Out of hibernation 

The spring weather yesterday here in Nashville just got me out of my apparently genetical winter hibernation. It surprises me every year and I don't even know I'm in it until woken from it. 

In Sweden everybody's in it, it's an agreed on factor of winter, equaling darkness, which makes you not realize that it could be considered an oddity. Also we're fed by the flashes of fluffy snow where we can all feed from the sun's reflections off the white, play in it and enjoy the hibernation dream state in…

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Moments that count 

There are moments in life that demand your full attention. Those are usually the moments that really count - if you’re someone that likes to count that is. You know, the kind of counting that most of us do; how old, what year, how much, how long, how many times…

On some tiny islands out in the nowhere of the Pacific they don’t care so much for that kind of calculating. For the Hawaiians, life goes through stages, not years. Days follow the sun, not clocks. Mountains are wisdom keepers and homes for…

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Tinges of blue 

Just had a walk in the healing tinges of blue. The kind that you only find by the sea as the sun stretches its long tired arms over the water, sand, clouds and birds. Made me think of this song...   "So sleep my friend and dream this night Of cockle shells and driftwood For soon I too will drift ashore For I am headed homeward ... to you"   "Homeward" on iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunes_davidandida   /Ida Music & Lyrics "Homeward" © David Llewellyn 2011 Photo Florida © Ida Kristin 2016   Video link: http

Sweet grapes and gratitude 

We’re in the middle of November, and after a long warm fall here in Sweden, the weather is finally starting to make sense. Although the roses are still blooming in fragrant peachy colors and we’re still harvesting sweet grapes (the garden photo above is from yesterday…!), the cold and spiky rain is taking over, and allows for moments in front of the fireplace, and warm woolen socks.

David is making way on his Welsh solo CD over in Nashville, while I’m finishing up some loose ends here in Sweden. The…

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Happy International Day of Peace! 

Happy International Day of Peace!

A great day to do an act of peace, don't you think?
Like choosing to forgive somebody or yourself for something, or letting go of something that you've held on to long enough. Little or big, there's always something that can make your life a little more peaceful..

Yes, there's a lot of chaotic things going on in the world. But don't forget, the direction is 'From Inner Peace to World Peace', not the other way around..

Let us know what you came up with, and what happened as a…

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Head over heels like the bees :) 

How has the Summer been so far?
Blissed out? Stressed out? Yup, us too. All of it. Chaos is close to God, isn't that what they say? We’ve spent the last few months apart and together, on different continents, islands, cities and villages. It started with a fabulous time at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, which involved flash floods (we’re talking people kayaking in the camping area!), new inspiration from fantastic artists such as Ellis Delaney and Anna Tivel (check ‘em out!) and catching an ad lib…

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This winter we’ve been so busy being wowed by snowy Nashville weather, being thrown off – and airborn! - in an unexpected (yet exciting..) mega-bump in a cement-tray-toboggan-ride, paying subsequent visits to the chiropractor, being surprised and utterly happy about the response from the USA and UK/Europe radio release of our duo debut album Songs Around The Kitchen Table, finishing up the animated video for Only God Knows – that by the way had its online release last week!!!, loving the people we’ve…

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Frosty winds moaning in a bleak midwinter Stockholm. We’re struggling with upside-down umbrellas to our favorite Russian lunch hangout by the choppy black waters, which will soon turn inviting and white. The sun is lazy, hardly making it to have a quick peek over the islands. Still, it’s hard to leave as the huddling around lit candles and hot spicy wine not only warms frozen hands and toes, but hearts too.
It’s been a trip and a half on this side of the Atlantic this time around down narrow flooded mud…

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Let's make an illustrated video! 

Somewhere in the rustle and tear of what’s going on in the world right now, the idea was born to use our song Only God Knows to make a little comment out there into the void. There's just something with images and music together, that gets our hearts beating faster and we decided to create a little animated video for the song. Somehow we stumbled upon Spanish artist Raquel Aparicio, and just loved her hand-drawn illustrations. So, through the magical window of Skype we’ve managed to put together a…

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