I write about things I hear and see around me. Things that trigger thoughts or fascinates me. The subjects can be anything between the sun and moon, so don't expect that I stick to one subject. This part of the site is where you find general things, not related to my books or videos.

Remember the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. I’m dyslectic, my books always go through an extended proof reading. My blog doesn’t go beyond the spell check so you might see an odd word now and then.


The first snow of the year

By Catherine on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 04:52
The first snow has arrived and it’s way to early. They say it’s going to be a harsh winter here this year and when I look outside my window; I can imagine it. We have over two inches of snow and it’s still snowing. Our cat doesn’t like this, not for a bit.

Enemy number one

By Catherine on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 04:12
I hate mice, I guess most of us do. We live in the countryside and there are mice here; a fact of life. They usually don’t get into the house because we have a very good hunter; Tasso the cat.
He might not be the most clever cat in the world, but he is a hard working cat.

Apples, apples and I can’t eat them

By Catherine on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 05:42
We have a small orchard, which is very beautiful in the spring and great fun during the summer. At least if you can eat apples. I can’t because I am allergic. If I eat a raw apple, my throat starts to swallow and I can’t breath after a while.

How dangerous is food?

By Catherine on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 05:15
Recently I thought a lot about the food we eat. How dangerous is it? Things that was good for us a few years back, are suddenly disastrous and vice versa.
Now the mighty antioxidants have fallen. These miraculous little things that could save us from everything dangerous have a back side; they also boost cancer cells.

What about sizes

By Catherine on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:39
I read an interesting article in Washington Post yesterday. It was about women dress sizes and how they have changed during the last decades. The key point was that the average American woman today weighs about as much as the average 1960s man. This fact has changed the standards for dress sizes. What was a size 12 in 1958 is equal to a size 6 today.

A Tiny little magpie

By Catherine on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 04:45
There are plenty of magpies where we live, but this one is a little special. We have named him Tiny. As you can see on the pictures, he is rather small. A tiny little magpie with one big problem; he can’t fly.

The two lovebirds in our garden

By Catherine on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:20
We have two lovebirds in the garden right now. In front of our house, there are two dead trees. The birds love them. It’s probably a nice place to sit and watch the world from, and most of the birds in our garden spends plenty of times in those trees.

Read the first three chapters in my books

Vinden ven med ett öronbedövande ljud runt huset, ett komplext och skrämmande ljud. I bakgrunden fanns ett otäckt susande som aldrig riktigt slutade. I förgrunden knakade och tjöt det i takt med att hela huset skallrade, vilket skapade ett olycksbådande dovt ljud. Vinden fick huset att kränga och vrida sig, som om det försökte skydda sig genom att röra sig i ryckiga kvidande rörelser.


I first met him on a bright summers day, when I almost stumbled over him. He was just a few feet away from our front porch, a tiny little rugged Pica Pica; or Eurasian magpie as he’s more commonly called.

He looked at me with his big, black eyes and he wasn’t scared. When I took a few steps away from the porch, he turned around and walked towards a pile of wood, that my husband had… more

She sat there staring through the airplane window. It was blue sky as far as Helena could see – no other planes, no nothing. If she leaned towards the window, she could see the clouds down below. It was the perfect weather for traveling.

"What are we doing here?" she quietly asked herself. "Is this crazy?"

Helena gazed at her seven-month-old baby boy, soundly asleep in her arms… more