19 years ago

Good morning people!

The clock just ticked 7. I had a good breakfast, reading the news and eating real baguette. Miam! I am feeling every muscle on my legs after the try of interval training yesterday. It was a misch masch of trying to hold on and trying to run at an acceptable velocity. Not easy, but for my defense, I have to say that the day was full of things yesterday. I almost did not had one minute to myself and I wonder how people with 5 kids do to make their everyday lifes work.

19 years ago, I was the happiest 12-years old girl on earth. An adorable horse made the entry in our familly and she was my best friend ever. Well, adorable, she wasn’t it all the time. Not for exampel when it was raining cats and dogs and she did not want to be caught, but for the rest, she was the best teacher I had in life I think. Oh, how I miss her!


For the rest, I am not travelling this week and this feels so good. Very confortable not to have to spend a lot of time in a train or so, to work a lot, but from Linköping and to be at a reasonable time at home. Next week will not have the same feeling, since I will be away 3 days. Hotels I sleep in are nice, but this is absolutely nothing like home. I often wake up without knowing where I am and this is a disturbing fact. I am getting too old to keep my head fit 24 hours in the day.

OK it seems that I don’t have that much more to tell for the moment and the clock is running.I need to brush my teeth and go to work. Have a good day readers!

PS: tell me if you want me to talkabout something specific by the way.

yes i was kidding

or not, but the bad mood from yesterday evening dissapeared with half day at work, half day on my soffa
and some running (not done yet, soon…). Even a long week end on Gotland did cheer me up. Thanks M to survive my ups and downs! :)

I have never been to Gotland and now, we have book 5 whole days there at the beginning of june. It will be our vacationweekendofthespring and i am counting with a lots of sun, bicycle rides, bath in the ocean and so on and so on!

One year ago, i was saying good bye to my motorbike. Actually, i dreamt a lot about this during the past year, but it always felt like a relief when i woke up ans realized she was gone! Strange, it took me so much energy to get the driving licence and now, i am like happy not to have to take responsability for it.

Ah well, i should change clothes and go out for my run so long it’s light outside. Pretty luxury to be free of work in the middle of the week! But be sure, i worked hard this morning!

Summer 2012

It was almost a cover from summer 2010, but in better, because we were 2. The vacations for me began on friday, when i picked up the so called little paddan. A volvo c30, drinking gazole and nervous at its time. I packed it and on a sunny friday afternoon, i drove down to Ljungby.

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during the first week end of my vacations (but not M’s unfortunatly) we went on the country side and picked up some
and i spent the week beeing a good girl friend (hoppefully) and visiting some friends in Lund. The week end
after, it was time for us to be witness to some love and on sunday, we went to bed all exited, at least, i did. It was time
for me to load to show my France to M. We already went to France, but it was like the touristical part, the one with the big eiffel thing in the middle of every post card. Now, it was time for history, feelings, family and lots of more too. Plus you never know, things like weather can be very important when you test your relationship with some camping. But anyway, alea jacta
or was, and it was all about to smile and drive when mondya morning came.

Monday morning, 8h30 in the car, M took the little paddan in good hands and hop, on our way to Europe. The rest of Europe. The one who promised wonderfull days in the sun. It began with that:


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And that:

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I was already thinking on how our first night of camping would be. But we had some hours ahead to think of that, the first day was a long day in the car. And You know that you are on a german motorway if you see more clearly the back of the car in front of you than you own image in the mirror. We admired the back of this caravan about 2 hours closed to Bremen…

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another efficient thing is BAUSTELLE and a third one is the bad quality of the road. The speed is unlimited but if you drive faster than 100km/h, you get a free arm massage if you are driving. The passangers got a assmassage for free though.

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These events did kill our planning, if we had one, and we arrived on the german country side around Duisbourg just in time to … find someone who could call the camping owner. It was totally silent and the office was closed since 17. So it was really near for us to sleep in the car, or to drive all night long. But no, we got chance (and thank you the years in Germany to dompt some words in Goethes mothertongue in order to make us understand by local people there.) don’t you think it looked cosy?


The day after, at sunrise, we drove to the south. Sunrise: read when we woke up and south: read Belgien. We got a little lost on the country side there, but at the end, we found our way to Dinant. On our way, we ate a typical belgian lunch:

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We parked our little padda to the municipal camping in Dinant and built our tent and then, took a walk (5 minutes according to the camping owner, more 45 minutes if you ask us) to go to the Leffe museum.

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look at the stairs going to the little white door in the middle of the picture below: belgian people are not cowards!

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The visit was interesting, interactiv and don’t believe i say that because of the degustation of beer and the gift after the visit. We even staid for a 3 courses dinner at the same place, and honestly, even if we took a walk in town before, i am not sure we could find a better place for this evening.  Nice to talk to the personal too and discover their internal political problems.

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It was beer both in the food and in the glass, so when we left the restaurant, i guess it took only 5 minutes to go back to the camping. The white cat outside the Leffe museum can tell you!

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Even if the camping owner sold us our place as “a very romantic place”, we just wanted to leave as soon as possible on the day after. The maas is not beautiful when the sky is grey. The train are not silent, the cars and the boats neither and our neighbourghs were kind of strange as well, so hop, a shower and then, everything in the paddan to drive more to the south.

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The picture above is directly raken from the romantic place. Sure you want! When you compare to this:

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This was in Fecamp, from the right side on the border. The side with the good roads and the SUN! YES, MISTER SUN!! We were so happy that we stopped for some time and had a drink.


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Our goal for the day was to arrive somewhere close to Aromanche, in order to stay 2 nights and see some old WWII things, so we did not stay that long in Fécamp and drove to Luc sur Mer, where we, with 10 good minutes marginal found a nice (in comparaison to the one in Belgien) camping to stay.

Doesn’t it look good for a romantic dinner? we had this time had the time to buy some better food and wome wine, the sun was shining, it was a delicious evening, one among a lot of that kind!

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The morning after, i woke up earlier than my lovely M, so i jumped into my running shoes and went for a run. It was all foggy but what for a feeling to run on the beach, in the morning, wachting people coming back from fishing, stopping to buy some croissants and the news papper and run fast back to the tent in order to kiss my bf good morning!

We drove then to the beaches where american and canadian troups helped during the WWII. It was a very sunny day and kind of hard to visualise how it was during these moments.

Our ennemy for this day was the sun. During 30 minutes, both M and I got a sunburn. Not even the time to buy some suncream! We even staid some hours (no more than 2) on the beach and took a bath in the sea and honestly, it was easier to go into the sea than into my parents pool which was at 30 degrees. don’t ask me why!

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We went downtown to listen to a little concert for our last evening in Luc sur Mer and it was a good feeling.


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On friday, we drove to Azay le Rideau. We arrived pretty early during the afternoon so we could choose our place as we wanted and we also could stay and do nothing during some time. Both of us were tired and it was lovely to hear M playing the guitalele. Even our neighbourgh Dave thought it, and came to talk we us like after 5 mintues. I think his wife was a way to boring, so he needed some conversation.

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According to the good advices of Dave, we went to see the sound and light representation at the castle of Azay le Rideau. We liked :)


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The day after, we visited some relatives and went to see the castle of Chenonceau. Nice castle but very bad for the AC, i tell you! We had to be perfect tourists and stop at the caffee inside of the castles garden to take a fresh drink, that costed the same thing than one night in a german camping.

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We did not had the power to drive to Tours for a saturday night fiever, we went back home in Azay and heard twice the sound and light representation, the camping is located like in the castle park almost, so we could live this moment again. As well as the other nights spent at the camping.

On sunday, it was time for us to see a real castle, meaning not a summer house, but a real castle with batle and stuff, in Chinon. We also had a really cosy lunch in the center of Chinon, which roofs are on the picture bellow. The weather was pretty bad, read: cloudy and 3 drops of rain. Literally, 3. Like one, two and three and then, finito!


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We stopped to visit some other friends on the way back home and monday, we drove to my parents place. You read this word “drive” pretty fast but i tell you, when you sit more than 5 hours in a car, it is boring. We almost did not listen to the radio, even if we had loaded our phones with a lots of different things. We talked a lot and as good swede that we are, it was also moments when no one of us said anything. Yes, even me! But not war or so, just silence (of a car driving 130 km/h on the motorway, how silent this may be!).

It was hot at my parents place and the best idea they had was to take us to the grotte de la balme. Between 10 and 15 degrees, it was heaven, compared to the 35 outside.


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Then it was about one week of family, good food and wine and jumps in the pool and so, me liked a lot!

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The week after we began out trip back north but staid near to Mulhouse when my little sis and her bf bought a house recently. It was also very hot! We took a daytrip to Saint-Dié where i grew up and now, M can say he saw every single school i went to up to the age of 17. Next trip to France, we have to go to Metz and Grenoble, we did not have the time this year.

Since sitting in a car is nice but boring, we decided to took the train at least for a part of the travel back home. We loaded the padda on the train in Lörrach, we too and woke up in Hamburg the day after. Convenient if you ask me. In Lörrach, there is a Milka factory and it was smelling chocolate, i almost thought i was pregnant until i realize what it was.

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During the whole vacation, i only used one pair of shoes, which already was broken when i left Sweden. No matter, i killed them and even tried to replace them, but without success. RIP my favvo shoes, here you have a last picture. three summers for 3 euros. Good shit!


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When we arrived in Hamburg, the trip was not finished. We had to sit another 7 hours in the car to reach Ljungby. We got eaten by a boat on our way and two magnific rainbows were waiting for us at the destination. And who says rainbow say… rain. Yes, welcome back to Sweden, the country where it rains and the temperature reaches almost 17 degrees in august! yeah… NOT!

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These were wonderful vacations, i feel more in love than ever with M, dunno really why, maybe just because he is an awesome man, and it should be enough. With all the good things we ate and drunk, now it’s time for this:

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And this:

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This was an attempt to tell about our vacations, oh i almost forgot, here you get our route as well:


oh and i found a delfin in my bag, i think i will take my revange, the people who know about this may be scared now ;))


I am being almost a perfect house wife today and making the wash machine run! This morning, I went to the outdoor swimming pool and it was mervellous! It has been a long time since I swam but I really enjoyed this morning! Warmer in the water than in the air by the way. For now, it dressage on tv at the Olympic games, so I don’t move from my seat for now!


Even if it’s vacation time for me, my dear M has to make long evenings at work. So I am trusting myself with Zlatan, after an afternoon watching the Olympic games and Sweden taking its first medal. It was do closed to be gold! As horse rider, I love to watch this kind of competition and this made me really jealous of people able to have a relationship with a horse and build something together. The horses were tired, who wouldn’t be after a ballet, a marathon and 400m jump? They were giving it all though. Tuff. The gold medal, a German, was riding very good, preparing his horse to each moment very carefully and clearly, it just gave me the envy to ride each day of the week again!

Lovestory that ends on valentines day

My lovely R1150R is gone now, hopefully it will drive a lots of happy kilometers with someone else.

What we’ve done together:

a long trip to France during summer 2010

a trip to Karlstad during eastern 2011 with some trouble with the ABS

Some smalls trips around here and there under the summer 2011

A big adventure in maj 2011 with a tyre without air and a day under rain in the middle of nowhere, but for me the
start of my real lovestory.


It has been quite funny to drive, but a pain in th ass to take the license and pretty lonely the past year. In Sweden, the weather is not that thankfull to drive the year around, so the mathematics helped me to choose. No motorbike for the moment and other hobbies during my free and sunny times!

I wish you and your next owner a lots of happy curvy kilometers, Mr R1150R!

End of the season?

It is getting colder and the dark is coming sooner on the evening too so i took the chance today to ride a last time for 2011 and to give a shower to Mister BMW. I can’t tell that this was a big motorbike season for me. I drove about 3500 km this year, which was a way less than in 2010. Ok i did not drive to south Europe this time but i could have droven a little bit more maybe.

2011 began with some battery problems and a spa session for Mister BMW.

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After enjoying the värmehandtag, i took a drive with P to admire snakes in Närke. Quite fresh but nice to ride!

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I took some rides in Sörmland, when the leaves had not grown yet. Nice sun, nice time and i was preparing a longer
road for eastern.


I drove to Karlstad and got some troubles with the ABS light. In fact, it was some cable that was dead, but it costed me
my arms because te break assistance did not work then.


I took then a little ride to Västerhaninge for a party and i remember i lost 5 fingers on this ride back home because it was cold. But this was nothing, absolutely nothing with the trip to Skåne i made in June. Look by yourself my fingers:


This was a really strange trip, with some incident that at the end lead to something happy. If i wouldn’t have droven on this spike, i wouldn’t be happy in love as i am now. But this is another story.





During the rest of the summer, i did not make any long trip, i was just driving around in Östergötland and unfortunatly, often on the same roads. Not much inspiration, not much motorbike-company and other funny things to do than to drive motorbike.




No idea how 2012 will be, for now Mister BMW is clean, maybe ready to sleep during the winter, with a battery loader on and a little room just for himself. Thanks for the kms and noight!

Old feelings

You know, when you had some feeling once upon a time, and you grow up and you think that everything is different now and you feel exactly the same as light years before.


Once upon a time, i hated carrots. I thought that it was my imagination, so years later, i bought 2kg of carrots and tried to cook them and like them. FAIL. I still hate carrots.

Once upon a time, i prefered Dressage to Jumping. I thought that it was because my horse did not like jumping, so years later, i tried to jump again. FAIL. I still thought it was boring.

In 2 days, i will become 29 years and ½ old. Last 6 months in my twenties. Scary. Since i moved to Linköping, i
almost lived a day for another, like no plan, just some running races and visits from people. It has a point to take things one by one and slowly. The only things you want to make quick is when you are running upphill: you want the hill to dissapear behind you, wherever you may be, Ljungby, Linköping or on the Tjurruset. I am not feeling optimaly trained for that and honestly, i am afraid.


or wtf they are callled. I ate like millions of them when i took my little run tonight. Because, no i dunno how and why,
but i did not have any muscles troubles after the riding from monday.

I also received a CD i ordered and i was very pleased to see that this artist did make some effort for the little book coming with the CD (yes, i buy real CD, as if i lived in the 90’s. I like it).


Black beauty

This was my fav book after “the white fang” when i was kid and now, i know why.


Back on tracks. Soft hands and motor on. Light on the inside, lean on me on the outside. Follow with the hips, smile on your lips. One hour of riding was the best idea evaaar to make me feel as if i was 16 again. Thanks H!!!! Ok, tomorrow morning, i will surely think differently tomorrow morning, but maybe i am kind of back to my glorious hours? well don’t think i am so pretentious. The glory could sometimes just be “oh she moved her back legs just like i thought!” after 50 days of riding the same thing haha


me 1986 or 1987 not sure, with my favvo pony Tintin :)


1993 on my favvo horse Nectar



1999 with my precious love, in the family since a couple of years then


2003, one of the last times i was riding properly. I miss her tonight of course.

But next monday, yeah, back there again!!