It's been a few quite cold days here in Stockholm. The sun has been shining today. Now it is dark when I go to work and dark when I leave work. I guess the worst part is the darkness. When the sun is up and shining I have to work even if I would very much like to go out for a walk. One just has to hope for nice weather during the weekends and do stuff like that then instead.
Something else that is absolutley necessary is coffee here in Sweden. Swedes are crazy about good strong coffee and one can certainly understand why considering this dark season that has started now. The coffee machine that we had broke down the last week so we had to get a new one. It was not a question about waiting until later on it was something very urgent.
Our new coffee machine. I love it already. This one actually makes even better coffee and something else that I also like about it is that you can detach the part where you fill up water so it is so much easier to fill it with water that way.
Now that the grand dark season has arrived I feel like color is very much needed. Colors and light. So I try to get as much bright colors as possible to cheer me up and to light as many candles as possible and get into that cozy spirit. My father has taken up painting and has already done several paintings. He is working with acrylic and oil colors.
Here he has been using some of my mothers chili's as inspiration. I have unfortunatley not inherited any of my fathers skills or talents for painting but instead I like to take pictures with my camera. I also used my mothers chili's as inspiration. I love the colors and how the peel is starting to wrinkle up on one of them.
I also loved this picture that I caught of my dad's color palette that he uses to mix various colors into the shade that he wants or needs for his paintings. More color and more coffee is what I need in life right now in order to survive.
The weather is supposed to turn milder for a couple of days here now. They have even talked about a "heat wave" on the news. Well for Sweden and Swedes I guess it is correct to refer to temperatures of 5-10 C as a heat wave, ha ha. Well bring it on I say :-)