Here we go! 15 hours of driving and 1.622km in front of us is not too bad. We have food supplies, are in a good mood and expect to get to our destination well. Except for a small traffic jam at Bordeaux, it worked well. With various small breaks, each of us...Read More
Preparations are in full swing…
As you can see, we adapted the interior to our taste, now we really feel at home. It was a bit of a challenge to sew the seat covers, fit the curtains and add the things we like to have. This time we did not pack a chocolate fondue.
Now the camper-van is ready and awaiting the next trip which is coming very soon.Read More
It makes us happy to inspire people. During the last couple of weeks, the book app Rauszeit, became more active again. Friends, acquaintances and people who have become aware of Rauszeit have given us positive feedback and liked the story and the overall visual layout of the book.
You can download the Rauszeit book app for free or use the PDF format. The book is written in German, but maybe you would like to have a look anyway? Give it a try.
As off today, the app was downloaded 702 times and we had 1300 clicks on the PDF version. This motivated us to continue. Thanks a lot for your support!Read More
Late Thursday evening we arrive in beautiful Sesimbra, 30 min car trip from Lisbon airport. To get accustomed to the local time and habits, we go out for a beer and try different pastries, maybe not the best combination but it worked well for us.
Waking up to sunlight, overlooking the sea from our hotel room, feels just right. A short walk to explore the area, a great breakfast and off we go. Our friend Nuno takes the lead and shows us his beautiful country.
We follow the cost line south to the Algarve with many stops on our way. Memories come back when we visit places where Tim and I have been on our Rauszeit journey. Portugal is beautiful and we feel privileged of being here with Nuno, our personal guide, organizer, chauffeur, translator, …
After 5 wonderful days, this trip ends with a tour through Lisbon and a coffee and a pastel de nata at Paséis de Belém.
As children, we dream of what we want to become and do when we grow up. We dream about being astronauts, veterinarians, race-drivers or ballerinas. As a teenager, our ideas change frequently. We want to be pop stars, save the world with Greenpeace or just become incredibly rich. The older we get the more our dreams fading away and while we face an assumed reality. The race-driver turns into a car mechanic* and from the Greenpeace activist into a florist. However, there are people who hold on to their dreams and make them a reality. In their heart they have never stopped to believe in their childhood dreams. They haven’t allowed themselves to be intimidated and they have never given up. There is so much I can learn from the boy in the video below…
* Car mechanic and florist are cool professions if that’s what we want to really do. What are your dreams? And are there maybe ways to make them a reality?Read More
Friday evening Tim packed the camper and picked me up at the Malmö train station at 8 pm, I returned from a business trip.
We both were a little nervous … Where do we want to stay the first night? I had found a few possible places along the coast line on the way to Trelleborg, but it became very clear that campers were not very welcome there. So what to do? We stopped to decided on our next steps and when I looked outside, I saw a parking lot for camper vans, right next to the sea. Ok, this will work for our first night stay.
After we parked, we stared to stow away the things Tim had packed. Where do we want this to go? Where that? How does the fridge work? Let’s try out the heating, … Tim was in the way , I was in the way and we laughed a lot. It takes a little experience and coordination to live together in a small camper van. And it also requires a little practice to stay calm when sleeping in a camper van too. Only surrounded by a thin metal wall, we listen to the outside noises. It’s just the wind, but it blows so hard that the car shakes.
I awoke by the sound of the and see the lights of the Trelleborg ferry in the distance at dusk. Of course I have to wake Tim, he cannot miss this sight. But then I push him to make us some coffee too.
Not for us. If there is something new we will give it a try. Especially if it looks like a lot of fun and action.
Last weekend my family met for a weekend in Denmark. We got spoiled by Tims cooking but we were all there to help when needed. It was very intense, loud and we had lots of fun, as always when we are together. Things seem to happen all the time, but teens get bored very quickly …
During a “boring” walk, as the teens would say, we discovered a big trampoline and suddenly the entire crowd got engaged. Everyone jumping on it got hot quickly and jackets and sweaters flew through the air and enthusiastic spectators sat on benches and enjoyed our small tricks or how hard it was to get up on our feet again .
Living in the here & now, doing something crazy together, whether you are 15, 46 or 76 years old, is fun, welds together and in our case it was one of the most beautiful activities of the weekend.Read More
We have been thinking about it for a while and were planning to buy a camper van beginning of next year. However, being in Germany and looking through the adds online, we found the perfect camper van for us and bought it directly. Within a week it was ready for pick-up. It felt great to sit and drive the camper, like being on a trip and many nice memories and emotions popped up. It feels right and now we are only waiting to get it registered here in Sweden.
We were hoping it would go very fast, but this weekend we still had to use our Doblo for a trip to Öland. Luckily we had not sold it yet. Now we are looking forward to the coming weekend to use the camper for a trip to Denmark where we will meet Christina’s family. It is set and ready to go. We already have more trips planned to enjoy Sweden during fall and maybe even later. The camper is well equipped for cold weather too :-).Read More
We are still lucky weather wise, especially midday you can easily sit outside and enjoy the light and the sun, and that is what we do. Tim and I meet at Brödkultur and buy freshly made, grilled sourdough sandwiches and bike to Gröningen at the waterfront in Helsingborg.
There, wooden deck chairs are set up, where we settle down and because of our appetite burn our mouth eating the hot sandwich. It is great to be here anyway, in the middle of the city close to the water, overlooking the Örsund to Elsinore while watching boats pass by. A fantastic lunch break, we are going to do that more often.
Since the beginning of the year we had loads of sunlight and blue sky in Sweden. In the beginnig, it was quite cold, but then suddenly it got warm and everything turned green and beautiful all at once. This warm summer weather stayed with us since June. Of course it is a little cooler during the night now, which is refreshing, and in the morning it’s a bit darker now, so you can sleep better, but the end of summer still seems to be far away.
Tim and I enjoy the long days and spend as much time as possible outdoors. Our weekend begins with a run through Pålsjöskog (forest). Part of our route follows a path along the hilly coast of Helsingborg with views across the Sound to Denmark. After the run the day can come while we relax on our balcony. We sit in the sun, eat freshly cooked and very tasty breakfast and think about what we want to do and feel, to make this a great weekend. In addition to the exciting things there are also a couple of “must be done’s”, but we try to keep the weekends as flexible as possible.
Last weekend we used to review our goals. What have we achieved? What needs to be adjusted and what do we want to make happen this year and long-term? What challenges do we want to tackle? What do we want to try out? This leads to many fruitful and stimulating discussions which we deepen at the waffle place Pålsjöskog Pavilion or while enjoying a glass of Spanish red wine with Tim’s own pumpkin creations. Skål!
Picked directly from the tree is how we like figs best. We are a little early, the harvest season starts in September, but we’re lucky and there are already some ripe fruits hanging on the tree. We need to stretch out and Tim manages to pick one. He splits the fruit in half and because it looks so beautiful, we take a picture before we allow ourselves to melt the fresh fruit on our tongues. Oh, this is delicious and we enjoy chewing the small soft seeds. Tim manages to pick some more for us to add to the fresh fruit salad for breakfast.
We extended the summer with a long weekend in southern Spain, Andalusia. We definitely enjoy the sun, the light and the nice weather however what we like best are the delicious fruits and vegetables. It does not taste as fantastic as it does here in Sweden, probably due to the long transport distances. Bottom line , we have to come here more often.