måndag 29 april 2013

Simple life

I have written about the cottage before, it’s the place were we really can relax and live a simple off grid life. No electricity and only cold water tap in the kitchen, except when it’s freezing. The cottage is very small, a room and a tiny kitchen. But it’s the perfect place to get energy and escape reality for a little while.
 We made sandwich toast in foil package in the stove for breakfast and discovered that the stove must be used for cooking more often. We have also a cooking stove in the kitchen.

The drawer under the old table, contains lots of old treasures and assorted knick knacks. This is how bandage looked in the old days. The leather cap seems perfect for my poor finger. It looked very used and inside it was a piece of bandage left so that was not an option for me.
Assorted buttons of different materials as glass, bone, mother of pearl, Bakelite and some rusty needles and a knife.

It wasn’t just the women that stayed here with the kettle, during the summer months in old times. Lots of tools for shaving is left here.
I think the Gillette box is fabulous with the purple velvet tucking.

Swedish steel shaving blade.

The ice on the lake is just about to melt. We took a nice walk along the beach to jump on the ice and fool around. This is the tiny beach just below our cottage.

Ice takes many forms.
The sandy beach is perfect for sand castles.
Fat lady on the beach. We argued if the paw prints in the sand (on the left side) came from a dog or a wolf. I said dog, but when I think of it I didn’t see any human footprints in the sand (and we're far from any house).


I tried Johans new gun. He wants’ me to take the course and license but I’m not very interested even if he says I have the talent.

Redneck “fika”. Vegan-sugarless-banana- bundt cake and melted chocolate served with a glass of Newcastle Brown ale. It was a nice combo (we forgot to bring the coffee). I imitated an owl howling in the woods and he answered me several times.

All in all we had a lovely weekend. Last night I slept for 12 hours with only a pee break at three o'clock enjoying the full moon light and those birds who sings at night.



17 kommentarer:

  1. Vad mysigt & rofyllt det ser ut!

    Och du är definitivt ingen "fat lady"!!!

    KRAM, Jenny

    SvaraRadera
  2. Absolutely stunning - *swoon*!

    SvaraRadera
  3. I wish I had such a cabin by a lake myself! Look at all the great stuff you find hidden in it! And the surrounding nature is breathtaking! Sometimes I'm annoyed by living in the big city...

    BTW, I see no "fat lady" in the pics, just a happy and glowing linnea... ;)

    SvaraRadera
  4. A lovely fireplace! You must roast some chestnuts on the fire, maybe those natural popcorn seeds you can get in bags. And try cooking potatoes in the coals! I love the ice! I used to talk to the birds too in my old home. I don't know what I was saying to them, though, it could have been insults! Ha ha.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Baked potatoes is a must try!! Thanks for the tip :)

      Radera
  5. Så nordiskt isolerat, kallt och vackert. Älskar Newcastle :)

    SvaraRadera
  6. Mysigt :D
    Det är en av anledningarna till att jag gillar lajv så mycket, att man blir "off the grid" för ett par dagar. Hjärnan får verkligen koppla av då ^^

    SvaraRadera
  7. Oh, wow, seriously, that's just what I'm longing for right now; A weekend off, in a quiet place behinds God's back, cut off from all civilaziton...and a camprife. Yes, that, that would make me totally happy. :)

    SvaraRadera
  8. One of my collegues in Sweden has a house at such a place, although she has to drive 45 minutes to work, I can totally understand, that it is worth the long way. :) Your cabin looks so cosy, I would love to have that kind of house as well one day. <3

    SvaraRadera
  9. Ser underbart ut :) Hur stora var spåren då?

    SvaraRadera
  10. Ser ju supermysigt ut, älskar gamla stugor (främst på vinter/höst) och allt som hör därtill!

    SvaraRadera
  11. oh i love places that look like they still are in some old medieval-like time.

    <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The cottages are built in the same way as medieval houses, but with larger windows and different roof cover.

      Radera
  12. What interesting finds! It looks so peaceful there and so do you - lying on the beach and soaking up the sun. And the owl answered you ... a very auspicious sign, I think. :o)

    SvaraRadera
  13. Oooh, vad mysigt! :) Precis en sådan stuga vill jag ha! Fast helst med toa :D nej, usch, vad bekväm man är.
    Det ser väldigt kallt ut, men skönt! Här har vi 20 grader nu, fast det ska bli vår igen i slutet av veckan, detta var nog bara ett smakprov på sommaren. :)

    SvaraRadera
  14. Härligt at ha ett ställe att komma bort till, spännande med gamla grejer som lämnats kvar. Stugan har historia! :D

    SvaraRadera