She was a refreshing unique voice on Blogger and her savvy decor and fashion posts were always a thrill to read.
She showed us a glimpse of what life was like on her horse farm just outside of Helsinki.
I followed her and read every post that she wrote and commented frequently.
I miss her.
When our 18 year old cat Stickley died, we got a new kitten, Pepper.
Mette was so thoughtful and she graciously sent a card and a pottery bowl.
In the past few months mette stopped writing and has made her blog available for invited readers only.
I have been unable to contact her since she has gone private.
I understand why some people stop blogging and writers cite various reasons...
everything from a new job to the birth of a child or to the death of a loved one or even worse, a personal illness.
If memory serves me mette mentioned that she was not sure that she had much left to say or perhaps she was bored with it all. I sensed a very intelligent accomplished woman behind the scene.
Recently she became a grand mother and has a beautiful grand daughter M and her world has changed immensely.
Perhaps she has become much more active in her role of nurturing her family.
Did you read mette's blog?
Do you miss her posts and comments as much as I do?
Tabitha of Bourbon and Pearls was going to pack it in and then her blog was inundated with traffic in the thousands and she realized how many people were going to miss her and now happily she is back in action.
I just want you to know mette, if you are reading this post just how very much I miss your voice.
Thank you for all your posts and comments over the years they meant a great deal to me.
Here are some archival photos and I chose Red as the theme as it is the language of love and Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away.
This is how we used to communicate...a payphone or a landline.
We still have a landline in our Humble Bungalow.
It's a vintage phone and it works.
I love the clicking sound as one dials the numbers.
Solitary rose hip.
Julie's delicious dessert!
The Valentine's dinner from a few years ago.
Jelly beans for a sweet treat.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
Come and sit awhile...
Primula's perking up a grey winter's day.
A wee grand daughter's toes and a grandmother's bangles.
(a recipe for some fun)
Mette commented on "what's in my handbag" on November 12, 2012
a post that is getting a lot of visitors on my blog.
I attribute the increased interest in that post by the fact that readers are searching far and wide to find mette and the metscan blog.
Hope that you are having a great week.
Our hot water tank is on it's last legs and the plumber will be here today.
Outside it is still dark and there is a torrential downpour so I am going to cocoon with my cup of tea and stay cozy
under the duvet for just a few more minutes. I think I need the warmth of a second cup to help me face the day.
"Keep Calm and Carry On"