… and in two days’ time I will be standing in the square when the Annual Film Festival is opened with a combined video/music presentation against a huge mound of snow. Have a look at this: Arjeplog Film Festival. I have been looking forward to this for months and have made sincere efforts to clear my agenda from Friday 1730 until Sunday 2000. That includes going to The Big Hospital tomorrow with one of my girls for an examination that might be crucial for her part. Like the Twin flower, she is very fragile – and yet as tough as nails. More about that later – I just felt I needed to do this, before I will be more or less impossible to reach during 48 hours+
…and I’m sincerely hoping I’ll get a chance to see daylight more than through the window this week!
I won’t go into any great detail about what the last 2 weeks have served up, but this picture serves as a good illustration of my brains the last little while:
So today at 2pm, I did the smartest thing I’ve done in a long time – I closed the door to my office and headed out. Loki was extatic at being able to run free along the skidoo trail and I got to enjoy peace, quiet and fresh air.
“Logging road, obstacles and danger may occur.” I think I’ll use it as wallpaper on my PC at work…
I have gone through a few posts on Facebook – and am almost nauseous because of all the bigotry and hate people share at the mere touch of a silly button – without a single thought of what views they are actually spreading… How is it possible???
Yes, this picture is actually too pretty to illustrate the topic, but I’m not in the habit of shooting ugly objects.
Just then did I learn that our bodies actually only consist of 350 different kinds of cells – in total!
A bit over a year ago, I was appointed guardian for a young girl who came here from a war-torn country in Eastern Africa. She is a tough little thing – after only two weeks here, she tried skiing downhill, she’s learned to swim and to bicycle… She has the cutest way of scrunging up her nose and has the heartiest belly-laugh I have ever heard. A lot of power in a small package…
When coming to Sweden, she lost the little slip of paper she had with her Mom’s phone number. We’ve been in contact with the Red Cross to have them find her family, but haven’t gotten far with that. Trying to locate someone in a small village in a country that has seen nothing but war during so many years it’s not easy!
However – she has been in contact with people via Facebook and she has now found her Mom! When I talked to her this evening, her voice broke a few times – but she must be so happy.
I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes.
… is probably the best trait you can have if you live in my neck of the woods.
Why else would you stay for more than one year? Well, I am kidding (a bit) because I do enjoy the seasons. However -35C around open water is brutal!
… or to be more exact- ruddy cold! (My upbringing forbids me to use swear-words…)
Watching the smoke from the thermal power station tells you that there is no wind cose to the ground.
The second half of the holidays was spent, trying to rest and recuperate. Some days I even didn’t get out of my pyjamas (easily hid under ski-pants and parka, even for a longish walk…)
Well, after that spring term started with a roar, which will be another post
This picture was taken 6 years less than four days ago. It could have been shot here last week, when temperatures dipped down close to -38 Celcius.
I need to curb myself… the spot of psoriasis I’ve had over my left eyebrow for the last 20 years, has become much worse. Since my Dad has suffered from the same during the last 30 some years, I know it’s nothing to joke about. I’m lucky that it’s only one tiny spot – I also know that it’s important that I lead a life that will not make it worse.