Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Bouncing boats

Sara and I have been working on the photography and illustrations for her book of poetry that will be published soon, Steinar's kayak is taking shape (and I'm told bounced as a result of being dropped, sustaining only very minor damage) and the website is looking a little more like a website. I've learned to make gifs!

Sunday, 15 February 2009


Dee is over from England for a long weekend and the weather is behaving itself - that is to say, the sun is bright and the snow is deep. We've been crashing about in the forest and managed not to get lost, which was a bit of a minor miracle really. We didn't see any wildlife, but we did happen across moose footprints.

Sweden has a "right to roam" arrangement whereby walkers are allowed to crash about wherever they wish, provided they refrain from peering through the windows of isolated saunas. The downside of this is that there are very few dedicated footpaths. I've been trying to walk around the lake for a long time, but I've always failed because it involves walking along a main road, or a railway line, or wading. We got rather further than usual today by walking across the ice, until we chickened out and legged it back to terra firma. No swimming for us!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Charming centrefolds

We're in the paper! Not on page 3, but the centrefold. You may view the electronic version here.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Blank canvas

We've got whiteboard pens! Two sets each, in fact, because after they failed to arrive, I went into town to buy some. Then some more arrived through the post the next day.

We've also got snow. An awful lot of it, but it's rather nice.