Weekend Coffee Share – The last week of this chapter (summer vacation)

Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share! As you can see by the photo at the top we are not enjoying coffee at my house today. Instead of my cozy abode we are enjoying our coffee at the lovely summer cafe at Magasinet, a historic building in Falun, Sweden. This place plays a huge part in our local cultural scene. Many big concerts are held here, and during the summers amazing exhibitions takes place here. The height, and the angles of the building makes for an extraordinary experience, whatever it is you are enjoying here. 

Magasinet, Falun (Sweden)

This time it’s a fabulous art exhibition by the Swedish photographer and visual artist Erik Johansson we are enjoying. His latest exhibition Head in the clouds was recommended to me by a friend, and I am so happy that I decided to act on her recommendation. The 56 surrealistic worlds displayed in the exhibition opens up for new ways of thinking, and many interesting conversations. My daughter and I visited earlier today, and she was captivated by the surrealistic scenes, on the way home she was kind of angry, and later she started to talk about the photos again. With the glasses I’m wearing I see a lot of questions about our lifestyle and lifestyle decisions in Erik Johanssons art. Many of the worlds could be perceived as having to do with our environment and climate changes. I very much liked that they made my daughter think!

A sneak peak of the magnificent inside of the building.

Naturally I bought the book with a collection of the art displayed today, and many more surrealistic scenes from the artists earlier work. It is now showcased in my bookshelf, and you can have a look at it should you ever decide to come by for a coffee at my house.

How is your week? Are you working? On vacation? As I mentioned last week, this is my last week of vacation, I start working on Monday. ..at my new job! I am not nervous, but very excited about this new chapter of my life. It’s going to be a major change compared to my old job, even though I technically have the same job title as before (Kindergarten Teacher.) I have spent a considerable amount of time this summer, and in particular this week reading about, and researching the best approach to intercultural learning. Something I am going to put to good use as I humbly start this new challenge in a new school district. 

I’ve also spent a lot of time in my garden this week, and I’ve decided to add some more greens to my cold weather garden. I’ll be preparing some more gardening space (at my current lot,) and add collard greens (two different varieties,) and a rhubarb chard to my cold weather garden later this weekend. My winter garden will be rather big if everything grows; beets, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, celery, spinach, collard greens, and chard.   I will be covering the crops when the weather gets cooler. Next week we are looking at higher temperatures compared to this week, it’s going to be around 75/76F most of the week if the prognosis is correct, no need to cover up any crops just yet. 

I hope your week is fabulous! Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. Tell me what’s going on in your neck of the woods!

Love,

Maria