I slept longer than usual this morning, not especially long to be honest bt my alarm woke me up at 5 am, normally I wake up around 4:20 am. If I had woken up as I usually do You would have seen lots of heavy fog photos today 🙂 It stayed even long after the sun had risen and there was still lots left when I drove to work. I bet I’ll wake up as usual tomorrow but there will of course be no fog around 🙂
It wasn’t that bad to go back to work as I feared, it wasn’t fun but not especially bad either. Everything started up as it should, after resetting everything since thunder had made everything go in to emergency stop, it always does because thunder can destroy anything that works on electricity even if it already is shut down. We still have some problems from when the lightning hit close to the factory some months ago. Normally there’s always something that doesn’t work after our vacation so it feels a bit odd that everything worked this time 🙂
The weather has of course been just wonderful today and it will be much the same tomorrow they say, I’m not surprised because it’s always like that when I’m back to work 🙂 Time did go a bit slow for a while though and we all now have aching feet again and my shoulder is back to its painful self again 🙂 I must remember to use my left hand and arm more again.
I went to the plant swapping day yesterday and it had been rather nice weather here in the village but I could see how showers passed over the place where I was going to. But the sun shone when I arrived and it looked like it would stay that way when it suddenly started to rain. Just drizzle at the beginning but it soon turned to worse 🙂 But just as the plant swapping was about to start the sun broke through and it stayed that way until I drove home again. It hadn’t rained at all here at home 🙂
It is time to make something little to eat and after that I’ll go outside to enjoy the weather for a while. The flies seems to like this weather too because very few thought it was time well spent to annoy me today 🙂
Have a great day!
It seems to be a mushroom year now.
I think we had thunder just a few minutes ago, hard to say really because it sounded like a car with a trailer passing by but the sound came from the wrong direction, not the road but the fields on the other side of my cottage. The rain comes and goes all the time, no big amounts but enough to make one want to stay indoors, even the dogs rather stay inside and sleep instead.
More and more birds are flying south now, I hear the cranes and the geese early in the morning when they fly away from here and no small birds are singing any longer. The katydids still sit in the trees playing their songs in the afternoons and evenings. It is still summer though and some birds are feeding their third bunch of young ones now. My tomatoes are slowly changing color now 🙂 Some are sort of green-yellowish now 🙂
So no one of You dared to guess what those words in Swedish-Englishish meant 🙂 Well the wine vine was easy ( and the grapes themselves are called wine grapes) but the clean is very tricky 🙂 Clean and reindeer has the same word in Swedish so I meant a reindeer. The raw animal, that one is a tricky one 🙂 Raw means just the same in swedish and animal is the same too but combined they get a totally different meaning, so a raw animal is a rådjur which is the same as roe deer 🙂 A road clean is no animal, in Swedish it’s vägren which is the same as roadside.
The really tough one was the buttock and east butter goose 🙂 I often write about my butter geese here and what kind of onlays I have on them 🙂 So lets start with the buttock, that’s actually ham 🙂 sort of fits don’t You think 🙂 East means the same thing here and is usually spelled with our letter ö so in Swedish east is öst BUT east can also be spelled ost. We usually use the word ost when we talk about from what direction the wind blows for instance. I’m not sure why we still use ost as a direction though, it might be something they used to use in the navy. Ost however is also the same thing as cheese 🙂
Then we come to the butter goose. We say smörgås when we are talking about sandwiches and one part of the name is smör which is butter and the other part, gås, is goose 🙂 So what I wrote meant a ham and cheese sandwich 🙂 Nopw You say, what’s onlays then? You say cold cuts or sandwich spreads, we say pålägg wich when dividing it in to two words in on and lay, onlay 🙂 Soo easy 🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea and some vanilla flavored quark.
Have a great day!
If this had been spring I most likely would say that it’s so nice outdoors so I’ll have the kitchen door open all evening. Now I say it’s a bit chilly outdoors so I think I’ll close the door as soon as Sune and Nova comes in after playing in the garden. It feels a bit like autumn but I doubt that autumn has arrived already, it is a bit too early even for us here in the north. I will most likely say that after the first week in September when the first night frost have been here.
All windows are now closed again and I have even turned on the radiator in the bathroom. I put on a fleece sweater as soon as I get up in the morning and am fast on getting that pot of hot tea ready as soon as I’m down in the kitchen. The nights aren’t any more chilly, it’s the days that are a bit colder instead. So I really don’t notice much change when we’re out walking before I get to work. Well the sun goes up much later so it is hard to get a sunrise photo now.
I could see thunder clouds when we were out walking and the few flies that still are around were insane and wouldn’t leave us alone for a second. But the clouds flew away so I guess it will stay calm for the rest of the evening. They say we might get it tomorrow though. The one that lives will see as we say over here.
I came to think of words that can be the same (with perhaps a bit different spelling) or very different when it comers to English and swedish. Come for instance is kom in Swedish. High is hög, cocoa is cacao, coffee is kaffe, school is skola and beaver is bäver. Rather like wouldn’t You say. I had lots of fun thinking about to translate some words precisely as we say them to English and had rather fun for a while. You all know about troll spindle being dragonfly, Butterfly is called Fjäril in Swedish and if I would make it a ( two) word(s) in English it could be butte il (I’ve checked, there are words like that in English 🙂 🙂 🙂 ).
The auto correct is screaming here at the moment 🙂 So I thought I would write a few words and let You guess what I mean 🙂 A buttock and east butter goose, a raw animal, a clean, a road clean and a very easy one a wine vine.
Have a great day!
We have thunder right now but it is an old tired thunder that just sort of farts every now and again just because it feel it has to do something. If not for any other reason than to show it exists. Not like the young energetic ones we had when lots of things blew up here in the village 🙂 I barely managed to get home and indoors here at home after work before the rain started. Not even the rain seems to have any energy, it just falls straight down and is more like heavy drizzle than a real shower. I placed my orchids on the entrance stairs, they liked it so much the last time that they now actually looks like they will survive another year.
I won 3 dollars on the lottery last week 🙂 I had hoped for the big win that now is around 159 million kronor. Divide that with 6,5 and You’ll get it in US dollars. Well one should never spit on any winning so I bought myself an ice cream for the money 🙂 It was a soft ice cream so it was a bit tricky to drive and eat it at the same time, they have a tendency to start melting fast and I didn’t want any ice cream in my lap 🙂
I think I’ve made too little dinner for this week. I always make enough for one week when I eat dinner at work and this time it looks like I won’t have enough for Thursday as well (I stop working so early on Fridays that I don’t eat any dinner there). This week it was lamb, something we call lammskav and I just couldn’t find the right english word for it without making it sound like an injury 🙂 I think it’s minced lamb or very thin slices of lamb and they are frozen in a block. It should just have defrosted half way when one is about to cook it. I then break pieces out of this block and while frying it it divides into small slices if You can understand how I mean, looks like bigger or smaller flakes.
Those flakes really suck up the spices and I usually fry lots of vegetables and mushrooms too and at the end I make a stew of it. Goes perfect with rice, potatoes or pasta. Next week I think I’ll have moose made in much the same way. It’s the lazy mans way of making real food but very fast :-)It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat as well.
Na-nu Na-nu my friends. The world is now a sadder place.
The annual plant swapping day was yesterday, well my annual anyway because I never miss this one but there are several plant swapping days all over the country all summer to be honest. This one is almost just on the other side of the bog but the distance driving there is more than twice than if I could have driven straight across the bog 🙂 We had the weather god with us this year, mostly sunshine and warm. Last year it was rather cold that day and the rain poured down 🙂
For those of You that don’t know what a plant swapping day is, It’s a day when we bring the surplus of what we might have in the garden or what we have sown during winter and spring. Many always believe that just because many of us are a bit advanced in gardening it means we only bring rarities with us but it’s far from the truth. What can be weed for one person can be a treasure for someone else, it all depends on what kind of conditions it is where one live. Here for instance Aaron rods are weeds and something I toss by the hundreds some years, others might barely get them to survive in their gardens.
Normally all of us bring home more plants than we had when we came there 🙂 We have no idea what so ever how that can be 🙂 🙂 but this year I actually managed to have some character and brought home slightly fewer plants than I brought with me. There were however a few people who first didn’t want to participate in it because they didn’t bring any plants with them. We had to sound a bit threatening until they realised that we don’t care about petty things like that and we wouldn’t let them go until they had plenty with them home 🙂 🙂 🙂
By plant swapping I don’t mean that I say to someone that You can have these plants if I can have that one, no it’s a sort of lottery. All plants are placed so we all can see them (and naturally we all tell what we brought with us) Then we all draw a number and usually it’s the one with the number one that starts. I got number one yesterday and had one plants I wanted to take before anyone else. Naturally the lady that held this day then decided that number eight would start 🙂 🙂 🙂 But I got that plant anyway 🙂 I’ll show You later what I brought home yesterday.
I always get some kitten photos too when I’m there, this year they had 13 kittens 🙂 🙂 🙂 and they always find good homes for them. I didn’t see more than four myself though, some were outside hiding and some were in the bathroom because they were just a few weeks old. I have to admit that if I didn’t already have two cats I would see to it that I got one of these with me home 🙂 It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat now, I haven’t had anything since 2pm today.