Jane & Gail  in Norrbyggeby

Rånäs (60 min. from Center City Stockholm)

Jane is a nursing instructor/personal assistant to Team Andi.   Gail has "early-retired" after 26 years service with the City of Stockholm - his latest placement was in Kista Borough - where he was as an ICT specialist with Internet/Intranet strategy/eDemocracy as his working area.  2006 was election year in Sweden (next in 2010)  and, of course, Gail could not avoid getting involved.  He  even has a political web site.    And he  won  a Norrtälje municipal council seat  and  High School Board seat on a platform of local democracy improvement through more use of ICT.

Gail & Jane Here is our  home in Roslagen at Norrbyggeby, a small village with 12-15 year-round  and 30 summer only families, lots of forest, a lake, chickens and roosters, cats and dogs,  horses, sheep, beef cows - and most of all- the peace and tranquility for which country living is so known .




 We're at the north point of the star near the Uppsala County line.  Here are additional maps and a satellite photo of the area.

Map of Stockholm, Rimbo, Rånäs

We are busy 65+ year olds who have been there and done it - or so we think!   We believe life's simple luxuries dwarf all that 'stuff'.

In 1998 we moved from Sollentuna to Norrbyggeby. The stress of suburban city living  tapered off with our "place in the country", guest house, chickens, greenhouse, forest and lake.  We are 40 minutes from the Arlanda Airport -  60 minutes by car or bus  from center City Stockholm with all its "big city" attractions, 30 minutes from historic university town Uppsala, 20 minutes from Norrtälje, our gateway to the Stockholm archipelago and its thousands of islands.

Do drop us a line.   Gail always looks at his mail several times a day, even on the weekends!  Or why not writte a note in our blog.

Gail's "roots" done by a charming relative Do take a look at D2D
Gail's rather dry resumé Gail's "Wattsbo talk" blog
Jane's rather dry resumé  

Satellite view of our home area


Our 1998 Christmas Letter  
Our 1999 Christmas Letter
Our 2002 Christmas Letter
Our 2003 Christmas Letter

Sorry, no Christmas letters in 2004 &2005.  We'll blame it on all the time we've spent building a new bathroom and making many home improvements.    

 Our 2006 Christmas letter

Our 2007 Christmas letter

Our 2008 Christmas letter

Our 2009 Christmas letter

 Gail Watt | Skapa en profillänk


 "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller  

"Each of us must be the change we want to see in the world." Mahatma Ghandi  

"A life is only as important as the effect it has on other lives." Jackie Robinson  

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington  

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein  

"A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes  

"What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Goethe  

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it." David Starr Jordan  

"Never doubt the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. That's about the only way it has ever happened in the past." Margaret Mead  

"We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of the dreams." Arthur O'Shaughnessy  

"We are as gods, so we might as well get good at it." Stewart Brand.  

"In every idea a multitude of new ideas is lying dormant." Emmanual Swedenborg.  

“The earliest you can start any project is now." Lucy Mallan
"There is creative vision in each of us, but sometime it's hard to get that creative part started."
Barbara Januszkiewicz

Updated: 12 January 2010 by Gail Watt