Dolls & Ordinary Life

9:13 AM

Back home

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Summer vacation is over and the schools are open again, for studies and friendship. Our older girl started at something called ”Gymnasieskola”, secondary school. In some places around the world, even called high school. But here the high school is traditionally university. So, one can easily be a bit confused. Secondary education over here is divided in two stages, grades 7-9 and the higher stages, grades 10-12 - she is at grade 10 and our younger girl is at grade 9. 

I’m trying to get the grips here at home. I am so used to things at the cottage and at my mother in law’s, so I feel a bit ’dizzy’ and tired. But even this will pass.

During the summer vacation I had my dolls along and took some photos, like these nearby a golf course. The sport and the players did not interest me so much as the little area of tall trees. 

Cholera graveyard
There is something that may be called an ancient monument in the Edestad parish. This monument is number 90 on a list of places to visit in Blekinge county. 
10:49 AM

Gooliope

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My first photo of her, in the box.
She came home with me on the 23rd September 2015. I had been in the big city shopping and at the same time I searched for this odd and big Monster High doll. The first time I saw her, I thought that she was too big with her 17 inches and too pink, but with time I started to like her more and more.

And yes, she is pink and tall. Her legs started to bother me and I felt that they were too long for the rest of her body. So I took the saw and fixed that. 
Don't ask. :) Here she is with the model filler on, the gray parts, first layer. 
2:02 PM

Pop!

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Turning Torso in Malmö.
Hubby and youngest daughter in the picture.
At first we had some plans to just take a road trip to Malmö, a coast city down south and the third largest one here in Sweden and the 6th largest in the Nordic countries. You know, look at the Ribersborg beach, Turning Torso and enjoy a good meal. But suddenly plans changed and we sat on a train that took us over the Öresund Bridge to Denmark. Food at the Bøfhus, strolling on the shopping street Strøget and a visit to the Disney Store!

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