Link Love & Stockholm

This really is my post for the Link Love! If you prefer to simply check the links, just scroll to the end of this post. link-love-icon180
I had no intentions to write so much, it just happened 😉
Thank you all for stopping by!

Last week I went to Stockholm – by train, by myself.
This may sound very exciting, but it wasn’t for me. It was rather nerve wrecking. Only because the main reason to go was a doctors appointment for my annual cancer follow up.
When moving from one place to another one of the dreaded things to do is to find new doctors – especially if one needs a specialist. It’s not really a big problem to find one, but it’s the memory that gets me every time. The whole story has to be told again and this brings the fear to surface again. And of course, if one meets a new doctor, in a different country, they want to take a biopsy, ‘just in case’. There we go again – waiting for another appointment. Not looking forward to the process (though that’s not really a big deal) and again waiting for the results. I just can’t stand this. I’m rather convinced that everything is and will be alright (it has been for almost 12 years now!!!) but I wish this whole waiting thing could be avoided.

Well, on the other hand I’m well aware that there are way more dreadful things out there and I learned 12 years ago, that one shall treasure every day, just because…

In this sense and since I had some time left after the appointment, I walked through the old town and took some pictures of doors and door handles and details. I’ll be back to do that again! (Please click on the images to see them bigger)

Once Hanna (aka iHanna) had sent me a link with some Stockholm related tips. I will plan my next trips to Stockholm with more excitement and with her recommendations in mind and mapped 🙂

Well, that was my first link for this weeks Link Love (by Tammy | Daisy Yellow)

Here are my other linkies 🙂 (if that’s even a word! lol!)

One of my new friends from Mixed Media Madness (fb group):
Sweetred Clover
She loves to draw faces (which is not the case for me at all – perhaps that’s why I admire her faces!) and it’s in her nature to really say what she means. I appreciate that a lot.
Also she has the talent to make everyone smile or laugh out loud a lot in that group on fb – I love her comments! 🙂
Her blog is new, so give her some love!

I happened to stumble across another fb groups link: The Artist’s Journal Workshop

OMG – so much talent in this group. I love sketching, drawing and calligraphy as well (yes, I do, I haven’t posted much about that yet, but time will bring me back to practice more in these areas. Once I can show results, I will ;)).

Anyway, I just enjoy browsing through all the artwork. Most of the members don’t seem to have a blog. But a few posted links, so I’d like to share them here:

Larry D. Marshall

Earnest Edwards

Anita Davies

As always: Thank you all for visiting!





  1. ((Jana)) I’m sorry you had to remember all that scary stuff again. I understand not wanting to remember a bad time in your life. I’m so glad you ended your visit with something fun. The doors and knobs are wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Boo! It also feels much better once one writes or talks about it 🙂

  2. Sending virtual hugs to you Jana! Such a difficult process to go through each time & waiting can be so hard. Hugs!!! I enjoyed looking at the door handles, so cool! Would love to go to Sweden one day!

    1. Thanks for your hugs! Feels nice 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend (off to visit your blog now…)!

  3. I do hope the results from the tests are – again – good… the waiting must be awful.
    A day in Stockholm sounds exciting and awesome if you don’t have problems or fears that haze the mind. The photos are beautiful and make me wonder if my city (which i don’t like) has wonderful details like that. It would change the perspective… I might go look for it this weekend. Ha, now that’s a plan! I wish you a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you so much, Marit. Waiting is really not my forte, but writing about it helps a lot. So thanks for reading 🙂
      Where in Holland do you live? We plan to travel this way this Summer! (without our kids, just hubby and I – ahhhhh :))

  4. Wonderful pictures again, although the reason for your travel was not so nice. I sincerely hope your doctor has the same good news for you than mine. Big hugs, I am with you!

    1. Thanks, Gabriele! That means a lot. I’m sure it’ll be alright, but still… one wonders.

  5. Wow, love the pictures and sending you positive patient thoughts as you wait for the results. The waiting must be the most horrid part, I am awfully impatient! I hope everything is as you expect it to be.

    Thanks for the sharing, I am looking forward to exploring the last three links! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Natasha! Indeed, waiting is not really my favorite in this case. On other occasions I’m able to wait more happily.
      Enjoy the Link Love 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I just LOVE old doors and door handles! I even started a Pinterest board on them ages ago. Your photos are just beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

    1. Thanks, Alison. Really?! Must check out your Pinterest board. We went to Stockholm today as a family… I found some more handles and doors! 🙂 I’ll share them later. I think I’ll add a page here on the blog dedicated to photography and if so, then there will be a separate page about doors and everything around them (I love hinges too! and ‘Briefschlitze’ – I don’t know if there’s a term for the ‘mail slit’ in doors in English. Is there?!

  7. Thanks for thinking of me Jana! You’re gonna give me a big head if you keep saying all those nice things about me! (Keep talking…keep talking… hehehe)

    1. Will do, will do! 🙂

  8. […] up on my art journal (my goal is to do a spread for each week of the year). As mentioned before, I went to Stockholm two weeks ago. I wanted to incorporate a map somehow (I hadn’t been at that location before, […]

  9. […] Stacy Egan also uses water color for her pieces of art. I like her style. I came across her blog through the Artist’s Journal Workshop group on fb (I mentioned this group in last weeks post) […]

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