Dunkirk and 40’s attire…

Tweet Last weekend me and Andrew went to see Dunkirk at the movies. But you know how it is, when you are a reenactor, you can’t just go see a historic movie without any fuss done about it. So of course we had to dress up for it! A few weeks ago Andrew discovered that an Australian reenactor aquaintance of his had also moved here to Sweden (!), and now lived only about an hour away from us! Reenactors being few and far between in the part of the country that we are in we went and visited them (him and … Continue reading

My mum

Tweet I really was back to it again, back to blogging and writing, but then something happened that I hadn’t planned for. My beloved mum passed away three months ago. Just a few days after I last posted. She had been ill for quite a while, but we never excpected her to actually die. I had complete faith that she would get well again. So it came as a huge shock and turned the world upside down. I still can’t understand that she is gone. I miss her every minute of every day. There is so much I could say … Continue reading

To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow

Tweet Isn’t that a beautiful quote; “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”? I read it just recently and thought it was so true, and so prettily put! Spring is here in full swing, and with spring comes a desire to get out in the garden, pop seeds in the ground and get your hands dirty. I would say that prior to this year I have had a mild and lukewarm interest in the whole concept of gardening. I’ve gone through little spurts now and then, when I’ve wanted to plant some flowers or herbs or something. But … Continue reading

When the local library surprises you

Tweet Sometimes you get pleasantly surprised by little towns and things they can offer. The other day I popped into the library on my way to work to pick up a book, and hidden away in a corner was a lovely large display of historical clothes and dolls! Katrineholm’s library IS on a whole a very nice one, especially for the size of the town it is in, but finding an exhibit like this there was still a surprise! The collection was owned by a lady (Elin was her name) who lived from 1890 till 1962 and was very active … Continue reading

Hello again! Still alive over here!

Tweet Hello! I cannot believe how long it has been since I wrote on this blog the last time. Over a year and half! And why? I don’t know. Things happen, you get in a rut, and the longer you go from writing, the harder it is to get back to it again. I guess it’s been, not necessarily always so busy, but in several ways quite a hard, stressful year for me, and I’ve struggled to keep on top of things anyway. And so the blog has just been one of those things that has had to suffer for … Continue reading

Waterloo part 2 – Balls and Battles

Tweet So the ball and the battle? Well I said I’d write about those next so that’s what I’m going to do. As I’m sure you all know, in 1815 on June 17th there was a big ball held in Brussles; the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball. And at this ball many of the British officers were attending, as well as all the high and mighty people of society who were present. And it was during this ball that a messenger came with the news that Napoleon’s army was getting close, and Lord Wellinton (who was also at the ball) informed … Continue reading

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