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Sometimes good photos end up in a folder on my hard drive without seing the light of blog (he he, see what I did there?) and that just makes me sad. Those moments in time were worth so much to me that I had to take a photo of them but then I just forgot about them afterwards. Kind of silly maybe but as a person who writes a diary every single day it makes perfect sense to me to feel the same way about my photos. They need to be blogged. In february I made my first What was left behind post for exactly this purpose, to reach back in time and fetch those moments worth remembering.
Today it's time for the memory worthy snippets of life between March and November 2013.
It was Easter and David and I visited our families in Jönköping. David was being interviewed by the local newspaper about his film Ladyboy being featured at the filmfestival Cinequest in California and while he was meeting the reporter I walked around the cemetery right next to the newspaper office and took some photos.
It was cold but sunny and I remember my hands were freezing but I didn't care because it was such a beautiful day and I just wanted to take photos!
The leaves on the trees stayed away for a few more weeks.
My parents had a beautiful orchid in their window and I took so many photos of it in the crisp light.
Close up orchid pattern.
In Gothenburg the fleamarket season started. Some sellers were more morbid than others...
On the other side of the fence.
Sometimes David had to stand being photographed while choosing cookies in the grocery store.
Frida, the director of Teater Esther, on one of our production meetings with all her important things within reach.
This is me on my first day as married I think. We were staying at Österlen for a week for a mini honeymoon.
And this is from the same day as when we were taking photos of our wedding pocket watches.
One evening sitting in front of our computers writing, drinking wine left over from the wedding and on the table sits a vase of flowers that was part of the table decorations on our wedding.
We went in to Simrishamn one day and visited the fleamarket. This is David when he tries to look fierce. I was taking photos of something else and then he photobombed my view and walked towards me with this very determined face and I had trouble taking this without laughing hysterically. That made him try even harder.
It was "Sillens dag" (day of the herring) in Simrishamn. We didn't know there was such a day before this but as Simrishamn is a fishing town it was herring bonanza that day. Every restaurant served their best herring meal and in the docks they had put up stands with vendors selling fried herring with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam. It is very tasty and very swedish!
Ooooh soft serve with sprinkles!

Oh, and the people in the background looks a bit like aliens!
At another fleamarket. David found a drawer filled with old dentist tools and he of course thought Scary Movie Props and started to look at Every Single One of them.
Look how happy he is!
I found another interesting drawer. The label says "Rope's ends. Too small to use but good to have". They also have a drawer filled with mismatched jigsaw puzzle pieces. Love this place!
Hej hej!
I found this beautiful pocket watch display thingy and really wanted it but it was a little dented and way too pricey. But you can see my eyes glowing with want.
David among stuff.
David meets a new friend.

Oh, and look at that butt! (Sorry David, don't mean to objectify you. Much.)
In October it was theatre month and I had to bake cookies for the intermission of the play we performed. I was in sweet company of Moomins and rosé wine.
Flour on my nose and wine in my hand and music cranked up loud on the stereo.
The result in cookies.
They tasted like heaven.
A breakfast in november.
Toast with tahini (It needs to be of the organic brand Monki because there is just non like it. Tastes like peanut butter!) and banana. And coffee with milk in a pitcher.
Hot tea in my work room window. This is the cup that I told you about the other day, the one that is broken now. So sad.

And that was all for now.

Until next time:
Hello hello!
I've got myself a nice addiction. A Flower crown making addiction.
It all started when I made the flower crown for the wedding. I realised that it wouldn't be the end of my crown making days and this week turned out to be proof of that.
I sat down on monday evening with a large cup of tea and lots of fabric flowers and glued away.
And a few hours later I had this in my hands.
Tadaa! Not really suitable for work days but I had a special occasion in the close future in my mind.
The day after though.
That day I made this Frida Kahlo inspired crown. It wasn't really supposed to be this big, it just sort of happened. I have no occasion for this yet. Hm. Might need to plan something...
On thursday it was was my birthday! And the flower crown sat nicely on my head while I peeled apples for an insanely tasty apple pie. Had some friends over in the evening and rocked my flower crown until bed time.
And then yesterday. My birthday present from my parents was a trip to four big fleamarkets to shop away. This is like my dream come true. I found so many great things! Clothes, a teapot and SO MANY FABRIC FLOWERS I CAN MAKE FLOWER CROWNS FOR EVER!
You have NOT seen the end of my flower crown making days yet...
In july David and I made a weekend trip to Copenhagen. Our plan was to buy lots of alcohol for our wedding but we wanted to have a few nice days there as well. I blogged a little bit about that in a post with iPhone photos but since I took so many photos with my Nikon D80 I wanted to show you those too. So lets take a look at a very nice weekend in july, when the sun was super hot and David's and my wedding was still in the future.
A walk around the theme park Tivoli.
Yeah, baby! Work it!
In this park all the statues had got their lips and genitalia painted pink...
The comfiest shoes in the world, found at the fleamarket in front of the yellow wall in Nørrebro.
Such a simple pleasure: Lie on a wooden deck and watch the water and sun make glitter in the leaves of an intensely green tree.
Last night I had a terrible, terrible nightmare. It was the worst one I've ever had, I think, and I woke up and cried hysterically for over ten minutes. I kept falling back into the dream every time I fell asleep again so I stayed awake most of the night to get away from it. Truly awful. Today I have been feeling such sorrow and grief all day. My brain still hasn't really realised it was only a dream. I find dreams to be so very interesting and I am fascinated how much they can control us even when we are awake and know the difference between dream and reality.
I find it easier if I talk about it and sort of keep reminding my brain that it wasn't real.
I always have very vivid dreams but luckily most of them are just weird and/or funny.
Lets hope tonight will be an especially lovely one.
Oh, and sweet, joyful dreams to all of you!
My mom came to visit me and David this weekend. We had planned for lots and lots of fleamarkets and walking around in the city. The weather prognosis for the weekend had been really bleak with a lot of rain but that turned out to be beautifully wrong because the sun was shining all day, every day.
On my way to the train station to meet up with my mother.
Stopped for half a second to take this picture and noticed afterwards that the toothless man in the middle looked straight at me with that great smile. I love when that happens!
I had to show her Antikhallarna, of course.
And the lilacs had just started to bloom.
When we came home after an entire day walking around town we started with the old jigsaw puzzle I bought at a fleamarket a while ago. This is from the late 50's or early 60's. My mother and I collect these old jigsaw puzzles because they are not at all like the ones they sell nowadays. For one thing, there is no picture on the box so you have no idea how it will turn out. And each and every one of the pieces are different in size and shape.
We moved into the kitchen.
(Please, ignore the paper bags with recycling.)
Just before midnight we were finished. And this is how it looked in the morning light when I had to move it to make room for breakfast. Pretty, isn't it!?
On sunday it was time for Megaloppis! It's a giant annual fleamarket that takes over an entire part of town.
David with sunshine in his eyes.
Protected from sunburnt head.
Stuff everywhere!
Love how this girl had bought a disco ball.
We met up with my dad and a friend of his because they had been in town over the weekend for their annual meetup. Every spring for 43 years now a bunch of old friends have met up in Gothenburg for a party, isn't that great! Here you can see my mom on the picture talking to my dad's friend while dad is buying yet another book, probably.
This man had made a great find!

Now I have to go, Scotland is calling my name!
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