As I wrote about in a previous blog, I have this year prepared for and celebrated the autumn a little bit more carefully than earlier years, and it has payed off: I have enjoyed it more than ever, and all the colours on the trees, the increasing number of dark-hours outside and the increasing number of candles inside, etc have all just felt great. That is such a difference, and I am really happy about that. Therefore, since we now are switching over from autumn to winter, and to Christmas preparations, I want to do a new little blog post on this, to commemorate this shift. The video above is one of my favourite autumn songs, with lyrics written by the wonderful comic author Tove Jansson. The video below is another of my favourite autumn and long-night songs: Pugh Rogefeldt’s “Här kommer natten”, in a wonderful performance for him, sung by Miss Li, in a studio in TV4.

With these two songs, I hereby close the autumn celebration….


…and open the winter celebration and allow for the Christmas feelings to start pouring in. Actually, I already started this a bit a few days ago, when I was attending the really nice installation of Linköpings Vinterljus, which is an annual light-exhibition that takes place in various locations in Linköping city.

This was followed by a Christmas market in Trädgårdsföreningen, and when I saw the horse below, and all the nice little things people had constructed, I knew: the weeks leading up to Christmas are really cosy and worthy of enjoyment as well. In fact, we are now entering one of the best parts of the year.

Finally: in other parts of Sweden, even in cities south of Linköping, they yesterday started to talk about sightings of snow ^^

Two pictures from Trädgårdsföreningen earlier today.