able to do regularly this long, fine summer is to take the toy car to a favourite garden (summer) cafe and have brunch. 

And with brunch I don't mean buffet style, because I don't do that and I'm not a big breakfast eater. But simply a very late breakfast consisting of tea with a good sandwich or pie plus a good bun or cake in a blissfull garden setting.

Like at Alsta Trädgårdar (gardens).

Bobs always enjoys it immensely too. Climbing grapevines, playing hide and seek in flowers and watching little fishies in ponds are all very exciting activities when you're a small sized woolly.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

when bobbaloos go shopping

They finally got their own perfect bobbaloo sized shopping cart!

And for their first shopping spree they filled it with shiny, red edibles. Who knows, quite possibly the last strawberries of this season alas.

The problem is though, how do you get all those strawberries in to the car? Clearly there is a glitch.

Friday, August 21, 2015

the red vespa

No it isn't mine. But the one who bought it is happy with it. And I think the colour choice is excellent. 

One day I would love to have a Vespa myself but for that to happen these criterias have to be met: a) I need a driver's licence and b) it needs to run on solar power, biofuel or alike.

I see neither happen in a foreseeable future. Still, adore the design. And colour.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

the weather stone

Since weather men/women are as reliable as your average politician, why not get your forecast from a brilliant stone instead?

Simple. Reliable. Free.

Weather awesomeness.
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