Summer season has started!

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On Saturday it was the last day of school for all pupils and teachers and now they enjoy ten weeks of holiday!
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The summer season at Strandhagen started on Friday and we have been happy to have several German guests since that. And I have been happy to practice my German, though I am afarid that my german skills actually never will be any better. I feel so sorry for my german teacher that struggled with me for five long years at school.

1-DSC_0051As always when the tourists arrive our often seen elks disappear. They are so shy for strangers.

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This picture is taken by the corner of our house earlier in the spring. Huge animals.

The cats at Strandhagen

We have been  asked for more pictures of Strandhagen´s cats, and we are more than happy to do it! Until last autumn we were happy to have three loving cats Maja, Fjalar and Hjalmar. Late in the summer Maja, 16 years old, who had suffered from a weak heart passed away. She left a big empty space in our home and lives.

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Kung Fjalar  is the king as his name says. He walks like John Wayne and keeps all intruders away from the home range.

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Hjalmar is the gentleman in the family and a very good hunter.

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Winterland

This year we Finns have been blessed with a wonderful weather during Christmas. The snow came the last days before Christmas and the days after the sun has been shining and the snowy nature during the short day has been absolutely wonderful, not to mention the sunsets.

DSC_0003During winter we serve breakfast only to the birds, hares, deers and these nice guys. They usually have breakfast at the same time as we during holidays. Afterwards on their way to the forrest for the day, they often come closer to the house to thank for the meal.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Strandhagen B&B is in private use during the winter, but here is some glimpses of what it looks like during Christmas.

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And finally a big picture of our enormous Christmas tree, that I found after hours of walking in the forrest. In Finland we always joke about that you should take the christmas tree from the neighbour´s forrest, but this was actually from the familys´s own forrest, as the neighbour didn´t have any as pretty as this 😉 .