Tag Archives: Winter

Lyskväll, a farewell to summer.

Lyskväll, or in English, Light evening, has it’s origins in Finland, where the coast was illuminated by fires and candles, to remember the summer past and long for its return. Winter waits in the wings for his cousin to finally relinquish … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of elemental living…

A long, hot summer has graced the north of Sweden, but there are always reminders that the weather can change at any moment into a fusion of elemental pulses. This week have seen two low pressure systems camped over Norway, … Continue reading

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Only distance divides us.

I am sitting in a cafe in Brussels contemplating the nature of things… While writing this, my faithful friend, the motorsailer ‘Free’, lies in frozen slumber in the north of Sweden, far, far away. I am so fortunate to have … Continue reading

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A ‘Starbucks’ from heaven?

In this cynical modern world, the name ‘Starbucks’ has become identified with everything that is wrong with modernity. But hang on a minute… let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Here in Amsterdam, near Centraal Station, is … Continue reading

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