We’re back at home. As always, it has been great fun and inspiring to be away, but still … how nice it is to come home! To the house, to Vaxholm, to the archipelago and to the B & B. What luck it is to feel like that! That the place where you really love to be is where you live. No matter if it’s weekday or weekend, work day or a day off.
Now, this time in November, it’s quite quiet in Vaxholm. A little too quiet some may think, but I love it. Just as there is a thrill in the shifts of the seasons, it also has its charm when the tempo och liveliness of the summer change towards a more thoughtful calmness and more time for recovery.
Yesterday Jesper and Vigo took the camera and went for a walk in the Bogesund nature reserve, just a couple of miles and a bridge away from here. They came home all happy and with lovely pictures that are now becoming a short movie. I’ll publish it on the blog and in our social media when it’s done. I myself rested on the couch in front of the fire. There I will be stationed for a couple of weeks to come. Not only because it’s November and time to recover, but because I actually have to take it a bit extra quiet for a while. On Monday I had a hip surgery changing my old worn out hip to a brand new one in titan so now it’s time to rest and slowly start training my muscles to learn to walk again. But that’s an inconvenience I don’t mind, I mean just imagine how good I will be in the spring when the pace turns up again.
Zelda is lying next to me by the sofa keeping me company. She has barely left my side since I got home from the hospital. It’s as though she understands that I’m not quite fit for fight and may need some extra care. Wise dog. Unfortunately though, she also believes that it is her job to guard the door. So don’t be surprised or afraid if she appears in the doorway before me (she certainly will, I’m not so fast right now with the crutches) and bark when you come to check in. She does not mean any harm and is no more dangerous than she looks.