It’s autumn again! At last! πŸ˜€
We have all the other signs of the season, like yellow trees and migrating birds and such, but the weather doesn’t seem to get the message. I actually look forward to the cold, so last week when we had only 1Β°C in the mornings I was feeling very optimistic, but now it’s warm and sunny again. But then again, it’s only September still.

Anyway, I wanted to post about autumn, and when you have nothing real to write about you can always do a list, right? πŸ˜‰

Imaginary Karin - my autumn list

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Imaginary Karin - view from the top of Skule mountain

Let me introduce you to one of the most beautiful parts of my country: the High Coast.

During the last ice age the immense weight of the ice sheet crushed the land under it, pushing it ever down, deforming the very crust of the Earth. Apparently though, our planet’s surface is more elastic than you might think, so as soon as the ice melted the land started rebounding.

What makes the High Coast special is how extreme the uplift is. Since the last ice age this particular coastline has risen 300 m (984 f), the highest post-glacial rebound in the world. Even today the land is rising about 1 cm (0,4 inches) a year, which is incredibly fast.

As a nice side effect, this has created a pretty cool landscape with lots of hills and cliffs, making the High Coast a popular destination for outdoorsy tourists – and for me and Markus.
Markus grew up in this area, and his parents still live here (this may or may not have slightly increased my attraction to him when we first met, haha! πŸ˜‰ ) so we come here a few times a year.

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The Harry Potter fandom has really jumped back into action lately, hasn’t it? It’s not like it was ever really dead, but with the new play, book, AND movie coming out the whole Harry Potter universe has gotten a bit of a revival.

The Internet is brimming with all things Harry Potter, and as a long time Potterhead I’m loving every second of it! πŸ˜€
Who else is getting really excited about all the buzz going on?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

You know, I like that they decided to make a play rather than “just” a book or movie. The Potterverse now nicely covers pretty much all forms of entertainment. Also, a theatre play sounds classy, doesn’t it?

From what I’ve seen on the website, my general opinion is that everything looks great. The cast seem spot on, Paul Thornley especially look exactly how I would imagine a grown-up Ron to look like!

Damn, I wish I could go to London to see the play… I will get the book version as soon as possible, though! Are any of you going to see the play live?

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I hope you like cats, because this Spooky Box is all about kitties!

For as long as I can remember there’s always been at least one cat living with my mother, and I’ve had a few cats myself too. For the past few years I’ve been owned by Maja, the little blue tortoiseshell we took in as a foster cat and then decided to keep.

Being a lover of all kinds of animals I’m not a cat lady as much as an “all animals lady”, but the domestic cat is definitely one of my favourite species. πŸ™‚

Imaginary Karin - Black Cat Spooky Box

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Imaginary Karin - Iron Maiden at Ullevi, Gothenburg

I can’t believe I got to see Iron Maiden live last Friday! πŸ˜€
They are currently touring with their new album Book of Souls, and last Friday they came to Gothenburg, Sweden. Iron Maiden is one of those classic old metal bands you just have to see live, and now I can finally say that yes, I’ve seen them.

Unfortunately the sound was kind of crap. I don’t normally care much about sound quality, but it became annoying when the mic started dying every 10 seconds. At first I thought it was just me having trouble with my ear plugs (I always have, my ears hate those things), but I heard afterwards that lots of people had been complaining about the sound so apparently it was a real issue.

Still, it’s an amazing band and it was an amazing evening!

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