At the end of a long days journey

after a long day travelling around the Three lakes and watching some strange things, we ended up in a manor house/hotel.

You find their site here

We were the only guests, as their main customer base seems to be business conferences and such, and there isn´t much of that in July:) It was quite a luxurious feeling to have a whole manor house to ourselves, but I have to admit it was kind of spooky too…especially since it was way out in the countryside and every sound of a bird, deer or wild boar could be Heard through the silence of the night. Not for the fainthearted big city girl that I am, obviously:)

Beautiful place, nice food and a really warm and hospitable feel about the place!


Me in my new favourite Trashy Diva dress, enjoying the pleasures of the countryside in a very natural pose.


Country roads, take me home…. day 2

So you´ve been waiting for a long time for day 2 of my roadtrip, and here it comes! I hope you notice I brought a long a huge wardrobe, to be able to take nice photos of my dresses in perfect situations:)

The first night we stayed over in Nora, a pretty little market Town, most famous for being the setting of a long row of cosy detective stories written in the 50´s and 60´s by Maria Lang, whose real name was Dagmar Lange. She originated from Nora and set a lot of her books in this Environment, but simply changed the name to Skoga (skog=Wood in Swedish). Very aptly named as the place is surrounded by Woods, and one huge lake…

We stayed in a nice smaller hotel and tried to find something interesting to eat, which was quite hard even though we walked around the whole Place looking at menus. In the end we gave up and had a schnitzel.

The second day we decided to tour the Three lakes that surround Nora, because we decided to stay in a manor house for our second night.

But the road there took us around Three beautiful lakes and real countryside, scattered with junk sales and antique shops. This truly seems to be the thing right now for keeping the countryside alive! We found a junk sale everywhere we went, but it was damn hard to find a proper café!

TOM (the Old Man) isn´t as keen as me on junk sales, but he did agree to one visit:)


I Think you can guess why? It was filled with wonderful junk, and had several shelves with old electronic stuff…

As for me, I had a hard time choosing, but ended up with a Little bric bracincluding some old buttons and flowers and lace that I hope will come in handy when I do my DIY Projects this autumn.


I did have a hard time saying goodbye to this hat though…


And then we were on our way again, heading straight for the manor house hotel…