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Silence is a true friend who never betrays

Silence has been my friend as of last week and this. TSH has taken the girls up to the north of Sweden to visit the family and pick wild strawberries for a total of two weeks, whilst I’ve stayed in Stockholm working – but I made the trip up to visit them over the weekend.

Now I’m back and the house is again quite. Very quite. Very, very quite. I have been enjoying the silence,the stillness, the fresh air that fills the room when I leave the balcony door open. I don’t have to worry about climbing children and balconies for the rest of the whole week! God bless TSH and grandparents!


My kids are here. I am not.

With the family up north I’ve been about to let loose and do what I want. I can watch what I want on TV which, I can tell you, has not been anything with illustrations or puppets. I can eat a full meal without disturbance and it usually does not contain vegetables. I can leave the balcony door gleefully open. I can play my music as loud as I want, so I’ve been pumping out Baroque trumpet music with abandon! Life is good!  My Seraphim is Bright, thank you Handel! It’s crazy town I  tell you.


These are the wild strawberries that they will be picking. Whilst I am sitting at home drinking a cup of tea.


Fancy them apples? I do. As long as there is a 600 km difference between my kids and myself.

Silence has been a true friend for me. Is she a friend of yours? I’m currently on day 5 with 8 days to go. Do you think my enjoyment will continue or will I listen to one cantata too many and just turn bonkers?

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sometimes silence is golden! 😉 But sooner or later, you will miss those little sweeties of yours babbling at you. 🙂

    July 22, 2013
    • oh I know…. I miss them terribly too of course 🙂

      July 22, 2013
  2. Wow I’m so jealous! 2 full weeks to yourself?! Saints, that TSH and grandparents! Though I’m sure you deserve mucho the than that!! I’d probably be bored soon which is so wrong!

    July 23, 2013
    • I know I have a feeling that by the end of the week I will be twiddling my thumbs…

      July 23, 2013
  3. What do you mean, **will** you turn bonkers? Aren’t you already bonkers?

    I tease you with love and admiration of course.

    July 23, 2013
  4. Enjoy the peace while it lasts!

    July 23, 2013
  5. Oh I have a lot of silence so I’m the wrong person to ask.

    But I LOVE your pics. They’re all gorgeous! Enjoy your freedom!

    July 24, 2013
    • A few days later I can report that silence and sleep are still golden!

      July 25, 2013
  6. I’m only a mom of one — but I so empathize with you!
    Enjoy! Enjoy!

    August 5, 2013

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