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.

Snow on a green tree branch

The first snow of the year

By Catherine on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 22:56
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.
A black cat sleeping with his pink thoung tip sticking out

Enemy number one

By Catherine on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 20:09
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.
Yellow apples in a tree

Apples, apples and I can’t eat them

By Catherine on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 20:17
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.
Bright colored vegetables

How dangerous is food?

By Catherine on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:07
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.
Grandma Valborg sitting vith my mother

What about sizes

By Catherine on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:11
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.
Tiny the Magpie sits on a branch

A Tiny little magpie

By Bach on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 20:21
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.
Two loving doves sitting on a branch

The two lovebirds in our garden

By Catherine on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:26
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.