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Maria Simonson Cloudberry And Moss

Hello, to all prospective readers out there. My name is Maria, I have just moved in here and I am new to the area. I’m learning the format of this blog as I go. I have just finished writing an “about me” page, and I am now ready to start nesting! I will be writing about all things important to me, and I think to some of you as well.

These are some key things that are good to know about me:

  • I am Swedish but moved to Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco in 2003. I live here, in an 1930’s apartment  with my daughter Lilian.
  • I grew up on a fjord dividing Sweden and Norway, in the middle of a forest, and I am, at heart, a forest creature.

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