2.03.2014

I've moved!


Hello everyone, just a quick update to let you know that I've moved to:

www.elke-dag.com.

Would love to see you there!

Silvia

p.s. Don't forget to adjust your rss/reader settings (:

11.17.2013

NaBloPoMo: Soft tones



Soft tones. I'm starting to like them more and more. They're so dreamy and light.

11.11.2013

NaBloPoMo: Space, this space

Copenhagen, Denmark October 2013


Writing a blog post every day is quite an experience. I can feel a habit forming. Even though I don’t have something to say or share every day. Or at least that’s how I feel.

It makes me wonder what I do want to share. What kind of stories do I want to tell. How do I want to tell them. What is my voice like on this blog?

Everyday stories are still my favourite ones. Telling the tale of the ordinary things that make up most of our days. And day dreaming about tales that stand out from the crowd. Ones that are just a little bit different, better or worse.

All these stories woven together. Piece by piece, star by star. That’s what this blog is about. My voice, my words the thread that holds the pieces together, space between the stars.

11.10.2013

NaBloPoMo: Wonder

Tivoli, Copenhagen October 2013


Doctors have come from distant cities
Just to see me
Stand over my bed
Disbelieving what they are seeing.
- Natalie Merchant, 'Wonder'

Bought the book 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio today. I found the words above on one of the first pages. Have you read the book?

NaBloPoMo: And then I did forget


And then I did forget to post. But, for a very good reason. Yesterday was packed with goodness. First a bit of a sleep-in. Second, a trip to the Finnish/Danish/Norwegian Christmas market to stock up on yummy Northern food. Followed by a trip to Chocolatl, a few hours at home, a walk at night through the city and the most delicious meal and wine I've enjoyed in a while.
A very good day indeed. To forget everything and to just enjoy.
Happy weekend!

11.07.2013

NaBloPoMO: 11 things to do this November

Taken by Joost, Berlin 2012


1. Take silly photographs of each other.

2. Read Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson.

3. Go to the forest and collect leaves, chestnuts and acorns.

4. Walk along the beach and let the cold November wind sweep up your thoughts.

Zeeland, 2012


5. Create a playlist in Spotify to cheer up those dark November days.

6. Plan a holiday. (Done!)

7. Bake a cake. (Done!)

8. Take a walk through your favourite neighbourhood at night. Enjoy the quietness that darkness brings, and the coziness all the lights in the streets bring. (Done, several times already.)

9. Watch a Scandinavian Crime series. Like Borgen, Bron | Broen (The bridge), Wallander.

10. Better yet, visit Scandinavia. (I recommend Bergen, Lapland, Copenhagen.)

Bergen, Norway 2011


11. Plan lots of fun things ahead. Call friends, find out what fun things you can do in your city. Plan date nights, alone time. Go to the library, go food shopping and only buy things you've never bought before, listen to 80's music, buy tights in three different colours, get a bottle of champagne -drink it all with your love or best friends, celebrate anything and everything.

11.06.2013

NaBloPoMo2013: Capture the color


A while ago Astrid tagged me to play along with this 'capture the color' post. Basically you just have to select your best travel photo's that represent the colors red, blue, green, yellow and white. So here goes!

Antwerp, Belgium 2012

Helsinki, Finland 2012

Bergen, Norway 2011

Berlin, Germany 2012

Bergen, Norway 2011


11.05.2013

NabLoPoMo 2013: I almost forgot


It's just after 10 PM. It's raining outside, candle light is lit indoors. I've been watching The Killing, read a book and wrote in my journal. So many thoughts, ideas and hopes are surfacing these days, they need a place to land.

I almost forgot about NaBloPoMo today. Here I am, turning to the page, just in time. It's funny, I've tried to do many a 'xx day project', yet I have never succeeded before. This time around, it doesn't feel like a chore, though. It feels right, something I truly want to do -something I don't want to forget. Even if only a few sentences appear on the page, I was here, I showed up. That's all that matters to me right now.

p.s. Earlier today I posted a new Everyday life interview with Finnish illustrator and painter Anna Emilia Laitinen. You can read it here.