Friday, 31 July 2020

Hindens Rev

Today it was time for another excursion, and one I have been wanting to do already for many summers - visiting Hindens Rev. It being totally Corona-safe made for a perfect thing to do this particular time.

Hindens Rev is a nature reserve with very distinctive scenery. It is a 5k peninsula that is stretching straight out into Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden.

We walked all the way out to the end of the peninsula of course. So so so pretty!

Hindens Rev forms part of the Swedish ice-edged zone, which was created during the last ice age about 11,000 years ago. Towards the tip of it, it disappears under the surface of the water and reappears on the Dalsland side, where it is known as Hjortens Udde.

Here we are all the way out on the end!
This peninsula was never wider than 100m as we walked all the way out on it, mostly narrower. It was rather cool being able to see both sides at the same time. One where the waves would hit, and the other significantly calmer.

We had brought a picnic basket, so at the end of the Hindens Rev we had some 'fika' and a welcome walking break. Kids are not really used to this much exercise...

My Mum and me:

It was a really hot day, so on the way back we decided to go for a swim. So gorgeous!

Such a beautiful beautiful place!

Summer foods

There are quite a few things on our list of foods that we would like to enjoy when we get to Sweden in the summers. Rhubarb crumble is one of them - with a LOT of custard..!

This summer I also managed to catch the ice cream truck when it came by. Liquorice ice cream, yum yum yum!

Meatball sandwich:

Since I didn't see my friend Erika this summer, I had to have my one soft ice of the summer, with raspberry and liquorice topping of course, by myself.

Mormor's garden has many treasures, one of the biggest ones is the blackberry bush. Every day there was more and more ripe blackberries, and we ate them straight off the bush, in blackberry crumble, together with 'kladdkaka' and as topping on our breakfast cereal and porridge, and decoration on cake.

We only ate lunch out very few times this summer, but two of those times I ordered the same thing - prawn sandwich. The left one here was the yummier one (from Varnhem Klostercafé), even though it lacked a bit in decoration compared to the right one.

Our home cooked meals were yum too, we like a lot of 'husmanskost':

I enjoyed a drink or two in the afternoon sun:

Of course we did the Swedish thing and had tacos one night. Swedes take their "taco-mys" very seriously... check out the taco section in this supermarket..!

Thursday, 30 July 2020

So this happened

Ever since I did my extra ear piercings last year Linnea has been wanting another one too. I decided it was time for a pick-me-up so today when we went for a drive to get out of the house, we visited a jewellery store in Falköping and Mormor treated her to the piercing as an early birthday gift. 

She didn't even flinch!

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Sorry it was me

Yes, I admit - it's my fault the weather has been rather rubbish the past week or so.

I did wish for a bit of rain, as I find it really cosy and we don't have any in the sandpit. I have been taking my walks even in the rain, and enjoyed sitting on the terrace in candle light while it's been pouring outside the window. But I guess it's starting to get a bit annoying now... can we please have sunshine again?