… all isn’t about me – but a lot is. Was born in Reslöv, Southern Sweden 11.09-48. My mother gave me some fantastic names: Thea Maria VIVEKA.
Stayed in Southern Sweden until my school finished in 1963 and then I moved to Gothenburg .. where I lived most of my adult life .. except for the 23 years in total I lived aboard; Denmark, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland (1988 – 2009).
Moved back to Sweden in April-09 and now living in Landkrona, a beautiful town on the west coast of Southern Sweden, so back to my roots.
In July 2010… I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and with that came a journey that was very rough and tough – but also it gave me a new view on life and I met some fantastic people during that journey. My body and my soul will never be the same … for better and for worst.
Never been married …. nobody has proven to me that marriage really works. Have 2 fantastic 8 years-long relationships – to fall back on – with two very different wonderful men and before .. in between and after I had some wonderful and less wonderful romances, wouldn’t like to be without any of them .. for they have made me to the woman I’m today.
Children ????!!! – never had time. Or maybe I never met Mr Right. Also, we have to make choices in life – can’t have everything. A choice I made very early in life and to be honest I think my own childhood had a lot to do with it.
Today I’m without a partner and it’s really okay.
My passion in life has been travel … I should really say food – because I have worked with food since 1972 as a chef – of course, I have a passion for food … but more in a relaxed way. When I left the working life behind in March-09 I had some fantastic 10 years as an Executive Chef in Belfast.
My guilty pleasure is.. many really; travel, food .. shoes, shows, ice cream, photographing … MUSIC …. handbags, cities, flowers, movies …. chocolate and life during 43 adult years and years that I have ahead of me because I have plans to be around for many years yet.
Today am I quite a happy retired woman, with some side effects from my cancer treatment that can play up and make days a bit tougher – but in overall I’m happy and today I never leave home without my little camera.
Through the years I have often been flying both with and without wings – will still do for years to come.
Welcome to my world.
“Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You’ll find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry”