A week off in the end of October


School Holiday last week and we spent in at our cabin in Dalarna. This is what we where up to. Not much actually but it was great!

Big sis Katniss McAllister is showing small Robin Hood how it’s done.
Are you psyched about Catching Fire yet? I was so disappointed in the first Hunger Games movie but now my hopes are all up again…

This is my neighbor Sven. He’s been living in the village all his life. When my husbands grand grand grand father lost their old house playing cards one drunk evening. Svens mother gave the family a piece of land that now is ours. Crazy story.

We baked one cake every day and mostly sat inside watching movies so one day I dragged the kids to Siljan, a big lake close by. I still find rocks in all our pockets.

6 times in 8 days we went swimming at the gym.

It’s relaxing having some time off…

Best movie last week must have been Oz the greatest.

I was alone with them all week so now and then I had to take some small breaks. I just stole the kids Halloween candy and made up some kind of garden chore. Then I ran and sat in the cold, in the garden. Alone.  This is the other side of the Sauna.

Tomorrow I will show you some more.





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Jenny Brandt
November 6, 2013 at 16:30

Great pictures of your life.

November 6, 2013 at 17:19

Eran vecka ser så skön ut, skönt relaxad liksom. Härligt med mycket olika vattenlekar, Siljanområdet är ju så vackert dessutom!

Och oj vad roligt, knasigt med sådana där gamla släkthistorier. Och så säger de att spelberoende är ett modernt fenomen… ;)


November 6, 2013 at 18:49

I love the history of land given by the mother of Sven, amazing! I’m not sure this kind of story could exist nowadays …
Good idea to lie down in a supermarket to relax … I had not thought of … I may try it between the shelf space of wines and cheeses …if I’m exhausted … ;D

Isabelle McAllister
November 6, 2013 at 22:06

Yeah the Sven story is so crazy and sad in a way. They had 10 kids. The day after no house, no farm and no way to go. Then they got this little pieace of land close to the woods, far from the village..

Cirkus i skogen
November 6, 2013 at 22:18

Det svindlar, vilket öde!
Underbar bild på den gamle mannen och hans vita hönor.
Flickan och Siljan och allt det blåa var också en riktig höjdare.//Sanna

Lupine night love | Isabelle McAllister
July 3, 2015 at 23:18

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