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My sri lankan home


September 11, 2016

Not really much of a time difference from Sweden to Sri Lanka, 3,5 hours this time of the year, but it seems it’s enough to make me jet lagged. Staying up too late and super tired in the morning. I’m finally back to where I want to be: early mornings and early nights. Petter has been working as a surf coach this past week and I’ve been home doing a lot of computer work, catching up on the things I never had time for in Sweden and also been getting our home nice and tidy. It’s crazy how often you have to maintain things here in the tropics. We had to paint and touch up here and there. The week started off good but the past days I’ve been super tired. Dizzy, headache and also pain from in my throat, not inside the troat, but on the outside where the thyroid is.. It makes me so sad not to being able to give 100%, I get so disappointed with myself.  Got so many ideas in my head just waiting to come alive.. I often have energy until 3 pm. I’m trying to get as much Sunshinestories work done as possible. Answering emails, writing/planning blogposts, answering/sending out collab requests, interviews for online magazines, updating social medias, having Skype job interviews with new yoga teachers, designing new merchandise and ordering buying new stuff for the retreat. But I’m also meeting with the tailor for my kimono project, exciting to have more energy to work with that!

When my energy runs out I’m trying to focus on giving my self time. Petter reminded me that if I would be in Sweden and having a work I would probably be on sick leave (best case scenario, worst case had to work anyway ). I also focus on giving my body the best fuel I can find. Good breakfast that gives me a lot of energy. Somedays I’ve even been able to sit down on my new yoga mat. Mostly doing yin yoga or different poses from Lyndons sequence that I feel I need that day.


Every other day I eat oatmeal with homemade coconut milk, tumeric powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, cashews and Sri Lankan small bananas (best in the world according to me). I drink luke warm water with lime and a shot of super boost mix.

My sri lankan home

from the backyard

September 8, 2016

One of my favorite yin moments is to walk around in the garden with the dogs around my legs and finding new leafs and other greens to bring in and put in vases.
When I  first got to the island a few years ago I had a hard time finding vases and used all glass jars and bottles I could get a hand of. Now I’ve discovered Manjari depertment store in Galle has several, both big and small. The big vase on the pictures just below came with the house. So did the round table, it’s a very anglo indian / colonial thing, these round tables in the entrance and I like it a lot. Feels very welcoming. Pineapples & coconuts are also very nice to use as decoration, though I couldn’t find any pics of my coconut installations.


My sri lankan home

a messy house and a pretty villa

September 5, 2016

Our home is not really ready yet, will a home ever be ready? Over the summer our home has worked as a storage for everything we don’t want at the retreat.. It dosen’t help that me and Petter both are hoarders. One room is filled with 44 chairs we “rescued” from a junkyard and had renovated, another room is filled with various things plus Petters motorbike and the last room is filled with those 1000 pieces of Jeep that I was mentioning before.. I’m trying to make small corners here and there pretty. See the beauty and potential in all the chaos.

I sneaked over to the retreat where things are more in order.

Pia is always opening the gate to Sunshinestories with a smile. Micheal our surf coach teached him to throw a “shaka” while we were gone and if you ask nicely for a hang loose that’s what you’ll get. Elin our newest addition will be our yoga teacher for the next three months and she did what I’ve been dreaming about for years her first day: bought an old bike! I love it. Charles the dog was happy to help me pimp the villa with fresh pineapples here and there.