Thursday, 14 July 2011

Sweden is wonderful.

After my big screen knitting escapades it was time for a holiday. Our hospitable friends Lena, Malin and Findus live in Stockholm and we didn't need much persuasion to come over for a visit.  With a little serendipity on our side we managed to spend time in the city and also to take it easy in a cottage in the country.
We fell in love with Stockholm's cafes and cardamom buns and ate tremendous amounts of cheese. I have developed a new found love of the crispbread and saw some being made at the brilliant outdoor museum and zoo at Skansen. Even getting to the museum is an adventure, taking a ferry ride from the centre of Stockholm.

Then it was off to the cottage by the lake. Many Swedes have holiday homes in the country and it is easy to work out why. Every day we made our dinner, packed it up in wicker baskets and walked down to the lakeside to eat in the evening sun.  Swinging in the hammocks, knitting and reading with nothing more strenuous than a game of darts to round off the day.  A lovely pace to live by.

Let me show you what I mean......

Tasty beakfast at Lena's
Waterside coffee drinkers in Stockholm
Flatbread heaven
My mosquito bitten pins by the lake.


Cassandra said...

Looks wonderful! I love Sweden too, such wonderful people and such a civilised lifestyle. And such beautiful summer light!

wordtapestry said...

So glad to read about your happy time. Sweden does look (and sound) wonderful.

mary jane said...

mmmmmm...perfect summer. The lake looks just like Maine