Weekend Coffee Share – First week of May

Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? I am about to have my first cup of coffee this rainy Saturday morning. We haven’t had much rain at all this spring, mother nature is surely smiling right now. It’s suppose to clear up in a couple hours, which is also good because I am going to run some errands in one of the neighbouring towns. How are things in your corner of the world?

Walking along Falu river (Faluån) that runs through our little town

The last weeks of the semester are always busy when you are a teacher, so much to do. I enjoy the work immensely though, which makes it easier. Speaking of work, I finalised a big decision that I’ve been considering for a while. This week all the pieces came together in a better way that I could have hoped for. I have not told everyone in my family, and all my close friends yet, so I will write more about it later. That said, I am very happy and excited. 

One of the many bridges

How is your coffee? Would you like a refill? Everything is starting to turn green now, and we are expecting more rain next week. I am sure that it’s going to help spring on the way. The beautiful birch trees outside my window are just starting to turn green. I love birch trees, I think they are among the most beautiful trees in the world. I also love pine trees, and the serenity and calm they create. Speaking of trees and nature, one of the reports I wrote for my Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work this week was a short analyse of an interesting text, the title of the text was Environmental concern, moral education and our place in nature. I thoroughly enjoyed this assignment, especially reflecting on how we can think about this in the context of a kindergarten school. 

This week have been wonderful so far, and I am so grateful for all the love in my life, health, and happiness. Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend!



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a minimalist and a gardener. I'm also a kindergarten teacher with a dream of improving practices of teaching sustainability in kindergarten. To be able to engage in educational research I am working on my Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work. Love, Maria

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – First week of May

  1. The river is beautiful, Maria! I am glad that things are going so good for you these days. I want to hear your announcement! Have a good weekend. ❤️🇸🇪

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  2. Great photos – it looks so beautiful there. I think children, even kindergarten age kids, need to be taught to love and respect nature, so it does seem like a good topic for your degree. Hope you enjoy the spring weather and that the end of the semester goes well 🙂

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  3. It looks like spring has arrived at last! Beautiful photos, you live in such a picturesque place.
    The weather here is gradually warming, although the past two days have been rather chilly, not rising out of the 50s. But the end of the week is supposed to get to 80F! What a swing, eh? The cool weather has helped to keep my daffs and tulips in bloom longer, so I’ll enjoy them before the heat puts them over. Spring is my favorite time of year! Have a great week ahead, Maria.

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    1. Spring is arriving, slowly, but surely. We have temperatures in the low 60’s, and it’s suppose to stay like that next week. Enjoy your daffodils, and tulips while you can 🙂 I hope your weekend is lovely. Cheers to a wonderful new week.

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  4. Maria, Those are lovely pictures of your town. I’m glad you’re enjoying spring and you’re feeling happy and excited about your big decision . Thank you for your contribution to #weekendcoffeeshare. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Happy mother’s day Maria!! 💜 You will be receiving my response on Sunday which is mother’s day here. I never thought about it but I don’t know if everyone celebrates this day around the world. Anyways, you are such a wonderful Mom, I hope you have a beautiful day. Your photos are all so amazing and I’m so happy you share so we can enjoy them too. My daughter drove down this weekend for mother’s day here and I’m very grateful for her and my boys. Thank you for the coffee as I always love our visits. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!! ❤️🐴🤩🌷❤️

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    1. Awe, thank you so much Diana! Happy Mother’s Day! In Sweden we celebrate May 29. Your kindness makes me very happy. I hope your day is filled with love, what a wonderful thing that your daughter could visit. ❤

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  6. Hi Maria,

    Yea – that was me testing to see if I could comment this week.
    I’ve been getting occasional failures when I try to comment on some blog posts.
    The only thing I see in common as a possible cause is that all the errors come from non-US domains, which is not helpful and does not suggest any means of correction.

    I’m anxious to hear your new news. You do sound excited and I’ll be staying tuned now that all our travel is done for a while.


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    1. Thank you Gary! Do you think it’s possible that comments from another continent/country has to go through some sort of filter to get checked before they appear? I don’t know. I sometimes have technical problems commenting on some blogs as well. I hope your week is a good one. We are getting some much needed rain here.


      1. Hi Mara, I wish I knew the answer to this question. The error message is next to useless, at least to me. I suspect that there is likely something working at the security level where the US is trying to block problems by some sort of filter by county and by how well known certain IP domains are. This is an area I don’t know well so may be completely mistaken but it makes sense and day by day, failures are completely capricious. I’ve seen attempts to submit comments fail right after accepting a “Like” only to work a second time, or after waiting a few minutes or days. It’s a pain because who has time to keep saving your comment each time (because it’s lost with this error message) then trying to keep coming back until the thing decides to work again. Thus you saw that I submitted a nearly useless comment before trying a real one.

        So, yea – I think it’s a type of filter but not one based on content or anything helpful.

        I’m back to work this week after a vacation and am thinking – vacation is better. . .


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