Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sweden in my heart - forever







































Hi my lovelies. Thank you so so much for all your stories shared, advice given and comfort hugs on my latest post. It has been incredibly helpful and I want to give you all a big comfort hugs back. Thank you.

Nelly Bo is okay. She has learned and grown a lot through this special experience. Alicia's family is doing well considering the situation, having fantastic support from friends, neighbours and close family. The funeral was beautiful and the church was filled to the brim of people showing their sympathies including Nelly Bo and a group of close friends attending as well.

Today I'm on my way back home to my roots. To our summer house. It is time for the yearly Autumn Clean Day. But this time my trip is bitter sweet. We have decided to sell our house to raise the money needed for a deposit on a home here in Switzerland. I'm meeting with a realtor to start the process...

I've cried. I've had a big lump in my stomach for weeks if not months. I've fought for us to keep our paradise, but there are times in your life when you can't let the heart make the decision. In the end, we are doing this for a brighter future in our every day life. It is the right thing to do.

While flicking through my summer pictures (apologies but it was hard to choose...), I'm brought back to all the fun we had this summer. We never fail to have a great time together with my family. Lots of everything: play, food, kids, chilling, garden work, beach, fishing, boating, jumping, thrift shopping, laughter, card games, cooking... It wasn't the last summer, there are still many summers to come with just as much joy and laughter. My brother's house is still there, and that is where we spend most of our time anyway, and he has room for everyone. That is the silver lining. Although it hurts to let go...

Kärlek
Annette


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10 comments :

  1. Wonderful memories from your little home in Sweden. I can understand how hard it is to let go of this lovely place, but the reason is very valid and in the long run you will be pleased. As you say, your brother's home is always there for you.

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  2. Your summer cottage is such a beautiful place, but to have your own family home is something special too. I loved seeing all those pictures (the food looked stunning) of your happy times there.

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  3. What a beautiful post! Those photos convey all the special qualities of the people and place. The picture of the little one riding bare-bottomed on his bicycle is too precious. I have a feeling you will create wonderful memories wherever you are.

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  4. such a wonderful time you all look so happy~ family together is the best time. Sweden looks such a beautiful place. I love the wooden type homes and lush gardens. My brothers live on the east coast of England and im on the west coast in Devon and its such a journey and cost that we only see each other once/twice a year...lovely photos to look back on when youre feeling home sick x

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  5. Ha, I managed to fix it so I could comment! Well, not fix, but find a way around at least. (Sigh)
    Anyway, it’s so sad to see this place go, but it sounds like a necessity at the moment and I suppose you have to focus on the reasons being good. It was great to see all those pics though, like a little glimpse into the family album. Thank you! And thank goodness indeed for your brother’s place.

    S xx

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  6. Oh Annette, Such beautiful pictures of your summer.
    I feel the same on the summerhouse, but everyday life is also important. I hope you can buy the house in Switserland you want. Good luck.

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  7. I just got a big lump in my throat for you. The family photos are priceless.

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  8. I can imagine how hard it is to let go of somewhere so magical. It's lovely that you'll still be able to go and stay in your brother's home there though. And what beautiful memories and images you have to keep. CJ xx

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  9. Such good times with family. I treasured those with ours when they were home. So sorry you have to sell, change seems to be hard most of the time, but it sounds like a good decision.I'm sure having a place to call your very own will be wonderful.

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  10. I understand your sadness so well.Five years ago I decided to leave Scotland and come to Wales with my husband. We retired and wanted to be near my daughter and son who live in Wales so we sold our home. It was a good thing to do as we are very happy here and see a lot of our family now. But I am often homesick for my home,especially my lovely garden,which has gone forever even though I can go back to visit Scotland. You are doing it for a good sensible reason just like us and you will be glad later. I have been to Sweden on three lovely visits so I see why you miss it ( and I love IKEA !)

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Kärlek
Annette

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