Monday, August 21, 2017

Our World: 21 August 2017

My holiday in Spain seems like a distant dream now... Schools are starting back again and I've already been at work for two weeks.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Our World: 14 August 2017

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
~Barry Cornwall


Wishing you all a lovely week!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Our World: 7 August 2017

Gearing up for work this week... Wish me luck!

In other news, the summer has been wet here in Sweden, but Ruby doesn't mind.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Our World: Start-of-August Edition

Hope you're all having a great summer or winter (depending on where you live). Time is flying by in a series of golden moments....


Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Our World: 3 July 2017

The beginning of July is here already!

If you celebrate 4 July, have a wonderful time.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Our World: 26 June 2017

Midsummer has been and gone already! Life is full of fun, dogs and swimming.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Our World: Welcome-to-June Edition

In the words of Aldo Leopold:


In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No person can heed all of these anniversaries; no person can ignore all of them.



Monday, May 29, 2017

Our World - End-of-May

Sorry about the delay - there was a glitch with Blogger yesterday!

Please feel free to link up. And have a magical week!



Monday, May 22, 2017

Our World: 22 May

At last it's time to enjoy sunsets down by the lake.

Have a great week!



Monday, May 15, 2017

Our World: 15 May 2017

I jinxed it when I said it was getting warmer here in Stockholm! We had snow again last week...



Monday, May 8, 2017

Our World: 8 May 2017

We're finally getting some warmer temperatures, blossoming flowers and colourful sunsets!

Wishing you all a great week ahead.



Monday, May 1, 2017

Our World: It's-May-already Edition

Welcome to May! The last day in April is Walpurgis Eve in Sweden - an ancient tradition where Swedes have bonfires (to get rid of evil spirits in the olden days) and to welcome in spring. It's usually very cold in the evenings still, but the days are warming up!



Monday, April 24, 2017

Our World: 24 April 2017

Ruby and Simmie send licks and best wishes! (That's Ruby on the right... She is getting some silver around her mouth.)



Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Our World: 10 April 2017

As you probably know, there was a terrorist attack in my adopted town of Stockholm on Friday, when a man hijacked a truck and drove it down a pedestrian street full of people, mowing them down as he went.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families, as well as to the victims of so many other attacks - in Syria, St. Petersburg and London, to name a few recent examples.

It's so easy to lose hope -- but in times of crisis, people pull together to help each other out, and that's how I know love and light will win over hate and darkness.





Monday, April 3, 2017

Our World: Start-of-April Edition

It's April already - the start of spring for some of us, while others are gliding into autumn.

Here's Ruby inspecting a canoe by the shores of the lake. (Note: the ice has disappeared!)



Monday, March 20, 2017

Our World: 20 March 2017

It's the spring equinox on Monday, 20 March - when night and day are the same length. Then it gets lighter and lighter in the northern hemisphere and darker in the southern hemisphere.

But for this one day - the balance of the world is harmonious and perfect!



Monday, March 13, 2017

Our World: 13 March 2017

"The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty.   It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn." 
-  Patricia Hampl 






Monday, February 27, 2017

Our World: End-of-February Edition

It is with great regret that I have to tell you all that one of the co-founders of Our World, the lovely Arja, who lived in Australia, passed away a couple of weeks ago.

Her family posted her last words to us here.

She will be missed.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Our World: 20 February 2017

Another week full of possibilities!

Here in Sweden, our days are getting longer and lighter.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Our World: 13 February 2017

Even if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day, it's worth remembering that we should spread love as thick as we can and leave people happier than when they first came to us.




Monday, February 6, 2017

Our World: 6 Feb 2017

Thanks for joining me here at Our World. I'm in England this week, but will be back on my blog next week.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Our World: It's a new year!

Here's wishing you all a new year filled with good things - and a world that can find compassion and peace.