Author Archives: Sabinas

Summertime in Winter

In the midst of winter, when we’ve had snow for so long that the cold & white has become a habit, I remember warm summer days… Summer in a country where there actually is summer right now: Chile. During my … Continue reading

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The Alphabet of Things I Love

A Alps I love the strong beauty of the mountains and deeply enjoy living surrounded by them B Botanics Learning the names and features of plants I come across makes me appreciate them more C Caponata One of my all … Continue reading

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A Cup of Something Hot

On winter mornings, still warm from bed, cuddling up in a blanket at the breakfast table when it’s only 12C in the room. On winter afternoons, stuck in the house while the freezing rain falls outside, or on winter evenings, … Continue reading

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Instead of Hibernating

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux When the weather is snowy with a bit of sun winter is pure paradise! Going out hiking or snowshoeing in the crisp air and being dazzled by the bright sunlight … Continue reading

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Marvellous Mittens

Nowadays, with the lifestyle I’ve chosen, I almost only give away hand made gifts for Christmas. Already in the beginning of autumn I try to figure out what will be “The Gift of the Year” – this way I get … Continue reading

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Mirrors of the Soul

Sometimes, when I unexpectedly catch the eyes of a stranger in the street or along my trails, with just one glance there is an immediate sense of communion. It is like a magical on the spot understanding. The other person … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Two weeks of relaxed holidays. Time for family & friends. Carefully selected, favourite food, prepared with extra love and care. Long walks, all wrapped up in hats and shawls. Evenings with flickering fires, long conversations, good books and mulled wine. … Continue reading

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Snow-White Happiness

Ever since the winter of ’69, when we played in more than a meter of snow (and school closed for the day!) I have been longing for a really snowy winter. This year I finally got it, with interest and … Continue reading

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The Inner Child

Thinking back at when we were children, there are not always only sunny and happy memories, but also things we feel that we were missing. Perhaps we didn’t always feel fully noticed or appreciated, perhaps we wanted to be hugged … Continue reading

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Whisky Glögg

The holiday season is here and even in my village the traditional Christmas ornaments are in place on the lampposts. Apart from decorating my house the most important preparation is making my own glögg. Glögg is a Swedish version of … Continue reading

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