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Got the keys to my place in the countryside about 10 days ago and I have made several trips over there in good company (and on my own) since then. This is going to be one hell of a project but I really like the place and this is where I will live full time whenever that goal is reached. I have so much stuff (books, CDs, DVDs, you name it) that it has to be planned in a certain way. Some new furniture will arrive in early September and this gives me a window of opportunity to get some of the collections in place before that. I love the big living room upstairs (see part of this here), which is basically going to be a music room/library. At this point I am still figuring out the details, but it is a lot of fun. The table you see will end up in the kitchen, right now I need it to sort out the books etc. This particular room has some big windows so you get a spectacular view overlooking the area (water etc). I will take advantage of this and add a nice round dinner table up there. I have noticed that these windows make it very hot so I will have a room for viewing television further down (the house has four levels, the lower you get the cooler it is) rather than jamming everything into this space. I always wanted a music room and this is going to be just that.

I am lucky to have some really nice friends and they are all lining up which is fantastic. It is a tremendous help and things are moving along in a nice pace. I have time to take it a bit slow but it has been a crazy few days, I have to say that. Lovin´ every minute of it though and I have to make the best of the last few days of my vacation now. Order in chaos…

(Rant over!)


As a bit of a history buff I was astonished to see that they will remember 1718 (if you are a Swede you should know what happened that year) in Stugun (Jämtland County) on July 22, very close to the house I have bought in the village. Only, I get the keys 24 hours later…

Still, wonderful to see that things like this is going on in Stugun.

(Added a new category for Stugun to this blog today)

Added this edition of UK publication Scale Aviation Modeller International (June 2018) to the old collection recently. As for the long yearning for that elusive dream of a proper hobby room, I will actually have access to two of them in the new place on the countryside that I will soon have the keys to. That is going to be pretty amazing. One of these rooms is ready to go, the other will require some work and I may wait a bit for that project. But I will be able to get the main one ready fairly soon, and that is where this particular hobby will finally find a home. Bit of a man cave coming up I guess. Pretty exciting.

Packing stuff

Posted: July 3, 2018 in General, My countryside dream

I started to pack for my eventual move to the countryside years ago (loads of stuff in the basement ready to go), but now it is for real as I actually have that place and will get the keys within a couple of weeks. So now I clear all the books etc from my book shelves to be ready for the first trip to my new home. I will have plenty of time for this and my holiday actually kicks in tomorrow, but there needs to be some order in this and the book shelves needs to be top priority. When you move you pay the price for being a collector, but this move means that I can finally have easy access to my entire collection.

I will let you see how it turns out later on.

Well the hunt is over. Found my place in the countryside a couple of weeks ago after years of property hunting and things are in motion as we speak (it will take a couple of weeks to clear the paperwork). The property is located in a nice little village called Stugun (population ca 650), near great fishing waters and with a mountain rising closeby (this shot shows the back of the house). It was built in the 1960s and I like that era a lot. My holiday kicks in next wednesday and then the big move is in the cards. I will have no problem finding things to do this summer and beyond, this is going to be one hell of a project. Just glad the hunt is over.

A friend of mine (hello Staffan!) actually gave me a housewarming present yesterday, a Technics Vinyl Player no less. So lucky to have such wonderful friends and I appreciate this so much. I feel pretty good about finally having a chance to be able to set up a proper music room (also called living room…). Soon I will be able to revisit the old (and not so old) Vinyl collection. This alone excites me so much that I will celebrate all this with some excellent Swedish cake tonight (Frödinge Prinsesstårta).


Good times.

Made another trip to check out a nice little house in Jämtland (County) today, strangely not too far from the place that I visited a couple of weeks ago. This one has maybe 300 meters to the water but you have a mountain rising at the back so it is pretty good in that regard. Very quiet neighborhood. I kind of like this place.


Checked out a small house near water today. I enjoy these little trips. Some day I will be the happy owner of a nice place in the countryside. Note the small tree that is managing to kling on to a rock.

(Thank you Kalle)