It’s October!

I have forgotten about the most fun happenings of October!

Read more here.

Here’s the rules:

And here’s the prompts:

How could I forget about this! I’m shocked. I’ve missed 11 days of the challenge!

I better shape up!

Join the challenge you too! It’s fun to practice drawing. One can always get better.



News from Save Trosa nature people 

One of my Save Trosa nature friends and I have worked on a report. We have examined if the project new big road can proceed without negative climate effects. It can’t, so we told the authorities and media. Here’s the first news article about our report. You can read it in Swedish at

Here’s what the Swedish news article says:

Municipalities Ingrid Benson and Anna Bohlin have examined the project New big road and the exploitation of the Tureholm Peninsula. They have compiled a 10-point list of climate councils that Trosa Municipality has not taken into account. The following press release has been published to media and environmental stakeholders:
Project New big road and the exploitation of Western Trosa – Tureholm Peninsula will counteract climate targets of 10 points.

In a review of the project based on climate reports from the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Regional Association and the County Administrative Board, it appears that Trosa municipality in projects in Western Trosa
will strongly counter all established international, national, regional and local climate targets.

The review also shows that the municipality can cancel the projects and yet achieve the growth targets the municipality has set up.

The review letter “Has the climate goals been included in the planning of new big road and the exploitation of Western Trosa – Tureholm Peninsula?” Has been sent to decision-makers in Trosa Municipality, County Administrative Board, Regional Federation, Swedish Transport Agency, Swedish National Agency for Housing, the Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Energy, the Environment and Energy, the media and other actors which has the potential to influence a community development that promotes climate goals.

Trosa municipality politicians and other decision makers in the project today have a unique opportunity to cancel the project before it adversely affects the environment and the climate. The municipality then has the opportunity to launch climate-smart growth projects that strengthen migration attractiveness and the brand as an ecommerce community, thus fulfilling all climate goals, the reviewers believe.

The review letter is available as downloadable pdf file on the website It can also be ordered by e-mail at:

Photo: Mai Ottoson

The examination report tries to enlighten the authorities about the climate issues and the report actually says this:

Thomas at aspiblog says it in a few words. The report writers says it in many thousand words, but it’s still the same message.

To be continued 🙂


Be you!

I only have one thing to say to you all today 🙂

Water color pencils before water.

And after water it looks like this

We can only be ourselves. It isn’t always easy to find out how to be yourself, but it is worth all the trying to get there, that much I can say.

I believe it takes the whole life to find out how to be ourselves. Maybe that’s our life task?

So Be you! That should be easy actually. You don’t have to imitate others and be afraid you can’t imitate, you don’t have to figure out how others might have opinions about how you should be, you don’t have to listen to anyone but your good inner self.

Just be you. If you succeed you will notice that some people will try to imitate you instead of the other way round.

Be you!


Amazing, just totally amazing!

We must be a small world. It feels like I have traveled all over the world just by blogging away in a way that we all do. I can sit in my little corner of the world and reach out so far. It’s unbelievable but also truly amazing.
We can interact with each other no matter where in the world we are. That must be a true peace project I think.

Just look at this. This is my favorite stats. The map showing where you all come from.

To me this is just wow stats! 

It like the never ending olympics country flag parades. 

I never regret I started blogging. This is the fun part. Talking to people from all over the world. Thank you for being here all of you!


Sail away

Reuse art on cardboard

I found an old painting. I ilke it. Makes me remember summer days.

We’re in a rainy month now. We need the rain, but the darkness this time of year gets even darker with the rainy clouds. So I try to lighten up inside by remember summer days 🙂


Gärdsmyg – Eurasian wren

I saw a cute little bird this weekend.

Tails up is significant for this bird. I’ve only seen pictures of it before, but now it showed up near the house for a short while before it flew away again.


Bläcksvamp – Lawyer’s wig

This is actually the same fungus but at different stages.

They start by looking like the little one in the front of the picture. Then they go like the one behind the little one. A few days later they look like this:

In Swedish we call them ink fungus, but the English name Lawyer’s wig are so much more fun 🙂


Visitor in the sky – besökare i luften

Här om dagen seglade denna fågel ovanför oss. Vad är det för fågel?

The other day this bird was flying over us. Who is it?

I don´t know, so I’m asking if you know and can tell me.

Jag vet inte vad det är för fågel, vet ni, så får ni gärna berätta för mig.

en vråk av något slag?

en vråk av något slag?


Vaniljhjärtan – Vanilla hearts 

Baking day, but I should warn you. Don’t do this if you don’t have patience like an angel.

They taste heavenly, but I always forget how grrr and hmmffrrrr and xkxkdkfmifksk it is to do them! 

You can find the recipe here, it is in Swedish, maybe it’s possible for you to translate if you don’t know Swedish.


A Thought for Thank Gawd It’s Friday

I think this is a lovely thought. I say he’s spot on. I do believe stars can be comforting to us. For comments please visit original post over at Jims blog/Anna

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall


View original post

Gnällspiken och hans behårade fästing – The grumpy one and his furry tick

Jag har läst en rolig och tänkvärd bok med härligt humoristiska och skickliga teckningar. Om du inte har vägarna förbi Gnesta eller Trosa bokhandel kan du hitta Olle Qvennerstedts bok Gnällspiken även här till exempel.

I’ve read a great book with humour and thoughtful excellent drawings. It’s in Swedish, but at the writer and illustrators blog you can find drawings in english.

You can also visit
and check out Olle Qvennerstedt’s beautiful paintings.

We need drawings like in this book and at Olle’s blog, in this crazy world we all live in.


Dream alarm clock

Ritu’s post Dark mornings and our talk in the comments there made me do this drawing.

What do you say about such alarm clock?

I wish I had one like that some days. But not every day. I like my work and I actually like early mornings too. But the time between sleep and awake are so nice so it takes time for me to like the awake state.


Cinnamon bun day October 4 2017

Kanelbulle/cinnamon bun (pastell/pastel) 100 sek

Today is a gret day in Sweden. It’s cinnamon bun day.

I eat two homemade buns today and they tasted very good. I like this day a lot 😉


Trosa high debts alternative facts

One of my Save Trosa nature friends, Ingrid Benson has done a fb post on Mötesplats0156
where she thanks a Trosa municipality citizen for bringing the issue of high debts up for the Trosa municipality.

Here’s what the Swedish text in the fb post says:

Thank you Pär Abrahamsson for reappearing Trosa municipality’s debt issue. Soon it’s time to advance at least 90 million (SEK) to pay the new big road project. Where will that money come from? In March 2017, development agreements had been signed with the municipality for 99 of the 670 properties needed to finance the road. DEBTS RISKS TO INCREASE IF THE NEW BIG ROAD PROJECT IS NOT CANCELED.

Trosa debts again
Municipally economy In SN (local newspaper) on October 3 you can read that Trosas municipality council Daniel Portnoff relaunches the municipality’s indebtedness. He claims that if you combine the accounts of the municipalities with the unrecognized pension liabilities that all municipalities have, then Trosa’s debt would be similar to the media municipality.
Now you do not have to believe. The numbers are at SCB (Sweden statistics bureau) and if you do the calculation, Trosa municipality is in place 37. It is obviously better than the thirteenth place that the municipality is on if you look at the posted debts, yet about 100 places from the center.
It is troublesome that the municipal leadership is living in faith and bases its action that debt is normal. It is not. Attempting the public to believe the same by presenting alternative facts about easily verifiable amounts is even more noticeable.
Trosa is deeply indebted and it will have consequences when interest rates are normalized.
Pär Abrahamsson Vagnhärad

So we have local politicians with their own versions of alternative facts 😉

But we also have citizens with enough knowledge to recognize alternative facts when they appear 🙂

If you want to give the fb poat a like you can press this link¬if_id=1507100038467686¬if_t=like

If you want to read more about Trosa debts, visit

Greetings from Trosa Sweden