Varnhem is the location of the oldest known stone church in Sweden outside of my native Scania, erected in the 1040s at the latest. It is also the location of a Christian cemetary which was in use during the end of the ninth century.
Varnhema and in particular its abbey has received additional attention in recent years due to it being the main location of The Knight Templar trilogy written by Jan Guillou, and subsequently filmed. Arn Magnusson, the hero character of the series is portrayed as living there.
Birger jarl and his family lie buried in Varnhem.
[Quoted from Wikipedia]
As it happens, my best friend lives very close to this church.
A technique that predates knitting – using only one needle ; it’s very useful for making things that need to be durable like socks and mittens. An advantage over knitting is that a dropped stitch will not run.
here are a few examples made by my wife:
Here they are; my to favourite boys, My wonderful son Tamlin… and his LaPerm cat Bysen – best friends.
Built as late as 1897 and in use until 1981 this windmill is fully equiped and in good shape.
It is possible to pay a visit to the old millers house close by.
Another favourite from the Garden exhibition, cartoon-style animal trophies (a great replacement for the *real* thing )-
I cannot for my life remember who made them though…
At last spring is here, heres a photo taken in Malmö yesterday;
and what would be a better thing to do in spring then to visit the Garden exhibition
held at Stadionmässan in Malmö; (and that gave me the opportunity to try out my
camera at ISO1600)
also on display were the jaw-dropping “Garden Coocoons” from Swedish designer house
“Mygind design” http://mygind.se/default.asp?lang=uk
This approx. 5000 year old megalithic structure is located just outside Trelleborg in the village of Skegrie
I am taking a break from the blog.
/rest assured I will be back.
Now called “Mira”. It was but one and a half year ago that I started shooting cats (and thus picked up photography in general). my wife needed photos for her website (she has a cattery together with my daughter).. althought I had a digital SLR camera - I hadn’t used it that much – I struggled a lot in the beginning, but I got some valuable experience in the progress.
Here are a couple of photos ; 2 old ones and one from a couple of days ago.