This is Piteås Town Square. When I grew up in Piteå there was a toy story on the left side of the Christmas Tree. I guess the feeling of joy will always be felt when I go back to this square.
This is a truly moving and loving story about a wife / mother – Brenda – giving away a christmas present, after she passed away, to her husband when he had found a new love.
The christmas present should consist of three parts. She wanted his new life partner to have a weekend of pampering with shopping, spa and things that make her smile. For the family, an awesome trip for all of them, and finally a night out for all the doctors at the hospital.
Listen to the full story in the youtube-clip down below, and read full article here.
This is as much Christmas as it can be
This is a photo from yesterday. The photo is taken from Riddarholmen towards city hall and Kungsholmen. We’re currently experiencing the warmest November – December in 133 years. Strange with rain in Stockholm, and snow in Egypt…
Yesterday a F1-friend of mine showed me this amazing version of Fairytale of New York.
Katzenjammer, Ben Caplan And The Trondheim Soloists – Fairytale Of New York from Stene Osmundsen on Vimeo.
Best wishes for the weekend!
Spotifylink: Katzenjammer – A Fairytale Of New York
During my winter holiday I spent some time in Piteå. The 27:th of December was a remarkable day in terms of a beautiful sky and a clear moon, so I spent a whole day walking around in my old home town. On my way back (behind Nolia for those that are familiar with Piteå) I came across some electric wires, and just behind the wires, The Moon – so I thought I’d call the pic Electric Moon…
Hope you all get a good start of your week.
In Sweden we have a tradition called Julbord (Christmas table). Almost every company as well as all the familys meet up to have “a Julbord”. This is a tradition that goes on from first of Advent until Christmas day, and is a “must have” on Christmas eve. A typical julbord consists of Herring, ham, meatballs, salmon and many many more dishes. It’s almost like Spanish tapas but served in the middle of the room where all pic up their food.
Yesterday I had a Julbord at an old ship called Mälardrottningen. The weather wasn’t typical Swedish since we still have no ice (!!) and just a little snow, but we have plenty of clouds and rain 🙂
This is a pic that’s taken from the ship towards the southern parts of Stockholm. The reason for the pic is the lights that I suspect comes from Zinkensdamm.
Hope you had a nice weekend