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Went out to check if I had mail…

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Well this is unprecedented. Woke up to this, snow is just pouring down. For many years I used to start my annual vacation in mid May, because the summer was perfect then heading into June. This year it is very different. More snow tomorrow and the weather forecast is not looking up. I guess we could see a rapid change a week from now.

Strange.

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Checked out a nearby tourist attraction from where I live (here in Stugun, Jämtland County) today in good company. I have a rather impressive mountain rising very close my property (I practically live on a spot close to this peak) but I have still to explore this general area way more. Takes about 10-12 minutes to get up there through the forest (no road) upwards the mountain side. With the new snow making certain steep bits a bit slippery I decided to stop at this position and not risk the last climb that is a bit on the heavy side. Anyway, I have heard that enthusiasts climb these rocks in this area and they have made it a good place to visit. There are nine different locations to climb according to tourist informatioon, so this is just one such place. I have to say that this nearby part of the mountain looks great, nature has carved out a section of the wall about half way up and you have a few trees growing there. Amazing how trees can find a way to grow just about anywhere.

I could hear voices in the vicinity so somebody was up there. I think the right thing to do is to get a map so that I can get a real grip of this mountain. It was interesting to get a first glimpse, had I been a kid I would have explored this mountain every day (at least that is how it was when I grew up). These days I will settle for a nice walk or two that will not be too dangerous.

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Woke up to this view this morning. We have had rain, snow and hail pouring down in the last few days. The flowers have taken a real beating and I wonder if they can survive this? I guess I will learn a lot from this backlash. The weather will continue to be lousy for at least another five days. Not a good start for the summer season but there you go.

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Bought a fire extinguisher for my new place a few weeks ago. Got this promotional thing – The Thirst Extinguisher – from the store (Norrlands Brand in Östersund, Jämtland County) and the text reads…

LIFT UP THE CORK

BRING THE BOTTLE TO YOUR MOUTH

BEND YOUR HEAD BACKWARDS AND PUT OUT THE FIRE WITH CARE

I like this crazy humour, hell I have blogged about it now!

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Took this snapshot a few minutes ago of the left side of my back yard as seen from my downstairs bedroom window. We just had some rain and nature is waking up from the long cold winter months. We may have some snow this weekend (they already have up north), but that should be the last we see of that this season. Spring is a period of hope, of life. I have done some preliminary garden work and right now I am basically just thinking of projects. First full summer here after all. That little red cottage is also in need of a little attention. Still unpacking from the move if you can believe that, and I still need to fix the basement area so that it becomes a functional space (it will be a library/Vinyl record recreational room basically). I have bought some paint so that I can get started with the walls, just need the time. And a little help from experts is coming up next (new floor etc). I will be glad to show you the results when it is all done.

The next six months will be super busy, but I have a lot of fun with this and I love this place.

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Thanks to the EU this blog will be different in the future. Changing it now and it is pretty drastic. It will take a while to strip it down but it is either that or me removing everything and killing the blog. Too much good stuff collected here over the years for me to want to do that. All links will be removed though (fuck the EU tax!). Magazine covers are removed etc. Most of the stuff here has to be original or text only. There are official images and there will be a few exceptions but not many. All in all, things are changing.

Pretty busy with the move still. Today will be spent fixing up a room in the house with my friend Lars. When you move you find stuff and I was pretty happy to locate this image of Swedish rockers Pride (probably taken around 1989-1990). It was a good AOR/Classic Rock type band and we had a lot of fun back in the day. They came out of Östersund (Jämtland County) and I will have good reason to come back to them later on.

(Photo by me)