söndag 24 juni 2012

Power issues! Help!

We woke up at the farmhouse yesterday morning without electricity. In our case, that also means no water... We were ten people here (we had guests over Midsummer) and no means of taking a shower or using the toilet! Luckily, we have our little generator, so we could get enough power to run the water pump for a little while, filling up some bottles for drinking and washing our hands.

Some guys from the power company came out instantly, and pretty soon they figured out that the cables must be damaged somewhere, and that it would probably take quite some time to get that fixed. So they set us up with a big diesel generator, which arrived yesterday evening, and has been huffing and puffing outside all night providing us and four more houses with power. I don't mind the huffing and puffing, though, I'm just happy that we have power. I've never given this a thought while living up in the village, because there we always had water and heat, even if the power was out. It's a bit different out here, where the water comes from our own well, and has to be pumped up into the tap using electricity.

Just now, when I came back from my morning walk, I saw three heads sticking up from a hole in the ground, and it looked like they had found the spot where the cable was damaged, and were well on the way of mending it. So I guess the huffing and puffing will be over soon. I'm pretty amazed at how quickly they set us up with the generator, though, and how quickly they are taking care of this.

Yeah, I do have a layout to share with you today, too. I probably wouldn't be blogging if I hadn't. The papers are Olde Curiosity Shoppe from Graphic 45 (and you all know how much I love G45, right?) All the supplies are from Scraplagret.
So, my Summer holidays have begun, and I won't be able to say "I don't have time for this" for a bit over 7 weeks. Lovely! Now I'm going to do the dishes, and then it's time to get some lunch on the table. After that, I have a whole bunch of lovely flowers from Riddersholm Design to play with, and make tutorials from, so I'm going to pick out my inks and mists and have me some scrappy fun!

Have a nice Sunday, everyone!

måndag 18 juni 2012

Things I didn't know I could do.

I'm attending an event about learning right now in Ronneby, and it has been a very interesting experience so far. I have learnt quite a few things about myself, actually. Did you know that I could balance a peacock feather on my foot? I didn't think that was even remotely possible, how could I, clumpsy as I am, but believe it or not, I could. How about walking a tightrope? I could do that too, at least a few steps. I could actually do, what I used to believe was, pretty advanced acrobatics. Eventually, you will see. I got a photo of me doing these "advanced" acrobatics, and it will definitely end up on a layout.

Last week it was graduation time, and my beautiful class, 9B, left us for good. Graduation is such a bittersweet time. You are happy for the kids and their achievements, and you are happy to see them go into the future, but still, you're sad knowing that you will never meet some of them ever again. They have touched my heart, every one of them, all in their little ways, and some classes are harder to let go of than others. We've had so much fun together over the years, and we had TONS of fun when we went on a trip to Åland together two weeks ago, and that made it even harder to say goodbye. The wonderful kids in my 9B will be forever in my heart, and more than a few tears were shed on graduation day.

9B deserved a place in my scrapbook albums, and this photo was taken on the night before graduation day, at the school's annual graduation party:
I got these extremely cute berry twigs from Landstoken in my hands the other day, and I really wanted to use them as a frame around the photo. It turned out pretty cute, huh?
All the supplies for this layout, except for the big Prima flower, are from Kia's Butik.

So, I'm off to bed to get my beauty sleep (as if that would help...) Only three more days to go, and then my summer holiday begins. I can't wait!

Have a great week, everyone!