Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
. Ralph Marston
We all need to load the batteries in between times of much work. The best way to recollect energy is probably different for everyone, but I strongly believe in nature and fresh air.
Like the day from the photos above.
We had a short break and spent the weekend in Mellbystrand where Kims mom lives. In summer Sweden´s longest beach is full of people sunbathing and playing, but wintertime it is endless peace and quiet with the soft breeze from the ocean.
After walking until our minds were calm and our legs were tired, we turned around, now the wind on the other side of our cheeks.
Then we headed home where we were served danish pancaces and coffee.
An exceptional mini break from all computer buzz and warehouse stress.
Refreshed and rejuvenated we could then go back to work, filled with energy.
Don´t forget to rest. Rest is not lazieness, it is crucial for our long term well being.
Since we live on the west coast of Sweden, this is where we usually spend our weekends and holidays. The beauty just around the corner makes it hard to leave. But. We took a trip to the east coast for a change and completely fell in love with Öland.
Swedens second biggest island, with top score of sun hours (this is important to every Swede...) and so much to do. We will definetely be back. Soon!
The variety of the landscape, the ocean, the farmland and of course the windmills, spread out just about everywhere. There is really something new to discover around every corner.
We can especially recommend Capellagården, the school once founded by famous Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten. Lovely environement, beautiful gardens, inspiring in every way.
And yes, they have a cafe. Check out their opening hours here:
Ölands unique world heritage landscape called Alvaret, is another reason to visit. When travelling north on the island, suddenly the landscape changes and becomes something completely different. Wild, flat and with a vegetation all of its own. Amazing!
Another benefit of Öland, is that we have one of our facories there producing our trays and cuttingboards. With a location like that, we will most likely go visit more often!
Kim is originally Danish with a Norwegian mother and Veronica is all Swedish. We live on the west coast of Sweden and run the design brand Born in Sweden with a true love to the all Scandinavian lifestyle.
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