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71 years old
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JOB: Retired
SMOKE: No
DRINK: Socially
MARITAL STATUS: Widow
RELIGION: Protestant
MEMBER SINCE: 04/30/2008
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
LAST LOGIN: 10/14/2019 06:52:56

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I like most movies except violent action movies.
Some favourites:
Chocolat
Forrest Gump
Rainman
Dead Poets' Society
Lord of the Rings (better as book though)
And, yes, actually: Crocodile Dundee

Best family film ever: The Jungle Book
Best TV series ever: M*A*S*H


A fabulous Swedish movie "Såsom I Himmelen = As It Is In Heaven". You can listen to Gabriellas sång performed by Helen Sjöholm in my videos. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 2004. If you haven't seen it yet: Try to... it is really good!

Here is a slideshow with pictures from my trip to London with my eldest grandchild Andreas. If you move the cursor over the slide it works like a magnifying glass.







Mostly classical music but also old rock music, music from the 70s and the Swedish artists: Björn Skifs, Tommy Körberg,Jerry Williams and Carola.
For line dancing: country
And I love Spanish music.

In the player at the very top of the page I've put some Swedish music that I like and that has been popular here. It's performed by some of our most wellknown artists. Below in the player you can hear a Swedish guitarist and a Norwegian singer perform a song with text written by a Swedish poet. The songs name translated into English is roughly: And walking through the meadows...






I love all of Cicely Mary Barker's books about flower fairies.

I also love novels from places far away and long ago. Most of the time there is a love story in them too. Good examples:
Lian Hearn's novels about the Otori clan in ancient Japan. The first being "Across the Nightingale floor" and Diana Gabaldon's novels starting with "Outlander".
Because it's set in a place I'd love to go to for a painting holiday I just love "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz.

These are only a very little sample of authors and books that I like. I have a special place in my heart for detective stories and poetry, so a lot of them have found their way into my bookshelves.



I love all shades of blue. And in combination with white, so the winter colours are just perfect! If I have to choose another colour, most of the time, it will be red.
I'm also very fond of Tricia Guild's colours to many peoples surprise. They mostly connect me with pastel colours and even beige. But then they don't know me - I'm definitely more colourful than that on the inside! I love Tricia Guild's materials for home decorating.


Stockholm




I'm a tea lover. Why don't you have a cup?!



Old fashioned Swedish home cooking - kålpudding, kroppkakor
OH, and I love donuts! Lucky you Americans. All those different ones!!!
I'm a tea lover and have a favourite that's called "Winter fairytale".

But most of all I'm an ice-cream freak! I love all flavours, colours, shapes and lots of it...I wish...but ironically I'm allergic to milk so I can't have as much as I'd like -SIGH!

If you prefer coffee... help yourself to a cup - But be careful! It's Swedish, so it's strong!









Welcome to my page!





My name is Margareta and my family name starts with a G so that's why I call myself margaretag here on the Hill.

Many years ago when I was still working I always used to introduce myself starting: I am a teacher.
But after I had a burn out – because of all the common reasons, but mainly because of a severe tinnitus – I was forced to start looking at life and myself differently. So I’ll try to tell you about me. Not from what I do but who I am.

First: I am a very private person so had this been a Swedish site I would probably not have done this! But here, my friends, we go:

I am a widow since Aug. 2015 and a mother of two “children”. My husband and I married in 1972. Our son, Olov, was born 1975 and our daughter, Eva, in 1978. Olov has four children and Eva has three children so I'm a happy granny of seven. Andreas, 20 years old, Isabelle, 16 years and Sune 9 and Isak 4 years are my son’s children. Erik, 15 Amanda, 13 and Signe, 9 years are my daughter’s children. It goes without saying that they are the pride and joy of their grandparents. I love all of them and enjoy it enormously when we have the opportunity to sit by the piano singing together, and they seem to love it, too.


Other than that I can tell you that I am a positive person and an optimist. Or maybe a realistic optimist, or an optimistic realist…

Anyway – after my burn out I started learning about and practising mental training - or mind training I think might be a better word - which is a fantastic way for anyone to overcome most obstacles in life. If you haven’t tried it I really wish you would!

I am also very interested in people and the way to get to know people is to speak their language and I have always wanted to learn lots of languages. I’ve loved English since the very first English lesson at school and it obviously is my favourite. I like Spanish, too, but that I’ve learned as an adult so I’m not as good at it. It is so fun to be able to talk to people in their own language and you get treated much better if you do.

Phew! For a private person this was quite a lot so I stop here and hope to get to know you people in different groups, messages and so on here on the Hill




I love my family and true friends.
I love the unspoiled nature, fresh air and the wild, untamed rivers of the northern part of our country. But I also love to travel to other places and wish I could come and visit all of you.
Here a slideshow with pictures from our trip to Croatia. If you move the cursor over the pics it functions as a magnifier:






Music has always been my number one interest but I love painting too and especially water colours! The only problem is that I have such high expectations of the outcome that when I sit with a white piece of paper about to start I almost panic. The only time I've felt completely relaxed and at ease was when I started on a painting that I knew I'd use to decorate my bathroom. Because I knew that it was "only" for a bathroom it didn't matter.

Something I've learned here on the Hill is psping and now I love making greeting tags, facebook images and even layouts for this place. But we're lucky to be able to borrow already finished layouts here when time or inspiration is lacking:

DocShellDesigns






I don't like arrogant, condescending people.


I hate to rush!




Playing the recorder, clarinet and piano, singing in a choir, psping, going to the gym, painting, sewing and scrapping are some of my hobbies. Yes, I'm a time optimist!!!




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10/15/2019 06:23:49
Good morning.  Today I'm celebrating HAND WASHING DAY.  It really will harm the look of your hands but people have been doing it for eons.  I got off to a late start this morning, about an hour late, but considering  I thought it would have to be called because of rain, it was a success.  I was even able to yell at a guy I know from church. I should say, at his house. It was dark and so I could see his lights on and it always gives me pleasure to greet him in the morning unexpectedly.  Usually I'm an hour earlier and he is not fully awake yet and my friendly voice brings him out of bed.  It actually was warmer this morning than usual, about 42°and no frost.  Considering it has been about 33°, this was like a summer vacation.  And the Moon was so bright that if I would have brought a book along, I could have read it on my endeavors.  It was difficult to count the stars as the Moon was reflecting  too much light.  My agenda is up in the air as of yet.  I shall play it by ear.  Hopefully there will be no precipitation today.  Yesterday afternoon, although somewhat cold, the sun was out and it was a good day to be outside for a short period of time.  Have a good day.  I say this drinking the bad coffee.  Ciao for now and watch your wallet!


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10/14/2019 06:07:18
Good morning.  Monday is here and so is this  writer.  I am off to a good start this morning.  It actually started off somewhat poorly.  I was unable to sleep overnight and consequently when I got up at 3:00 AM, I was still tired.  However, I was unable to get back to sleep and started today with a lot of motivation.  I went out and threw out the water and discovered a heavy frost on the car windows.  Mostly just on the windows, not on the metal.  In either case, I dressed properly and went out for my 3 mile exercise which eventually turned into a 5 mile exercise as I was enjoying the fresh air.  Considering I have not done my exercise in three days, I was happy to get in the extra credit.  I do not have a lot planned for today as it is Monday.  As a matter of fact, I have nothing planned.  On the evil side of things, yesterday I found my Italian bread was accumulating some mold.  Very disconcerting.  I attempted to cut some of the mold off.  Some of the slices were beyond repair and had to find their way into the garbage can.  This morning I was able to reclaim four slices that we're reasonably good and make toast of them.  My toaster gets to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and so I knew all bacteria would be taken care of.  I'm drinking the bad coffee in honor of Monday.  I hope you made it through the weekend without appearing in mug shot or a lineup.  Have a good day.  Ciao for now and watch your wallet! On a side note, Parliament opened this morning with Liz presiding.


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10/13/2019 06:31:08
Good morning.  Almost another weekend is in the books.  I went out this morning it to throw out the water and it does not seem as cold as yesterday.  It is 36°with a windchill of 33°.  Yesterday it was 32°with a windchill of 23°.  I think it is all in the windchill and moisture in the air.  In either case, after throwing out the water, I had no ambition to do anything.  It was a major task for me to come into the house and make my first breakfast.  On a positive note, I am drinking the good coffee.  My agenda is pretty much clear for today.  I shall stay in the house and watch football.  Yesterday on my trip to the store, I had partial failure.  They had no decent prices on the orange juice and I have had apple cider in my refrigerator for about three or four weeks, I decided to bite the bullet and finish the apple cider in place of orange juice.  I shall reminisce in this with myself at breakfast about the lack of orange juice, but I shall persevere.  I'm getting closer to my date with destiny, the dentist and the procedure with a crown.  I believe I am about 11 days away, or something like that.  It is not close enough to keep track of the hours.  Have a good Sunday.  Ciao for now and watch your wallet!


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10/12/2019 09:15:43


hi there! popping by to wish you a happy week-end...mk




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