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.
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.
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.