About this Blog
Lyckoland is an inspirational lifestyle blog dedicated to everything cute and colorful that we all can add to our everyday lives to brighten up each day. Through this blog, I want to do my share to make this world a more beautiful and friendly place by inspiring to a healthy and happy lifestyle where creativity and curiosity is nurtured.
Recurring topics are:
- Book reviews
- Random pretty things (I've several blog categories for this, but try the Fashion & Style or Object of Delight section)
- Castles and Manors
- Glimpses of my life (and if you want to know more about me, please click here)
Some of my favorite posts...
I decided to pick one personal favorite post from each of my most frequently used blog categories.
- A review of a collection of short stories by Kerouac (only in Swedish though)
- A visit to Tjolöholm Castle
- I made my own tea bags once
- Crunchy Parmesan Crisp recipe – so simple and so delicious
- A cute vintage dress I wore for a wedding
- Like... a thousand photos from our garden
- Pictures from my trip to India in January 2012
The name of this blog, Lyckoland, makes perfect sense in Swedish, but if you, like the majority of the people on this earth, don't speak this odd language, I would translate it into something like the land of happiness.
I blog in Swedish and Swenglish, and if English is your native language, you will find imperfections and grammatical mistakes. Bear with me, please.
I started this blog in 2008, and it's been a good friend of mine ever since. It started out as a way for me to write about my dreams, thoughts and frustrations and to remember the days passing by. Today, this blog is more of a way for me to channel my creativity and take part in this sparkling, inspirational revolution where people create amazing things and share it to the community, simply out of love.
This is Me
My name is Linn. I'm a 32 year old… what do you call yourself at this age, I guess I'm not a 'girl' anymore? Never mind.
I live in Linköping, Sweden, but I fall instantly in love with every beautiful place I see and feel just as much as home in Paris, India, Estonia, Italy, British countryside, New York - hey, just drop me off anywhere. As long as I can bring Boyfriend and Cat.
Say hi to Peter (Boyfriend):
And to Nils (Cat):
We live happily together in an old house with a huge garden, and I love it just the way it is, with all its flaws and cracks. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, and that is perfection to me.
My favorite things (oh, there are so many) in life are spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, being creative, traveling, yoga, dancing, dreaming, drinking way too strong ginger tea, pondering over life and sleep for an hour or so in the middle of the day.
Colors and higgledy-piggledy patterns make me happy, as well as flowers and beautiful skies and seeing people who don't know each other being kind to one another, without any secret motives. I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life, and it's a choice I'll never regret.
I work as Communications Manager with the cell phone burning my ear and my fingers tap-dancing over the keyboard. However, right now I'm spending a lot of time at home because of a fatigue depression that knocked me out in March last year. There's a post every now and then related to this journey, because it's a life changing experience.
If there's anything else you would like to know, just ask! And now, when I've introduced myself, who are you? I'm so curious to know more about the readers of this blog. Name? Age? Whereabouts? Favorite color? Tea or coffee? Cats or dogs?