måndag 22 juni 2015

A late catchup

Wow! The year of 2015 has really been busy for me. I didn't had an idea of how much work a teacher does. Those said 45 hours per week are b-sht, it's far more and by the end of the school year every teacher are like cottonball heads, no brain just some fluffy mass above the neck. 
So first week of vacation has been spent in the sofa, tv, cheez doodles, wine, sleeping, a very little gardening....
There are lots of prejudices around this profession, one of those are about our long vacation. "Oh you lucky duck you get twice as long vacation as me" many use to say with this image in their head. ..
I would rather say, it looks more like this...
Just before the schools were closing, one of the towns landmarks, Oskars school was celebrating 100 years anniversary, with activities and open doors. It reminds of an old institution with the large windows and stonewalls, wich it, well, is..
A building so large it's not easy to get a photo of the complete thing...
 The stair up to the attic and the tower was locked up, wich for many former students was a one in the life time moment. Lots of rumours have been circling around about the attic no one was allowed to enter.
This paper bat had the year 1971 written on the back. Wonder what it's purpose once was as it sat on the wooden spiral staircase up to the tower.

In one of the ends of the attic behind a door with a sign, saying "renovation in progress, keep out" were an abandoned classroom with very old teaching stuff, large rolls of paper and black boards, a place were time has stopped (I guess the sign was a lie and a way to keep qurious ones out).
The old clock isn't as impressing as Hogwarts, but it's fascinating that this mechanism still runs the time. The wind up steel wire is unwined by a weight that is out of frame.

 Oskar is the third generation in the family who went to this school. It's a fascinating building, filled with stories. After working in the town for half a year I have become more aware of it's beauty and the old buildings. The house on this photo is called Elsborgs castle. It's not a castle per se, more of a nickname but once belonged to a noble man. Part of the house is from the middle ages. The second house on the photo below, the log barn is where Johan work. The rustic walls hides a super modern office with lots of technology. 

I have aged but I'm fine with that. With young people around I think it's more obvious for myself. I almost never do makeup anymore, only on special occation and if I have the time.

But I'll never quit buying clothes that I maybe won't use more than a handful of times. Hot topics Penny Dreadful collection is amazing. I bought the jacket and it's perfect!!

 My wishes is that the lost energy will emerge soon enough to enjoy the beautiful Swedish summer where the sun never sets. This photo was taken one hour before midnight on midsummers eve. Almost one hour darkness before the sun rise again so this photo could be taken one o clock at night as well.
Hopefully, seeing you again soon :-)

14 kommentarer:

  1. Ah! Jag undrade var du hade tagit vägen, men jag tror inte jag haft dig på min bloglovin'... well, nu är du med, så nu missar jag inget! :D

    Åh, det måste doftat underbart där uppe på den orörda vinden? Gammalt & dammigt doftar speciellt, typ som gamla böcker.

    Penny Dreadful collection? Hur i hela friden kan jag ha missat något sådant? Är helt besatt i den underbara serien! <3

    Det måste vara härligt med solnedgång där uppe. :) Eller soluppgång!
    Gillar din sminkning! Mörk hår & röda läppar är så snyggt! Och du är lika söt som vanligt. :)
    Phew, tror min kommentar blev ett helt blogginlägg, haha.

  2. I never knew that being a teacher would be that hard! But on the other hand, it is a very giving way to work, with lots of young minds formed in the right direction by your careful hands...

    Get some good rest and enjoy your days off! The lost classroom seems a bit spooky to me

  3. Spännande med lite historia om skolan och vilken spännande vind, man kan undra hur många sådana som finns runt om i landet, jag menar gamla skolor finns det ju gott om. När "vår" skola från 1800-talet lades ner fanns en hel ställning med säkert ett 50-tal skolplanscher, undra var de tog vägen?? För många år sedan var jag på en skolauktion, där de ropade ut mängder av gamla saker från skolan. Jag fick med mig en skolplansch, en gammal jordglob och ett kemiset med gamla munblåsta flaskor. Guldgripar för mig. Koppla av nu och gör ingenting, rätt vad det är kommer inspirationen och orken tillbaka. Man behöver återhämtning.

  4. Oh, that school building is magnificent, and I absolutely love the attic, how awesome it would be, to come across a hidden room, like that one, untouched for decades.

    You look lovely with or without make-up, and age comes to everyone, so it's good to embrace it and accept who we are.

    Wow, I love that the sun never sets in Summer, what a gorgeous image!

  5. A few of my friends are teachers and lectures, i can appreciate the amazing work they do. Some people forget about all the prep work that required plan a lesson and marking, which isn't paid.

    Enjoy you well earned vacation time

  6. A few of my friends are teachers and lectures, i can appreciate the amazing work they do. Some people forget about all the prep work that required plan a lesson and marking, which isn't paid.

    Enjoy you well earned vacation time

  7. All I need to say is: Oh yeah! I hear you, dear friend. I hear you. Teaching is CRAZY tiring. The first month of summer "vacation" is spent trying to shovel out from all the paperwork and trying to regroup. It's generally a "wash" and before you know it, you're creating lesson plans. UGH.

  8. Ohhhh as a history buff that untouched room is just amazing! I'd love to explore in there. And you are looking beautiful, that new jacket looks awesome!

  9. I like you without makeup! And I have a few friends who are teachers, so I know that the 'ooooh you're so lucky, you get whole two months of vacation' is total garbage!

    Loved the Sound of Music / kitty face plant. ;)

  10. My dad and my boyfriend's mum teach, I know all about the extra hours! Hope you have a bit of a break!

  11. Njut av din ledighet :)
    Och du är vacker utan smink också vännen!
    Jag funderar på att köpa Penny Dreadful på DVD, dock inte från CDON... ; )
    Jag har inte sett Hogfather än; för jag har inte hunnit få den.
    KRAM, Jenny

  12. Enjoy your summer break, teachers have a hard job, you deserve it!

  13. i guess there are not many jobs that are as easy as they sound and every job has their downsides but being a teacher must still be awesome (even if it comes with many extra hours.) id love to look through that attic and hope if you find out more about the bat you will let us know!

  14. Hmm, jag trodde att jag hade kommenterat på denna posten redan?

    Hursomhelst, vilket vackert och kusligt övergivet rum - spännande!
    Och jag kan inte se den bilden från Sound of Music utan att tänka på memet: 'Look at all the fucks a give!' :)