It’s been a strange summer. The weather hasn’t been what you wish for, July in Sweden being the coldest for sixty years, and the covid-19 situation has really been holding us back when it comes to hanging out with people. The last couple of days we’ve been seeing my wife’s mother. We rented her a room at nearby so she doesn’t have to sleep in our small house, still we’ve been able to hang out together during the days. Mostly outside. She being at risk with bad lungs and it would be fatal if she caught the virus. It’s been good days though. During spring she’s suffering from being in self chosen lockdown back at her house in another part of Sweden, and it’s been doing both her and us good to see alot of each other for some days.
The afternoon today has been warm and sunny and the family is hanging out at the beach when I am writing this on my iPhone. It’s a good Saturday.
I guess I failed the hundred days challenge. It’s ten days since I wrote here. But to my defence I’ve been blogging a lot over at one of my Swedish blogs instead.
The last couple of days me and me family have been down in the southeast of Sweden to stay in a house that’s my parents own together with some other relatives. It is a beautiful part of Sweden. I have put together a photo album over at snap.as. Please have a look..
I just read Maiques blog and he dedicated todays post to graffiti and street art because its street art day on his blog. I’ll do the same. I like Maique and I like street art so I put together a photo album on Snap.as where I’ll post all my street art photos from now on. The pictures presented there now are taken in Stockholm and New York.
I missed yesterday. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. It passed midnight before I got to think about the hundred days challenge. I might finish it anyway but it will forever be a missed day. It hurts.
It was “time to go home day” for the five teenage boys who’s been here all week to hang out with our 16yo. What a camp they’ve had. Staying up all night, sleep half day, eat a lot of snacks and hardly no real food. They were tired when they got in the car. Yesterday the watch the horror movie Hereditary and they told us it was “the scariest movie they’ve ever seen”. We heard their screams in the middle of the night. They echoed over the fields around the barn.
The weather is classic Swedish summer. Unreliable. But this morning me and my friend Calle managed to run during that hour it was not raining and a bit sunny. It was a good run.
Later Anna came over, she’s a friend of the family and her daughter is often playing with our twins. Anna has got a dog, a nice flat coated retriever. A very energetic dog. I took it for a run. The second one for today and after that both me and the dog had to rest for a while.
The teenagers in the barn are playing Hay Day, the farming game on mobile. I started too. It’s actually quite fun. I never play any games except Pokemon Go. I haven’t been into any other game since Commodore 64 days and the “press play on tape”. That was fun, copying tapes with a couple of hundred games on each C90 cassette. My favourite was Giana Sisters.
Well, that’s all for now, back to the farm. I have some cows and corn fields to attend.
That’s the feeling today when it’s been raining again. After midsummer it’s going towards father times again. I really try not to think about that but this time of the year I always do.
More uplifting was today’s trip to the strawberry fields of Marieberg. We picked seven kilos. Half of it, less than half actually, we ate for dessert with ice cream. The teenage boys, the twins, me and my wife, we were all happy about those sweet berries.