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Happy Valborgsmässoafton!!

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This is the night that Swedes gather round a jolly good bonfire and celebrate the spring. OK, why you ask?  Well here's what my friend Wikipedia says: Walpurgis bonfires are part of a Swedish tradition dating back to the early 18th century. At Walpurgis (Valborg), farm animals were let out to graze and bonfires (majbrasor, kasar) lit to scare away predators. Tomorrow there will be song and First of May celebrations.  We're having one at our school actually and I can't wait to see the chldren in their flower crowns.  Happy May Day to all!  🌹🌸🌷🌼🌻🌺

Happy Earth Day Fellow Earthings

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Greetings! Today we are standing for science at the "March for Science Boston".  (It's actually not a march, they learned from the Women's March how the Commons can turn into a trap if overwhelmed, so we'll all  be standing and rallying for science.)  It's a great cause and one we're happy to support in this household. Personally I'm excited to try all the children's display booths (and hopefully get some great swag for my classroom) in addition, of course, to supporting science and real facts!  Here's the press release if you'd like to know more. Live Long and Prosper!



Thousands to Gather at Boston Common in March for Science GATHERING IS PART OF NATIONAL, NON-PARTISAN EFFORT WITH SATELLITE RALLIES ACROSS US ‍ BOSTON – This Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017, folks from across New England will join together on the Boston Common in support of science. The non-partisan March for Science celebrates the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scienti…
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Tee hee, IKEA is top fashion. Check it out. Blue IKEA bag at Balenciaga

Painted clogs are out!

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Thank you Tessa Clogs for such cute clogs.  With removable painted straps they are unique and very comfortable.  And great for gardening and the daffodils are finally coming up so out I go!

Glad Påsk!

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Happy Easter everyone, here I am sick in bed while the birds are twittering outside and the sun finally come to visit. Oh well, the kids are picking up the slack and Handsome Hubby is buying Easter candy as we "speak". Pretty lucky lady I know despite not feeling well.  I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend with friends and family!

Stockholm in my 💗

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There was a love manifestation today in Stockholm with tens of thousands of people, and at 2;53 pm they held a silent minute.  How strange that right around that time I was thinking of John Lennon's song "Imagine" and that message it portrays of loving and not hating.  Look at this picture.  People gave flowers to the police, and everyone held in their hearts a feeling of love towards one another and the four deceased who were killed on Friday by the deranged truck driver.  I can imagine that it was very powerful to be there, just like the song. 💗
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions
I wonder if …

Scandinavian Design, and much more

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Hello blog friends, how are you today?  Sometimes I feel like one of the Whos in Whoville shouting "We are here, we are her, we are here!" to my large internet friends. :)  Leave a comment please and let me know you're listening. Thanks! Today I'm dreaming of dreamy Scanadinavian design destinations... we are going home this summer and I'm planning an itenerary up the Western Coast to Göteborg.  It's not far to go, three hours on the train from Malmö, but I may extend it a day by stopping off in Angelholm to see this weird and wonderful sight: Nimis in the micronation of Ladonia. Artist Lars Vilks built this surreal castaway city close to Kullaberg.  It's reputed to be hard to find but I hope that we'll be able to get down there and poke around. Doesn't it look cool?
Lars Vilks is the Swedish artist who needs bodyguards because of a piece of art that he did regarding Muhammed.   My mother saw him speak and he was hustled off the stage by the guar…

Earth Day Switch-off

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This from the Local, a record number of Swedish's municipalities turned off the lights on Earth Hour which was on 3/25/17 from 8:30 - 9:30 PM.  Next year it will be held on Saturday, March 24th. I'm marking my calendar!  This year I wasn't aware of the event. (Actually we had a power outage so actually we did unwittingly contibute.) :)
No matter what you think of climate change the truth is that we use too much of the earth's precious resources.  A simple thing like turning off the lights can make a difference.  Read more on Earth Hour.  Here's a wonderfully inspiring video from WWF for those of you who are interested: