I am glad we didn't have to go anywhere for the holidays.
I just watched the news on TV...
all those traffic jams on many european highways,
all those accidents,
all those lives gone.
What a luxury to be able to stay home,
stay where it is safe,
stay where it is peaceful and quiet.
We used to live in Holland, in Austria,
we spend many hours on (crazy!) german highways too.
Driving somewhere was mostly very stressful and often dangerous.
Here in Sweden
it's actually fun to drive.
This is ONE of the reasons why we are living here now.
I just remember how it was when I was little...
My parents used to take my brother and me
to visit our godparents on Easter.
That was always nice spending time with them,
but it also ment that we had to sit in the car for a long time,
and back then
we didn't have mobile phones, gameboys
and/or Dvd-players in the car...
I loved growing up on the country side.
I was always free to be and go wherever I wanted.
I spent a lot of time with the farm animals and
daydreaming about living on a big ranch with lots of horses!
Those (horses) didn't come into my life until I was 13...
(happiest day of my life!!!)
My brother and I would play Cowboys and Indians,
we would tinker bows and arrows
and whittle colts out of pieces of wood...
Now, some years later
and many experiences richer
I appreciate living on the country side even more.
Life is a vacation, isn't it?!