Spring time?

Every day I walk to and from work. It takes me about 20-25 minutes depending on my mood for the moment. Quite often it takes me a bit longer because I find something interesting on the way. Maybe I stop and talk to the cute cows or I see some beautiful flower that I want to take a closer look at. It is so nice not to have to walk in the city with its bad air and stressed people.

In the middle of September we usually don't have so many flowers left and the ones that still exist are not the pretty ones. Instead we have a lot of fruit and berries everywhere. But as you can see on the picture, we have some new spring flowers here and there.

We had an early and wonderfully warm spring and the summer continued to be nice. So I guess it has been warm for such a long time so some flowers now have energy enough to bloom for a second time. But I am not so sure if the plants will be able to have fruit for a second time before the weather is too cold. Anyway, it is nice to see the spring flowers in the middle of September.



Today we ate Italian pizza in Kista Galleria. I ate a tasty pizza with arugula and prosciutto. As you can see, the pizza was very tasty and I managed to eat it all before I got time to pick up the camera.


Château Pech-Latt

Yesterday we spent the evening with a movie and a bottle of Château Pech-Latt. Girlwing picked the wine and she did a very good choice. I like heavy wines with a lot of taste and this is one of them. Very good as a social wine to drink just because it is good. But it probably not so good as a party wine because your mouth becomes blue from drinking it. Actually the colour of the wine is so dark red that it is almost black. This wine is also quite strong with its 14.5% alcohol but that was no problem for the taste. Try it and maybe you'll like it.


Swedish hero

The Paralympics 2008 in Beijing is up in full speed and Sweden is collecting its medals. Here you see our biggest hero so far celebrating his three goldmedals.

Go Sweden! :D


Dragon Gate

Last weekend Girlwing and I went to Gävle to visit my parents. After a late breakfast on saturday we went to Älvkarleby and Dragon Gate.

We pay 150 kr per person for the entrance and included in that is a guided tour in either Swedish, English or Chinese. We took the English tour. While we waited for the tour to start we waited in the shop and were offered some green jasmine tea in nice looking china cups. I guess they wanted us to get tempted to buy some souvenirs.

The tour started and we see that they have made some really amazing stuff at the place. The guide was a young Chinese boy who is studying at the university of Gävle. He had a lot to say about the different parts of the site and he did it fast.

They say that all of the material used in the construction of the site is imported from China. Oh... that is a lot of stuff! So much stone! Must cost a fortune for transportation... :P

The big temple house will be a hotel that opens later this year. The hotel will have 56 rooms. Each of every room have its unique style taken from one of the 56 minorities in China. It would be interesting to try some of the rooms. Hmm... we have to see what the price will be.

Dragon Gate opened first time this summer but they are not done building yet. I don't know about the plans but it will be interesting to see where it all ends and how popular it will be. To make it a hit I think they need some entertainment for kids or maybe have a Chinese market on the square, selling cheap and exclusive green tea.

Ok, while I was writing this I found some information in Wikipedia where you can read that there are some plans for a Shaolin temple with a kung-fu school and when Dragon Gate are done they want to build "Dragon City", a chinese town next to Dragon Gate. There they want to build the worlds biggest Buddha statue and have living panda.

To be continued... ;)