I have always been very creative. I craft, cook, bake, build… if it’s possible to create - I have probably made it. For me the world is full of ideas, and I wish I had the time to fulfill them all – if I could our house would probably be crazier than it already is.

There are things that can’t be explained in a text, and that’s why I have started to discover video. The old House of Cath site was a part of my video project, and you find those videos here.

I also “collect” videos. Of course, I like funny cat’s, like most of us; but now and then I run into a video that triggers something for me. A memory, a feeling, and I like to share that. After the stroke this was a way for me to start writing again. Small memories triggered by something I liked.

Christmas candle holder

By Catherine on Sat, 07/06/2019 - 14:34
This is an easy craft where we use two ribbons to decorate a candle holder and make it look a little more like Christmas.
To do this craft you need a candle holder, or glass jar. If you use a jar or a glass not made for candles, make shore to test that the glass.

The really big bows

By Catherine on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 04:35
I use a lot of bows, especially around Christmas. I don’t think there is a Christmas decorated room in this house that lacks bows. Mainly because they are easy to make, versatile and probably one of the cheapest Christmas decorations you can use. They give you a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak.

Apples and apples

By Catherine on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:55
We live in an orchard and have apples all around us. An apple is probably one of the most versatile produce in an garden. You can use it for everything. As you probably have notices I write a lot about apples, and will continue to do that.
Salmon Sushi

How to convince someone to eat raw fish

By Catherine on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 18:55
After all the Christmas food, cookies and candy, some of us might need to loose some weight. I'm not pointing my finger to anyone, but let's just face the facts. Christmas is a time for over-indulging food, and that tends to have consequences. Some of my friends have a fondness for sushi, especially after Christmas since they think that sushi is a perfect diet food. I don't agree.
A planter with dirt

Thoughts about food

By Catherine on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 02:34
The quality of food and what we really eat is important for me. I strongly believe that we need to eat more natural things. The more you can understand what's on the label, the better I believe that the food is for us.

Stockholm Subway art

By Catherine on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 04:37
I remember when I was a kid and the new subway line opened in Stockholm. Before it opened, you could visit some of the stations and walk around more freely, without the fear of being run over by a train. The new line was like an art installation, and my father and I was curious, so we went.

Sound - the new spice

By Catherine on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:42
We eat with our eyes, that’s a known fact. I didn’t know that sounds also could affect how we experience food. I knew it could affect behavior; a special type of music makes you shop more, or eat faster. But this story fascinated me.

The accidental potato chips

By Catherine on Sat, 02/27/2016 - 04:39
My mother loves potato chips, though she regards them as sinfully fattening. I partly agree, since the tradition in our home was to eat chips with sour mayo. When I grew up, and she and I had a girls-night. We always opened a bag of salted potato chips.

Grandmas marshmallows

By Catherine on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 04:54
Correct med if I’m wrong, but I feel like the younger generation looks upon marshmallows like a treat. On a stick, in s'mores or eaten as is in colorful shapes. It was different for my grandma. For her marshmallows where an ingredient. You used it for something, and like cookie dough, mustered powder and candid sugar; you shouldn’t eat it raw. That wasn’t good for you.

Brooklyn's wild parrots

By Catherine on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 04:17
Animals fascinates us and we have a strong connection to the animals in our garden. Someone might say that we give them human characteristic, that might be true. When you follow them as closely as we do, you get a connection to them. Most of all, you start to see their behavior and differences.

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