Monday, February 28, 2011

Favourite Artist of the Day

Holton Rower's pour-art inspired me today - but that's not the only thing he does!
Check out his website for more of his painting and sculptures.

Here's one we could all make at home if we wanted :-)

Recycle Art!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Fairytale Dive

I celebrated my 100th dive in a cenote - an underground fresh water cavern - called Chac Mool.
I of course forgot my camera so these pictures will have to do to give you an idea (copied them from this site)
When I was down there looking up at surface where the sunlight breaks through the water I almost forget to breathe. Stunningly beautiful!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thoroughly Modern Millie

My little sister's school play was actually the main reason why we went to the South of France in the beginning of the month. I got to borrow her amazing camera to take some pictures - memories for a lifetime! Even though she played the villain I bet she was everybody's favourite. Not bad for her very first musical!
Lets hope it's not the last.
Such a talent! 

Note to self: go see more plays. Absolutely loved it!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nachos, Guacamole & lots of Sunshine :)

A little news from Playa del Carmen for all you people who might be curious:

We both got a well deserved sunburn on our first day, found out where Luqaz will start kitesurfing, and talked to numerous dive shop owners (with very different selling techniques - not all as convincing :p) - a good day on the beach!

Today, our second day, we went on a snorkel tour discovering both the life on the reefs here as well as the impressive cenotes (groundwater caves).

Interesting fact: A bunch of lionfish managed to escaped from an aquarium in Florida after their aquarium broke due to hurricane Andrew in 1992 and are now crowding the Caribbean.

My first reaction: Good for them! But apparently these beautiful creatures are real killer machines and a big threat for the native sea life.
Capture night dives have been organized and there's big debates going on about how to manage the situation but the lion fish still reign.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Great Ideas come from great bike rides

The internet (or should I call it the blogosphere?) is stuffed with people giving their art to others - just follow the links and be amazed :)
Warning: very addictive!

Tanya Davis makes poetry set to music. One of her other rather beautiful and sweet works is How to be alone

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Glorious Quiet Morning

And this is how a perfect Saturday morning looks for me. A quiet home, a cup of earl grey tea with milk & sugar, magazines, and my dear mac.
On the road to inspiration!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Isola 2000

You'd think we're homesick, going up to the mountains for a day in the snow ... 
Truth is the sun almost feels nicer up there :D
2 days later I feel like an old woman (with a funny tan) and sitting down still hurts - I think I've made up my mind: no more snowboarding, I'm a skier!

3 more nights in France and then we're off to Belgium ...

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Her Morning Elegance

This song quickly became one of my favourites. The video is assembled from 2096 still shots and its original photographs are now on exhibition in galleries worldwide, and for sale!

At you can take a sneak peek behind the scenes and order your own fraction of the immensely popular video.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Treetop hideaway!

The ufo
Because the treehouse spirit hasn't left me yet but I still prefer Sweden above France here's a link to a somewhat different treehouse hotel. Pretty far up north ... but quite sensational and thus probably worth the trip!

The mirrorcube
The bird's nest

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bring on that Vitamin D!!

Spring time comes early in the South of France! And the best way to celebrate it is having breakfast outside, and spending as much time as possible soaking up sunshine!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Orion Bed & Breakfast

Ever dreamed of sleeping in a treehouse?

Visit Orion's website to book your holiday in the South of France!