Weekend Coffee Share – New routines are settling in

Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? Are you enjoying cool fall temperatures? Or is it still summer in your neck of the woods? It’s been a warm (75-80F) and humid week here, with some thunderstorms. 

There was a refreshing rain outside my window this morning, while I enjoyed my morning coffee in the kitchen..

I’ve adapted back to work mode after the long summer vacation. The new routines are settling in. Things are good. The new work still feels right. My daughter’s first week at her new school went well, she even made a new friend. It’s a good week. I am excited about the coming school year and everything that comes with it. 

A bike path I’ve been riding many times this week.
A little closer to town, along the same bike path.

I had coffee with one of my friends at a cafe in town earlier today, she’s a former colleague at my old school. We hang out every now and then and it’s always nice to see her. 

In a nice part of town, along the next bike path, on my way home.

I haven’t made any big plans this weekend. I figured we needed some down time to digest going back to work and school, and we also had a very busy weekend last weekend (when we went camping.) I love catching up with things around the house, read a little, write a little, go for a coffee in town, and visit my garden. Simple things like that makes me very happy. I feel content and at peace with everything. I’m looking forward to spending tomorrow at my garden plot. It’s going to be around 75F and no rain, just perfect for gardening. I haven’t been to my garden all week, it’s been raining a lot, and there’s been no real need to go there. I can’t wait to see what happened in the garden this week! How are you? How is your weekend?

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 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 kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

16 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – New routines are settling in

  1. Those are some stunning images from your town!! I wish I could get out more with the camera. Probably I will during September, I’m just too busy now with music, graphic design studies, a guitar course I joined a while ago, and we have friends over next week too! I’m happy for you that your new job is good and that your daughter’s new school is good too! August can be such a mixed bag weather-wise in Sweden, here we had a major heatwave that ended about a week ago, now we have everything between 18 and 22 degrees so it’s very pleasant (I loved the around-30 temperatures too!!).

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    1. Thank you so much! I do appreciate the greenery, and water in every direction.
      You are right about the weather, August have been much warmer than July here. It’s good that you are busy with things you are passionate about 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for stopping by.


  2. I love your town. It looks peaceful. Here the weather still feels like summer but some of our trees have changed colour and are shedding their leaves early because the weather has been too dry.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness Anne. This is a good place.
      Prior to this week it’s been a very dry summer here as well. I hope you get to enjoy the last days of summer. Have a great rest of your weekend!


  3. Glad that your first week went well and both of you are adjusting to the new schedule. Your bike rides look so restive in the beautiful countryside. I’m envious of your rain, I’m sure your garden will show its appreciation!

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    1. Thank you Eliza! The garden looked like a jungle when I arrived yesterday! The greenery was beautiful, unfortunately I’ve had some visits of Pieris brassicae and the cabbage at the garden plot is no more. I still have cabbage in containers at home, so I guess that’s fine. The cabbage was covered but something (probably deer) had partly destroyed the cover.
      Still so much raspberries! For the past month we’ve had vanilla ice-cream and raspberries for dessert as a delicious ending to our Sunday dinners.
      I hope you weekend have been lovely. It’s early Monday morning here and I’m about to get on my bike and ride to work soon 🙂 Have a great week!

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  4. Maria, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I’m glad to hear both you and your daughter had a good start to a new school year. Nice scenery along the bike path. Have a great week ahead!

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  5. I’m so glad to hear that your transitions have been smooth 🙂 Hope your garden plot offers you a lovely, productive day and a gentle re-set before you enter a new week. Lovely photos of your town and your windowsill! You have a great eye.

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    1. Awe, thank you! It was a lovely day in the garden yesterday. All the rain had created a jungle! Unfortunately I lost the cabbage I planted to some cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae). On the other hand there is still an abundance of raspberries 🙂 I started to work on a Hügelkultur bed yesterday. I’m going to make a huge one, for a new veggie patch in the spring. I’m going to take some photos of the process and write about it later. How are those raised beds coming along? I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Cheers to a great new week!


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