Tuesday, June 30

Vacation at home

I like travelling and getting a change of air, but right now I can't afford it. It's partly due to the fact that my priorities lately have been healthy organic food and good shoes. So there's no need to pity me. :-)

I'm not the only one who has to stay at home. But there are a lot of things to enjoy nearby. There are often, regardless of your location, places to go to and things to discover that do not cost much or even are free.

It's a good thing if you like the outdoors, because many free things includes going outside and enjoying the scenery. In summertime, I like to prepare a simple picknick and enjoy it in some beautiful place preferably by the water.

At this website, there are some great tips on free things to do in Stockholm.

The best thing about Stockholm, in my opinion, is the beautiful views and the closeness to water wherever you are. And it's completely free!

Monday, June 15

Visit Tyresö slott

The castle in Tyresö is situated about 20 kilometers south of the city. It's great for an outing.

You can easily go there by public transportation and have a picknick in the park. There's no entrance fee to the park, only to the castle itself if you wish to join a guided tour.

Walking in Stockholm

A walk in Gröndal in Stockholm

Walking is a simple and an enjoyable pleasure i Stockholm. 

One nice walking path starts at the boatclub in Gröndal. You walk by the water towards Ekensberg.

Voluntary simplicity

It's been called many things... Voluntary simplicity, simple living, downshifting, minimalism... 

Definitions vary a little bit, but it's about consuming less, leading a more simple life with more space and time for things that really matter. 

For me, voluntary simplicity means simplifying my life in order to have better health. I lose balance when there are too many things around me competing for my attention. Things that distract me from the things that are more important. 

I want to get rid of all the mess, needless stuff, too many activities, unnecessary stress and too many trivial choices in everyday life. 

My goal is to simplify my life, and make sustainable and organic choices when it comes to food, clothing, hygienic products and so on.