Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? How are things in your corner of the world? I took the photo at the top during our camping trip this weekend, but first things first, let me start from the beginning. I started a new job on Monday.
I ride my bike along this lake on my way to my new job. Every morning this week have been absolutely beautiful. I am so grateful to start my day with beautiful nature. The ride to work is about 2,5miles/4km, slightly shorter than the ride to my previous job that was closer to 4miles/6.2km. Everyone was so nice to me at work, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about all the different digital systems that are being used by the school. We are expecting more children next week, it was only a few this week, but it was definitely plenty of things to do anyways.
On Wednesday I attended a half day introduction held by my new employer at a different location. The education ended at noon, and I brought my own lunch that I stopped and enjoyed on my way back to work. The whole week have offered warm, sunny weather 76-81F.
It has not been a great tomato year this year, but the sunny weather now have been thoroughly enjoyed by the last tomatoes at my balcony garden.
At my garden plot the cool weather crops in my winter garden are starting to appear. I feel a little bad for only tending to my garden twice this week, it’s been a busy week. It seem to be doing OK anyways.
Like I mentioned I’ve worked one week at my new job, but my kids have yet to start school. They start tomorrow. My daughter and I went on a mini adventure this weekend, to celebrate the last days of freedom. We had planned to go camping this weekend for a few weeks, and when I realised that the weather was going to be warm I made it easy for myself and booked a camping spot at a nearby camping by a lake. We’ve been swimming in this lake many times (Siljan is a HUGE lake,) but never camped at this particular camping in Rättvik.
Everything was perfect; the check-in was super smooth, the camping spot very close to the lake, the restrooms/shower/kitchen were close by and very clean. Since I do not have a car now we have a small, light-weight tent that I can easily carry in a back pack (along with my sleeping bag, and mattress. My daughter get to carry her own sleeping bag and mattress, but I carry the tent, food, and clothes.) We slept very well in our little home for the weekend, and we had a fabulous time. We did more swimming this weekend than we did during the whole summer. My daughter suggested that we move to this little town, so that we can swim here every warm day. Like so many other kids my daughter loves her phone, but “unfortunately” it died during the bus ride to Rättvik. The whole weekend was phone free, and it probably contributed to us having a more relaxed time. Camping is underrated, even though my daughter said on several occasions that real camping is in the forest, or on a mountain, not at a beach, but this time it’s OK. Personally I love camping in the forest, or on a mountain, but sometimes cheating and using a campground like this is OK, right? It was very convenient, and stress-free for me. I knew before hand that we were going to have a great time, and we did.
Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend!