Major drought in all of Sweden

The sunny weather and heat cause problems not only for farmers and cattle owners, in many parts of Sweden the municipalities have decided to save water and lighting fires is prohibited (that means everyone has to take special care even when barbecuing).

Not a cloud in sight…. the driest summer since some time during the 19th century…

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Mother’s day

Tomorrow May 27th (the last a Sunday in May) is the day we celebrate all mothers here in Sweden 🇸🇪 Very often it is celebrated with flowers and a “fika” (coffee and cake, cinnamon rolls or cookies), and usually a nice lunch or dinner. The weather has been awesome for a couple of weeks now, so I guess many will have a nice BBQ. (By the way it’s been so warm and dry that there is a fire prohibition and the media are calling for water sanctions).

So, for tomorrow Happy Mother’s Day! 🌹

The fathers will be celebrated in November (the second Sunday, the 11th this year).

Spring / early summer 😎

It’s amazing, every year around this time (or a bit earlier) the birds have their babies and the trees come to life. The sun is shining and the air is warm. I just love it! The best thing is looking forward to the summer. Unfortunately during summer we tend to have long (almost never ending) lists with things to do, so we forget to enjoy the season we’ve been waiting for…