Wow, 2012 what a year! It goes down in my books as the best year of my life and I think it will be hard to beat. Our wedding day was of course the best day ever and I wish … Continue reading
This is not related to Sweden or our wedding, but I’ll post it anyway.
If you’re anything like me, that is, you’re affected by the full moon, then keep your eyes peered tonight, as it’s a supermoon tonight! Meaning the full moon is 356,955 kilometers away from our planet, the closest this year.
I will never forget that one night when I was little, perhaps 6 or 7, we were at, what was then our ‘sommarstuga’ (holiday house) for the weekend (it later became our permanent home), and it was a spring evening and the moon was climbing up from behind the mountain and the trees. It was so big it looked like it was about to roll over the trees and straight into our house, it really was quite spectacular. I think this is the moment that got me fascinated of the moon, or perhaps the fact that my mum, my grandmother on my mum’s side and my great grandmother always claimed to be affected by the full moon. Maybe they were just imagining things I used to think, but now I feel it too, maybe I’m imagining it too, maybe it’s superstition, fascination or maybe I’m just a werewolf.
Anyway, I’m hoping for a clear sky tonight so that I can gaze at the supermoon. If you’re lucky enough to catch it, give it an extra look (howling is optional).
For more amazing pictures click here, this is also where I got this photo from.
For more info, click on to NASA
Vetekatten is a must see visit to understand something vitally important in Swedish culture – fika. Who could say no to these? – Read more in the Stockholm part, more updates to come as well.
I feel very lucky, for very many different reasons of course, but today I feel lucky that I have the right to marry the person I love. To me, I think that its the most natural thing that we all get to marry the one we love and adore more than anything on this earth. How could we not be allowed this wonderful gift of love?! Sadly this is not the case for everyone.
My friends Jesse, who is from the States and Max, who is from Argentina, are living in the UK in exile because of DOMA (Defence of Marriage Act). All they want to do is to get married and live together in the US – but they are not allowed to do this because of DOMA.
If you think, like me, that EVERYONE has the right to marry the person they love, then please sign up on http://getequal.org/gethome
I thought I should explain to the English, or non Swedish more like it, what the name of our blog actually means…
A lot of our friends already know that Mat calls me Little One – even in public, which sometimes can be a bit embarrassing, but its all done with love so it doesn’t really matter. So now you can figure out that Humlan is what I call Mat.
Humlan is Swedish for The Bumblebee – it might sound strange for me to call my loved one a bumblebee, but not for me. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved bumblebee’s, my mum can vouch for this. Whenever I would see a bumblebee that had dozed off on our veranda windows I would grab a sugar lump and poor some cordial over it, (something I learned from one of my favourite movies, Dunderklumpen) place it next to the dozey bumblebee and leave them to it. Later on I would check up on the bumblebee and they would be gone, having sucked up some sugar and regained their energy Another reason why I always have liked bumblebee’s, apart from being so cute and fluffy and disobeying natures gravity laws by being able to fly, is the buzzing noise they make when they fly. Those of you who know Mat well knows that he hums a lot, not melodies or songs, it’s more a buzzing long constant hummmmmmmmmmm, that sounds very much like a flying bumblebee. So there you go – thats why he’s Humlan. And we thought it would be good to combine a Swedish and English in the name for our blog, so we thought Humlan & Little One was perfect.