Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Day 300... wow. Congrats to all of us that have kept this up for this long!! =)
My 300th picture shows Zelda in her favorite place (at least right now); behind the TV. I think the TV is a little warm, but also she sits in the middle of our view. When we look at the TV she thinks we look at her, and she is so happy to be center of attention.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Emma, Daniels parents dog, is back with us again. She isn't really filled with joy over the arrangement, and our cats are a tad unimpressed. But Ebba is happy as ever, even if she does her best to not show it in this picture. I think she is mostly curious about what I'm doing on the floor pointing the camera at them...
We got to sleep another hour this morning, as daylight savings time is over for this time. The evening immediately got dark very early, and winter is knocking on the door. At least we got about 10C (50F) and even five minutes of sunshine between the rain falls today.
Hungarian liver of goose. Daniel has been to Hungary with work this week, lecturing a course. As a gift from the ones attending the course, he got a piece of Hungarian foie gras, prepared the Hungarian way by the wife of one of the attendants. It was a very thoughtful gift, and we ate it as an entrée to Saturday's dinner.
Daniel fried white bread in the goose fat, put rocket salad and the fine sliced liver on it, and topped with fried bacon. I'm a little skeptic to liver, but this was very tasty!
For dessert we had luxury chocolate pralines.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My favorite kitchen-aid; the sandwich-toaster. I really enjoy these sandwiches, and I ate them a lot when I lived alone. They are easy to make, and still it is warm food.
I use whole grain toast, some nice cheese, Felino salami and a little Brie. Not the most nutritious meal, I know, but comfort food. =)
Something not so comforting though was the sight when I got out to the kitchen to put the second sandwich on the toaster... Zoey the cat busy eating the cheese and salami! I had forgot my trick from the other day to put food under grate. I yelled a little at her, but realized rather quickly that she didn't care. She was busy swallowing the cheese, and then went into the bedroom, very happy with herself.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thank you so much for your kind words regarding yesterdays post!
The picture above shows the view Ebba and I had on our morning walk today; it was all gray and foggy. The day continued like this, with clouds so low you could almost touch them. It was still grey when I got home from work, but the afternoon walk was a little more bright.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Daniel is traveling this week, and Ebba wonders where he has gone. We uses Skype at night to talk to eachother, and Ebba is very confused when she hears Daniel. This is so strange, and she twists her head to try and grasp why she can hear him but not see him.
Next picture is in honor of our friends dog, that sadly passed away today. We wish them all the strength in this tough time.
Monday, October 19, 2009
My birthday gift from Daniel. I wished for this kind of candle holders and other cute things, but we had a hard time finding all the parts to make up this set. So that is why I didn't get it on my birthday. But now it is ready to spread some nice light over our living room counter.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is my evening meal, and three lunch-boxes for the coming week; pie. Daniel doesn't like pie, or at least not the crust, so that's why I get so many lunch-boxes. I put smoked ham, tasty cheese, Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and a little spring onion into it, and it turned out delicious.
You may wonder why I put the bars on top of the pie? That is to be able to eat without having to worry about Zoey the cat eating the rest of my pie. She is hopeless on sneaking up on the kitchen counter and snack away on whatever is standing there. But today was only cat-food for the kitty!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Another textured picture. I had to try some more today, so I brought the camera on our morning walk with Ebba to get some suitable pictures. The sheep are always photogenic and I like this one looking straight into the camera.
I have downloaded the texture from flickr, used overlay as blending mode and then adjusting the opacity. Really not complicated at all, but quite dramatic result. I'm off now hunting textures!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I played around with textures for a while after reading about it at Pioneer woman's blog. Some of the pictures she shares are just amazing. This texture I found on Flickr after searching some. I like it in a way, and will definitely play around some more.
Daniel and Zelda watches TV in the sofa, a very relaxed Friday evening.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Daniel started playing Mafia wars on Facebook a while ago, and also played my character to get a bigger Mafia. But the last weeks he has neglected my account and I felt the need to do something about it myself. So now I'm learning to play Mafia wars. It is pretty fun, and doesn't take too much time, but we'll see how long I will hang in there.
We went out with some friends from work to have a beer and chat away. It was a fun night, and we also got together with a Portuguese guy that works for a month at Daniels department.
He really wanted to watch the Portuguese football game against Malta, and it showed at our local pub. Sweden also played tonight, against Albania, but Malta had to beat Portugal for Sweden to have a chance to play in the World Cup next year. And Malta just don't beat Portugal. Definitely not when Portugal plays at home.
This is us on the bus home when the game was over. We are not too sorry, as you can see. =)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Happy Birthday to meeeeeee....... =) There has been a lot of birthdays recently, many friends are born in the fall it seems, and today is my day.
We worked as usual, and then went shopping for some yummy food. Dinner was made up of a small lobster soup with lobster on the side, scallops and a chanterelle toast. It was divine! I opted on a cake for dessert, but Daniel doesn't fancy pastries, so I got myself a singel cake. And a little light. The cake is definitely to small to hold all candles needed for displaying my age! :P
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Today we went with Linus to "Busfabriken" ("Fun-factory"). It is a large place for kids, with lots and lots of climbing frames and other fun stuff. It is like a giant indoor playground. Linus really had a blast, and run around for hours. Here he and daddy is playing a game of fussball.
Later on we cooked a Thai dinner, Linus had some Saturday candies and we watched Sweden loose to Denmark in FIFA World cup qualification (soccer). All in all a pretty nice Saturday.
We got home a little early from work today, Friday and all, and got to pick up Linus from kindergarten. Then the usual walk with Ebba. Linus brought his bike, but couldn't resist climbing the wall of rocks under the bridge. I think it turned out to be a pretty cool action picture.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The picture for today doesn't really reflect the happenings of today either. But I thought it was kind of cute with Ebba almost curled into her bed (yes, the one we got for free with dog-food, a while ago =).
The other thing that happened tonight was parent-teacher meeting at Linus kindergarten. Daniel stayed home with Linus and I went to the meeting with Linus' mother. It is interesting to listen to what the children do, and any issues that has arisen, and also at the other parents' questions. Some people are definitely living in another reality compared to, oh well.. me at least... =) Anyway, it was interesting.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This picture didn't turn out quite as I wanted it to. It was very windy and I thought it could be seen in the tilting grass, but no, not so much. Anyway, it shows the bright blue sky we've had today.
Daniel went to pick up Linus at daycare, while I took Ebba for a walk. While walking her alone we got some time to practice. Ebba is very well behaved, but that is because Daniel has done a lot of obedience training with her. They even attended some competitions long time ago.
Today we only try to maintain the "every-day-obedience". She is a strong dog with strong guarding behaviors, and it is essential that she listen to and obey Daniel and me. So I got a little bag of treats in my pockets and we practiced some commands; heal, sit, stay and come here. We both did good.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Ebbas and my view this morning when we went outside. The sky was blue and the sun just about to rise, but cold! I'm not sure if it was still below freezing, but there were lots of hard rime on the grass. It disappeared as soon as the sun came up, but we have definitely left the warmer season.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Another food-related picture; we've been to the grocery store today shopping for all the weeks dinners. We try to figure out beforehand what to eat during the week when we have Linus living here. It takes way too much time from every evening to figure it out one dinner at a time. And gets expensive. I really do feel grown-up!
So here is our fridge filled up with the weeks supplies. Oh well, and a little more; the half empty Campari bottle will probably not be included in any dinner. ;-)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
When my brother and his (now) wife visited us this spring, they brought us a couple of gifts, of which one was the luxury bread mixture; scones with chocolate bits in it. This morning it was finally time to eat it. We slept in rather late, but the bread was easy and quickly done as it didn't had to rise before baking. It turned out delicious with a little butter and brie cheese on it. Luxury brunch!
Our neighbors Claes and Marie and their little son Emil visited us on Saturday night, to eat together. They had made Fatanyéros (grilled meat with mashed potato on a wooden plate) and we had to do something with all the mushrooms that Daniel has picked this fall, so our dish was chanterelle risotto. It was delicious, and very nice to have such a spontaneous dinner with which was already planned for dinner.
Claes borrowed our camera to try out the new lens, and took this charming photo of Daniel and I.... :p
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This is Zoey, the younger of our two cats. She likes to be on her own, and if the weather is nice, she will stay out for a couple of nights before returning home again. But with the colder weather and rain, she prefers to stay at home. She curls up in a bed or chair, and sulks until spring is here again.
Tacos. This is one of my favorite food, but unfortunately Daniel consider it kids-food... Linus actually loves it, so normally I get it when we Linus is here, but tonight I managed to get it on my own. Daniel did a Thai seafood salad for him, and was very happy with it.