Can I show you something?

Found an old painting that I rerun here for you 🙂

Are you ready?



Icebreaker Anna

The Swedish Icebreaker boats are named after the nordic gods. Work boats also always have men names. But not mine. My icebreaker is named after me 🙂 and I’m not a nordic god, so I break several unwritten rules in this painting. 

I did the painting for more reasons than to break unwritten rules. I did this painting to encourage myself to be an icebreaker and not sit and wait for others to make the first move to solve problems.

Sometimes I actually act like an icebreaker but I don’t always do that so I still have to practice.


What if it was this easy…

Found an old drawing that still makes a good point I think.


More snow 

Beautiful, but I long for Spring 🙂




Winter arrival- vinterns intåg

Been away from here because of winter arrival. That means time consuming snow shoveling. But snow shoveling also means exercise and fresh air. It all depends on how you see it. 

Vinterns intåg har stulit tid från bloggandet eftersom snön innebär några pass på “snögymet”. Det innebär ju motion och frisk luft, så allt beror på hur man ser på saker och ting.

Winter is beautiful but exhausting 🙂

Vintern erbjuder vackra landskap, men innebär också stor ansträngning 🙂

Winter in my neighborhood. Vinter i mitt kvarter.


Hare – Bunny

If you find it difficult to draw animals you can try what I did. I filled the fields with different patterns and made up a theme for the drawing. I saw a bunny with ears thet looked like feathers and that made me try if I could draw a bunny like this drawing. I didn’t know I could draw bunnies, but with this technique I could 🙂


Skarv – Cormorant 

Cormorants often dry their wings so I let clothes dry on the wings too 😉

Skarvar torkar ofta sina vingar, så jag lät hänga några kläder på vingarna och gjorde fjädermönster av klädnyporna 😉


Cat and two dogs

You see, I can make nice paintings too 🙂


Hur mycket ska Trosa växa – How much growth in Trosa?

Hos den lokala nyhetstidningen kan ni läsa en insändare som jag skrivit. Tidningen har fått ett svar på insändaren. Vad tycker du om frågorna och svaren?
I got a text published in the net local newspaper and the newspaper got an answer from our leading politician. What do you think of the questions and the answer below, a google translation from the Swedish version at


The submitter presents the basis of which municipal council Daniel Portnoff comments.

“I have tried to get answers from Trosa’s leading politicians without success.

A decision in the City Council says that Trosa will grow by 150 people a year, which means a declining percentage increase per year. Municipal council Portnoff says that they expect an increase of the population around 1.5-2% per annum. The investment decision for Infart Västra Trosa indicates that 670 homes will be built in western and southern Trosa to cover the cost of the new road. The municipal council committee Tomas Landskog says that only 10% of the growth will be outside the urban areas.

How does that work?
If the decision in the City Council applies, Trosa only needs to grow by 52 people per year until 2021. Then it may seem unnecessary for taxpayers to pay over 150 million for a new road that neither needs nor meets the climate goals of reduced emissions. In that case, the new road would be built for only 5-15 additional people per year outside urban areas for 134 years.

Preparedness with current rate of increase
If the population increase instead is 1.5% per year, we get twice as many in 46 years. If the population increase is 2%, we are twice as many already in 35 years. Do we have prepared for an early doubling of 11 years? Are we prepared to even double in 46 years? During the fall of 2017 it was found that Trosa has grown by 4% during the year. If that rhythm persists, it would mean that we become twice as many already in 17 years. Do we have prepared for the rapid increase?

In order to further confuse the number exercises, I add to the task of Tomas Landskog that 10% of growth should be outside the urban areas. Based on the 670 housing decisions of the financing decision and 3 people per home, I come to the following results.

Long payment time
If Trosa is to grow by 150 people a year, it means that the 670 resettlement income of the financing decision takes 134 years to get in. It’s a long time for taxpayers to lend money for a road, which only 10% of a future population is said to need, but everyone has to pay for. Or, the growth rate outside the urban area means that today’s politicians have planned housing for 134 years in the future. Or, the 10% task entails that Trosa is expected to grow with 6700 homes in total, which would mean an increase of 20,100 people in total. Period unknown.

So my question remains: How much is Trosa to grow?

Quick exposure in the exponential effect: Begin with the number 70 (year) and share the growth rate figure. Growth of 10% means a doubling effect of 7 years. (70/10 = 7)

Learn more about the impact of the exponential effect here:

Anna Bohlin

We contacted Daniel Portnoff to comment on the sender. He responded as follows:

“In 1992, Trosa municipality had 9894 inhabitants. By the end of 2016 we were 12,447. Population growth has thus been around 110 people a year, though it has varied over time. Some years it has fallen slightly and in other years it has increased by more than 300 This is mainly due to the business cycle.

We live in a free country with extensive legislation in the housing sector. Overall, the Swedish housing market works poorly. We would need a comprehensive review of large parts of housing policy at national level to get a better functioning housing market.

As local politicians, we try to do our best to ensure a housing production where all forms of return are available and the entire municipality is part of balanced growth.

In a growing municipality, we get a growing economy and properly managed to improve our ability to have great ambitions in terms of quality and supply in our municipal service to citizens. Population growth also creates better conditions for other services and a well-functioning labor market.

Nobody knows how the future will look and how the economy will be in terms of housing construction. However, a reasonable assumption is that the whole of Trosa municipality will continue to grow somewhere between 150 to 200 inhabitants per year for the next 10 years. But it will vary over time.

One thing I know. It is as well not the city council that determines how many inhabitants we become. There are a lot of individual decisions that control the development of a free country to a very high extent. On the other hand, the municipal council in a municipality where more people want to live can take responsibility for housing and plan for future growth. We try to do that and are sure to ensure broad political agreement over the block limit on these issues. “

Daniel Portnoff, Municipal Council

How to get a boom milestone

Stats are fun sometimes. 

Stay away from blogging couple days and your stats will drop for sure.

Then return to blogging and create some posts and then visit some of your friends blogs to read, leave likes and comments.

What happens?


A wow milestone until you check the stats

A fairly normal blog day in stats.

But it’s fun getting boom milestones anyway even if it’s kind of fake.


Christmas Eve lighthouse on CD

I did another CD painting 🙂

Jag har gjort en CD-målning till 🙂

The lighthouse in Trosa archipelago called Christmas Eve.

Julaftons fyr i Trosa skärgård.

Same CD with light behind. Didn’t have any sunlight at the photo op.

Samma CD belyst bakifrån. Hade inget solljus att tillgå när jag tog kortet.


Embarrassing- pinsamt SN!

In the middle of December you could all read a letter to editor at, a local newspaper on the net, written by one of my Save Trosa nature friends. You can read more about it in the post I made December 14, where you find a English translation of the text. The purpose of the text was to encourage people to leave their opinions on the new big road project before end of January 9.

I mitten av december kunde alla ni som ville läsa en insändare på, en lokal tidning på nätet. Insändaren var ifrån en av de som vill behålla Trosas natur och ifrågasätter bygget av en ny onödig väg som kostar skattebetalarna massor av miljoner i skuldsättning. I texten uppmanas folk att skicka in synpunkter till Trafikverket senast 9 januari. Ni kan läsa mer om insändaren och hitta länk till itrosa i inlägget jag skrev 14 december.

So far so good. Så långt allt väl.

But we have another local paper, calling themselves “a newspaper for the people”. Can you guess when they published the text?

Men, vi har en lokaltidning till, som gärna påskiner att de är en nyhetstidning för folket. Kan ni gissa när de publicerade insändaren?

I give you a hint. This so called newspaper runs errands for the local politicians.

Jag ger er en ledtråd. Den här så kallade nyhetstidningen springer ärenden åt våra lokala politiker.

Two days AFTER January 9, which was the last day for sending in opionions, they publish the text. Is that a newspaper for the people? I think not!

Två dagar EFTER 9 januari, som var sista inlämningsdag för synpunkter, publicerar den tidningen insändaren. Är det en tidning som bevakar folkets intressen? 

I have only one word for it – EMBARRASSING!

Jag har bara ett ord som kommentar – PINSAMT!


Early digital drawing

Found an old piece of digital drawing from 2011.

I haven’t been around much here with you my friends in a couple of days. Hope to be back soon, but the so called real life takes very much time right now. 

Happy blogging and thanks for always being here whenever I’m here 🙂 


Man in the moon video

Derrick left a link to a beautiful man-in-the-moon video in my post Moon over Lagnö.

Here it is, hope you can view. There is still good people in the universe 😉