June 27, 2017

A day at the Wämöparken

June 27, 2017 16 Comments
Hello friend! It has been some days since the last post, but I have been busy with the festivities during the girls' last day at school, younger daughter's prom and the trip to our cottage. I have been posting some photos on Instagram and even on Flickr, but not so much on the blog. Well, here I am again and I hope that you are doing well. Here follows a post from our latest little trip. Sightseeing nearby is a lot of fun. And I hope your are enjoying your dolly-time. 

Psst....image heavy....!

Karlskrona is a beautiful city, not far from our cottage, near the Baltic Sea. the city has a lot to offer and I enjoy every trip there during summer time. Yesterday we took a family day at Wämöparken. It is a scenic excursion with historical buildings from different times and different places in the county Blekinge. It is a nice place for strolling, throughout the year. During summer time the cottages are open daily and there are even a mini zoo with the most common pets like chicken, pigs, goats, horses, ducks and rabbits. It is like Blekinge in a miniature. The park has its roots in the early 1900’s and there were a big party in 1910, when the park opened. There is an open-air theater and music pavilion, nature and lots to see.

By the Fisherman's cottage. The roses had a strong fragrance and looked so lovely

Fisherman's cottage

Zipporah by the Fisherman's cottage.
I took Zipporah along and took some photos, strolled sightseeing and enjoyed a day out. Did not see any ghosts - it is said that some of the older houses has some ghosts living there.

Zipporah in one of the old wagons at the park.

Zipporah and a happy wish for nice weather (Fint väder)

Mother Mina's Mill
Lars Petter’s cottage was moved to Wämö in 1910. The house has a log cabin and several lofts. During winter, the families usually lived in the central part of the cottage that has dining tables, beds and a space for small animals. There is likely not a man named Lars Petter, but the initial above the door, inspired to the name. In June 2011 the cottage was injured hard by a fire. The man who started the fire was charged and he confessed to the crime. The damaged parts were repaired by traditional methods.

Zipporah by the Lars Petter's cottage

Lars Petter's cottage today

Beautiful flowers.

Another old cottage, today it is a tiny shop for souvenirs. 
Mother Mina's (Wilhelmina Ohlsson) Mill moved to Wämöparken in 1916-1917. The hard wind is well know here and the wings on the mill broke repeatedly. The mill got new ones last year.

A cottage, from 1857, were owned by a big family, living a good life. Ten children were bord and nine made it to adulthood. Kitchen, living room and a chamber gave room to the parents, kids and sometimes even workers - often related to fishing, so the house got the name ”Fisherman’s cottage”.

Zipporah on a small pier.
It was a lovely day. We stopped by a grill bar and ate some yummy hamburgers before we drove home to the cottage. While waiting for the kids, I took this photo of Zipporah by the Baltic Sea. 

June 4, 2017

Of topic and a new dress…

June 04, 2017 10 Comments

Some days ago I was sitting in the kitchen and talked to our kids about their own thoughts for the coming summer, the last essays to be done and the future. Now they are watching the One Love Manchester on TV - a concert in tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing. It is to honor the lost, injured and affected. I think that it was cowardly done to attack our future like that. The youngster have not done a thing. But as a journalist wrote here - it is easier to build up buildings than a generation. The thing that scares me most, is that our girls could have been there on 22nd May. They have seen Ariana Grande before and have been even abroad to see their stars. It really hurst to see innocent people to become victims like this. We never know when, why or what - it is the new way to be in war. We are vulnerable, but we need to stay strong. Never let fear take over.

I know that this was of topic, but I had to share some thoughts.

On the evening when I sat in the kitchen, talking with the girls, I made a dress to Polly. The upper part is crocheted and the skirt I sew on, added some decorations and then the first try (too big) became a bow, that she has on her head. The pants she had, I have returned to the kids collection and the long sleeved t-shirt will be something new later on.

Here are some photos. Hope that you are well. Happy June.

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